Who am I?
- Name: Ben Koppenens
- Date of birth: April 29th 1977
- Nationality: Netherlands
- City: Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Phone: (+31) 6 511 555 24
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With my experience in working for large companies and high-profile project, I can be of value for any web project or IT company. Read more about my experience and work below.
My Professional Background
2011 October - Present
2012 - 2015 Build lead & architect
For Rabobank.nl I worked for two years in a generic support team. Large parts of the web applications maintained by this team are behind authentication (banking).
2013 March - 2015
2013 - 2013 Implementation SeoShop
2013 - 2015 Building Magento Store
One of the leading Dutch webshop providers is SeoShop.nl. It's a custom platform with their own templating & event system. Hond.nl is a major Dutch webshop in animal (dog) supplies. The stock and back office systems were integrated with SeoShop.
Building Magento Store
As the webshop grow, a Magento store became required to create all the needs for a full grown e-commerce company. I did development on both back-end (custom extensions) as wel as Front-End (theme development).
2010 Januari - 2010 August
Exact is a leader in bookkeeping software for both small businesses as well as large company's and governmental organisations. During this project I was working on Exact's web-based portal for large organisations, replacing an old Windows client with a webbased application.
Key aspects of the development were: exact copy of an existing (client) interface. Great usability because people spend hours in the interface. Another big issue was performence and the requirement of fully supporting Internet Explorer.
1998 September - 2006 June
Delft Univerity of Technology
I have a masters degree in (civil) engineering at Delft University of Technology. Although in that time, I didn't learn much web-development yet, I did learn many things that form the base of my capabilities now. Key learnings were: analytical way of thinking, problem solving approach, thorough knowledge of mathematics (wich become handy when programming on games but also encryption).
1991 September - 1998 May
School Profile Description
VWO is a Dutch name for the highest level of high schools we have here in Holland. It's the only level which gives direct access to one of the Dutch Universities. Normally you'll start around the age of 12 and it takes 6 years before doing the final exam.
My profile for the last years was both technical (with Science, Math and Physics) and economical.
What I’m best at
Skills & Knowledge
- CSS 3
- Legacy Support & Migration
- MySql & Percona
- Apache, nginx & Litespeed webserver
- Varnish cache
- PDF Manipulation
- Data import, export
- bash, cron, debian
Hobbies & Interests
Although free time is little, I do like ice skating, biking and running when I do have time.
Discovering other peoples habits, beliefs and culture is an enriching experience.
As an IT guy, I try to follow technology news, expecially related to my field of work.
I have been attracted by Asia my whole life, so visiting Asia is always a pleasure.
Of course, my two kids & wife deserve more time then I spare. So no more late-night work (thanks scrum).
"The mind is everything; What you think, you become," ~ unknown