I am a senior full-stack web developer, employed at Mindstream Interactive in downtown Columbus, Ohio. My specialty is building data-driven, dynamic websites in PHP, though I am a proficient front-end developer as well.

I officially cut my teeth on web development in November 2009 when I started at the Cochran Group, though I have been interested in the internet and web development since high school. While pursuing my undergraduate and graduate degrees at Ohio State from 1999-2003 and 2005-2009, I was called upon to steward the Department of Geography's website and weather server. It was somewhere in that span that I realized I loved what I was doing and should make a career out of it! I am truly blessed to love what I do for a living.

Recent Projects and Work

Current Areas of Expertise and Interests

This Site

This site represents some of my daily tribulations and discoveries that I have experienced as a web developer. I hope that you may find some of the bits of information useful; if you have questions, improvements or disagreements, please leave a comment.


If you'd like to contact me directly, please do so on LinkedIn.


Phil Birnie

Full Stack Web Developer from Columbus, Ohio

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