Dennis Ploetner

Dennis Ploetner

PHP Web Developer

Personal Profile

I am a PHP Web Developer with a solid background in developing complex web based applications and e-commerce websites. I have a passion for WordPress and Open Source projects in general. I am extremely curious about new trends in computing and I like to spend a lot of my free time updating, maintaining and supporting my WordPress plugins and organizing local WordPress meetups.

Key Skills

  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • LAMP full-stack
  • Linux
  • GNU-Tools
  • Git/SVN

Work Experience

Senior Web Developer at DriveK Italia srl

February 2015 - Present

WordPress Developer

  • development of custom plugins and themes for automotive websites
  • migration with a complete facelift of the website which runs the whole catalog of new cars presented by DriveK in Italy and Spain

WordPress Web Developer at BPL for R2Gfree srl

April 2013 - January 2015

Migration of the institutional website of the group Banco Popolare from a proprietary CMS (Polymedia) to WordPress

  • development of custom plugins
  • installation of a WordPress multisite which runs the Italian and the English version as sites in a network using the Multisite Language Switcher
  • migration of the existing layout
  • Simulator PAC - graphical visualization of the possible future scenarios of an investment


  • custom plugins for the website of the group AMA including B2C and B2B

Freelance Web Developer & WordPress Professional

Paullo/Italy, June 2008 - January 2015

Web consulting and development/management of the websites for clients such as:

  • SiGi - Intranet and backoffice solution for DIA / Energy Manager / Vendor Management - Banca Intesa Sanpaolo SpA (Windows, Apache/Zend Server, MySql, PHP5, Zend Framework, jQuery, Python)
  • Il Club de La Lettura - part of the sites of Corriere della Sera: News, previews and reviews - Art, books, music, concerts, theatre and cultural events ( WordPress, PHP5, Linux, MySQL, jQuery)
  • Il quotidiano in classe - social network for students and teachers of Italian highschools in cooperation of Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 ORE e (WordPress Multisite, BuddyPress, Linux, PHP5, MySQL, jQuery)
  • Furgoninoleggio - website including a reservations-system for the car hire & truck rental agency Grillo Saverio (WordPress multisite, Multilingual solution with the Multisite Language Switcher, PHP, MySQL, Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery, jQuery UI)

Senior Developer at Fenicia S.p.a

Milan/Italy, October 2010 - July 2011

Website, B2B, B2C and intranet application for statistics and management for points of sales Camicissima and Feni Uomo

  • application LAMP with a connection to an AS400/DB2 (PHP, Python, prototype.js, DB2, MySQL)
  • customization of the new e-commerce solution of the company (Magento, PHP, Python, DB2, MySQL)
  • application B2B used by the shops and the affiliates of the brand Camicissima (Magento, PHP, Python, DB2, MySQL)
  • restyling of the website of the brand Camicissima (WordPress)

Senior Developer at LAD srl

Milan/Italy, October 2005 - June 2008

Development and management of the company's websites (Fashion, Travel & Spare time)

  • website and dashboard for clients, admins and affliates (PHP, MySQL, prototype.js, Python, Twisted)
  • onsite and speed optimization of the websites, sitemap generator (PHP, XML/XSLT), SEO/SEM - campaign generator (PHP, Python), management of the affiliate-campaigns, Implementation of minisites (HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript)
  • setup of a bulk-mailing system (Linux, PHP)

CTO at ehotel AG

Berlin/Germany, September 2000 - September 2005

IT Department Manager with large cooperation on the development of the hotel booking software of ehotel AG (CRS, Pegasus, Amadeus, Trust), used by big partners such as: eSixt AG, eplus, Merck KGA.

  • Web-Solution (PHP, Apache, Oracle 10g) - Mapsolut, Hoechst AG, Corporate World
  • Webservice (Jboss, Tomcat, Hybernate, Oracle 10g) - Telefonica
  • SMS-Solution (PHP, Oracle 8i) - D1, D2
  • Wap-Solution (PHP, Apache, MySQL)

Cooperation on different research projects such as:

  • HyNet (Deutsche Telekom, Navigon, Inforoad) - DVBT
  • PESOA (HPI, Fraunhofer, Daimler Chrysler, Uni Leipzig) - Generative Programming
  • Reisewissen (FU Berlin) - Semantic Web/ Ontology
  • HPI Bachelor-Projekt (HPI) - Webservices


Zend Certified Engineer


PHP 5.3 


Diploma Software engineering

FS Hamburg, 1994 - 1997

Software Engineering, Database Development, Programming in Basic, Cobol and C