PIETER JOOST VAN DE SANDE
Software Development Craftsman
My name is Pieter Joost van de Sande and I am an independent software developer with an impressive track record that can help your team and project to accelerate.
I regularly present at international conferences like Microsoft TechDays, SDC and NDC. Next to that I am one of the founders and board member of Devnology where I help to organise meetings and run a populair podcast about software development. My role in the community is recognised by Microsoft who awarded me with the exclusive Microsoft MVP award.
In my spare time I contribute to open source projects which, as you can see at my Github profile, are not bound to a specific programming language or platform. I rather explore different languages and paradigms to learn from their differences. C# as a great general purpose language, the JVM has an impressive ecosystem and Go shows how eligant simplicity is. I do prefer staticly typed languages in most situations, but if you really want to learn TDD, dynamic languages are your friend.
To clear my head and recharge my batteries I run barefoot.
HONORS AND AWARDS
According to Microsoft the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award is given to "exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.
The Atos TRP Award is the most exclusive award Atos gives to their professionals. According to them it is given to the ones that delivered exceptional value to the company.
In 2008 INETA and Microsoft organised the European Silverlight Challenge. People form over 20 countries competed for the title Europe's Best Silverlight Developer 2008. I was the judge and rated all entries for originality, design, usability and technical execution.
Microsoft recognized my contributions to the MSDN forums and promoted me to Microsoft Community Moderator.
I was the number one top rated contibuter that posted the most "top rated" answered on the MSDN forums in the year 2004. Microsoft acknowledged my contribution with some goodies and a handwritten letter from the C# team. A week later they promoted me to Microsoft Community Moderator.
I regularly speak at meetups and conferences covering in-depth topics like durable messaging, domain driven design, CQRS and more language specific like an introduction to Go.
You never disappointed me with your inspiring presentation style! Attendee at NDCExceptional presentation skills Attendee at Microsoft DevDays 2008I enjoyed every minute! Attendee DEV010You made me realize software development can be fun! Attendee at DevcampBest session of the day!! Attendee at SDN
Community Manager and Engineer
I joined wercker when they just became one of the first Dutch startups to have raised capital from U.S. from top-tier VCs. They hired me to help growing their business and guide them through a period of rapid growth, from a handful of customers, to thousands of active customers in just a few months. I also was an important counterpartner for the CTO to help solving deep technical challenges and helped the CEO to accelerate growth. I still think a lot about this time and look back with proud.
Year:2013 - 2014
Rewriting the worlds leading Live Engagement Marketing system.
Rewriting the largest dating site of Sweden, Finland and Norway in Go.
Creating awesome opportunities for the Dutch software development community to exchange knowledge and experience.
Driving business success through active community engagement by building ongoing and permanent relationships, content marketing and delivering world-class support.
Helping top Fortune 500 companies to succeed with software development within the Microsoft area.
Organising meetups on monthly bases for the Dutch .NET community.
Successfully delivering multiple software development projects.
Creating worlds most inteligent workforce scheduling system.
Written the stuff we currently call legacy.
Pieter Joost is a brilliant developer with excellent and current skills. He has proven himself to be a fast paced and to-the-point addition to various projects. It has always been a thrill working together with Pieter Joost.
- Martijn Bronkhorst, Senior PFE at Microsoft
Pieter Joost has proven to have great knowledge of building software and was capable of learning quickly in a branche he wasn't familiar with. He was easy to work with and always prepared to take that extra step. He was worth every euro I spend on him.
- Robert Heinen, CEO Van Brug Software
Pieter Joost has the drive to tell our students that software development asks
for professional attitude and knowing the fun of it. They love it!
- Hans den Hartog, Research Fellow at INHOLLAND
Pieter Joost is an awesome team-mate to work with. Despite having vast experience in software development, he still learns and accepts changes fast.
It was a pleasure to discover and refine project domain towards a deeper insight and simplicity, while working on HappyPancake project with Pieter. He helped me to become a better developer.
It would be an honor for me to work in the same team with Pieter again.
- Rinat Abdullin, Development Lead
Pieter Joost is an awesome fellow, always willing to try something new.
He has extensive knowledge of Microsoft technologies. He is obviously
an authority in the field of CQRS.
- Ramon Prick, Independent Software Architect
Working with Pieter Joost is an enervating experience. His enthusiasm for software development in it’s broadest sense and his (literally) endless energy work very contagious. This combined with his broad knowledge of software technologies, development processes and his visions on the usage of ICT made him a very useful addition to our team.
- Arno den Uijl, Architect at ABN AMRO
I am available for short-term contract and freelance work, so go on... hire me!
- (+31) 6 54 22 44 89
- KvK 59749903
- VAT NL170090073B01
- Dronten, The Netherlands