Kasper Souren

Synopsis

Hacker, expert on wiki technology. Committed to create online and offline communities for social sharing. I build functional websites that score in a very short time.

Keywords: Bitcoin, wiki, hitchhiking, dumpster diving, search engine optimization, social networks.

The longer version

I am a web consultant with a background in mathematics and sound technology, with experience working for NGOs, government and business on 6 different continents and in 6 languages.

Writing smart, concise and readable code in beautiful languages such as Python and CoffeeScript is a pleasure to me. I can do the same in other languages such as PHP and JavaScript. I’ve been coding since 1987 in various languages, BASIC, MSX-DOS, Z80 machine language, Pascal, Elan, Scheme, Visual Basic, VBScript, C, C++, Bash, PHP (since 1998), Ruby, JavaScript, Python (2001), CoffeeScript.

I have done this for diverse organizations such as the Dutch tax authorities, CouchSurfing when it was still a non profit, NGOs in Peru and Mali, the Parisian avant garde music institute called IRCAM, my family’s furniture business, Hyves (during its peak days with 5 million members), a loose and growing collection of hitchhikers across the globe. I’m experienced with MediaWiki, Drupal, WordPress and Meteor.

My mind is analytical, swift and creative, but not when it comes to visuals. I’m good with symbols, language, logic and music. My math is somewhat rusty but I hold an MSc with a specialization in discrete mathematics and a minor in cognitive science.

I mostly enjoy working on no budget projects with a mission. I still like to earn money though so contact me if you have project that can be in my field of interest.

Experience

B'TselemI have worked with big social networks such as CouchSurfing, Hyves (during peak with 5M Dutch members), NGOs such as Geekcorps Mali, CEPES and B’Tselem and renowned scientific institutes like IRCAM and Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

I have experienced Kasper when we both studied pure mathematics just for the fun of it.  He is my standard for people with extraordinary intellectual capability, maturity and insight.  Especially his ability to quickly assimilate knowledge is astonishing.

Teakmoebel.comI manage a team of people working on the technology stack of a group of websites for selling furniture, from system administration to CSS, maintaining Drupal and WordPress and including on- and off-site search engine optimization and article writing.

I enjoy writing open source code and you can see some of that on my github page.

Friendly and very knowledgeable, I would highly recommend Kasper to anyone in need of wiki development!

HitchwikiI also enjoy working on wikis. I’m involved in various projects, ranging from Hitchwiki, Coinwiki, Deletionpedia, an internal wiki for the tax authorities to a huge project that is currently still in development.

I have hired Kasper as a wiki specialist. He did a remarkable job, adopting the programming done by others before and amazing me with his creative, quick and intelligent solutions.

I am available for both long term and short term projects.

Today was the most productive Sunday ever.

Hire me

Contact me with a short, clear message and I’ll get back to you shortly.

 

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Contact Kasper Souren

You’re welcome to contact me in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

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