Dreb Bits

About Dreb

I am a Web Engineer, Consultant & Community Builder from the Philippines.

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.

Bio

I am born and raised in the southern countryside of the sunny Philippines.

Back when I was in my senior year in college, I led a team awarded best capstone project for a project that took inspiration from WordPress. It was around that time when I began to take enormous interest in WordPress and the underlying language, PHP. Before I knew it, I started tinkering with JavaScript and database management, as well.

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.

Side Hustles

I run a local furniture shop called Grano Homes, and learning financial wellness with Pru Life UK Philippines.

Fun Facts

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