U.S. Drupal/Meteor.js developer in Norway: Strong tools, communication
"You're the only guy I trust on oDesk" — a client
I have some experience with other CMS platforms and naturally have a lot of experience with the PHP language itself. I also have experience with general Node.js.
I'm interested in Drupal and Meteor opportunities in general, but I have a special interest in Drupal projects involving the FillPDF module.
I enjoy integrating third-party systems with Drupal, data migration and re-architecting, and difficult bug fixes. I love to refactor dirty code into something presentable. I am quite adept in understanding and updating existing code, though I am fully capable of creating my own as well.
Meteor-wise, I have no specific preferences yet — it's a fun platform to work with in itself.
I'm not afraid to learn new things. In my volunteering work, I once added a feature to an application I'd never touched, and which was complex, within 2-3 days. That said, I usually decline larger projects that are not in Drupal (smaller updates and tweaks may be OK). This is because I want to continue becoming more deeply specialized in that platform.
Aside from my technical qualifications, I strive to uphold a solid level of communication with everyone with whom I work, including questions, difficulties encountered, availability, etc. It's my goal not to leave you hanging or wondering what's going on. This seems to be working pretty well; communication is commonly mentioned when I get positive feedback.
As a supplement, my English and writing skills are strong; I'm that spelling and grammar freak who was always picking on your writing (just kidding).
A note about fixed-price jobs: I decline fixed-price jobs by default unless they are very small or very clear. I have had bad experiences with requirements expanding after acceptance of the job, and at the moment there is enough hourly work available that I don't need to be flexible on this.
In your invitation, I'd appreciate if you could mention my first name to show that you've looked at my profile. It's best for our potential working relationship if we both know what we're getting into and have a clear understanding.
P.S. If the rate shocks you, welcome to Norway! :)