Martin Grondein

When I'm not busy coding, you can find me at the gym, watching my favourite series or gaming

Keeping a healthy lifestyle is just as important to me as furthering my technical skills - I'm a firm believer in the "Healthy body, Healthy mind" mantra. Other areas of interests include a wide-variety of music, the sciences, technology and astronomy. The vastness and mysteries of our universe has always deeply intrigued me.

I'm a self-confessed geek and love coding, video games, pop culture, movies, series and everything that goes on in the world of computers.

Professional Experience

A brief overview of my career so far...

Senior Software Engineer @ Jellyfish, South Africa

JUN 2018 - PRESENT

Currently employed at Jellyfish Digital Marketing as a senior PHP developer. Tasks range from website maintenance, scoping out new website builds to building new Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal websites from the early scoping phase to the completion phase.

PHP Developer @ Jellyfish, South Africa

JAN 2017 - JUN 2018 | 1y 6m

Working at Jellyfish Digital Marketing, the world's largest botique agency as a middleweight PHP developer. I work with Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal websites ranging from the initial phase to the near completion phase.

Web Developer @ Rokkit Digital Agency

AUG 2015 - DEC 2016 | 1y 5m

Working for a digital agency in Kloof, Durban developing websites. This included responsive Wordpress websites with high WooCommerce customization and highly customized implementations of themes. Domain and DNS management were also part of the job.

Partner / Web Developer @ Manic Creations

JUN 2008 - MAR 2015 | 6y 10m

I was responsible for technical expertise, website development and day-to-day operations. I did a lot of client liaising; meeting with clients about our website services. I also did website hosting and email support for over 40+ various websites over the years.

Junior Web Developer @ MHP Geospace

NOV 2004 - FEB 2008 | 3y 5m

My first corporate gig working at a GIS firm in Westville as a Junior Web Developer. I was responsible for developing new websites using ASP, ASP.net and later on, PHP. I also did VB6 application development for their proprietry time-management software.

Short Courses

The world of web development moves quickly and one should never stop learning and enhancing their skills. Below are some short courses I've completed over the years to stay relevant:


The Python Bible | Build with Python @ udemy

2018

Build 11 Projects and go from Beginner to Pro in Python with the World's Most Fun Project-Based Python Course!.

[Certificate] [Course Link]

Google App Engine Essential Training @ LinkedIn Learning

2018

How to set up a project with Google App Engine using PHP and Python and integrate with other Google Cloud services.

[Certificate] [Course Link]

Docker Mastery: The Complete Toolset From a Docker Captain @ udemy

2018

Build, compose, deploy, and manage Docker containers from development to DevOps based Swarm clusters.

[Certificate] [Course Link]

Linux Administration Bootcamp @ udemy

2018

Linux Server Admin / Linux Administrator training using Red Hat Linux & CentOS.

[Certificate] [Course Link]

Advanced PHP @ udemy

2018

The advanced PHP training continues with topics on web services, introspection and reflection, Smarty Templates, sessions, different PHP frameworks, and some PHP best practices.

[Certificate] [Course Link]


The Complete Sass & SCSS Course: From Beginner To Advanced @ udemy

2017

Master AngularJS and the Javascript concepts behind it, design custom directives, and build a single page application.

[Certificate] [Course Link]

Learn and Understand AngularJS @ udemy

2017

Master AngularJS and the Javascript concepts behind it, design custom directives, and build a single page application.

[Certificate] [Course Link]

Drupal 7 for Beginners @ udemy

2017

The essential concepts and knowledge needed to get started with Drupal 7.

[Certificate] [Course Link]


Programming for Complete Beginners in C# @ udemy

2016

Introduction course into programming in C# for beginners.

[Certificate] [Course Link]

Git Started with GitHub @ udemy

2016

Introduction and overview as well as key concepts with the Git source control system.

[Certificate] [Course Link]


Javascript Intro + Advanced @ IT Intellect

2006

2 day crash course in Javascript covering the basics and advanced scripting concepts.

Latest Blog Post

I like to blog about things that interest me and are relevant to my industry. Here's my latest post:

Batch delete all local Git branches
2020-01-15 08:33:00

If you're tired of having tons of local branches and need a quick way to batch delete all local unused git branches, then this is for you. Make sure you switch to develop or master before running this: git branch --merged | grep -v \* | xargs git branch -D Once run, your local branches will look a lot cleaner and you should see a summary of the deleted local…


About Martin Grondein

Martin Grondein is a website developer Durban, South Africa, specializing in PHP/HTML5 Website development.