About

Colin O'Dell is a Senior Software Engineer on Wayfair's PHP Platforms team. In addition to being an active member of the PHP League and maintainer of the league/commonmark project, Colin also regularly speaks at technology conferences and has authored the PHP 7 Upgrade Guide ebook.

Work Experience

Senior Software Engineer - Wayfair (Nov 2021 - Present)

Accelerate Wayfair’s business outcomes by increasing software teams’ efficiency, effectiveness, and empowerment.

Principal Engineer - Unleashed Technologies (Oct 2018 - Nov 2021)

Provide technical expertise and point of escalation for complex challenges across the engineering group. Develop, evaluate, and implement best practices and tech-based solutions. Represent engineering expertise externally (clients and open-source). Provide mentorship and training to other developers.

Director of Technology - Unleashed Technologies (Nov 2018 - Sept 2021)

Evaluating, implementing, and sharing technologies that solve complex problems and provide superior solutions for our organization, our clients, and their end-users.

Lead Web Developer & DevOps Engineer - Unleashed Technologies (Jul 2017 - Nov 2018)

Creating innovative web applications and e-commerce solutions using open-source technologies such as PHP, Symfony, Magento, Drupal, JavaScript, and others. Responsibilities also include server deployment, management, and ongoing support.

Lead Web Developer - Unleashed Technologies (Sep 2013 - Jul 2017)

Creating innovative web applications and e-commerce solutions using open-source technologies such as PHP, Symfony, Magento, Drupal, JavaScript, and others. Responsibilities also include database management, domain modeling, debugging, managing revision control, and more.

Web Developer - Unleashed Technologies (Jan 2010 - Sep 2013)

Creating innovative web applications and e-commerce solutions using open-source technologies such as PHP, Magento, Symfony2, JavaScript, and others. Responsibilities also include database management, domain modeling, debugging, managing revision control, and more.

Junior Web Developer - Unleashed Technologies (Sep 2008 - Jan 2010)