My Story - I am a mixed of an educator, a web developer, and a community builder.

I believe that my strength lies in a collaborative approach, putting everyone at the center of everything I do.

More than a decade ago, I helped someone create "3 columns of equal width" on his website. Completing that project brought me immeasurable joy—not only because I finished the job and earned my first paycheck, but because I genuinely helped someone.

I thought it was perfect! But as I tackled various projects, I realized there was more to web development than just building "3 columns of equal width." 😅

Over the years, I’ve worked on numerous projects, gained substantial experience, and found joy not only in creating things I love but also in helping others succeed. Today, as the CTO of WebriQ, I lead an exceptional team of individuals whose talents often surpass my own.

At WebriQ, we know the process inside out. We have established tried-and-true systems that ensure our clients get exactly what they need to succeed in their businesses. More than just service providers, we see ourselves as your partners from day one!

I believe that the path to greatness lies in serving the many, and I’ve been paying it forward ever since. I lead/co-lead several tech communities in Cebu, including Laravel Cebu (formerly), React Cebu, and JavaScript Cebu. Alongside a group of passionate and dedicated individuals, I help organize awesome events—meetups, workshops, and more—to benefit the community. 💯

As an educator, I’ve had the privilege of mentoring aspiring developers, conducting workshops, and speaking at various tech conferences. Sharing knowledge and seeing others grow has been incredibly fulfilling. My technical expertise spans JavaScript, React, Node.js, and more, enabling me to tackle a wide range of challenges and innovate continuously. Today, I host Learn With Dorell ↗, a platform where I continue to share my knowledge and insights.

If we ever get the chance to meet, please say hi and/or ping me later! 😊

Dorell James

Industry experience
10+ years
50+ clients
Hours rendered
20k+ hours

My Philosophies - Balance your passion with your passion for life.

The web that I want to build and be part of is made up of not one monolithic platform, but many vibrant communities with their own centers of gravity.

  • Teaching. I am a student and a teacher! To be able to share my knowledge with others is more than I could ask for. I want to help others learn and grow.
  • Greatness. The path to greatness is not an easy one. It requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and perseverance but with the right mindset and a willingness to learn, anything is possible.
  • Compassion. We need to be compassionate to others. We can't just expect them to do what we want, but we can show them that we care.

Featured Apperances

  • The Community Is You at DevFest Cebu 2023

    USC - Michael Richartz Hall, Talamban, Cebu City

  • WordPress +|- JAMstack at Cebu Wordcamp 2023

    Mandarin Plaza Hotel, Cebu City

  • WTF is JAMstack? at GDG DevFest Cebu 2019

    Golden Peak Hotel, Cebu City

Featured Workshops

  • Automated Testing Workshop Series

    enspace Cebu Business Park

  • Hacktoberfest 2023

    LegalMatch Philippines, Cebu City, PH

  • React: Zero to Hero Series & Hackathon

    LegalMatch Philippines, Cebu City, PH

  • Gatsby Workshop

    Go Negosyo & Co-Working Space, Cebu City

  • Laravel Cebu CTU Codecamp

    Cebu Technological University

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