Hi, I'm Joost Rijneveld
. I'm a Computer Science student in Nijmegen (the Netherlands), and a freelance web developer when time permits. As far back as I can remember I've been a logics and mathematics enthousiast, and I'm always in for a puzzle - things like Dropquest
and Google CodeJam
can easily get me hooked for a few hours. Furthermore I'm politically engaged (progressive left-wing) and addicted to news feeds on any subject of my interest - lately including IT security ever more often.
Skills and experience
I've been coding since highschool, allowing me to build up several years worth of experience in various web environments. I have build up an elaborate all-round background in HTML
(having dealt with AJAX
applications in the past) as well as serversided programming in PHP
. The last couple of years my predominant source of freelance work has been Flash
development, focussing mainly on Actionscript 3
. Besides various freelance projects I have also build up a portfolio of stock Flash files over at ActiveDen
Over the last two years I've gotten more into more low-level algorithmic programming rather than the front-end web-UI stuff, as this has been a focus in the Computer Science curriculum. I've build up experience in Java
, as well as a bit of functional programming and Python
(which is more of a hobby on the side). Above all, this has allowed me to develop a general-purpose algorithmic skillset which always comes in handy (not in the last place in competitions like GCJ). Recently I've taken up using the Qt
framework for cross-platform application development. Check out my Github
page as well.
Education & Job
During highschool I followed several subjects in English as part of a bilingual education program, ultimating in an International Baccalaureate A2 diploma on Higher Level and cum laude graduation. At the moment I'm enrolled in the third year of the Bachelor curriculum of Computer Science at the Radboud University
in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Additionally, I'm a teaching assistent (TA) for two first year programming courses.
Over the past couple years I've worked both as a freelance (web) developer on a project-by-project basis as well as developing Flash files for stock sale on ActiveDen
, an Envato marketplace. A while ago I've taken up the task of volunteering as a community moderator on the Envato forums as well.