Online Marketing Manager at Printhai
- Maastricht Area, Netherlands
- Information Technology and Services
Kasper Souren's Overview
- part-time CTO at intal
- Developer at Hyves
- Researcher, wiki specialist, software architect at Fondazione Bruno Kessler
- Hogeschool van Beeldende Kunsten, Muziek en Dans Den Haag
- Radboud University Nijmegen
Basisschool de Populier
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
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Printing industry
January 2014 – Present (9 months) Hückelhoven, Germany
Partnership; 1-10 employees; Furniture industry
August 2008 – Present (6 years 2 months)
Creation, maintenance and hosting of many websites, strategic planning, search engine optimization, Drupal, Aegir, WordPress, Debian, Xen.
Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Information Technology and Services industry
July 2008 – Present (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.
Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Transportation/Trucking/Railroad industry
October 2006 – Present (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.
October 2009 – October 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.
Public Company; 51-200 employees; Internet industry
January 2008 – May 2008 (5 months)
Researcher, wiki specialist, software architect
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
June 2007 – January 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
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry
August 2006 – May 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
Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Music industry
July 2002 – November 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.
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
January 2000 – April 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
- Web Applications
- Open Source
- Community Management
- Project Management
- Software Architectural Design
- Social Networking
- Product Development
- Web Development
- Server Administration
- Web Services
- Volunteer Management
Kasper Souren's Publications
Trustlet, Open Research on Trust Metrics
Authors: Kasper Souren, Paolo Massa
- January 2008
Kasper Souren's Volunteer Experience & Causes
Causes I care about:
- Animal Welfare
- Arts and Culture
- Civil Rights and Social Action
- Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
- Economic Empowerment
- Human Rights
- Poverty Alleviation
- Science and Technology
- Social Services
Organizations I support:
Kasper Souren's Test Scores
- Score: 550
Kasper Souren's Projects
Team Members: Kasper Souren
- May 2009 to Present
Team Members: Kasper Souren
- October 2008 to Present
Founded and developed Trashwiki, the world-wide guide to dumpster diving
- February 2012 to Present
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)
Kasper Souren's Education
sonology, electronic music
2001 – 2002
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.
Master of Science, Mathematics
1995 – 2000
Received my Propedeuse with Honors (cum laude).
Graduated on a thesis on string searching.
Activities and Societies: Diogenes
1989 – 1995
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
1980 – 1989
Kasper Souren's Additional Information
traveling, listening and creating music, hospitality exchange, hitchhiking, languages, reading novels, Wikipedia
- Groups and Associations:
Wikipedia, BeWelcome, CouchSurfing, P2P Foundation
- Honors and Awards:
3 times with finals of Dutch Math Olympiad
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- career opportunities
- consulting offers
- new ventures
- job inquiries
- expertise requests
- business deals
- reference requests
- getting back in touch
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