Michel Mix

Software Engineer

Medellín, Colombia · mmix@12mix.biz

Software Engineer with over 20 years experience in IT. Working remote for Zig Websoftware in The Netherlands, specialist in the field of web applications for housing associations. Occasionally I do projects as freelancer. Started to study Information Science at the university in 2014.


Experience

Software Engineer

Zig Websoftware is a specialist in the field of web applications for housing associations. We work agile according to the scrum methodology and use modern tools such as Git, docker, Jenkins, etc.

My current tasks include:

  • Developing and maintaining a customer tracking system with AngularJS and Loopback (a Node.js API Framework)

My previous tasks were:

  • Developing and maintaining web applications with TYPO3 CMS and/or Zend Framework
  • Developing new TYPO3 extensions
  • Migrations of existing websites to the latest version of TYPO3

With Zig Websoftware I have been involved in more than 50 TYPO3 projects.

2008 - Present

Software Engineer & IT Consultant

12Mix (freelance)

Occasionally I do projects as freelancer:

  • Development of websites
  • Organising workshops about TYPO3
  • Internet consultancy
2013 - Present

Coach

International nonprofit organization

As a volunteer of an international nonprofit organization, I was appointed in various positions of responsibility. My tasks included, among others:

  • Running/chairing meetings
  • Giving motivational talks
  • Overseeing training courses for members
  • Recruiting new members
  • Assisting with construction projects
  • All kinds of administrative tasks

My work brought me in close contact with a multicultural (and especially caribbean) community.

1991 - 2012

Web Developer & System Administrator

Raakwerk is a small advertising agency in the center of Amsterdam.

My tasks were:

  • Developing, maintaining, and promoting webshops
  • Special attention to search engine optimization (SEO)
  • System management and related tasks
  • Assembling computer systems
2002 - 2008

Software Tester

MCC Netherlands develops simulations for active learning programs for companies and institutions.

My tasks were:

  • Functional testing according to TMap
  • Usability testing
  • Developing automated test scripts in Rational Visual Test
  • Developing advanced Excel sheets, using VBA
1998 - 2001

Education

Information Science

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) · Open University of the Netherlands

Learning pathways:

  • Programming and technology
  • Modelling and system development
  • Data and information management
  • Project management
  • Organisation and management
  • Academic competences and research

GPA: 4.00

2014 - Present

Architecture

Propedeuse · Royal Polytechnic Office Netherlands Arnhem
1995 - 1998

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum

More about me

I was born in 1977 and grew up in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). At the moment I live with my wife and daughter in Medellín (Colombia).

I speak 5 languages:

  • Dutch, my native language
  • English, duh
  • Spanish, which I use daily in Colombia
  • German, the language of my grandmother
  • Papiamento, the language of Curaçao and Aruba

Other interests:

  • Architecture
  • Climate change
  • Open Society
  • Pirate Party
  • Sports: soccer (AFC Ajax) and cycling