I'm The Dutch Coder,
a web developer from Ottawa.

My name is Reinier Kaper and I create websites, specializing in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Born and raised in The Netherlands, I moved to Ottawa in 2011 together with my wife for a new adventure!

View my résumé

My work

Although I do a lot more, my three strongest assets are writing clean and semantic mark-up, efficient stylesheets with graceful degradation and fast and maintainable JavaScript.

HTML

Probably the strongest of my 3 best skills and the one I secretly enjoy the most!

I love writing semantic mark-up and I take pride in a high level of detail. For me it’s important to deliver the highest quality of mark-up.

It’s not just the right thing to do, but it also challenges me to look for the best possible mark-up in any situation.

CSS

I love styling, because you can literally see sites take shape while you work on it.

Every new project I try to improve my CSS, which has resulted in an easy to maintain, efficient and object oriented approach.

Although for me there's no holy grail when it comes to writing CSS, I never use ID's to make my work more flexible.

JavaScript

For me JavaScript is a way to enhance the user experience on a website. It's a means, not an end.

I always try to facilitate full functionality for users without JavaScript as a basis and then enhance the website from there.

Recently I have also been working with module loaders like requirejs to create easy to maintain code for applications.

Résumé

A more formal view of my professional experience and education. If you like things a bit more personal, you’re better off getting in touch with me.

Experience

Scott Buckingham Media

– Present

At Scott Buckingham Media we do all kinds of awesome things! Sure, we build websites (and we're good at it), but we also create games, applications, branding, exhibits and much, much more.

I'm the web magician over there, making all the designs come to life and I also do a fair amount of back-end programming. Mainly WordPress based, but also some pure PHP stuff.

Come check out our work!

Atomic Motion

My first job in Canada was a a Project Manager Maintenance at Atomic Motion, where I took care of all the maintenance work (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) for existing clients.

After a while I started getting involved in new projects as a front-end developer and switched to that position in October 2012.

I was laid off in February 2013, but I found my passion here.

Omroepvereniging VARA

I worked for this public broadcaster with a lot of fun for 3 years, until I decided to go to Canada. Back then I did Project Management and gave the occasional cross-media training!

The job involved not only leading projects from start to end, but also coming up with new concepts for web-based applications and even shows!

Cool things we did involved building our own branded Flash video player and building interactive quiz games.

Education

Bachelor of Art & Technology
VWO (high school)

Languages

Dutch
moedertaal
English
near native
German
konversationsniveau
French
un peu
Afrikaans
'n bietjie

Skills & Expertise

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Photoshop
  • Project Management
  • Crossmedia
  • Training

Get in touch

We should really get in touch! Why? Because it's always a pleasure to meet new people!

I'm active on a couple of different social networks, just pick your favourite and let's meet up!