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\maintitle{Cies Breijs}{June 12, 1982} % title on top of the document
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\noindent\href{mailto:cies.at.kde.dot.nl}{cies\mbox{}@\mbox{}kde.nl}\sbull
\textsmaller{+}31.646469087\sbull
cies010 \emph{(Skype)}\sbull
\href{http://www.linkedin.com/in/ciesbreijs}{www.linkedin.com/in/ciesbreijs}
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Mathenesserplein 84\sbull
3022\thinspace {\sc ld}\sbull
Rotterdam\sbull
The Netherlands
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\noindent \emph{Creative geek with roots in the open source movement, an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for user/customer centered software development with maintainable outcomes.}
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At the age of seven (1989) I wrote my first lines of code in a \acr{LOGO}-like language on an \acr{MSX} (pre-\acr{PC}). Two years later I attended a conference on an emerging new technology, the Internet, at the Erasmus University from which I would graduate 16 years later.
After being introduced to the open source movement in 1997, I taught myself a variety of skills with help from the open source community. Since 2002 I am a contributor to the \acr{KDE} project, as my pet project \KTurtle got admitted into their \emph{edu} module.
\KTurtle is a zero-entry-barrier programming environment that is shipped with every Linux distribution. It is well suited for teaching (children) the basics of programming, math and geometry. Through this project I hope to give others the same opportunity I was given:\ to learn programming at early age.
From 2003 to 2007 I studied at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and graduated in \emph{Business and Computer Science} (one curriculum). After graduation I traveled Europe and Asia during a two year sabbatical, on which I worked on several occasions (see experience below). Most challenging was my work for Intellecap:\ I architected and implemented an open source administrative backend for the booming micro credit lending industry.
Upon return from my travels (\apo09) I joined Zarafa, one of the largest open source software vendors in the Netherlands. In 2011 was asked to join Intellecap as the \acr{CTO} of their software division (\acr{ISTPL}) that within half a year had to let me go due to restructuring. Currently I am looking for a challenging position to further train my geek muscle.
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{\href{http://www.intellecap.com}{Intellecap}/\href{http://istpl.in}{\acr{ISTPL}}}
{\textsc{Mumbai, Pune \& Hyderabad, India}} {%
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{\acr{IT} Consultant}
{Nov \apo08 -- Feb \apo09}
{\bodytext{Intellecap is a social-sector advisory firm serving corporates, non-profits, development agencies and governments working in developing markets. I assessed their software development team and methodologies, trained their developers and build several web applications. One of those apps is \href{http://www.mostfit.org}{Mostfit}, an open source \acr{MIS} for \href{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcredit}{microcredit} lenders.}}
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{\acr{IT} \& Strategy Consultant}
{Jan \apo10 -- Aug \apo11}
{\bodytext{\href{http://www.mostfit.org}{Mostfit} became a success and I was called in to solve several technical challenges, look at potential growth strategies, and assist in making a business case for this product in a company of its own.}}
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{Chief Technology Officer}
{Oct \apo11 -- present}
{\bodytext{Joined the \acr{C}-family to make \href{http://www.mostfit.org}{Mostfit} the nr.1 software solution for micro credit lenders around the globe.}}
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{\href{http://www.zarafa.com}{Zarafa}}
{\textsc{Delft, The Netherlands}} {%
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{\acr{QA} \& Release Manager}
{Dec \apo09 -- Jan \apo11}
{\bodytext{Zarafa might be the fastest growing open source product company in Europe. For an open source enthusiast like myself, working with Zarafa is a wonderful opportunity. Reporting directly to the \acr{CEO}, Brian Josef, and working closely with the \acr{CTO}, Steve Hardy, I drove the change to test automation and continuous integration. Furthermore I architected new documentation and translation systems. My Indian work experiences proved particularly valuable, as I was sent to analyze and streamline their outsourced operations in India.}}
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{\href{http://www.dharmapublishing.com}{Dharma Publishing}}
{\textsc{near San Francisco (\acr{CA}), \acr{USA}}} {%
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{\acr{IT} Consultant}
{Nov \apo09 -- Dec \apo09}
{\bodytext{Dharma Publishing, the worlds largest Buddhist publisher, is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that helps to preserve Tibetan Buddhism and culture. I build them a \href{http://www.dharmapublishing.com}{web store}, and moved the infrastructure of all their web media to a nearly zero maintenance setup that they can maintain themselves.}}
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{\href{http://www.kde.org}{KDE}}
{\href{http://edu.kde.org/kturtle}{edu.kde.org/kturtle}} {%
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{Software Engineer}
{Dec \apo03 -- present}
{\bodytext{\KTurtle is an educational programming environment that simplifies learning the basics of programming. At early age I learned programming using \acr{MSX-LOGO}, by creating \KTurtle I want to ensure future generation's access to a similar piece of software. I was honored when \KTurtle got admitted to \acr{KDE} in 2003.}}
