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.
Want to hire me? Go to www.firststage.be to find out how.
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 research.tomdenies.be
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 photography.tomdenies.be
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!
Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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