Hey, I’m Kevin. Since 2004 I’ve been working for True, a hosting provider based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It specializes in powering & managing high-traffic web sites so we need to nail things like: scalability, performance, security and always be on the lookout for cool new technology.
In that context I have:
- The lead in research & development
- Consulted clients in building large fault-tolerant & scalable hosting solutions
- Architected & implemented countless high availability Linux clusters
- Been trying to automate virtually every business/tech process within the company
- Initiated and facilitated big changes such as transforming a traditional network provider to a modern-day managed cloud hoster
Since 2009 I’m cofounding a startup in file uploading, converting and storing, called Transloadit. Check it out, it might save you some headaches.
Since 2013 I’m involved in tus.io, an open source initiative that’s writing an open protocol & implementations for resumable & performant file uploads across all platforms (html5, iOS, android and server-side).
In performing these tasks I’ve primarily used Open Source solutions and this has made me passionate about its philosophy, culture and community.
Open Source makes my life better every day, this motivates me to contribute and pay back as much as I can. Hopefully I can help others, make Open Source a tiny little bit stronger and learn a thing or two in the process.
Besides this blog, here’s what I’ve shared with the world so far.
Projects I created
Besides the hundreds of articles I’ve published on this blog, I’ve written quite a bit of code. Some projects I created grew beyond snippets and now have their own place:
- tus.io An open source project that’s creating an open protocol & client/server implementations to solve resumable file uploads for everyone.
- Transloadit A startup by the guys of Debuggable & me. Mission: Make the integration of file uploads & processing in your (web)app a breeze. It’s free to Open Source projects & other do-gooders and we write much code in the public domain.
- System_Daemon A class that turns your PHP script into a daemon, so you can run it in the background of your server. The class was submitted & accepted as an official PEAR package.
- GitHub Checkout my GitHub account for a live overview of all thing that I write in the public domain.
Projects I’ve contributed to
- aspersa (by Percona) System utilities to make slow tasks a little bit faster - changes enabled easy automation and were ported back
Here are some talks that I’ve given on conferences.
- Eventcache A talk on Eventcache, which is a PHP caching class with a focus on speed, invalidation and ease of use.
- CakePHP REST Plugin A talk on my CakePHP REST plugin, which can open up any part of your existing webapp as a REST API to your customers.
I am not a native English speaker, but I’d like to sharpen my English as much as my technical skills.
So please feel free to correct any mistakes you may find.
Contact & Online presence
- Coderwall: https://coderwall.com/kvz
- Email: email@example.com
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- Last.fm: http://last.fm/user/kevinvz
- LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/kevinvanzonneveld
- Ohloh: http://ohloh.net/accounts/kvz
- PEAR: http://pear.php.net/user/kvz
- SlideShare: http://slideshare.net/kevinvz
- Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/user/kevinvz
- StackExchange: http://stackexchange.com/users/50821/kvz
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/kvz