lanche86 – Milan Ivanovic – PHP / WordPress Developer


Professional Profile

Milan lives and breathes WordPress: he’s the WordPress.org global translation editor, WordPress Serbia lead and one of WordCamp Europe organizers. One of the lecturers of the WordPress Academy in Serbia, giving talks and free WordPress Workshops. WordCamp volunteer, speaker, and organizer. Milan is a member of the Theme Review and Community Get Involved Teams.

In his spare time he holds WordPress lectures and collects WordCamp T-shirts.

Working as a WordPress Developer at Valet.io

Look him up by @lanche86


Work Experience

Valet.io, Remote

After a few years spent in Devana/GoDaddy, I re-joined Valet.io

In the meantime, they rebranded and got themselves with a hundreds of projects running. I started as a Support Developer, then took over the migration initiative to finally get to the Front-end position.

You can call me Man-of-many-hats.

GoDaddy, Belgrade, Serbia Full Time

At Devana Technologies, the company behind ManageWP I started as a Customer Happiness Engineer, mostly in charge of dealing with a heavy load tasks and broken WordPress installations.

As the need for Web Development increased, I got re-assigned to Web Dev Team in charge of dealing with managewp.com WordPress installation and later on complete re-development of the current theme.

After the GoDaddy acquisition, besides development, I gained another major task which is GoDaddy Pro Evangelism and Community Strategy.

The WP Valet, Remote

I’ve always been a fan of remote working. If you are working with extraordinary people, on awesome projects, there is not much left to ask for, isn’t it?

It’s all about WordPress; it’s all about peace of mind. I liked their mission, and shortly after joining the Team it became my mission as well. And I stand by it.

Metronet AS, Oslo, Norway Full Time

I have been working for Metronet AS for seven months as a PHP/WordPress developer on very complicated and complex projects. Working mostly with WordPress, themes were all custom built from scratch. Lots of WordPress plugins were developed either for the community or the clients.

I’ve worked on projects like www.ventelo.nounibusstur.novalg.no

Vaimo AS, Oslo, Norway Full Time

I spent an entire month working at Vaimo AS Norge, as a Front-end Developer for Magento projects. My job was to implement Vaimo’s themes and to focus on the Front-end of the projects.

I’ve been working on projects like coverbrands.noverktoy.no, otfm.no

Razor Communications, Belgrade, Serbia Full Time

From September 2011 I have been into developing FB Apps for clients like Man. UTD, Nokia, Vodafone, Setanta, Telenor, Milka, Paddy Power, Leo Burnett, Three Ireland, Scurri, Simply Zesty, Pembroke Entertainment, QMP, Maxol, Doolin ferries, Ahain Group… Razor Communications is in the TOP50 companies for developing FB Apps, and that gave me the chance to learn and work with top clients.

From the date I started working at Razor Communications, two positions were assigned to me. The first was the FB API/PHP Developer, and the second was the Front-end Developer. As the need for Responsive Website Development overtook the FB Apps development, I switched to a full-time Front-end Developer. Luckily enough, Razor started getting a lot of WordPress projects, and I was able to lead the Web Dev team and fully focus on WP development.


WordPress Community Involvement

My journey with WordPress Community started with the first WordCamp Europe back in 2013.

During 2013 and 2014 I gave a lot of talks at WordPress meetups and in 2014 I was one of the founders of the WordPress community in Serbia.

I led the organization of WordCamp Belgrade 2015 and 2016 and co-organized WordCamp Belgrade 2017.

When it comes to WordCamp Europe, I volunteered on all of them but the first and helped organize the 2016, 2017, 2018 editions, for 2019 edition I was the Global Lead organizer.

WordCamp Europe 2018 happened in Belgrade and I am the only one to “blame” for that. I guess dreams do come true.