Bas Vredeling

Web Developer

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bas@vredeling.nl

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Profile

Commited to creating elegant web sites and applications. Advocate of open source technology as key to empowering web users. Dedicated Drupal developer.

Working with Drupal since version 4. Professionally developing Drupal sites since 2007. Member of the Drupal Association. Currently mainly working on D8 projects.

Personalia

  • Bas Vredeling
  • Amsterdam
  • The Netherlands
  • 1978
  • Dutch, English (fluent), German, French, Spanish (decent)
  • B

Skills

Web Development

Broad experience in creating plain websites, communities, ecommerce, publishing platforms, aggregators.

System Architecture

Skilled in system architecture and system integration for fully scalable platforms.

Front-end Development

Seasoned front-end developer with a keen eye for design and accessibility.

Performance

Can perform stack and front-end performance analysis and optimisations.

Security

Can give security advice and do audits on application security hardening.

Continuous integration

Experience in setting up continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines.

Drupal

Extension Development

Development of tailor-made modules, plugins and themes. Elegant implementation of community projects.

Decoupling & Distribution

Development of complex multi-site, multi-domain solutions. Headless and service based architecture.

Trainer

Coaching and training junior developers in development methodology, tooling, team strategies, SCRUM and coding standards.

Technical

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript, jQuery
  • XML, JSON, YAML
  • SCRUM
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Docker
  • CI, CD
  • Git, SVN
  • Solr
  • Services, APIs
  • REST, SOAP
  • Redis, Varnish
  • APC, Memcache

Employment

Code Culture

Founder / Owner

2004 - present

Self-employed / freelance web developer. Predominantly Drupal CMS development, template building, extension development, training and consultancy. Previously also Joomla and Magento development.

2Value

Web systems developer and consultant

2007 - 2016

Development and architecture of the web systems employed by a network of entrepreneurs. Education and assessment of fellow developers on new technologies.

Akris

Senior Software Developer

2008

Lead development of Drupal websites for clients. Planning, coordination and execution of in-house initiated communities and marketing oriented websites.

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Electronic Learning Environment Administrator

2001 - 2005

Support of education with new media in both the classroom and online. System administrator of the electronic learning environment Blackboard. Assistance of both lecturers and students in new media projects and initiatives.

Education

University of Amsterdam

Cultural Anthropology and Sociology of Non-Western Societies (1998-2004)

Technical University Delft

Geodetic Engineering (1996-1998)

Dalton Scholengemeenschap, Voorburg

VWO / Gymnasium (1994-1996)

St. Oelbert Gymnasium, Oosterhout

Gymnasium (1990-1994)

Selected Projects

Dutch Chamber of Commerce

Connecting Entrepreneurs

2018 - present

Front-end restructuring and back-end development for nlgroeit, a platform to connect successful business owners with one another in mentor / mentee roles.

Flink

Internet agency

2018 - 2019

Freelance Drupal back-end developer. We worked in small agile teams to create several client projects. Most notably websites for the Dutch Water Sector, Madurodam, FME, Synerkri and others.

TransFollow

Digital Logistics

2015 - 2019

TransFollow develops various digital products for logistics services. We created a portal displaying essential information when loading and shipping dangerous goods by road. For their main electronic waybill product we developed a responsive product website.

Tradus

Marketplace for heavy machinery

2017

Online verticals multinational OLX started a global marketplace for heavy machinery in 2017. We grew this platform to be market leading in volume within 6 months of launch, containing about half a million ads in multiple countries.

PostNL

Developer portal

2017

Dutch mail and parcel distributor PostNL has a wide range of APIs that developers can use for parcel tracking, postal code lookups, and much more. For reference to developers we built a portal containing extensive api documentation and a sandboxing tool to test api functionality.

Beurtvaartadres

Logistics

2012- 2016

The company site we inherited was built by inexperienced developers. We restored maintainability by unhacking the code, setting up a proper multi-site environment, implementing multilingual modules and workflow. Other assignments included updating the themes to a new layout, migrating content and supporting their in-house developers.

2Value Websites

Multiple Drupal and non-Drupal websites

2007 - 2016

As a freelancing associate of 2Value I've been employed in many roles: developer, consultant, trainer and tester, to name a few. I've built various implementations of their company website and several internal applications. Among these are a webshop, a wiki, a payment and accounting system and a project management platform.

2Value Training

Training & coaching

2007 - 2016

I've have been training of both Drupal and Joomla developers in using proper development tools and strategies such as: Git, Subversion, DTAP. To get more Drupal expertise within 2Value's developer network I've set up a Drupal junior developer course spanning a week of full time training and a month of applied mentoring.

