about

I create stuff.

Experienced in diverse roles including programmer, product owner, business analyst and startup cofounder but I feel my most valuable offerings are high energy and clarity of thought.

The last twelve years have seen me successfully execute freelance, open source and enterprise projects. I have been part of cross-functional and cross-cultural teams and have had the opportunity to work with very interesting people, projects and companies.

Staying at the creative edge of technology, I build highly effective teams, analyze markets and strive to create disruptive products.

Contact me for consulting and product development.

2017
  • Work for ING (Amsterdam, full time)
  • Work on side projects
  • What I do:
    • Build trading platforms and mobile apps
    • Build cryptocurrency trading bots
    • Coaching junior devs and business in scrum
    • Recruitment, process improvements and related initiatives
  • Technologies:
    • React Native
    • Java
    • JavaScript
    • Node.js
    • Rust
2016
 
2015
  • Worked for TravelBird (Amsterdam, full time)
  • Worked for Securifi (remote, part time)
  • What I did:
    • Recruited + lead a team
    • Setup agile / scrum practices
    • Refactored large legacy code bases
    • Used React to build modern web apps
    • Prototyped systems architecture for distributed devices network
  • Technologies:
    • JavaScript
    • React
    • Node.js
    • Python
    • MySQL
 
2014
  • Worked on Review19
  • Worked for Surfly (Amsterdam) and eVision Industry Software (The Hague)
  • What I did:
    • Built a collaborative web app, Review19, for decision making
    • Built a dashboard for Surfly's cobrowsing product
    • Developed components to render and interact with Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) in the web browser
    • Developed components to capture Oil & Gas industry workflows (such as Isolations, Management of Change etc.) on top of an interactive P&ID
    • Wrote a number of open source JavaScript libraries
  • Technologies:
    • JavaScript
    • Node.js
    • Python
    • CSS / Less / Stylus
    • MongoDB
    • PostgreSQL
    • SVG
2013
2012
 
2011
  • Worked as software consultant / architect for Genpact, Xebia and Inphina
  • What I did:
    • Built rich web apps for the aerospace industries
    • Built backends and RESTful APIs
    • Wrote the Apache Maven Cookbook
    • Wrote a number of open source Scala, Java and JavaScript libraries
  • Technologies:
    • Adobe Flex 3
    • Java
    • Scala
    • Oracle
    • PostgreSQL
2010
2009
 
2008
  • Worked for my web startups
    • India Defence
    • NEWSPost India etc.
  • Worked for Logiciel Infosys
  • What I did:
    • Built successful web news portal for the Indian defense sector
    • Built next generation news website that influenced mainstream media
    • Lead a team
    • Built data visualization apps and single page apps for United Nations
    • Built backends and RESTful APIs
    • Wrote various deployments and migration scripts
  • Technologies:
    • PHP
    • MySQL
    • Adobe Flex 2 and 3
    • R
    • JavaScript
    • CSS
2007
2006
2005
 
2004
  • Studied computer science at university
  • Worked part time as a freelancer programmer
  • What I did:
    • Designed web applications for business users and the education domain
    • Built web backends and frontends
  • Technologies:
    • PHP
    • JavaScript
    • CSS
    • MySQL
    • PostgreSQL
    • Perl
    • C
2003
2002