My GravatarChelsea Urquhart

Oracle Certified Professional, Zend Certified PHP Engineer



Highly skilled Web/CLI programmer with extensive experience in data manipulation, automation, optimization (code and database query), and building code to specification. Comfortable working with other programmers, database administrators, and web designers alike.


  • Working with diverse real estate data (300+ data sources utilizing RETS, DDF, MSSQL, FTP, SOAP, and various other APIs)
  • Designing tools to automate tasks such as remapping JSON and PHP serialized data and intelligently suggest field mappings for new data sources
  • Writing and optimizing PHP code and MySQL database queries
  • Working with various PHP Frameworks and CMSs
  • Quick learner, ability to learn new technologies


  1. Real Estate Webmasters

    Enterprise Programmer

    • Contributing reusable code to multiple code bases and developing custom features for multiple Enterprise level websites
    • Designing, analyzing and optimizing PHP/JavaScript code and relational database queries in the most efficient/sensible manner to achieve project goals
    • Implementing code review and application log management procedures
    • Developing code to perform various data manipulations across any number of data feeds with distinct attributes
    • Reviewing code, recognizing and educating on unsafe, insecure, and inefficient coding practices
  2. Real Estate Webmasters

    Data Feed Analyst

    • Bug fixes, optimizations, and improvements on multiple codebases
    • Building code according to project specifications
    • Developing and maintaining tools to make various tasks more streamlined and efficient
    • Designing, analyzing and optimizing PHP code and relational MySQL database queries
    • Maintaining BDX/IDX data feeds including setting up new feeds
    • Cleaning poorly structured data, sanitizing corrupt XML/CSV programatically
  3. Real Estate Webmasters

    Technical Support Representative (Tier 2)

    • Researching and resolving bugs with the REW CMS and IDX data feeds
    • Occasional (bug fix) contributions to the REW proprietary CMS
    • Upgrading websites to new CMS versions, ensuring data integrity while transferring between servers while keeping downtime to a minimum

Education and Certifications

  1. Zend,

    Building Security into your PHP Applications

    • covers many security attack vectors as well as best practices for programming and configuration.
  2. Oracle,

    Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Developer

    • validates knowledge of skills, tools, and issues involved in writing applications with the MySQL database server.
  3. Zend,

    Zend Certified PHP Engineer (ZEND028204)

    • tests knowledge of a wide variety of skills necessary for developing PHP (5.5) web applications

    PHP 7 Jump Start - Online Training Course

    • covers new features and breaking changes between PHP 5 and PHP 7
  4. BCIT, -

    Web Technologies Associate Certificate

    • thoroughly covers both technical and design elements of standards-compliant Web Design
    • includes technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript, and software such as Adobe Photoshop and Quicktime Pro
    • completed with distinction


  • PHP Programming
  • Python Programming
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • HighCharts
  • MySQL query building, benchmarking, and optimization
  • Thread-safe Development
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • API Development
  • MVC (Model-View-Controller design)
  • C/C++/C++11 Programming
  • QT
  • MySQL Connector/C++
  • Django Python Framework
  • Pyramid Python Framework
  • Flask Python Framework
  • Laravel PHP Framework (4 and 5)
  • Gearman Message Queue
  • Redis
  • Memcached
  • SQLAlchemy
  • Chameleon
  • Regular Expressions
  • (X)HTML / HTML 5
  • CSS
  • SASS / SCSS / Compass / LESS CSS
  • Web Development
  • doT.js
  • GIT
  • SVN
  • Unit Testing (PHPUnit - PHP, GoogleTest - C++, unittest - Python)