I Finished my bachelor in software engineering (HTS Den haag, Netherlands) in 1993 and started to work with a small software company. I grew within the company from programmer to project lead to team lead. When the company was taken over I switched jobs to the Dutch television company Endemol. I was a team lead there for two years. After that I started my own company The Motion Studio multimedia productions in 2003.
During the last 11 years I have been a software engineer (C++, Java and PHP) and coached teams to write better code and do better project management. The last 8 years I have moved my focus to PHP. I have been training experienced programmers how to write Object Oriented code in PHP in the Masterclass PHP course that I deviced. In the Advanced Masterclass PHP course I trained Unit testing, Agile project management (XP) and Zend Framework. Since four years I have been working as a Scrum coach and I have helped implementing Scrum within companies.
I am the author of three books about professional software engineering in PHP. (PHP5 Superboek - 2004, Het complete boek PHP 5 - 2008, Leer jezelf Zend Framework - 2010, Het complete boek PHP 5.3 - 2011). In july 2014 I expect to release my latest book "Succes met Scrum" on introducing Scrum within organizations.