Professional Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
Achieved at former Industriële Hogeschool Brussel now Erasmushogeschool. My internship was completed with honours at CANAC where I created a program (*) containing algoritms who were responsible for optimizing flight plan information on airways and beacons pilots still used but where changed in the field (automaticaly updated the flight plans for approach).
20+ years of *nix experience
I've worked for many years with the following unix flavor of platforms:
  • Linux (RedHat/Suse/Slackware/Debian)
  • SunOS/Solaris
  • HP/UX
I've specialised myself the last 13 years in the Debian/Ubuntu distributions of linux as I believe these are the perfect fit for mission critical platforms. I do have experience on other linux flavors but I tend to prefer Debian-like distributions.
I'm just listing the languages I use the most, I know more than those but they are usually not popular anymore or I actually don't like them at all but had to learn them at one point.
  • PHP coding: expert level
  • PERL coding: expert but perl not used a lot anymore
  • Javascript: expert
  • Python: Basic level
  • C: Basic level
Third line expert
One of my stronger points is I am able to solve -so far- about any problem you throw at me. I am very methodical and logically driven in my approach to problems. My reputation as a problem solver is well established among peers.
Wide expertise
Usually I am able to go in depth on an issue when needed giving me lots of expertise in a area. This is usually demand-based depending on the tasks presented. This also means I am a generalist, if something new and fresh needs to be learned I will focus on gathering the knowledge I need to achieve success.
Systems Administrator
Proven Success in Systems Optimization and Strategic IT Solutions

Accomplished Systems Administrator

Managing server infrastructures and data-center operations across multiple platforms (Unix, Linux). Effectively plan, size, install, configure, architect and optimize the IT infrastructure to consistently achieve high availability and performance. Even before buzzwords like DevOps, Agile dropped I was already working and creating highly automated and mass deployable environments on baremetal servers, decades before putting this on your CV was cool.

Proven ability to create and deliver solutions

Organizational development and systems/network optimization. Skilled problem identifier and troubleshooter comfortable managing systems, projects and teams in a range of IT environments.
Global IT nomad
In the pursuit of interesting jobs, I've been working and/or living abroad for several years. Some of the countries I worked and/or live are:
  • USA - Waukesha (WI)
  • United Kingdom - Reading
  • The Netherlands - Amsterdam and later Hilversum
  • Scotland - Stirling
  • Ireland - Dublin
  • Spain - Barcelona
  • Bermuda - Hamilton
Personal information
  • I have a geek flavoured blog where I wish I could spend more time on, but it is representative for who I am and what I've been working with in the past My Blog
  • I am a regular Aikidoka, I train at the Aikido Bonheiden dojo
  • Dedicated father of twin girls
I have plenty of people who will vouch for me and my skills, if you have concrete interest in hiring me these can be communicated.