I love helping people. This could be through just talking, sharing ideas, but also actually providing the solution.
Expect me to dig in, ask questions, and quite possibly come up with a spin to the original problem. I learned to use my coding, analysis and interpersonal skills to get to the ‘question behind the question’.
I believe this will get you the desired project output, through maximizing the effect on your day-to-day business and processes.
Often by making things simpler, it can also improve the overall understanding and help lower long term costs of ownership.
These approaches helped me to successfully build many different websites for clients from 1997 onwards. Being a business owner myself for 12 years (boutique website agency, 10-15 people), got me a lot of knowledge on bookkeeping, contracts, fiscal/tax and employment matters too.
If you think I can be the person to help you, hire me on Codeable.
After using bespoke CMS tools for a decade I discovered WordPress in 2009. That solution quickly became my go-to tool for building websites. In the years that followed, I was able to contribute back to the core software with some small refinements. https://profiles.wordpress.org/ruudjoyo/
Pre Web development
Before I pivoted my professional career towards web development, I was a Research Analyst in the field of Molecular Biology. Being a computer fanatic from the Commodore 64 / Amiga era onwards, this eventually drove me towards my current career path, and I never looked back.
Together with my wife and our two girls (9 and 11), we live in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Ruud was very helpful in coming up with a creative solution to my problem, and was able to explain the process that was being implemented each step of the way. I am a reasonably intelligent person, but this kind of thing is way outside my knowledge base. Ruud was patient in his explanations, answering my many questions and had a clear communication style that left me feeing like I had a grasp on the information. Ruud was also extremely professional, kept me informed of each step in the process, and updated the Codeable chat each work day so I knew where the project stood. When we hit a snag (which most projects do), Ruud dug in and was able to fix the issue quickly and also gave me a temporary solution so my website would run while things got straightened out . I'm super happy with the entire experience. I will definitely use Ruud in the future.
I chose these ratings because Ruud was exceptional throughout the project. He went above and beyond. When needed he explained things in clear and easy to understand language (which is even more incredible considering as I assume English isn't even his first language!).
Such a pleasure to work with Ruud. He went beyond our expectations and communicated with us all along the way. I would recommend him highly for his knowledge and promptness of getting the tasks done and his patience in working with us and our novice understanding of what it was we really needed. Thank you Ruud.
This is my second project with Ruud, and he continues to go above and beyond with his incredible skills, clear communication and timely responses. My site went down, having nothing to do with the portion we were working on, and he was able to come up with a fix for me explain what happened, and help me work through how to move forward. I will absolutely be working with Ruud in the future!
Excellent in all ways: content, communication, structure, planning, responsiveness,...
Happy and very good service!
Ruud has delivered timely results of high quality, and his communication and insights have helped the project immensely. We hope to continue working with him in the future. Highly recommended.
Very responsive and nice when you want to do a project quick with a grea t result. If plan A doesn't work how he wants he finds another solution for the problem.
clearly has the expertise I need and understood all my issues.
Ruud was professional and helpful.
Always responded very quickly. Very clear communication and gave extra tips. Really knows a lot about what he's doing. Would recommend!