Tom De Nies

Freelance Development & Consultancy for Startups

After years of R&D experience in Web and Media technologies, I found my dream job in 2017, developing the first prototype for an Australian startup. It was such a good experience, it prompted me to start my own business in this field.

Over the years, I've built up experience in all of the roles associated with a full stack developer, without specializing in either of them. I prefer to work with startups and on innovative projects, since it makes for such rewarding work.

Code-wise, my comfort zone encompasses NodeJS for back end development, and HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Angular for the front end. Of course, I am flexible enough to adapt to the right technology for the job.

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Semantic Web, Linked Data & Provenance

From 2011 until 2016, I worked as a researcher in Web Technologies at Ghent University - imec - IDLab, where I completed my PhD in Computer Science Engineering. My doctoral dissertation entitled "Enabling Automatic Provenance-based Trust Assessment of Web Content" is available here.

I also participated in standardization efforts, as a member of the W3C Provenance Working Group, where I contributed to the PROV standard.

More details about my research during this period are available at


Tom De Nies

In my spare time, I enjoy photography, traveling and music (or preferably, the combination of all of them).

Although it's definitely not my main occupation, I am occasionally available for small assignments. Contact me to see if we can work something out.

Over the years, I've built up a bit of a portfolio, during and in between assignments. I keep my archive at


Tripping Down Under

In 2017, my wife and I decided to step out of the “hamster wheel” for a year, and go on a working holiday to Australia.

We kept a travel blog so our friends, family, and people we met on our adventure could follow us. It's packed with photos, stories, and tips & tricks for travellers in Oz, so go check it out!

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