Brian Danchilla Owner:  Mushaboom Consulting

Brian Danchilla provides web based data solutions, and offers the modernizing and troubleshooting of legacy applications.

Equipped with knowledge of the full stack - front/backend, database, server, devops, he is ready to work on any project.

Brian Danchilla has a proven track record of using industry best practices, techniques and tools to get a job done not only quickly, but also correctly and maintainably.

Preferred Tools: Laravel, Angular, Vue, Linux, AWS



PHP, 12 years
JavaScript, 14 years
SQL, 13 years
NoSQL, 4 years
HTML / CSS, 15 years
Java / C++, 6 years

  • Angular 2+
  • Laravel
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • Facebook API
  • chart.js
  • WebGL
Sysadmin / Devops
  • Linux Server Setup
  • AWS
  • Digital Ocean
  • Docker
Productivity / QA Tools
  • git
  • Typescript
  • sass
  • Shell scripting
  • Unit / integration testing
  • Optimization
  • Statistical Reports
  • Bug Tracking


Software Developer & Consultant2011 - Present

Brian Danchilla

Technologies: Laravel, Vue, Angular 2+, Linux, AWS

  • Security and performance consultations
  • Admin and client portal systems
  • AWS EC2, S3, RDS integration
  • Reports, charting and visualizations
  • Custom shell scripts for server admin automation
  • Created a custom program for a client to scrape car advertisements on a large classified site and cross reference against recent auction results.
  • Integrated automated and manual online payments with merchant gateway APIs using XML and cURL.
  • Designed a new REST API that combined a client's existing MVC and Symfony components and customizations.
  • Troubleshot and fixed browser CSS, JavaScript, and back-end logical bugs.
  • Found and fixed webpage and script performance bottlenecks and memory leaks using XDebug, a custom profiling library, and database explain statements.
  • Upgraded legacy systems to separate MVC logic and use best practices.
  • Added unit tests with PHPUnit and behavioral tests with Behat.

Author & Technical Reviewer2008 - 2014

O'Reilly, Apress

Technologies: PHP, WebGL, JavaScript, Physics

  • Authored "Beginning WebGL for HTML5, 2012", a book about using the new WebGL canvas API 3D context.
  • Contributed as an author to "HTML5 Games Most Wanted, 2012". Wrote a chapter on WebGL programming.
  • Served as technical reviewer for "Foundation HTML 5 Animation with JavaScript, 2011". Performed a technical review for the book's 2D Canvas context.
  • Co-authored "Pro PHP Programming, 2011". Wrote on the topics of JSON, XML, AJAX, security, social media APIs, libraries, refactoring, unit testing, and continuous integration.
  • Served as technical reviewer for "Physics for JS Games and Simulations", a book using the 2D canvas API with a heavy emphasis on physics equations.
  • Served as a technical reviewer for "PHP: The Good Parts", a book about the good and bad parts of the PHP language.

Software Developer2010 - 2011


Technologies: Java, VOIP, C++, PHP

  • Created a VOIP desktop client using the Java and C++ libraries (JNA).
  • Worked with the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and PJSIP library.
  • Made GUI revisions using Swing and third party libraries.
  • Completed data processing of large CSV and XML automotive listings into a PostgreSQL database using PHP.
  • Implemented Google Analytics and AdSense optimizations for analyzing keywords.

Senior Software Developer 2008 - 2010


Technologies: PHP, HTML, JavaScript, Drupal

  • Handled Drupal CMS customizations, including creating advanced AJAX search and Twitter feed modules.
  • Implemented a SOAP client to process financial share transactions over SSL.
  • Converted a legacy ColdFusion system into PHP.
  • Created a reusable PHP utility library for projects.
  • Upgraded and maintained websites to use more modern CSS, HTML, and jQuery widgets.

Computer Programmer2006 - 2008

Chinook School Division

Technologies: PHP, MySQL, Drupal

  • Created a custom inventory tracker for the computer department using PHP and MySQL.
  • Created a work order system for the maintenance department using PHP and MySQL.
  • Wrote a time sheet tracking system for payroll using jQuery, PHP, and MySQL
  • Created and maintained a divisional website that used Drupal and LDap.
  • Integrated third party libraries into custom eLearning software.

Knowledge Facilitator/Researcher2002 - present


Technologies: C++, PHP, MySQL

  • Consultant on legacy and new PHP code systems (2013 - present)
  • PHP course instructor for Paladin Business Solutions (2007)
  • Summer research assistant and NSERC scholar (2002 - 2003) examining bioinformatics programs and open conjectures in number theory
  • Worked as a university marker, teaching assistant, private tutor and at the mathematics help centre (2002 - 2004)


BS with Double Honours Degree
in Computer Science and Mathematics2000 - 2004

University of Saskatchewan


Some of the projects and teams I am proud to have been a part of
Sureswift Capital
Sureswift Capital Custom development, sysadmin work
Metronaps Front-end Angular development
Dental Practice Pro Dental Practice Pro 2
Dental Practice Pro Database, reporting, cloud service integration
Beginning WebGL website
Beginning WebGL Book companion website
Pro PHP Programming Cover
Pro PHP Programming 2011 Co-author
Networx Online Screenshot
Networx Online REST API, Payment Gateways
MeetingBurner Screenshot
MeetingBurner® Bug fixes and troubleshooting
CN Rail Screenshot
CN Rail Site redesign developer
Cameco Screenshot
Cameco Custom Development
Brian Danchilla website screenshot
Brian Danchilla Personal website

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