Curriculum Vitae Joost Helberg
|Name||Joost Adriaan Helberg|
|Date of birth||1964-1-11|
I'm a customer-success driven IT-specialist in the fields of PostgreSQL, data engineering and application architecture. The last seven years I conducted several RDBMS design and data-presentation projects, alongside creating business opportunities in the field of face regocnition, HR-facilities and computer directed natural dialogues.
Most of this happened after concluding twnety years of running an IT department and selecting Unix engineers.
After years of combining database and software development with being part of the board of a company with 140 employees, I am foremost dedicated to use Data Science as a means to improve businesses. I'm exploring R and Go next to PostgreSQL as my tooling.
Meanwhile, GDPR attracts a lot of interest, also by me. Tackling GDRP compliance allows me to be inventive with SQL, data-modelling. It also addresses gathering information and analysing and presenting my findings about the compliance gap.
Last, but not least, circularity and sustainability grabbed my interest while being involved in some startups.
- 2017 Workshop Data Science – Big Data Republic
- 1995 – 2017 semi-yearly NLUUG conferences – NLUUG
- 2011 European PostgreSQL Conference – pgconf.eu
- 1985 – 1987 Computer Science, not finished – University of Utrecht
- CRKBO Registered teacher
- Association for Computing Machinery; Professional member since 1978
Graded according to the European e-Competence Framework: E-CF.
|Test Driven Development||e-3|
|Natural Language Processing||e-3|
|2019 - present||Application and Database architect.|
University for applied Sciences Utrecht
|2018 – present||Teacher Computer Systems and Networks at the Technical University Utrecht.|
|2019 - present||Development of the art work Selection Automat, an automated personnel selector; unbiased, transparent and cost-effective.|
|Selection Automat was build by Vincent Hoenderop (maker), Jeroen de Vos (dialogues) and me (coder).|
|We presented this bot at the NSvP-event AI in Recruitment at the Methaalkathedraal on June 18 2019.|
|We also presented this bot at Beyond Human at Naturalis between 4 and 6 November 2019.|
|2019 - present||Development of the art work Pinteresque, a conversational speech assistant which keeps the conversation going with your hairdresser.|
|2018 - June||Development of Paaltje, an automated activist, which brings citizens and local government closer together.|
|The concept was developed with Dirk van Weelden, artwork by Maarten Kip.|
|I was responsible for choosing and developing all software, system and hardware.|
|We presented Paaltje, including a live demo, at iBestuur 2018 in The Hague.|
|2018 – present||Consultant for Setup Utrecht.|
|Setup Utrecht is a medialab.|
|2019 – present||Building various speech-technology applications using voice-to-text, text-to-voice and decision making in between.|
|2019 – present||Software architect at iVinci. A company building learning systems.|
|2018 – present||Consultant for Gerrard Street.|
|Gerrard Street rents out high-end headphones.|
|2018||Consulting Architect at Woosh5.|
|Woosh5 is a mental fitness platform, it helps sustainability of the inner donut circle.|
|2018 - May||Development of the Reducer, a format-agnostic embedded-SQL reporting tool in Go.|
|Import this into your Go-package with:|
|2017 – present||Publisher of https://litpro.nl|
|2017 – present||Publisher of https://gdprunplugged.eu|
|2017 – 2018||Moving various fixes upstream in Open Source projects.|
|Implementation of some e-mail products in the area of|
|delayed delivery and last-message-wins reporting.|
|Work in the area of reporting, statistics and data visualisation from, among others, RDBMS sources.|
|Work in the area of avoiding GDPR non-compliance with technical means.|
|2017 – present||Teaching two-day SQL courses.|
Snow (later called SUE)
Founder and Chief Technology Officer at a large consultancy company specializing in Unix.
|2010 – 2017||Data analysis and visualisation using R, including KPI's.|
|Presentation of exponential time series.|
|Design and implementation of an entire KPI-architecture.|
|Selecting telco-contracts by projecting costs based on|
|millions of actual call-detailrecords.|
|Fulfilling management decision making.|
|Support and attend to Bachelor graduation projects.|
|Setup and running the internal project organisation.|
|Responsible for the program of the yearly Snow Unix Event.|
|Moving towards the E-CF competence framework with gap|
|analysis and matching capabilities.|
|2001 – 2017||Editor in chief and final editor of the renowned|
|LPIC2 Exam Prep, (http://lpic2.unix.nl), delivering|
|a new release each time the new objectives come into effect.|
|1997 – 2017||Selection and tarif determination of consultants.|
|Design of all of the education routes for consultants.|
|Design and maintenance of the certification framework.|
|Design and development of the internal CRM/ERP system,|
|which covers most GDPR compliance.|
|Procurement of all server IT equipment.|
|Management of the internal IT infrastructure.|
|Coordination of monthly technical meetups.|
|DBA and data-architect on PostgreSQL 7.2 until 9.6|
|2002 – 2014||Conductor of workshops and training-sessions in the area|
|of literate programming and effective authoring.|
|1998 – 2001||Author of articles and columns in IT glossies.|
|Among others: Open Computing, Linux Magazine,|
|1997 – 2010||Managing a growing number of consultants, up to 100.|
|Conducting personnel appraisals twice a year for each|
As a specialist in Open Source, I was invited to take part in various governmental undertakings in this area.
|2004 – 2007||Participant at the consultation on Patents by the Ministery|
|of Economic affairs.|
|2004 – 2005||Participant Task Force Open Source Motor for|
|the Advisory Board of the Market.|
I was a C++ developer in a period where Irderto moved from analog scrambled pay TV to DVB. One of their new areas was Impulse Pay per View.
|1996 – 1997||Design and development of an IPPV digital TV System.|
|The system was used in the Serie-A soccer matches|
Starting in EMEA, PeopleSoft needed a strong technical presence winning business. PeopleSoft was later acquired by Oracle.
|1995 – 1996||Pre-sales consultant for Peoplesoft client-server|
|solutions in HR and Financials.|
The porting center for EMEA based platforms was located in de Meern, the Netherlands. It managed to release platform-versions between days and just a few weeks after the base-release for VMS was available.
|1993 – 1995||Porting engineer for all Siemens Nixdorf platforms|
|of the Oracle RDBMS versions 6, 7 and 8.|
Nixdorf Computer, later Siemens Nixdorf, built a fault-tolerant VME-like Motorola mini-computer. The UNIX System V OS hardware specifics were designed and developed in Vianen, the Netherlands. We also moved Berkeley sockets into System V and introduced paging.
|1987 – 1993||Senior Operating System Development engineer,|
|later also team-lead of networking development.|
University of Utrecht
The computer science department had bought an Apple LaserWriter and needed some way of addressing it through LaTeX and Troff.
|1986 – 1987||Developer of a Troff to Postscript printer driver.|