When Niki Doyle came to me with her project for the Huntsville Tennis Center I was a little hesitant to go forward. Working for small non-profits isn’t the most lucrative thing in the world and I generally book projects well in advance. Niki needed her project done with a short turnaround time and had little budget to spare. At the last minute, I had a small bit of availability open up and now I’m glad I was able to take on the project.
The initial goals were simple:
- The Huntsville Tennis Center needs to display the status of their clay and hard courts on the web
- Huntsville Tennis Center employees needed to be able to easily change the court status at any time throughout the day
- Once set, the status for both clay and hard courts needed to be displayed on the frontend
From these requirements, I developed a small control panel (partially shown above) that allowed any employee with access to the administrative section of WordPress to quickly and easily change the status of the courts. After that, I developed several template tags and an example integration that Niki was able to plug right in to the site.
It was a joy being able to do some work for a non-profit and Niki Doyle is one of the best clients I’ve ever had. She felt pretty good about my work, too:
Nick Ohrn is an absolute joy to work with. He’s professional and prompt, and delivered exactly what I needed. The code looks terrific and functions flawlessly. The job was done before our agreed-upon deadline, and Nick turned around the requested edits in minutes! He was kind enough to take on a simple plugin that is far beneath his capabilities in order to help our non-profit tennis center. I would recommend Nick to anyone looking for a rock-solid developer.