Niels has been building websites and web applications for over ten years, with special interest in and care for web standards and interoperability. Apart from building software, Niels has been teaching (web) technology at various educational institutions. He's involved in discussions concerning the educational aspects of IT, and interested in education in general and the role of IT in society.
With experience and interest in both system administration/engineering and software development, Niels is quite content (not to say relieved) with the DevOps movement.
Niels has been working with a wide variety of people, both inside and outside IT, ranging from artists and hackers to startups, small businesses and academia, favouring projects that contribute to society.