Hi! I’m Martin Bean, a software engineer based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. I enjoy creating elegant solutions to complex problems.
I have over 15 years of experience, including nearly five years running my own freelance consultancy. I most recently worked for Pfizer, first as part of their internal DevOps team before moving on to be a technical lead on multiple new projects.
In my spare time, I run a business called Your Fight Site. As a teenager, I began building websites for independent professional wrestling promotions. I now build SaaS products for the professional wrestling, MMA, and boxing industries. Products include a self-service VOD platform and a multi-tenant CMS.
My work has spanned multiple companies and industries, seeing codebases of all shapes and sizes. I’m available for limited consultancy engagements. I can offer advice and insights on projects, perform code reviews and audits of existing codebases, and development of smaller projects. If you think there’s something I may be able to help you with, then feel free to contact me and we can look to arrange something.
I have been lucky enough to be involved in the creation of the following books:
I’ve also given a handful of talks at my local PHP user group, PHP North East.
- : What’s New in Laravel 5.3
- : What’s New in Laravel (since 5.0)
- : An Introduction to Viaduct
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