Derek Martin - VP of Operations and Scrum Master

With fifteen years' experience, Derek has architected and implemented solutions for small businesses, large online communities, successful dating sites, collaborative wikis, and the leading employee rewards and recognition platform. In addition to having had several articles published in a digital culture magazine called "Shift", he has been a technology guest on Bravo TV's Richler's Ink, The Discovery Channel's The Daily Planet, and CityTV's The Chatroom.

Derek holds a double-major Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computers & Psychology from Trent University, and a postgraduate certificate in Internet Management from Humber College, where he subsequently taught web development for 3 years. He is a Zend Certified PHP Engineer and Scrum Master. He gave talks about the Laravel Framework at TrueNorthPHP 2013, and ExplodeCode in 2014. Recently, he founded the London PHP Developers Meetup, and has been the lead on projects for Panasonic and Disney ABC Domestic Television Distribution. He has been online since 1994.