About Dave

Hello, my name is Dave de Fijter, founder of Indentity.

After years of work as a PHP and Python/Django developer I decided to start my own company. A company where I can focus on the latest technologies and where code quality comes first. This has become Indentity.

Currently I'm specialized in Django/Python development and clientside development (HTML/CSS/Javascript/jQuery).


Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data

Full name
Dave de Fijter
Place of birth
Rotterdam

Educations

  • 2003 - 2007: HBO Grafimediatechnologie at Rotterdam University (Graduated)
  • 1998 - 2003: HAVO profile E&M at the Melanchthon College Rotterdam (Finished)

Certification / Other

Relevant working experience

  • 2010 - Today: Founder of Indentity, Freelance developer
  • 2010 - 2010: Fulltime Python / Django / Javascript developer (Fabrique)
  • 2008 - 2010: Fulltime Python / Django / Javascript developer (YouTellMe BV)
  • 2008 - 2008: Fulltime Webdeveloper (Capica BV)
  • 2007 - 2008: Fulltime Technical Lead & Head of Design (TBlox BV)
  • 2006 - 2007: Fulltime PHP Developer / System Developer (TBlox BV)
  • 2006 - 2007: Parttime employee learn/working company Rotterdam University (Lynx)
  • 2005 - 2006: Fulltime manager own hardware division (Kewi Boten BV)
  • 2005 - 2006: Parttime webmaster (Kewi Boten BV)
  • 2004 - 2005: Parttime webmaster (Schiedam Inkart Centre)
  • 2003 - 2006: Parttime webmaster / Computer repair (Freelance)
  • 2001 - 2003: Parttime webmaster (Webgids Internet)

Projects

  • The development of the travel sites by 4ElementsTravel. 4ElementsTravel offers social travel sites based on specific niches like kitesurfing, golf or scuba-diving. Indentity created the complete 4ElementsTravel platform on a reusable way so a new subsite can be added with minimum effort, it's the same code but with different data and looks. Indentity developed the complete platform and corporate identity for 4ElementsTravel.
  • De technical design, development and implementation of a new multimedia tour application for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, the Boijmans Tour. This system is currently used in the museum as a virtual tour-guide providing video, audio and other interactive elements for the complete collection of the museum on your own smartphone or on a iPod Touch provided by the museum.
  • The development of a fully customisable online e-learning platform for operational safety purposes with the name Cursafe. Indentity developed the whole system from scratch including naming the company and the full corporate identity.
  • Development of a new online learning platform for beginning Django developers: Django101.com
  • Development of the Fashiolista iPad app
  • Maintaining and extending App-Ologies, a online platform for mobile application development.
  • Development and realisation of the Peanutbutter-Post video-interview project for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.
  • Providing maintenance tasks for the ArtTube and Online Collection applications for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
  • Development of the Easy TAN mobile app for Android (10.000+ downloads)
  • Development of the Fashiolista iPhone app
  • Designing and developing various projects for Fabrique.
  • Designing and developing grindvloeren-plan.nl, a django powered site for a local company
  • Designing and developing baseinterieur.nl, a django powered site for a local company
  • Designing and developing for YouTellMe.nl, a social shopping site. (Techniques: django, python, postgresql, javascript, html)
  • Designing and developing a extranet including PHP framework for the Rotterdam Climate Initiative (Capica BV)
  • Assembling and setting up a stable up-to-date Gentoo Linux development webserver complete with PHP5, Apache 2, MySQL 5, SSH, WebDAV, SVN, Trac and Python for Capica BV
  • Designing and developing a REST based TBlox API to contact TBlox modules from all over the web.
  • Designing and developing a Web 2.0 personal webportal named myTBlox/myCockpit Beta (like Netvibes and iGoogle). Complete with own TBlox gadgets and a own XML based gadget standard.
  • Designing and developing a support module wich handles all support requests to TBlox (TBlox Assist, Support requests, help and actionlogger). I graduated on this project at Rotterdam University with a 9 out of 10.
  • Designing and developing barcode scan software in Visual C# for TBlox.
  • Developing a general web styleguide based on earlier proposals for better lay-out and usability of the TBlox modules.
  • Recruiting, Interviewing and Educating new TBlox employee's and graduates within TBlox.
  • Designing and developing a payment service for TBlox (TBlox Credits). Every TBlox payment runs through this module.
  • Re-developing the UI and general Usability for specific TBlox modules.
  • Starting up and running my own computer hardware (web)shop as my internship at Kewi Boten BV.
  • Designing and developing a Microsoft XNA Game (XBox 360 Ready) in Visual C#. Introduced XNA to Rotterdam University.
  • Designing and developing a car portal site (carowners.nl, offline now) with CMS at Rotterdam University.
  • Designing and developing a real estate agent website: (Match Makelaars) with CMS in PHP(3) and MySQL at Webgids Internet

Languages

  • Dutch: Good
  • Engels: Good
  • German: Decent

Computer knowledge

Operating systems
  • Mac OS: Good
  • Windows (3.1 -> Vista): Good
  • Linux (Gentoo / Debian / Ubuntu): Good
  • Dos: Good
Programming languages
  • Python: Excellent
  • PHP (3 t/m 5): Excellent
  • Javascript: Good
  • Shell Scripting (Bash): Decent
  • Flash Actionscript: Decent
  • Director Lingo: Decent
  • Java: Decent
  • Objective C / Cocoa: Fair
  • ASP(.net): Fair
  • JSP: Fair
Other languages
  • (My)SQL (PostgreSQL and MySQL): Good
  • (x)HTML: Good
  • CSS: Good
  • XML: Good
  • UML: Fair
Disciplines
  • OOP: Good
  • AJAX implementations in combination with JSON: Good
  • MVC: Good
  • SVN & GIT: Good
  • AIR: Decent
  • REST: Decent
  • Google Gadgets: Decent
  • Google App Engine: Redelijk
Software
  • VIM: Good
  • Adobe Photoshop: Good
  • Adobe Illustrator: Good
  • Adobe InDesign: Good
  • Microsoft Office / OpenOffice: Good
  • Kapow: Good
  • Pentaho (Spoon): Good
  • Adobe Flash: Decent
  • Macromedia Director: Decent
  • Quark QuarkXPress: Decent
  • Google Sketchup: Decent
  • Discreet 3D Studio Max: Fair

Interests

  • Programming
  • Usability
  • Innovation
  • Gadgets and Electronics
  • Computers / Hardware
  • Games & Consoles
  • Movies & Series