Large organizations contain many functional experts, who know exactly what they need to ensure happy customers. Yet when these needs are handed over to IT parties to be implemented in new or existing tools, somehow the result tends to be a less-than-perfect fit. This is where Have Skill Webdevelopment can make the difference. Coming from a broad background as a web application developer, I specialized in delivering the front-end, focusing on the details which make or break the user experience. Through this focus, I discovered that my deep understanding of IT allows me to translate the technical reality and its consequences into functional terms. I also effectively gather functional requirements for translating back into technical solutions which fit into the existing architecture and ensure long-term viability and maintainability.
I not only speak the language of developers and architects, but also of product owners and managers, project leaders, application management, the legal department, visual and interaction designers, and end users. I have a strongly analytical mind, and come up with pragmatic solutions to fit every circumstance.
- HTML, CSS, Less, WCAG, PHP, MySQL, Git, Jira
- Adobe Experience Manager, Java, Zend Framework, Smarty, ColdFusion, ASP, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, Firebird SQL, UML, Atom, XML, SVN, BitKeeper, CVS, Bitbucket, GitLab, Bugzilla, Confluence, Redmine, Trac, Photoshop
- YUI, Node.js, BackstopJS, Grunt, Flot, Prototype, handlebars, assemble, Python, Spring, Hippo, Drupal, Doctrine, MDB2, PDO, Dwoo, Solr, Lucene, MS Access, PHPUnit, phpUnderControl, Jenkins, Bamboo, Maven, Locust, Taurus, Cucumber, XML-RPC, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, XUL, NORA, TOGAF
Background and Procedures
Soon after obtaining a Master's Degree in Computer Science at Delft, University of Technology, I set out to travel around the world for a few years, utilizing the experience of a part-time job web programmer to pay for my travels along the way. Freelancing in Australia, customers were satisfied to such a degree that the neverending influx of new projects even managed to nearly bring the travelling to a halt. Considering the large demand for both practically and theoretically grounded expertise, setting up Have Skill Webdevelopment to continue this work was a logical next step upon returning to the Netherlands.
These last few years, I've mostly worked as a solution architect, bridging the gaps between functional owners, architects, and development teams. I'm also experienced as a product owner and as a development team lead, and can function as an information or business analist. I operate effectively in fields with large numbers of stakeholders, and always relate developments back to their business and end-user value. I am very familiar with the GDPR, practice data minimization by default and by design, and can advice on most aspects relating to this privacy law.
I find it important to stay in touch with hands-on programming, and continue to enjoy developing (front-end) prototypes for new functionalities. My work has always been characterised by a focus on security (an aspect of web development which even today doesn't get nearly enough attention) and maintainability. Client-side I follow web standards by writing accessible and semantically meaningful HTML and CSS. I have experience with large migrations, and am familiar with many content management systems.
If you would like more information on what I can do for you, links to recent work, a resume, or further conversation, don't hesitate to contact Sander van Lambalgen.