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Niels Groot Obbink

Firm believer that communicating with people is as important as communicating with computers. Team player that inspires people to be their best and build awesome things together.

With a broad interest in the computer science field, explored fields include (full stack) web development, interpreter and compiler design and game development.

Analytical thinker with an incisive mind. Specialized in front-end web development.

niels@nielsgrootobbink.com

Experience

Lead developer / full-stack web developer

miWebb 2017 - present
  • Lead project manager and customer point of contact on several website, webshop and CMS projects.
  • Trained interns in full-stack web development.
  • Implemented and customized websites and webshops with and without existing CMS systems.
  • Designed and implemented RESTfull API's.
  • Electron application technical design and implementation.

Founder / full-stack web developer

Webosaur 2014 - present
  • Customer intake, full project design and execution.
  • Website and webapp design, development and deployment.
  • Custom website and CMS implementations.

Software engineer

DDVTech 2012 - 2014
  • Designed and executed large parts of a webshop with automatic software build integration.
  • Web application implementation, based on existing API's.
  • Implementation of video/audio protocols in C++.

Education

Master Information Science

Vrije Universiteit & University of Amsterdam 2013 - 2017

Master degree in information science, focusing on the (social) web and information management. Master thesis investigated a combination of static- and dynamic analysis for JavaScript dead code elimination in web applications.

Bachelor Information, Multimedia and Management

Vrije Universiteit 2008 - 2013

Bachelor degree in information science, with mostly group-oriented projects. Final project for a government agency involved finding a solution against illegal cellphone use in prisons.

VWO (Atheneum; Natuur en Gezondheid)

Keizer Karel College 2001 - 2008

Secondary education.

Skills

Expertise in website and web application (technical) design and implementation.

Ability to clearly communicate technical information to non-technical users.

Aptitude for creating easily maintainable and extendable (software) systems.

Creative and an enthusiasm for leaning new things.

Programming

HTML Expert

CSS Expert

JavaScript Expert

PHP Advanced

SQL Intermediate

C++ Intermediate

Worked with a number of other languages, including Java, Python, assembly, BASIC and C.

Tools & software

Advanced knowledge of Wordpress and Woocommerce.

Experience with SCSS.

Familiarity with the Git version control system.

Experience with Linux and related tools.

Languages

Dutch Native

English Professional proficiency