Hi, I'm Nolan Knill.

Backend Web Developer


  • 4 years professional web development experience in PHP, MySQL, Javascript, and HTML/CSS
  • Object-oriented development (extensive use of Zend Framework 1.12 and Zend Framework 2, and Symfony 1.4 PHP MVC Frameworks). Computer Programmer Analyst background
  • Freelance development experience in Wordpress, Ruby on Rails, and EmberJS.
  • Professional scripting experience with Python and Postgresql


  • Survey-Ninja.com
    • Technology: PHP
    • Description: Site where users have the ability to take surveys, create surveys, save surveys, view results of surveys. Includes user authentication.
    • View Github Repo
    • Currently being redone in Ruby on Rails: Github Repo
  • Bijoux By Amy
    • Technology: Ruby on Rails, EmberJS
    • Work: Freelance project. Finished remaining leftover work for completion/launch of the site, including a customised admin panel for blog in Rails
    • This required me to learn the EmberJS Javascript MVC Framework
  • Project Euler
  • Achimota Centre for Children with Autism
    • Technology: Ruby on Rails
    • Description: Achimota Centre came to us with a problem when trying to save student's learning progress. This app helps teachers store and view progress of students in their programs.
    • Full CRUD on students, test scores, progress
    • Project lasted two semesters (8-months) for Systems Project I course
    • Private git repo used for collaboration of 4-person team
  • Nutrafarms.ca
    • Technology: PHP(Wordpress), HTML/CSS, Javascript (jQuery)
    • Work: Freelance project. Converted a PSD into a Wordpress theme with dynamic contact form creation
    • *EDIT: It appears as though the site has gone through a redesign since my initial work in 2012. Archived version of Nutrafarms.ca
  • Planet Defence

Work Experience

  • motum b2b [January 2014 - Present]
    • Technologies: PHP, Zend Framework 1.12, MySQL, AngularJS, PhoneGap, SASS
    • Client work includes customized CMS's, hybrid apps (iPad specifically), marketplaces, landing pages, and marketing automation integration, API creation & utilization for external apps
  • CityDirect [May 2011 - December 2013]
    • Technologies: PHP, Symfony 1.4, Python, PostgreSQL, MySQL
    • Maintained and upgraded the CityDirect.info internet directory of businesses, including custom-built CMS and CRMs.
    • Creation of Pinterest-clone: FaveThing.com using PHP, Symfony 1.4 MVC
    • Three full semesters (One year) of full-time co-op experience, as well as three semesters of part-time experience