David Goy - Sydney web developer



BEng(Hons), DipIT(Distinction), DipEng(Merit)

Certified Professional Web Developer

A certified professional web developer since 2011, I have successfully completed a number of projects, both Australia and international. From websites to web applications.


I’m an Australian trained and certified, professional web developer.

North Sydney Institute TAFE

DipIT(Distinction) Website Development

26 distinctions; one of the top graduates of the course


The Australian National University

BEng(Hons) Materials and Mechanical Systems

Faculty of Engineering and IT Student Services First Year International Scholarship (2002)

Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore)

DipEng(Merit) Mechatronics

Top Student Award, Mechatronics Engineering (1998/1999)
Top Student Award, Mechatronics Engineering (1999/2000)
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. Sponsorship (1999 – 2000)
The NEC Semiconductors Singapore Pte. Ltd. Award for Best Project Work (2000)



I have the skill set and experience to deliver some the most complex web applications, from start to finish. This means significant cost savings for clients, as traditionally such projects require anywhere from 2-5 people of separate expertise to deliver.

My expertise include:

  • Coding: Front-end (client-side) & back-end (server-side)
  • Database design
  • UX (user experience) & UI (user interface) design
  • Hosting setup (shared hosting/dedicated hosting/virtual private server)
  • Server-side maintenance, including Bash scripting and .htaccess configuration
  • Entire website migration (files and database)

I do not outsource client projects to third parties.

Responsive design





Core technologies




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Never be shackled by corporation imposed limitations or burdened by licensing fees.

I only use the most mature, open-source technologies for website and web application development:

Front-end development languages – HTML5, CSS, JavaScript (including jQuery)

Back-end development languages – PHP, MySQL

MVC framework – CodeIgniter

Content management system – WordPress

Front-end framework – Bootstrap

Data format – XML, JSON

Servers – Apache, LiteSpeed & Nginx

Operating system – Linux (CentOS)

Server-side scripting – Bash



ATTENTION: The websites may have changed since they were delivered to the clients. Please be aware that your visit to any third party website will be at your own risk.


We were very pleased with the website that David did for us.

David is extremely professional. David filled our needs and provided valuable advice for present and future use of the website.

We’ll make use of his services again in the future and can most certainly recommend his services.

Diederick Lacquet, Director @ Concise Electrical Services, Australia


CQ Wellness

I watched a YouTube video (maybe two!) about how easy it is to build a website using WordPress. Newly convinced, I asked David, “Why would I engage you rather than just build my own?” He might have laughed, just for a second, before he explained the basics of what he does.

I am VERY glad I didn’t try it on my own. I’d be stuck in the corner, sucking my thumb, and rocking.

Mind, once David had done what he had done, I took over. I am empowered to do great things! The website works.

David says that he doesn’t provide graphic design or marketing expertise. Don’t be fooled. Sure, I chose most of the images and the text. I had to. It was, and is, my website. Design is a creative process. However, David uses his capabilities where they count: adapting themes, installing quality Plugins (a minefield!), making it work for mobiles, integrating with MailChimp and PayPal and ensuring all the other bits and pieces work seamlessly. In short, David develops an effective website rather than just an expensive business card.

I am in Sydney. David isn’t. It didn’t matter. David uses technology to his and my advantage.

David talks Geek, but not with me. Well, only as much as he needed to. He also happens to be a pleasant person with whom to work.

David is very efficient. He told me that he would be waiting on my directions; I was thinking that I’d be waiting on his implementation. He was exactly correct.

And, all of this for significantly cheaper than other websites have cost me. Significantly!

Catherine Melville, Owner @ CQ Wellness, Australia



We crossed path with David when we were rather devastated to realise the website that we have invested so much time and effort and money into, is not mobile friendly. David encouraged us to rebuild it from scratch so that we will solve the root of the problem once and for all. We were very hesitant in the beginning as we are very time poor and the thought of having to redo everything was just too overwhelming.

Cut the long story short, David fully exceeded our expectations! We not only ended up with such a beautiful and stylish website, but he delivered in such a short time and we were totally blown away. He is patient, very talented with his problem solving skills and are very honest about what he can and can’t do. We highly recommend his services! We felt so blessed to have engaged in his services, thank you so much Dave for all your hard work and efforts for us, we are extremely grateful!

Amelia Soegijono, Photographer & Owner @ Pictures and Hearts Photography, Australia



Hip Media has worked with David Goy for three years, and in that time he developed two websites for the business. David worked with the team through every step of the process to create finished products that are creative, on brief and brought a personal touch. David consistently helps with any web management, support, or training the team requires.

I would, without hesitation, recommend David for all website development work and on going support.

Ashley Pini, Publishing Editor @ Hip Media, Australia



I really enjoyed having David as my Web Designer. David helped me understand concepts in regards to having my own wesbite as he didn’t just set it up for me but taught me how to be hands on with my own website. He is a very genuine person always willing to accommodate and very well organized. He is very skilled, professional and proficient, I recommend him to anyone looking for a web designer.

Marlena Gabriel, Owner @ Bravura Swimwear, Australia


Xaliki Art

I found David to be extremely professional, friendly and helpful throughout the process of designing and developing my web site. The end result has surpassed all my expectations and, as an artist, I am thrilled with it’s layout and visual appeal.

Cathy Cogill, Artist @ Xaliki Art, Australia



After many confusing hours of  trying to find out how to design and implement my new website idea, I came across David at Ninjacoder and I struck gold.

David not only spoke simple computer language  but also came up with some awesome ideas and solutions. His professionalism, ability to achieve the outcome required plus his generosity, combined to make the process so painless that I would highly recommend David to anyone looking at creating a new image online.

Daren Wallison, Director @ Zero Harm Workplace Safety Services, Australia



It’s been great working with David Goy.

There are many talented developers out there but David communicates better than most which is important.

Not only did he work quickly, but he always responded quickly to all of my emails, something I value a lot. He also provided us with in depth training to ensure we understood the backend.

He designed a great looking site and also found ways to improve the usability while being amenable to the few things I needed to maintain in my design. Highly recommended!

Nova Avakian, Director @ Connect Financial Group, Australia



I have always found David to be a highly professional and motivated developer, who clearly knows his trade inside and out. He brings ideas to every project, and throws 100 percent behind everything he does. If I could describe David in one sentence, I would say he is the ultimate at under-promising and over-delivering.

Lorna Brett, Online Editor @ Hip Media, Australia



It took me a while to find someone who could accomplish what I needed for my website. I have to say it was well worth the wait. David was a total and utter pleasure to work with. He worked with me to know the complex needs of a childcare website.

His hard work, patience, and professionalism far exceeded my expectations. He never once made me feel like I was pestering him with questions, any ideas I had he would expand on them to make them better, and his attitude was always positive and upbeat. I always felt like my site was priority number one. For someone not good with computers this was really important.

So, if you want a great professional website, with a pleasant professional experience, you’ve found your man.

Tina Webster, Director @ Homebush Out-of-School Hours Care, Inc., Australia



In the information age, most of the time competent Internet consulting means equipping clients with the computing tools needed to meet human needs in a timely manner, according to market specifications, on time, and within budget. Everything else is secondary in importance to these overwhelmingly significant performance criteria. Over the last year or so, David Goy has assisted us in bringing our web technology up-to-date so that our work can be accessed across multiple computing platforms, mobile and static media, and across international borders. Response times to our needs have been immediate — usually in 24 hours or less — and thorough. We cannot recommend a web developer more highly than we do David Goy.

William P. Welty, Ph.D., Executive Director @ ISV Foundation, USA




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