Hello, I am Ben Konrath
& I am a software developer

My current focus is freelance full-stack and
Python development

I'm an experienced software developer with a broad knowledge of web-technologies and software development in general. I use my knowledge and experience to create high quality software for my clients.

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High Quality

My focus is on high quality, long lasting solutions. I use modern software development techniques, such as:

  • tight feedback loop with users and stakeholders
  • automated tests and continuous integration
  • automate technical tasks as much as practically possible

I use high quality open-source frameworks and libraries that are well tested and community driven. This means the frameworks and libraries that I select will be maintained and developed into the foreseeable future.

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Architecture

I can work with with business and technical stakeholders to create comprehensive technical plans and system architectures when required for a project.

I can also evaluate existing technical plans and architectures when a second opinion or additional input is required.

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Implementation

I work on any stage of a project; from brainstorming and project planning with business and technical stakeholders to implementation and final deployment. This includes:

  • joining existing teams to increase development velocity
  • developing complete applications
  • creating a base architecture to build upon

Select Previous Projects

Control panel for the Hypernode cloud automation platform.
Django Vue.js Python Node.js Webpack Django REST Framework JavaScript Docker OpenID Connect
Share visual identities. Logos, colors, typography, files and guidelines in one place. Accessible to designers and their clients — anytime, anywhere.
Django Vue.js Python Django REST Framework JavaScript Stripe Billing Bulma Sass
Oxyor Training Portal, a multi-tenant CMS supporting in-person and online training for financial professionals.
Django Ember.js Python Ansible Sass Django REST Framework JavaScript Bootstrap
Digital map updates for Garmin GPS navigators based on OpenStreetMap data.
Django Python Bulma Sass Stripe Java
Crowdfunding for life improvement projects in developing countries.
Ember.js Python Django Ansible Sass Django REST Framework DocData
Online Glom, a web-based version of the Glom database application designer.
C++ Java Tomcat GWT Swig

Select Previous Employers

Eclipse IDE platform developer.
Java Eclipse Python C++ Unix Shell
Caribou virtual keyboard targeted at users with physical disabilities.
C Python GNOME Unix Shell

LinkedIn Recommendations

Simon Meijlink

Simon Meijlink

Senior Managing Partner at Oxyor Group

January 3, 2018, Simon was a client of Ben’s

Ben's recommendations and solutions saved us a tremendous amount of time and money by showing us how we could reuse parts of our existing stack and helping us setup the scaling we needed. Ben also trained and guided our team to make sure that people were comfortable supporting the application before he finished the project. Ben listened to our needs, developed a plan and executed it; consistently delivering high quality work.

Ben is capable of working independently and coming up with suggestions and alternative ideas that have been a major driver for our developments.

Prashant Palikhe

Prashant Palikhe

Front-end Developer at NonDutch

April 20, 2017, Ben worked with Prashant in the same group

I loved working with Ben at 1%Club. His enthusiasm is contagious. He did a great job leading the team and managing people. Making sure everybody involved were on the same page. He understands the tools and the tech that he is working with in detail and is great at sharing this knowledge with others.

Ferrie Bank

Ferrie Bank

Senior Java Developer at 42 BV

September 17, 2014, Ferrie was a client of Ben’s

In the past year that Ben has been working on our Python/Django website he has shown an exceptional balance of experience, knowledge, communication skills, working ethic and the ability to work in a well structured manner.

Besides performing the tasks we needed him to do, he shared many valuable insights in the way the maintenance and development processes could be improved. He introduced new frameworks and libraries to the project, thereby simplifying and stabilizing the code base. Great changes were made while the site was continuously in production, all handled by him with care, flexibility and a keen eye for best practices.

Thomas Fitzsimmons

Thomas Fitzsimmons

Senior Software Engineer at Cisco Systems

March 11, 2010, Ben worked with Thomas in the same group

Ben is a skilled programmer who has experience with a broad range of software technologies. He is comfortable with low-level (e.g., device driver) as well as high-level (e.g., IDE) code. He has excellent debugging skills and is able to quickly learn new codebases.

Feel free to contact me and we can discuss how I can help with your project.

Weteringschans 165C
1017 XD  Amsterdam