Hi there. I'm Derek Ahmedzai, a freelance fullstack web developer based in Bristol, UK.
I specialise in websites and web apps built using a mix of front end and back end technologies.
- Snapchat lenses
- Facebook camera effects
- Twitter bots
- Messenger bots
- Chat bots
- Machine learning
- … and lots more!
I'm really interested in creative technology, including bots, digital art and creative uses of AI.
A bit of history
I started working on the web in 1999 at digital agencies in London. I did that for about 5 years.
Then I moved to Bristol and worked in agencies for another 5 years.
I went freelance full-time in 2009, to be able to work with a greater variety of clients and projects.
I love working with businesses and organisations directly, as well as collaborating with designers and agencies.
I'm especially interested in projects that do social good, especially projects that promote usability, accessibility, diversity and inclusion.
I'm also the cofounder of the crowdfunding and investment company Fundsurfer.
We help people raise funds to achieve their creative and business goals - like putting on events, making films, recording albums, opening cafes, or even flying a Darth Vader hot air balloon!
I'm also the technical director at the marketing startup Tiny Giant.
We build exciting products and experiences using bots, voice, creative AI, augmented reality, neural networks and more.
Find out more
Get in touch to find out my day rate and availability. I'd love to work with you.