Career Profile

I love technical challenges and am interested in all parts of development: analysis, architecture, coding, testing, deployment ... I've worked for startups and large enterprises and started out with doing web development. Since then I've branched into mobile development both iOS and Android platforms.

I'm not bound to one technology stack and strongly believe in continuous learning as a developer. More concrete, on the backend side I have more than 10 years of experience in .Net development but the last couple of years I have taken an interest in other languages and technologies like node.js and Python. You can read about my learning experiences on my blog.

Experiences

Senior Full Stack Developer (Freelance)

May 2013 - Present
Aaltra

Aaltra is a digital product studio that designs and develops mobile apps, embedded interfaces and web applications. As a full stack developer I collaborated on a wide variety of projects. I was involved from start to finish drawing out the general architecture of the software to implementing it and maintaining it once it was delivered.

The type of projects varied from web applications to mobile applications on iOS and Android platforms.

Technologies & Languages: iOS, Swift, Objective-C, Android, Java, Djinni, C++, ASP.Net MVC, C#, Javascript, jQuery, CSS, SQL Server, LESS, Python, node.js, TDD

Software Developer (Freelance)

March 2009 - June 2014
Yerpa

Yerpa is a startup providing ERP software to small and medium-sized enterprises. I started out solving performance issues in the product and drawing out a general architecture. During the years I worked at Yerpa we developed different parts of the system that is needed for a functioning enterprise: inventory, production, accounting.

Technologies & Languages: ASP.Net MVC, C#, ABCPdf.Net, Javascript, jQuery, CSS, LESS, SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, TDD

Web Developer

January 2007 - March 2009
SD Worx

During my time at SD Worx I have worked with various teams on several projects, from small reporting projects to the corporate website. The Test Driven Development approach was used wherever possible. As a web developer I introduced jQuery to speed up our JavaScript development which resulted in higher productivity.

Technologies & Languages: ASP.Net, C#, Javascript, jQuery, CSS SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, TDD, DotNetNuke

Lecturer

September 2005 - January 2006
CVO Kisp Evening classes

As a lecturer I taught the course ‘Initiation in computers’ that gave people an introduction to computers and information technology.

Software technician

August 2005 - January 2007
Arcelor Mittal

Analysis of an existing Fortran application. The application was built with a client-server architecture. The client was ported to a Winforms application, the server was rewritten using C++.

I was also responsible for maintaining the existing software applications written in Fortran for an important part of the steel making process. These applications ran on the OpenVMS operating system and reporting was written in PHP.

Technologies & Languages: .Net, Winforms, Infragistics, PHP, Fortran, OpenVMS, C++

.Net consultant

June 2005 - August 2007
Steria

As a .Net consultant at Steria I gave on-site support for an existing Document Management System.

Technologies & Languages: .Net, Winforms

.Net consultant

January 2005 - April 2005
Evosoft

At Evosoft I worked as a .Net consultant. A first project was extending an existing Human Resource web application. It was built with ASP.Net and C# and used NHibernate as OR mapper to persist objects to the Firebird DBMS. My second project was built from the ground up. I analyzed the business needs and documented them by using UML. The implementation of the analysis was done in PHP with Firebird as DBMS. Reporting was done with XML in combination with XSLT.

Technologies & Languages: ASP.Net, JavaScript, CSS, NHibernate, Firebird DBMS, Crystal Reports, PHP

Projects

Next to my day job I developed numerous side projects, some for clients, some for my own use.

Kersenpitshop - In 2014 I launched 3 webshops together with my wife: kersenpitshop.be, pittenzakshop.nl and yogastore.be. The webshops were discontinued in 2018 because we wanted to focus on other projects. We ran the entire operation: creating the webshops, looking for suppliers, customer support, ...
Technologies & languages: PHP, Prestashop, MySQL
Cheapikea - Own project launched in 2013, a website which compared the prices of the IKEA products between different countries. This project was featured in 3 Belgian newspapers.
Technologies & languages: ASP.Net MVC, SQL Server, CSS, Web scraping
jQuery workshops - In 2012 and 2013 I gave workshops to get developers up to speed with jQuery.
Technologies & languages: Javascript, jQuery
Bookido - A startup launched in 2011 where you could keep an online book shelf and sell your books if you've finished them. The founders of the startup contacted me to develop a first version of the website. This project was featured in a Belgian newspaper.
Technologies & languages: Python, Django
J@W's - J@W's is a project which helped young people who had a hard time finding a job. I developed a web application to follow the progress of the students and grade them on specific areas and help them improve .
Technologies & languages: ASP.Net MVC, Javascript, jQuery, CSS
Orakel Print Tool - Developed in 2008 and still running, this project automates the ordering and production of coupons. The customer can configure his coupon via the online web application, in the backend the correct PDF is generated that can be printed without any necessary postprocessing.
Technologies & languages: ASP.Net, C#, ABCPdf.Net, Javascript, scriptaculous, CSS
Other projects - I worked on several other projects for a variety of clients: Festival Foundation, Coca-Cola Belgium, Reynaers Aluminium, ...
Technologies & languages: Ruby, Rails, Umbraco, ASP.Net MVC, Javascript, jQuery, CSS, node.js, Javascript

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Frequent attendee of meetups: Software craftmanship, JS Valley and more.