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I'm a frontend developer with 13 years of experience in developing, designing and architechting web-based products and applications.

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bramkok.com 2018-12-01 —

Owner

Development, design and architecture of web-based products and applications.

iBOOD.com 2017-07-01 — 2018-12-01

Frontend developer

iBOOD is Europe's first and largest daily deal site. For ten years, iBOOD has offered a brand new A-brand brand at the very best internet price.

Highlights

  • JavaScript (ECMAScript 2015), React, Next.js
  • Modernized the frontend web stack from PHP/jQuery to React/Next.js.
  • Developed a high traffic page with dynamic viewing capabilities in React.
  • Learned how to do agile development properly within a large team of developers.

Personal 2016-08-01 — 2017-07-01

Sabbatical

A year of personal sabbatical after having worked for ten years.

Highlights

  • Photography: developed a clear style and aesthetic by doing photography on a full-time basis.
  • Technology: broadening of skills in React, Node.js, Python, Bash, Docker.

Simple Check B.V. 2014-08-01 — 2016-08-01

Software developer

Simple Check offers businesses a medical check-up to prevent disease and absenteeism. With a mixture of positivity and new technology, they offer employees ways to improve their health.

Highlights

  • JavaScript (ECMAScript 2015), AngularJS, D3, Node.js
  • Managed a group of outsourced developers working on the backend product.
  • Developed the front-end product (Angular.JS) consisting out of a 'Health Dashboard' for customers to gain insights in their health and to improve their health and well being.
  • Developed marketing, brand, and content strategy around Simple Check.
  • Hired a full-time content marketeer and became an authority on the subject of Health Checks.
  • Developed a sales strategy with an interactive product demo for sales calls.

Team Loyalty B.V. 2014-08-01 — 2016-08-01

Software developer

Team Loyalty turns happy customers into loyal customers. They apply a method called 'event matching' that improves customer relationships by investing in the professional and personal interests of the customer.

Highlights

  • JavaScript (ECMAScript 2015), D3, Node.js
  • Developed the front-end product for a SaaS solution that offered customer deep insights into their customer relationships.
  • Managed a group of outsourced developers working the backend product.
  • Renewed marketing, brand and content around Team Loyalty.
  • Developed a sales strategy with an interactive product demo for sales calls.

Zelfwerven.nl 2010-06-01 — 2015-07-01

Software developer

Zelfwerven.nl offers intuitive recruitment software for publishing vacancies, receiving applications, reviewing applicants.

Highlights

  • PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Designed and built a web-based product from the ground up with the insights gained from working on a prior recruitment system.
  • Applied flat design to the interface before it was cool based on products coming out of the 2008 web scene in New York.
  • Learned how challenging it is to change people their professional working behavior and habits.
  • Learned how bad it is to be stuck in the design phase of a product for too long.
  • Learned how bad it is to say yes to every feature request.

Bureau REIN 2009-04-01 — 2014-07-01

Software developer

Bureau Registratie Integriteit Volkshuisvesting provides integrity screenings. Bureau REIN informs, screens and commits supervisory board members, directors and managers using an online questionnaire and a report created by a compliance officer.

Highlights

  • PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Created a full-stack environment for creating and filling out questionnaires
  • Worked together with compliance officers and learned a lot about laws and policies concerning governance
  • Learned how supervisory boards that consist of conservative old-boys networks don't embrace innovation.

CBK Profiling People 2009-03-01 — 2014-07-01

Software developer

CBK Profiling People is a recruitment agency that recruits people for temporary and permanent positions mostly in the Dutch social housing sector.

Highlights

  • PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Built a Content Management System and Applicant Tracking System
  • Started new projects within the company related to industry it operates in.

Luzac College 2009-01-01 — 2010-12-01

Frontend developer

Luzac is a private school with over twenty schools in The Netherlands where they offer education that's tailored to the student's needs.

Highlights

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Provided solutions to administrative tasks that allowed for teachers to spend more time on teaching instead of unnecessary logistics.

TwitterMail 2007-06-01 — 2009-12-01

Founder & Frontend developer

Back in 2007, in the 'pre-iPhone era', Twitter offered only a simple web app and SMS for posting tweets on mobile devices. TwitterMail extended this with an email service that allowed users to publish tweets via a secret email address that was hooked up to the Twitter API. This was especially popular in Asia and among BlackBerry users who often could only use email for communication.

Highlights

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Meeting the Twitter founders who we're very happy with TwitterMail extending the Twitter ecosystem by building on top of the Twitter API.
  • Receiving lots of appreciation from users who used the service for a wide variety of use cases
  • Having 85000 users sign up for the service
  • Building the service together with Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten who became a good friend during that time and has taught me lots of valuable lessons.

Twones B.V. 2008-03-01 — 2008-12-01

Frontend developer

Twones BV provides a music service to store, organize, find, and share music played over the Web or computer. It aggregates music online and offline in a single place, and enables users to socialize, and discover new music and music services.

Highlights

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Working in the Amsterdam Web 2.0 startup scene which a more 'gezellig' (cosy) version of today's startup scene in Amsterdam.
  • Worked with artists like Pepijn Lanen and 'web stars' like Nalden on the Twones product.
  • Applied flat interface design before it was cool based on products coming out of the 2008 tech scene in New York.

PCzapper.TV B.V. 2007-11-01 — 2008-11-01

UI designer

PCZapper.TV offers a way to view online video content on regular TV combining a hardware product and an online platform.

Highlights

  • Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, CSS
  • Worked within a larger group of developers.
  • Designed web interfaces for a KPN website that reached daily 100K+ visitors.

RightDesign V.O.F. 2006-01-01 — 2007-01-01

Founder

Founded the online media and design company RightDesign. RightDesign offered design and web development services.

Highlights

  • Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, CSS
  • Learned what it's like to start a business and service clients.
  • Learned that I wanted to keep building things for the web despite my initial intention of doing it for only a year.

A. Roland Holst College 2004-09-01 — 2006-06-01

Culture and Society
High school / HAVO

A. Roland Holst College 2000-09-01 — 2004-06-01

Economy
High school / VMBO-T

Frontend Development

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • ECMAScript 2015
  • React
  • Next.js
  • Node.js
  • AngularJS
  • D3

Backend Development

  • Node.js
  • BASH
  • PHP
  • Python

Server Administration

  • Node.js
  • BASH
  • PHP
  • Python

Agile Software Development

  • SCRUM
  • Kanban
Dutch
Native speaker
English
Full professional proficiency

Photography

  • Street photography
  • Analog photography
  • Film scanning

Music

  • Composing electronic music
  • Playing drums
  • Going to concerts
  • Classical, Modern, Electronic, Rock, Metal, Experimental, Hip-hop