Need a Bigger Boat?

by Eric-Paul Lecluse

We used to say “No” to a lot of clients. “No, I can’t help you with your project because I’m already on another one”. “No, I don’t have any colleagues who do what I do, I’m a freelancer”. “No, I can’t finish a four week project in one, I’m just by myself!” Any good programmer will recognize a bad repetition and change something in order to fix it. If it’s an annoyance shared by many, good programmers team up and work towards a collective solution, breaking the repetition once and for all. Writing libraries, sharing components and finding bugs are just a few examples of the benefits that teams have and the individual lacks, when it’s all about getting the project done.

Getting rid of the “No” dilemma was what we did, back in early 2008. A hand full of friends and developers got together to refer clients to one another, sharing projects and benefitting from the collective thought process. In the next several years we grew to a squad of 14 professional software developers covering the fields of on- and offline applications for computers, mobile devices and other gadgets. We get together every month to discuss programming tactics, industry standards, cutting edge developments and team opportunities. We’re not a company, yet we work like one on projects for agencies and production studios. We help each other on projects when deadlines get tight or when cutting edge needs a push. We refer to each other and can blindly attest to the skills of our fellow developers. We are individual freelancers with the backup and knowledge base of an entire team.

Today, after working with and learning from each other for over three years, we take it one step further. With this website we give you instant access to over a dozen experienced independent web developers, software engineers, technical consultants, creative coders, enthousiasts and friends. Use the form to send us a message collectively, or call one of us directly. You’ll get an answer to your question and most probably it will be “Yes!”

We are a group of independent web developers, software engineers, technical consultants, creative coders, enthousiasts, individuals, friends and we are good company.

You have the need for a bigger boat?
We're just a call away.

  • Dominic Gräfen

    Web, App and Software Developer with passion!

    +31 650741810

    dominic.graefen

  • Hugo Dechesne

    Skills

    Frontend: HTML5, Javascript, SASS/CSS, WebGL
    Backend: PHP, WordPress, Bolt.cms
    Other: Project Management, UX/UI Design

  • Sander Nieuwenhuizen

    Startup creator and fire starter. Cofounder of Startup Studio The Main Ingredient, located in the center of Amsterdam. We create and invest in products together with founders. Open to chat about new digital product ideas.

  • Patrick Pietens

    Creative frontend coder, game designer, audiojunkie, pro-gamer, programmer, Mac zealot, creative coder, movie addict, Nintendo fanboy, longboarder, computerfreak, snowboarder, Counterstrike player, open source supporter and indie rock listener.

    Skills

    HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript (jQuery, AngularJS, Backbone.js, Wordpress, Node.js). Native iPhone and iPad development (Objective-C). And Actionscript3, Adobe Air and Flash (RobotLegs, PureMVC).

  • Valerie Alloix

    Creative technologist, expat in the Silicon Valley (CA), mother and owner at Elimak

    - UX / Prototyper
    - User Centered Design
    - Game thinking approach
    - Data-visualization
    - Product management
    - Creative coder AS, JS & Haxe

    Graduated as Master in Production & Management of Multimedia projects in 2005

    Skills

    UX, Prototype, Usability, Gamification, Data Visualization, Storytelling, Agile methodologies, Project management, AS3, Haxe, Javascript, Game Design & Development.

  • Niels de Keizer

    Groupie of biggerboat, fulltime workaholic, conceptual developer, founder Adobe User Group Netherlands, blogger at ilovenewwork, partner at FONK: a mobile agency based in Amsterdam

     

    niels@fonkmobile.nl

     

     

     

  • Stefan Hendriks

    Agile Software Developer with a passion for clean and well tested code. Most comfortable with backend but also has frontend experience. Scrum Master. Chasing his dream to create the best Developer training on this world.

    Skills

    Ruby, Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS (SASS), Spring, Hibernate, Tomcat, Continuous Integration & Development, Coderetreat organisator & Facilitator

  • Marco Alting

    Creative developer with good communication and management skills. Focussing towards HTML5, CSS3 and PHP with fine skills in Actionscript. Always checking out the latest developments. Spare time singer/guitarist.

    Skills

    HTML5, Javascript, CSS3, PHP, WordPress, ZendFramework, jQuery, Actionscript, AIR, PureMVC, RobotLegs, IntelliJ, FDT

  • Erik van Nieuwburg

    15 years of front-end experience, started out with media-rich Flash applications and ending in JavaScript. I've been mostly hired for my knack for the soft skills of technology, like leading teams, training juniors and changing organisations to become more productive. Along this path, I've been trained to coach individuals and organizations in professional communication and productivity.

