Hi there 👋
My name is Dreb Bitanghol in the physical world but I go by the name ‘Dreb Bits’ on the web to save a couple of bytes and to easily register in people’s memory.
Currently, I run Bits Circle, which has a mission to help build a better web for everyone — bringing services such as managed WordPress websites and custom web development works.
I am born and raised in the southern countryside of the sunny Philippines.
After college, I went straight into the wild world of freelancing as a web designer and developer for websites powered by WordPress.
I was one of the top and highly rated freelancers in Upwork, formerly oDesk, a popular remote talent-hiring platform.
Helping clients build simple, unified, and goal-oriented websites led me to start a few self-initiated projects, which I published to the WordPress plugin repository.
It was around 2015 that I found myself looking for more experience that would challenged myself as a web developer. That’s when I joined 10up. I absolutely enjoyed my time in that company, and I believe I’ve grown so much since I joined there. It is at this point of time where I transitioned from a developer to being an engineer.
I left 10up in the middle of a covid19 crisis to take a few months break from work, and pursuing to build a business after, which is something I have been planning to do. After a few months break, I started working on a few web services under Bits Circle.
I run a local furniture shop called Grano Homes, and learning financial wellness with Pru Life UK Philippines.
When I’m not plugging away with WordPress or busy with side hustles:
- I take photographs
- Play games on Nintendo Switch
- Listening to random music, and playing Jazz music in the background on a rainy day or night