I'm a ninja webdeveloper / creative programmer
I am an allround web developer. I am a senior programmer with good knowledge of front-end techniques. I love structure and order and I also stand for quality. I love spending time on fixing little details and optimizing web apps. Also I like working in a team, you'll learn faster and more. As the saying goes: 'two heads are better than one'.
Pascal van Gemert
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, Earth
“Protons give an atom its identity, electrons its personality.”
- Bill Bryson, A short history of nearly everything
Aug 2004 - Jun 2008
Bachelor - Computer Science (Specialization: Multimedia) The education was mainly Java-based programming, but I also learned about SQL, PHP, MVC, UML and more. During my time in college, I specialized in multimedia. Here I learned about gaming -the importance of OOP-, web- and user experience and design. 's-Hertogenbosch
Aug 1999 - Jun 2004
Highschool - Havo (Nature/Technics & Nature/Health) I graduated highschool, where I enjoyed doing science, math, biology and arts. I realized in my third year of school that I wanted to do something with websites, and so I started making small flash/actionscript applications. Rosmalen
Apr 2011 - current
Fulltime - Lead Developer Whoopaa is a startup that began as a social network where users were able to separate their business- and personal social life. As this idea didn't exactly take off the way we expected it to, we changed the idea. We began a job matching platform, where Whoopaa became the place for job seekers to make an interactive CV enriched with certified tests. The place where companies can create job openings and efficiently find the right candidates needed a name as well, and was called HRMatches. I developed an own framework, which I improved in user experience and speed after the big idea change. I also developed the real time match algorithm as well as a lot of other helpful algorithms. Whoopaa is my current full-time job. 's-Hertogenbosch |
Aug 2007 - current
Freelance - Developer / Designer SOAP is a local hairdresser in 's-Hertogenbosch. I design, develop and manage their website. Every couple of years I re-design their site and I recently updated their CMS to Wordpress, combined with a custom made Bootstrap theme to make it completely responsive. Den Bosch |
Sep 2008 - Mar 2011
Fulltime - Lead Developer Right after I graduated, I started working for C2K: a full service internet agency. I developed a homemade CMS, CRM and e-mail marketing system. The CMS was used for a dozens of clients, as well as the e-mail marketing system. I also did a lot of custom made web sites/applications. Later on I also developed Layars like: Conquar (a digital adaption of the board game of Risk) and Gowalla (based on Gowalla's API). C2K no longer exists. Eindhoven / 's-Hertogenbosch
Feb 2008 - Jul 2008
Graduate Internship - ICT Consultant My second internship and the place I eventually graduated, was at Davinci. I investigated new web-technologies they could possibly use to improve the front-end of their java-based CRM system. I compared technologies such as Adobe Flex, Silverlight, Ruby on Rails together, to find out which could work best for the company. Based on the results of my research, the company eventually decided to use the ZK Framework. Amsterdam |
Oct 2007 - Jun 2008
Part-time - Webdeveloper At sanitairwinkel.nl, I improved/expanded the current webapplication and re-factored the code. I also created a brand new back-end system and improved the front-end by giving it a new look and feel. I also improved the website's SEO. Rosmalen |
Jan 2007 - Sep 2007
Part-time - PHP Developer After my internship ended I was asked to stay as part-time employee. Goomla became partner of the year of Bol.com. In October 2007 Goomla was sold to Daisycon. Eindhoven
Aug 2006 - Jan 2007
Internship - PHP Developer I did my first internship at a company named Goomla. There I learned to apply my knowledge of PHP. Goomla was a shopping/comparison-site, with more than 100 affiliates including bol.com, wehkamp, neckermann, to name a few. Eindhoven
“Life without knowledge is death in disguise.”
- Talib Kweli
This project is build on a custom made PHP framework.See project on Github
“You can do anything you set your mind to.”
- Benjamin Franklin
I love solving riddles and problems and building stuff from scratch. My strong suit is that I don't give up without a fight. When trying to find the solution to a problem, I will not quit until I find at least one. The satisfaction I get from solving a problem can really make my day.
I can listen to music all day. I have a varied taste of music and I listen to it at work, during sports, riding my bike, on the train... I play guitar myself and would love to own a drum-kit some day.
If you look up my social networks, you'll surely come across one of my cats. Because what is the internet without cats? Nothing, right? And I'm an internet man, so one and one makes two.
I couldn't live without sports. In the weekend you will find me riding my mountainbike - just check out my Runkeeper. Once or twice a week, you'll find me in the gym or at the tracks to train my pole vaulting. I just love the adrenaline rush!
When I was 19 I traveled by plane for the first time, and after that I was hooked. I went to the United States twice, Surinam, Greece, Malta, the Canary Islands and more. But as much as I love the sun, I also love going to the Alps for some snowboarding.