    Skills

    Coaching / HTML / SASS / Javascript / TDD / Backbone / Angular / Actionscript / Uncle Bob's Clean Code / Design Patterns / MVC

  • Patrick Brouwer

    Creative developer with a passion for HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and Mobile Applications. Pushing the limits with the latest technology and bringing projects to a next level. As an experienced Flash/AIR developer I'm now merrily focussed on the playground of HTML5, Canvas, WebGL and all the sweet candy that is related to it.

    Skills

    Frontend, CSS (SASS), JavaScript (Zepto/jQuery, UnderscoreJS, BackboneJS), CoffeeScript, HTML5, Wordpress, PHP, Flash (AS3, RobotLegs, PureMVC, AIR), Game Development

  • Berend Weij

    Cross-functional expertise: project management, Usability/Interaction Design & Development for (educational) games, websites and other (interactive) media. Professional developer since 2000. Previously Founder/Technical Director Mijn naam is Haas. Currently owner Studio Zoetekauw.

    Skills

    Serious Games, Teaching/coaching/workshops, (Agile) project/people management, Scrum master, Full-stack JS, Unity/C#/Shaders, (progressive) web/hybrid apps, Interaction Design

  • Paul Tondeur

    Experienced and passionate frontend developer who creates remarkable creative experiences using the latest web technologies while applying high coding standards.

    Books

    Papervision3D Essentials

    Skills

    Frontend, Backbone.js, Angular.js, Ember.js, Node.js, GSAP, JavaScript, SASS, HTML5, CSS3, RobotLegs, Papervision3D, Unity

  • Sander Schuurman

    Freelance creative developer who loves:
    - Design
    - Intuitive Interfaces
    - Games
    - Music / Sound / Animation / Interaction intertwining.

    Sparetime electronic musician and photographer

    Skills

    AngularJS, BackboneJS, 3D, iOS / obj-C, Audio DSP, Concepts, Design Patterns

  • Paul Jones

    Front end Developer with 8 years experience in high traffic systems and APIs, Google DFP and IMA SDK, games and more. Long time Actionscript programmer with a developing taste for AngularJS.

    Skills

    Actionscript 3, AngularJS, Javascript, Games, Google DFP, jQuery

    +31 68 4161914

    thepauljones@gmail.com

  • Jankees van Woezik

    A code cracking, mathematics loving, award winning freelance developer; frontend and backend developer, with a passion for well written, maintainable and tested code.

    Skills

    Frontend, HTML, HAML, CSS, SASS, Javascript, Coffeescript, Rails, Ruby, GIT.

  • Daan Heuvingh

    A creative all-round developer with a strong background in game-design and clean code. Loves working on creative game or multimedia projects with a team of highly motivated professionals.

    Skills

    Java, javascript, HTML5, Unity3D, android

  • Wouter Steidl

    After working freelance for over 8 years I was ready for a new challenge and joined FONK. No more freelance, but still in the boat.

    wouter@steidl.nl
    +31 6 26 140 869

     

     

     

  • Daniël Zwijnenburg

    Strong focus on agile, collaboration and communication. Passionate about clean code, test driven development, ruby, rails and javascript.

    Skills

    Ruby, Rails, Rspec, Cucumber, Ansible, Javascript, TDD, Clean Code, Continuous Integration & Deployment

  • Michiel van der Ros

    Creative developer that loves clean code, ES6 and React. Specialized in serious games, interactive story telling and 360º panoramas, all in HTML5, JavaScript in CSS. Working experience includes web applications, frontend training/workshops, research & development and many high end campaigns.

    Skills

    HTML5, JavaScript, Workshops, Training, Google Maps API, Sass (css), BackboneJS, RequireJS, Jasmine, Bower, Gulp, jQuery, IntelliJ, Google DFP, VAST Advertising for games/video

  • Laurent van Dommelen

    I am a creative coder with a background in interaction design and advertising-driven web applications. Since early 2010 I run a small studio together with the king of design town, Jannes Glas. I try to not limit myself to one technology or platform, but the keywords in any of my products will be interactive, visual and experience. I get my kick out of coming up with creative solutions to complex problems, making it look all simple and sexy in the end.

    Skills

    PHP, Laravel, Vagrant, Wordpress, Javascript, ES6, React.js, Backbone.js, HTML(5), CSS3, SCSS, Webpack

  • Mathijs Baaij

    I am a freelance frontend developer with over ten years of experience. Mostly I developed campaign websites, web applications, and web games for interactive agencies. I enjoy developing well designed apps for well known brands, within a team of experts.

    Skills

    Javascript, HTML, CSS3, React, Backbone, Webpack, Browserify, Gulp, Grunt, Titanium Alloy, Commonjs, RequireJS, jQuery, Flash, AIR