Jilles van Gurp

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This is my website. I’ve had it in various forms since the mid nineties and with this domain for two decades now. For the last decade or so, I’ve been based in Berlin, Germany and have also lived in Finland, Sweden, and the Netherlands (my home country).

Professional Services

I am self employed and in recent years I’ve worked as a very hands on CTO of several companies and lately for Formation. Additionally, I’m active as a freelance consultant applying my skills related to (Elastic)search, backend development, and related topics as well as geospatial services (through Formation)

Currently I do several things:

Highlights/buzzwords:

I’m available for both short focused projects as well as longer projects. For short projects I prefer to work with concrete goals where I can come in as a specialist and add value. For longer projects I charge a premium daily rate for my services and typically work in senior backend engineering / CTO type roles. With experience as a startup CTO and principal engineer & researcher, I bring a lot of experience to any team I join.

For more information, refer to my Linkedin profile.

Contact

A little guide for contacting me:

  1. I prefer email but please don’t add me to mailing-lists.
  2. I generally don’t connect to people I don’t know on Linkedin, Skype, Facebook, etc. Don’t take it personally if I decline your invitation for this reason. This happens a lot as I have all the buzzwords in my linkedin profile. See #1.
  3. Phone calls are just rude these days. Unless it is an emergency or you know me well: don’t cold call. Especially not during office hours in which case, yes it is inconvenient. See #1.

Privacy & cookies

This site currently has no cookies that need setting, I have no analytics installed, and nor am I interested in invading your privacy. This may change in the future if I add some new functionality to this site. However, current browsers are making tracking quite hard to implement and I actually enjoy using the type of browsers that are good at at this. So, if you enjoy the content, give me a shout out on e.g. Twitter or something. The web hosting that I use may collect some server logs of course. Beyond that, I’m not aware of any kind of tracking or privacy invading tools on this website.

If you are looking for a privacy policy, you just read it.