Nico Verbruggen

I am a software developer who builds websites and native apps. Currently building stuff at DIVE.

Experience

DIVE (2018-current)

At the very start of 2018, Underlined and YungPanda formed DIVE bvba. I currently work full-time as a developer on projects for DIVE. I work on mobile apps, websites, APIs, and more. I spend most of my time working with Laravel applications (and PHP in general), and building native apps for iOS and iPadOS.

I also help maintain the latest version of Kana Master on a yearly basis and have developed PHP Monitor in my spare time, an utility program to help us work on legacy PHP projects.

Underlined (2014-2017)

In 2014, I started working at Underlined. I worked on various projects including Ginto and Kana Master, two apps for iOS. I also worked on a variety of B2B applications and back-end systems, APIs, and more.

Since many of these B2B projects I worked on were proprietary and internal in nature, I cannot openly share details about their specific functionality. I still maintain Kana Master at DIVE.

Open Knowledge Foundation Belgium & iRail (2014)

As an intern for OFKN Belgium, I helped work on the new iRail hypermedia API as well as other tasks like maintaining and developing the #oSoc14 website. The updated version of iRail launched on June 5, 2014, with an overhaul of the front-end and additions to the backend.

This original version of iRail has been iterated and improved upon by other students at subsequent Open Summer of Code editions.

Open Summer of Code (2013)

During the summer of 2013, I was one of the students selected for the 2013 edition of open Summer of Code. This 3-week long programming summer job was a great way for me to get acquainted with the world of open source and open data.

This summer job eventually led me on a path to an internship for the Open Knowledge Foundation here in Belgium. Learn more about my internship above.

Education

Artevelde University College Ghent (2011-2014)

I graduated at Artevelde University College Ghent in 2014 as a Bachelor in the Graphic & Digital Media, proDEV. I learned web development (front-end and back-end) there, along with design fundamentals.

There was a focus on design fundamentals during my first year at the University College. This focus became less important as my chosen specialisation ended up being development-oriented, but delivering aesthetically pleasing results was still key during my time here.

Follow Me

Twitter

You can find me on Twitter @nicoverbruggen. My tweets are almost always purely tech-related (programming or infosec). I'll usually tweet out my latest blog posts too.

GitHub

You can also check out my open-source code on GitHub. If I'm tinkering with something interesting, you'll be able to find out here.

Please note that my work-related projects cannot be found here, since this is mostly a personal account and my work contributions are proprietary in nature.

Contact Me

Email

Do you have feedback on the site or a question you'd like answered? Just want to talk about a project or idea? Have a question about anything open source that I did? You can always contact me via my main contact address. For specific business enquiries, check below.

Business

If you have business enquiries, feel free to send me a message via mail or via LinkedIn. (Please note that I generally do not respond to LinkedIn Mail, but you are free to send me a message nonetheless. I do generally read all messages I receive.)

I do not take any personal freelance assignments. I am currently not looking for any job opportunities. Thank you for your consideration.