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{\href{http://truetopiaproject.org}{Truetopia Project}}
{\href{http://truetopiaproject.org}{truetopiaproject.org}} {%
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{Initiator}
{Nov \apo07 -- Apr \apo10}
{\bodytext{The Truetopia Project is an open source web application (Rails) to facilitate self-governing communities. It provides a workflow for collaborative problem identification and solution design.}}
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{\href{http://www.dpu.ac.th/dpuic}{Dhurakij Pundit University International College}}
{\textsc{Bangkok, Thailand}} {%
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{Guest Lecturer}
{Sep \apo09}
{\bodytext{Dr.\@ Pilun Piyasirivej and Mr.\@ Michel Bauwens invited me to give two guest lectures:\ one on the open source movement and one on the semantic web.}}
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{\href{http://www.opendream.th}{Opendream}}
{\textsc{Bangkok, Thailand}} {%
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{\acr{IT} Consultant}
{Aug \apo09 -- Sep \apo09}
{\bodytext{Architected and largely implemented an open source media sharing web service (\acr{REST} api) that facilitates video uploads, transcoding and streaming. Coached their development team on system design, Ruby development (using Merb/Rails) and testing strategies such as \acr{TDD}/\acr{BDD}.}}
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{\href{http://www.commuun.nl}{Commuun}}
{\textsc{Rotterdam, The Netherlands}} {%
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{Senior Visionary}
{Jul \apo06 -- Sep \apo09}
{\bodytext{I helped Peter Duijnstee (the proprietor of Commuun) with setting up the technical infrastructure, defining the core competences and creating a brand for his internet company. We collaborated on several web applications (all Rails apps) within the context of his company.}}
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{\href{http://www.eur.nl}{Erasmus University Rotterdam}}
{\textsc{Rotterdam, The Netherlands}} {%
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{Guest Lecturer}
{Jul \apo06 -- Jul \apo09}
{\bodytext{Yearly guest lectures on the phenomenon of open source, as part of the first year curriculum of \emph{Computer Science \& Economics}.}}
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{LIP Automatisering}
{\textsc{Breda, The Netherlands}} {%
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{Software Auditor}
{Sep \apo06}
{\bodytext
{Audited their flag ship product \emph{\acr{LIP} Suite}:\ an \acr{ERP} solution for construction companies.}}
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{\href{http://www.thehealthagency.com}{The Health Agency}}
{\textsc{Delft \& Rotterdam, The Netherlands}} {%
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{Software Engineer}
{Jun \apo05 -- Feb \apo06}
{\bodytext{I worked on their innovative content management system (\acr{CMS}) targeted towards the health care sector. It is developed from scratch in Python and uses Postgre\acr{SQL}, \acr{XML}/\acr{XSLT} and Twisted.}}
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{Software Auditor}
{Dec \apo06}
{\bodytext{Assessed their Python/Zope/\acr{Z}o\acr{DB}-based web framework re-engineering project.}}
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\emph{Please refer to \href{http://www.linkedin.com/in/ciesbreijs}{my Linkedin profile} for the complete list of work experiences along with recommendations.}
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\roottitle{Education}
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{Erasmus University Rotterdam}
{\textsc{Rotterdam, The Netherlands}} {%
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{Bachelor degree in Computer Science \& Economics}
{2004 -- 2007}
{\bodytext{Focussed on the economics of open source, rapid application development (\acr{RAD}) and the semantic web technology stack (\acr{RDF}/\acr{RDFS}, \acr{OWL} and \acr{SPARQL}).}}
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{Technical University Delft}
{\textsc{Delft, The Netherlands}} {%
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{Industrial Design Engineering \textnormal{(discontinued)}}
{2001 -- 2002} {}
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{Libanon Lyceum}
{\textsc{Rotterdam, The Netherlands}} {%
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{\acr{VWO} \textnormal{(pre-university secondary education)}}
{1994 -- 2000} {}
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{Technical specialties:}
{Software design and implementation, with(in) a team. I love Ruby/\nsp Python/\nsp Java/\nsp \CPP and flirt regularly with Haskell. Solid knowledge of web technologies:\ \acr{HTML+CSS}, \acr{XML}, \acr{RDF}, \acr{REST}, \acr{SOAP} and JavaScript (mainly jQuery). Linux administration skills:\ bash, Apache, My\acr{SQL}, Postgres\acr{SQL}, virtualization/cloud (Open\acr{VZ}, \acr{VM}ware, \acr{KVM}, Xen and \acr{EC}2), datacenter automation (Puppet and Chef), continuous integration (Hudson/Jenkins).}
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{Natural languages:}
{Dutch \emph{(mother tongue)}, English \emph{(full professional proficiency)}, German \emph{(limited working proficiency)}, French \emph{(elementary proficiency)} and Mandarin Chinese \emph{(beginner)}.}
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\roottitle{Interests}
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{Non-exhaustive and in alphabetical order:}
{Art, Buddhism, cryptography, music, open source, philosophy, software engineering, travel, typography (e.g.\ graphic design, \LaTeX), \acr{UI}/\acr{UX} and vegetarian cooking.}
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