About me

tl;dr about me: I’m an entrepreneur, developer and artisan. I cofounded Simulise. I build applications for the web, mobile and desktop and also manage & maintain some servers.

If you want to talk to me you can shoot me an email or hit me up on Twitter @stayallive (yeah, that’s with 2 l’s).

About the entrepreneur part

I work (and founded) @Simulise where I am the lead developer and sysadmin.

Simulise, the portfolio platform in which students show who they are and what they stand for. Pupils, students, teachers and the business community work together and identify how students have come to their results. Simulise allows students to present their talents and use social media in their work. Gamification elements and 21st Century Skills, skills that students of today must meet to be fully embraced. Pupils, students, teachers and the business community are encouraged and inspired to learn from each other and work together. — Simulise

On the side I run a little small hosting company founded by myself called Alboweb. I host a large variety of sites like the @Simulise website and web application, this blog, some very small blogs, but some as big as >30k visitors per day and loads of other sites and apps.
We provide shared and managed hosting services on dedicated or virtual private servers. It is a great way to keep my sysadmin skills up-to-date and pet my ego when I look at our beautiful uptime reports 🤓.

About the developer part

In my few free hours I do some consulting and work on a freelance basis as Devalex.

Currently I worked as resident code monkey @iCulture, the largest (and best of course) Dutch Apple focused news site. Here I work worked to make WordPress less awkward and better/faster/stronger for the writers and readers. The site is built on WordPress, but also uses the Laravel Lumen framework (to make our iOS apps blazing fast 🔥) and Elasticsearch (as our awesome search backbone).

About the artisan part

I love the Laravel PHP framework and have built quite some applications (private and public) with it (since version 3 all the way up to 5). Have any questions? Hit me up on the Larachat Slack group (@stayallive), shoot me an email or maybe ping me on Twitter @stayallive if you can fit it in 140 chars 😉.