About me

last modified: 22 August 2016
name
Jan van Valen
job title
Senior Backend / Frontend Developer
birthdate
21 July 1967
Profile
I'm a passionate frontend developer with over 20 years of experience in IT. I've built C# / Asp.Net applications from the first .Net beta on. HTML, javascript and css were even earlier tools of the trade (I actually made a website for Netscape/IE version 3 - not lying!).

Although it is not the part of the job I enjoy most, debugging and (code) problem solving are what I'm especially good at.

I focus on design and function; page speed is my area of expertise. A website should be responsive - usable for every visitor - and for me mobile first / progressive enhancement is the way to go. I'm not against javascript libraries but prefer vanilla.

Composite C1 is the CMS of choice and I like to contribute to this open source project with code and extensions.

I'm not a nine-to-five kinda guy - but I do have a personal life ;).
Personal Skills
  • FLEXIBILITY
  • CREATIVITY
  • HUMOR
  • HAPPINESS
Education
  • Fontys School Of Arts
  • Several technology related courses (C#, Asp.Net, Fireworks, Photoshop)
  • Communication, Interaction and Conversation techniques
  • Commercial skills
Languages

  • Nederlands

  • English

  • Deutsch
Software & methods
  • ASP.NET
  • C#
  • COMPOSITE C1
  • HTML/CSS
  • INTEL XDK / PHONEGAP
  • JAVASCRIPT

  • FIREWORKS
  • IIS
  • PHOTOSHOP
  • SOURCETREE
  • VISUAL STUDIO

  • CONTENT STRATEGY
  • RESPONSIVE DESIGN
  • SCRUM
  • SEO
Experience

Entrepreneur 1999 –

nu.Faqtz BV, Breda
nu.Faqtz is a web design & software development company dedicated to delivering high-impact web sites and interfaces. nu.Faqtz provides cross-browser responsive solutions that offer a user-friendly interface, an attractive design, clear navigation and great performance.
Responsibilities include:
  • Designer
  • Application engineer
  • Senior web designer / Front-end developer
  • GUI Designer
  • Interaction designer / Usability – User experience consultant
  • Project manager
  • Maintenance Manager

Research & development 2013 – 2015

iTouch design, Tilburg
iTouch design is a design company founded in 2007 (see below).
Responsibilities include:
  • Online development, including planning, design, content, technology & publicity
  • Emerging trends in web technology and devices
  • Emerging developments in standards, devices and mobile
  • Defining code standards, core disciplines of online development, technology & infrastructure

Creative Director 2007 – 2013

iTouch design, Tilburg
iTouch design is a design and development company founded in 2007 by InfoSupport (a large system integrator) and Medicinfo (a care innovation company). They wanted to provide and realize high quality front-end development for them and their customers. I was asked and succeeded to facilitate the start-up of the company, to develop iTouch design into a professional design and development company.
Responsibilities include:
  • Hiring, developing and managing a team of developers and designers
  • Manage/mentor and tutor junior/medior developers and designers
  • Account management and acquisition
  • Validate design and programming deliverables
  • Estimating and planning of development and design tasks
  • Overall project planning
  • Contribute to code / peer - reviews, coding standards and work processes
Professional Skills
  • MANAGEMENT
  • PROBLEM SOLVING
  • COMMUNICATION
  • TEAMWORK
  • PLANNING
Certificates
(and credited in the sofware - @nuFaqtz)
I'm now officially a Composite Hero.
published on: 28 September 2014