Gaelen Norman

Wordpress Developer / Racer

About Gaelen

I graduated from the BCIT New Media Design & Development program in 2011 and immediately began working as a Web Developer for a small start up company. Since then I have worked for a number of companies doing a variety of work and, over the years, I have learned a lot; everything from creating email Templates to building web apps using Ember and Angular.

My focus over the past few years has been WordPress mostly and I have enjoyed exploring the depths of the framework to complete some really cool projects!

I believe in a healthy work/life balance and I also believe in sharing my passions and hobbies with my clients which is why I share it all here. I’m an avid automotive enthusiast and love spending my free time at the track racing cars and exploring BC in my offroad vehicles.

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Recent Blogs

Mentorship

The Apprentice Search

Over the years I have experienced working in small agencies and start ups where there is a large gap between training and actual field work. When a single junior is hired to complete projects he/she does not necessarily have the experience or knowledge to complete…

Coding

Folder Structure

One of the many things I'm passionate about is that making things easy to not only find but also to update. How you structure your files is a big part of this for me and I have noticed that it comes into play in a…

Experience

The Clio Experience

My work with Clio was something new for me, I was coming in as a Senior Member of the team and was covering him as he was leaving for a few weeks on parental leave. Knowing that this was a short term contract for me…

Experience

What I learned Freelancing

I've been full-time freelancing for a year now and I've learned quite a few tips and tricks during that time. Contracts, Contracts, Contracts No matter what type of project you're doing make sure you have something in writing that outlines the expectations and payment plans…

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Recent Projects

Clio – Legal Trends Report

As part of my time with Clio I got the opportunity to work on the Legal Trends Report which is a yearly report that is released as part of their…

CACC

The Confederation of Autosport Car Clubs (CACC) is the governing body for motorsports in BC. I compete in many forms of racing with them and they were looking for some…

Cars On Ice

The Western Canadian Ice Race Association of BC (aka Cars On Ice) was a small project I completed for a non-profit group looking to simplify their website on new hosting…

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Recent Life

EDC Tryouts

The itch to compete in something has been getting to me on a crazy level and I say an old friend start competing in some online drifting so I figured…

Villains Sportsland

This was the first time I had headed to Villains Sportsland with my own vehicle and I was pretty excited about it! Ian Fournier (and family) and I loaded up…

Evergreen Grassroots Round 4

With the car all fixed up from DUI it was time to take it out for my first tandem competition at Evergreen Speedway. AND..... I remembered to turn the gopro…

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Lets Get Started!

If you have a project in mind or just need some help getting some ideas off the ground, I'm here to help!

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