Kasper Souren

Kasper Souren

Online Marketing Manager at Printhai

Location
Maastricht Area, Netherlands
Industry
Information Technology and Services

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Kasper Souren's Overview

Current
Past
  • part-time CTO at intal
  • Developer at Hyves
  • Researcher, wiki specialist, software architect at Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Core developer and tech team coordinator at CouchSurfing
  • Developer and system designer at CEPES, Peru
  • Volunteer, übergeek at IESC/Geekcorps
  • Researcher at IRCAM, Paris
  • Developer at PPC
Education
  • Basisschool de Populier
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Kasper Souren's Summary

I am an information technologist with a broad experience in internet applications, social networks and open source. I work with non-profits, business and government. Contact me if you want to solve challenges related to wikis, real life connections, sharing, post-scarcity, cryptocurrencies, online and offline communities.

I fluently speak Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Specialties: Online community building, wiki development, trust metrics, search engine optimization,

Kasper Souren's Experience

Online Marketing Manager

Printhai

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Printing industry

January 2014Present (9 months) Hückelhoven, Germany

CTO

PR9.nl

March 2011Present (3 years 7 months)

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Furniture industry

August 2008Present (6 years 2 months)

Creation, maintenance and hosting of many websites, strategic planning, search engine optimization, Drupal, Aegir, WordPress, Debian, Xen.

Self employed

Souren Consultancy

Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Information Technology and Services industry

July 2008Present (6 years 3 months)

Consulting for non-profits, businesses and government.
Social web technology, MediaWiki, Drupal, CiviCRM, community development, search engine optimization, PHP, MySQL, Python, scripting, git, technical communication.

Founder

Hitchwiki

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Transportation/Trucking/Railroad industry

October 2006Present (8 years)

Founded Hitchwiki, technical maintenance and ongoing community development. It has grown to be the most important resource of practical information for hitchhikers. Currently we have 10 languages with 1500 articles in English.

part-time CTO

intal

October 2009October 2010 (1 year 1 month)

I maintained several Drupal websites, further developed the CiviCRM installation (to work with local groups) and made sure people in the office were happy with their LTSP client machines running Ubuntu and using OpenOffice.org and several other tools. In 12.6 hours per week.

Developer

Hyves

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

January 2008May 2008 (5 months)

PHP, MySQL, JavaScript

Researcher, wiki specialist, software architect

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

June 2007January 2008 (8 months)

Design and implementation of free software to analyze trust among participants of social networks, using Python and scientific libraries. Started a wiki with information about trust metrics and the available datasets.

Core developer and tech team coordinator

CouchSurfing

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

August 2006May 2007 (10 months)

* Coordinating the CouchSurfing tech team and taking it to another level
* Wiki maintenance and content editing
* Improving communication and transparency
* Getting new volunteers started
* Working on user interface, compliance to web standards, bug fixing

Developer and system designer

CEPES, Peru

April 2006July 2006 (4 months)

Creation of an information system to increase transparency of grant applications to the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture. Used technologies: PHP, MySQL, connection to MS SQL (through cygwin).

Volunteer, übergeek

IESC/Geekcorps

January 2005June 2005 (6 months)

As Geekcorps Mali's technology expert I set up Kunnafonix, a GNU/Linux system for communitary radio stations. I also helped out with networking tasks and started the Bambara Wikipedia.

Researcher

IRCAM, Paris

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Music industry

July 2002November 2004 (2 years 5 months)

Researcher in Artifial Intelligence applied to music, designed and implemented a system in Python to analyse and find structure in audio files of musical pieces.

Developer

PPC

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2000April 2002 (2 years 4 months)

Programmer of web applications, using ASP, MSSQL, PHP.
Developed www.accessible.rotterdam.nl and other websites.

Kasper Souren's Skills & Expertise

  1. Web Applications
  2. Open Source
  3. Start-ups
  4. Bitcoin
  5. SEO
  6. JavaScript
  7. E-commerce
  8. Python
  9. MediaWiki
  10. Community Management
  11. Project Management
  12. Wordpress
  13. Cryptocurrencies
  14. Software Architectural Design
  15. Social Networking
  16. Product Development
  17. PHP
  18. Drupal
  19. Web Development
  20. jQuery
  21. Debian
  22. Wikis
  23. Server Administration
  24. HTML
  25. CSS
  26. LAMP
  27. MySQL
  28. Git
  29. Ruby
  30. Entrepreneurship
  31. English
  32. Bash
  33. Ubuntu
  34. Linux
  35. Web Services
  36. Volunteer Management

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Kasper Souren's Publications

  • Trustlet, Open Research on Trust Metrics

    • SAW
    • January 2008
    Authors: Kasper Souren, Paolo Massa

Kasper Souren's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Various

      BeWelcome
      • Social Services
      June 2007 present (7 years 4 months)

      Various activities, code, wikis, promotion, unconferences.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Health
      • Human Rights
      • Politics
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Science and Technology
      • Social Services
    • Organizations I support:

      • B'Tselem

Kasper Souren's Test Scores

  • CITO toets

    • 1988
    • Score: 550

Kasper Souren's Projects

  • Github contributions

    • May 2009 to Present
    Team Members: Kasper Souren
  • Trashwiki

    • October 2008 to Present
    Team Members: Kasper Souren

    Founded and developed Trashwiki, the world-wide guide to dumpster diving

  • teakmoebel.com

    • February 2012 to Present
    Team Members: Kasper Souren, Marijn Souren

    Introducing teak (indoor) furniture on the German and European market

Kasper Souren's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Dutch

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • German

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • French

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Italian

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • Portuguese

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Swedish

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • Russian

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • Bambara

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • Hebrew

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • Arabic

    (Elementary proficiency)

Kasper Souren's Education

Hogeschool van Beeldende Kunsten, Muziek en Dans Den Haag

sonology, electronic music

20012002

Activities and Societies: I staged performances of my electronic music, played in an experimental jazz ensemble and John Zorn's Cobra. I helped composer Clarence Barlow to migrate his software to GNU/Linux. DJ at local radio station.

Radboud University Nijmegen

Master of Science, Mathematics

19952000

Received my Propedeuse with Honors (cum laude).
Graduated on a thesis on string searching.

Activities and Societies: Diogenes

Sint-Janscollege

VWO

19891995

Grade: final average 8,5

some courses: Dutch, English, French, German, Latin, old Greek, Economy, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Informatics.

Basisschool de Populier

19801989

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