I am Jankees van Woezik, something that you probably already guessed from the url of this website, an experienced freelance programmer with a love for writing clean, useful, tested and reusable software.
I have been working as a freelance developer since 2008 but have been making websites since ‘98. I was 14 at the time that I made my first website and it includes #ff0000 as a background colour (fun fact: it’s still online). This last decade I had the luck to work on great projects for; V&A, NRC, Anne Frank huis, Dom Perignon, KPN & Blond Amsterdam. I’ve also been hired by companies as a part of their (scrum) team to work on projects for; Ultimaker, Achtung!, Zilverline, Your Majesty and Random Studio. The full list of projects I’ve worked on is stated below, I must warn you it is long but so are ten years.
Next to my freelancing, I also created some startups; two Mac applications and a few web applications. The most prominent one is Timi a time tracking tool that launched in 2013 and which I'm currently still working on.
That long list I warned you about:
Turns out I hired the wrong developers. I was too focused on rates and not enough on value.
A great developer will pay for itself. Not just in terms of product development, but working with a talented dev is also the best way to improve your own skills.
Shout out to @jankeesvw
Jankees is an expert in product development. he keeps you sharp within features and knows like no other how you can keep something small. Jankees is not just a programmer, he is an experienced maker with a passion for programming and developing a product in the broadest sense of the word.
I don’t even know where to start! I’ve been working with Jankees for almost 15 years now and he is one of the best and most pragmatic developers I know. He’s always able to come up with an easy to implement solution for complex problems. Being ‘lean’ is his second nature.
I love working with this guy on projects for customers as well as our own product, Timi. And his sense of humour makes everything we work on even more fun.
My advice? If you need a fullstack developer who isn’t afraid to speak up and can also transform a team into a well oiled Scrum machine if needed, then hire this man!
During my time at Ultimaker I worked alongside Jankees on a Rails project. We didn’t have specific frontend or backend developers at the time but everyone contributed to the full stack. Jankees is a great Ruby on Rails developer as well as a frontend developer. He has a great eye for quality and good code. Next to to this he is experienced in working with a scrum team and a great person to work with in general. I would highly recommend hiring Jankees on your project.
Jankees is an experienced, professional developer who understands his profession well and delivers valuable software. He is a teamplayer with a good sense of humor, the necessary focus and a clear, own opinion. I hope to come across Jankees again, preferably while working in the same team.
Jankees is one of my favourite people to work with. He’s dedicated to staying up to date with all things. A quick learner and rock solid developer. Crunching projects like a pro.