Dutch Provinces

Geo-information platforms

2014 - 2016

Audit and development of two maps platforms of the Dutch provincial governments to publish geo-information concerning the location and details of both industrial zones and water quality.

Proserve

Corporate website

2016

At identify firm Total Active Media we’ve implemented a completely new design for hosting service provider Proserve. My role involved tasks like front-end development, website configuration, responsive site setup. This website was featured on Adobe’s behance.net as a showcase in early 2017.

Undagrid

Corporate website

2016

Corporate website redesign of the Internet of Things technology company Undagrid.

Zuyderland

Hospital

2016

Website redesign and Drupal upgrade of the Zuyderland hospitals in Limburg, the Netherlands.

JCK

Amsterdam Jewish museums website

2016

The museums of the "Joods Cultureel Kwartier" in Amsterdam wanted to have a joint inventory and information display on this decoupled Drupal website containing a large quantity of images and texts.

Cooplace

Multi-site cooperation platform

2007 - 2015

Cooplace is an extranet provider. Loosely based on the Open Atrium distribution of Drupal we've built a multisite solution which allows organisations to rent their own extranet and configure needed functionality. Each client is given their own stack and content is aggregated in a central portal via services.

NCDO

Social Development NGO

2012

Developing both the public website and the intranet. Social media connections, theme implementations, new content types. Feed aggregation via services and targeted content.

ROC Midden Nederland

Large educational organisation

2012

Corporate site support and development of new functionality.

iKot Brik

Real estate & student housing

2012

Personalised mailing module and digest aggregator for Belgian student housing agent.

ELZHA

Interest organisation for medical service providers

2010 - 2012

Development of their website and extranet.

Alliander Innovation Platform

Electricity infrastructure provider

2011

Innovation tool and intranet. Consultancy, test and development work.

Archello

Dutch architect community

2011

Support, debugging, testing, style implementations of high throughput, media-rich website.

VvAA

Insurances and financial products for the medical sector

2011

Complete overhaul of the corporate website: re-development, re-style and content migration. Various campaign websites.

Salvation Army

Dutch Salvation Army e-commerce platform

2011

The Dutch chapter of the international Salvation Army has a wide range of products in an ubercart shop. The shop needed upgrading, and some reporting features.

Glass Fibre Community

Internet provider comparison and review community

2009

Postcode search module matching details entered by site visitors with available internet connections from several internet service providers.

PAWEX

Wind energy project development

2008

Corporate website development. Theming, styling and end-user (editor) training.

E-Connection

Wind energy project development

2008

Corporate website development. Theming, styling and end-user (editor) training.

NWEA

Wind energy project development

2008

Corporate website development. Theming, styling and end-user (editor) training.

Virtual Starry Night & Tracing Vincent

Vincent van Gogh communities

2008

Community sites with information on the life and works of Vincent van Gogh.

Jumbo

Puzzle and board-game manufacturer

2007

This was my first big Drupal assignment back in 2007. I developed the content structure using CCK, added a workflow to upload product artwork, set up a major categorisation scheme. Despite the company's fame, CMS based websites were somewhat of a novelty to them. Their new website drastically changed the way they communicated to their consumers. We've also migrated the website from Drupal 4 to 5.

Clients

  • Dutch Government

    Prototype of the Dutch Tax Department pre-filled tax return forms

  • McDonalds

    HTML mail campaign

  • Rabobank

    Testing and fixing the new corporate layout

  • Equens

    Converting their website to a new HTML theme after a merger

  • Dutch National Archive

    Adapting their website to a new corporate identity

  • Alternatief voor Vakbond

    Website for a new dutch labour union

  • University of Amsterdam

    Electronic Learning Environment administrator

  • University of Amsterdam

    Set up and training for the first university wide CMS

  • Eden Design (Eden Spiekermann)

    Various frontend development and accessibility jobs

  • International Statistical Institute

    Website for international branch of Dutch national statistical institute

  • International Broker Group

    Developing multiple sites for real estate agencies and connection to geo-service

  • Flevo Hospital

    Hospital website development with new layout, text-to-speach plugin and accessible templates

  • Atos Origin / KPN

    Developer support and testing of a statistical analysis service platform for telephone records

  • United Nations

    Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Version control, hosting, testing, developer support

  • Malmberg (Aromedia)

    Created and maintained several educational websites for this Dutch print publisher