If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.

Les Brown

About Me

Welcome! I design high available, fault tolerant and auto scaling infrastructure in the cloud, architect DTAP deployment streets using Wercker and Bamboo and utilise a range of tools and third-party services to deploy applications into the cloud, including but not limited to Ruby, Docker, CloudFormation, Chef, Ansible, GIT, and Bitbucket. I am a proponent of test driven development and a Scrum enthusiast. In my leisure time I play with blockchain and brew Sake.


BornI was born in The Hague, The Netherlands. I had no noteworthy experience at the time.

1996 - 2000

Technische Informatica (Computer Science)Friese Poort, Drachten

1998 - 1998

PEN testerWhitehat hacking / pen testing. Project for the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. The security recommendations in my report were used as a basis for the university's security policies.

2000 - 2002

UNIX System AdministratorI worked nearly three years at Vuurwerk Internet. My responsibilities included setting up a FreeBSD dedicated hosting platform, performing physical installation of servers, building servers, maintenance, scripting/programming, and serving as a third-line escalation point. It was a privilege to work with so many skilled engineers and developers at Vuurwerk.

2002 - 2003

Developer / System Administrator / ShareholderI was part of a start up that listened to the name Discard BV and was a shareholder. I worked as a programmer and system administrator for Discard, writing software that mined fraud sensitive information from malicious (public and underground) sources such as stolen credit card numbers. We provided a service with which you could be alerted whenever your credit card was being traded in underground communities. Our initiative got some media attention (CNN, and a major US business magazines), yet there was little animo for such a service at the time. Alas :)

2004 - 2004

Customer SupportLaDot B.V. (aka Active 24) is a hosting company operating in several countries. My responsibilities included and were limited to answering the telephone. Without pause. I survived to tell the tale.


System AdministratorProServe is a corporate hosting provider focused on dedicated hosting and virtualisation. I’ve worked at ProServe as a developer, linux/UNIX system administrator and hostmaster. I've done anything from domain name registration to physically replacing locks in racks in our data centers.

2005 - 2006

EntrepeneurMy company HJ Hosting gained national notoriety when newspapers, radio stations and television stations made mention of my initiative. It started out as a free e-mail service promoting freedom of speech. After the media attention I decided that I would offer hosting services at a low price and gained more than 3,000 customers overnight and it went viral. It was a one man show, from customer support to system administration. Exhausting but fulfilling.

1999 - 2007

Administrator, IRC Operator, SecretaryEFNet is one of the oldest Internet Relay Chat networks. I've administered IRC servers for Vuurwerk Internet and BIT connected to the Eris Free Network and I've been secretary for EU portion of the network.


Project ManagerProject management slash lead developer for an internet marketing company in the online gambling industry. Aside from project management I wrote content, did SEO optimisation, and development (PHP/perl).

2008 - 2012

EntrepeneurI’ve developed an array of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Internet Marketing services to get customers to rank higher in the SERPs, to optimise their landing pages for higher conversion and wrote a CMS to create unique micro niche websites.

2012 - 2015

Developer / Scrum MasterI’ve been working as a developer and scrum master at Interactive 3D B.V., a managed hosting and IaaS provider from Rotterdam, Netherlands. My function - besides development - was to facilitate the adoption of scrum within the organisation, to mentor other programmers, and conference with big game publishers to develop the tooling they required.

2015 - 2016

Cloud Systems EngineerAt Unitt / Sentia I designed high available, fault tolerant and auto scaling infrastructure in the cloud, architected DTAP deployment streets using Wercker and Bamboo and utilise a range of tools and third-party services to deploy applications into the cloud, including but not limited to Ruby, CloudFormation, Chef, Ansible, GIT, and Bitbucket. TDD and agility was key. Further responsibilities included leading the implementation team, coaching and mentoring engineers and optimise our agility as scrum master.

2016 - 2017

Senior Manager OperationsResponsible for all operations at VANAD Aloha and transitioning from old world infra to a cloud native setup.

2017 - 2018

Senior Cloud Systems EngineerSenior Cloud Systems Engineer in a Research and Development role.

2018 - Current

Cloud ConsultantAWS Cloud Consultant at Binx.

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