Wood Street is pleased to announce that Robert Kosek, senior website developer for Wood Street, has become a Zend Certified PHP Engineer. Here is a bit from Zend on what this means…

“Zend PHP Certification is an industry-wide standard that recognizes PHP expertise and is a measure of distinction that employers use to evaluate prospective employees. Join the thousands of PHP professionals who have received official certifications and be recognized for your PHP expertise.  We are currently offering the Zend Certified PHP Engineer Certification based on PHP 5.5.”

Zend Certified PHP Engineer

Since joining Wood Street in 2011, Robert has been a powerhouse coder with a passion for always learning and expanding his skillset. This is part of the Wood Street culture. We believe that everyone, our partners, team, and clients, should always be learning and progressing their knowledge base.

This certification further illustrates that Wood Street is made up of a team of professionals who take this work seriously. We’re actively keeping up with industry standards and security best practices so that we can be advocates for our clients and their interests. We’re passionate about performing at the highest level possible. Robert is a key member of our team.

The development team’s manager and Wood Street Partner, Derek Jubach had this to say about Robert’s achievement…

“By completing the Zend Certified PHP Engineer certification, Robert has demonstrated an in-depth and expert level knowledge of PHP development best practices and security. Having passionate, qualified developers in-house to develop our clients important projects, is just another benefit that further separates Wood Street from other agencies. Choosing a design and development firm with competent, certified engineers and developers should be at the top of any company’s list.”

Jon-Mikel Bailey – Before co-founding Wood Street in 2002, Jon worked in sales, marketing and business development for technology and marketing firms. A popular speaker, he gives seminars on marketing, internet marketing, branding and web design to chambers of commerce, trade associations and colleges. He has a BFA in Photography from Frostburg State University and still shoots photos for Wood Street clients.