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Sebastiaan Deckers's Overview
- Webmaster at RedMart
- Systems Technologist at Adz
- Founder, Project Maintainer, Lead Developer at Pandion
- Member at XMPP Standards Foundation
- Tech Lead at Direct Internet Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Sebastiaan Deckers' Summary
Sebastiaan Deckers' Experience
Lead Frontend Software Engineer
Public Company; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
January 2014 – Present (10 months) Singapore
Public Company; 1-10 employees; Internet industry
June 2012 – Present (2 years 5 months) Singapore
At Cofounders, I bring my expertise as a frontend developer to join a crack squad of startup geeks.
I help non-technical entrepreneurs take their startup from idea to a launched MVP to test their hypothesis in the market. I also help scale successful startups and advise their technical teams. Additionally, Cofounders builds and offers its own web apps.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry
February 2013 – July 2013 (6 months) Singapore
Consulting with RedMart to bring modern frontend development to their ecommerce platform.
My primary role was to architect and build the frontend technology stack. The new website needed to be fast and scalable to cope with growing traffic. The team's shared experience with BackboneJS made that an easy starting point. In the process I became a contributor to GruntJS, Yeoman and other open source projects.
Encouraged by the go-getter company culture, I also helped out by taking on many other pseudo-roles. Frontend, QA, UX, PM, etc.
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry
March 2011 – March 2012 (1 year 1 month) Singapore
Frontend architect, building a Demand-Side Platform (DSP) for the Asian online advertising market.
- Architected, designed and developed some of the most crucial UI components in the product.
- Improved team productivity by leading the company to adopt agile project tools (Pivotal Tracker), continuous integration (Jenkins CI), distributed scm (GitHub).
Founder, Project Maintainer, Lead Developer
Self-Employed; Myself Only; Computer Software industry
2000 – 2011 (11 years)
Pandion is an open source instant messenger for XMPP networks used by millions worldwide with large deployments at Fortune 500 companies, government bodies, universities and other organisations.
I started working on Pandion during high school as a self-training experiment, published it online after a year of private development, and continued to build a company on it.
My responsibilities on the project include:
- Application architecture
- UX and graphic design
- XMPP compliance
- Technical end user support
- Consulting on large scale custom deployments and software update management
- Website design & development
- Development and scaling supporting web services
- Community management
I also co-founded a company to support the project and was responsible for its operations. As client liaison I successfully bid for and negotiated contracts for over a dozen projects. Customers included range of companies from SME to Fortune 500, non profit organisations, large educational institutes, government bodies.
XMPP Standards Foundation
2001 – 2010 (9 years)
I have been involved with the Jabber developer community even before the XMPP Standards Foundation was set up. I actively participate in protocol design discussion directly with other community members, at conference meetups, and on the XSF mailing lists.
One significant contribution has been the Icon Styles specification XEP-0038 of which I created the first implementation and strongly influenced the draft spec. This protocol has since been adopted by many other instant message clients. I registered the MIME type of this file format with the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry
January 2008 – June 2009 (1 year 6 months)
Project was the leading part of a suite of social networking and real time communications services ad offers desktop+web interface to the user platform
Leading team of 5-10 people
Played a key role in the project from conceptual planning stage, to architecture, UX design and implementation over various iterations of the application
Training myself and my team in new tools, technologies and best practices
Involved in the sourcing, interviewing and hiring process across multiple teams and projects
Capacity planning, scalability analysis and stress testing of available open source XMPP servers in collaboration with their developers
Speaker for Directi on free and open source software at various conferences in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad
First expat to join Directi in India and instrumental in helping company build relevant HR processes
Initiated and organised company wide gaming tournaments with 50+ players
Sebastiaan Deckers' Projects
Sebastiaan Deckers' Skills & Expertise
- Front-end Development
- HTML 5
- User Interface
- Open Source
Sebastiaan Deckers' Languages
English(Native or bilingual proficiency)
Dutch(Native or bilingual proficiency)
French(Limited working proficiency)
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