I’m a software developer based in Belgium, currently I’m mainly working with Drupal to build web platforms. I’ve been doing web development professionally since 2008 and while my current focus is very much on Drupal, I’m always interested in new technologies.

I am a strong believer in open source and I try to contribute as much time / energy back to the community as I can. This belief in open source led me to speak at events all over Europe, mainly about Drupal’s Search API module.

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I’ve been to a couple of conferences over the last couple of years, you might have seen me at one of the following:

2018: Fosdem (Brussels, BE), Drupal Dev Days (Lisbon, PT), Drupal Europe (Darmstadt, DE), Drupalcamp Belgium (Ghent, BE)

2017: Drupal Global Sprint Weekend (Ghent, BE), DrupalCamp Iceland (Reykjavik, IS), Drupalcamp Belgium (Antwerp, BE), DrupalCon (Vienna, AT)

2016: Drupal Global Sprint Weekend (Ghent, BE), DrupalCamp Spain (Granada, ES), DrupalJam (Utrecht, NL), Frontend United (Ghent, BE), Drupal Dev Days (Milan, IT), Drupalaton (Balatonalmadi, HU), DrupalCamp Belgium (Ghent, BE), DrupalCon (Dublin, IE), Iron camp (Prague, CZ)

2015: PHPBenelux Conference (Antwerp, BE), Fosdem (Brussels, BE), Drupal Global Sprint Weekend (Ghent, BE), Drupal Dev Days (Montpellier, FR), Drupalaton (Keszthely, HU), DrupalCon (Barcelona, SP), DrupalCamp Belgium (Leuven, BE), DrupalCamp Vienna (Vienna, AT)

2014: Drupal Global Sprint Weekend (Leuven, BE), Drupal Dev Days (Szeged, HU), DrupalCon (Amsterdam, NL), DrupalCamp Belgium (Ghent, BE).

2013: PHPBenelux Conference (Antwerp, BE), Fosdem (Brussels, BE), DrupalCamp Belgium (Leuven, BE), DrupalCon (Prague, CZ)

2007: Barcamp (Brussels, BE)

2006: Barcamp (Brussels, BE)

I’m not including all the user group meetups I’ve been to, my Meetup profile is a better log to those.

 

In september of 2015, I got the opportunity to help Nick present at the Belgian DrupalCamp in Leuven about Search API. Since that first time - I presented a few more times, here’s an overview of all of them.

  • DrupalCamp Leuven 2015: State of Search, solr and facets in drupal 8. (with Nick veenhof) (more info)
  • DrupalCamp Leuven 2015: Q&A drupal 8. (with Nick veenhof, Wim Leers, Pieter Frenssen, Kristof De Jaeger, Lauri Eskola) (more info)
  • DUGBE: Search API ecosysteem in drupal 8 (more info)
  • DrupalCamp Ghent 2016: Search API ecosystem in drupal 8 (more info)
  • DrupalCon Dublin 2016: Search API ecosystem in drupal 8 (more info)
  • DUGBE: Cacheability metadata in drupal 8 (more info)
  • Drupal Ironcamp 2016: Search API ecosystem in drupal 8 (more info)
  • Dinner with Drupal: Search API ecosystem in drupal 8 (more info)
  • Drupal night: Search API ecosystem in drupal 8 (more info)
  • DrupalCamp iceland 2017: Search API ecosystem in drupal 8 (more info)
  • DrupalCamp Antwerp 2017: Search API ecosystem in drupal 8 (more info)
  • Drupal Europe 2018: Bringing the Search API to drupal core (more info)
  • DrupalCamp Ghent 2018: Search API Best practices