"Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog."

Roald Dahl - Matilda

About me

Basically I'm "that old guy at the front row".

Back in the nineties I made my first websites using notepad at our local library.
After pursuing a teaching career - and consequently working in logistics for four years - I decided to pick up my old passion for web and app development and enrolled at Howest to study New Media and Communication Technology.

I'm now a developer with a high interest in accessibility and with a background in education and history.

Education

365 ECTS credits

  • Bachelor in secondary education
    167 credits
    Subject bachelor thesis: e-learning
  • Additional classes at UGent history dept.
    15 credits
  • Bachelor multimedia and communication technology: NMCT
    180 credits - summa cum laude
    Subject bachelor thesis: web accessibility @ development
  • Multidisciplinary project
    Co-constructing healthy experiences & smart objects, spaces and places
    3 credits
  • CCNA Routing and Switching: introduction to networks

Voluntary work & events

Experience as team member

  • Head animator kazou youth camps
  • Head of accredited fraternity Dionysus
  • Internship: diocesan library and documentation center Ghent
  • Internship: archives of Ghent University
  • Project: e-learning module for the process management course at Howest
  • Project: LoRa geolocation for Proximus
  • Internship: esign web & graphics agency
  • Participation: apps for Ghent
    (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019)

Timeline

  • 1987 - born

    Ostend, Belgium
  • 2005 - finished high school

    Onze-lieve-vrouwecollege Oostende
  • 2005-'09 bachelor in secondary education

    History - IT - Roman Catholic religion
    Artevelde Hogeschool
  • 2008-'09 additional history courses

    UGent
  • 2010 Interim jobs

    Police department Bredene
    Tourism office Bredene
    Ombudsman Bostoen building company
  • 2010-'14 logistic employee

    DSV solutions
  • 2014-2017 full time student

    New Media and Communication Technology, Howest
    graduated summa cum laude
  • 2017 developer at Digipolis Gent

    Accessibility and frontend development in Vue.js and Angular 2+

Showcase

A small selection of personal projects.
Some are rather silly, others have a more nostalgic value, most have been abandoned.

Allietabs

This is the last remnant of my bachelor thesis Accessibility @ development.
It's a fully accessible tab component which is still being used by the city of Ghent.

Available on NPM

Color contrast checker

While developing the city of Ghent styleguide, I noticed most color contrast checkers only compare two colors at a time.
This proved impractical, we have several color schemes with over a hundred variations...
So I created a contrast checker for entire color palettes.

Color contrast checker

Put some balls in your CSS

A simple tool to help you play around with background 'balls' in CSS.
I made it to avoid adjusting my own CSS for the nth-time while working on my internship project mensenmaken.gent

Put some balls in you CSS

Three.js tutorial

A three.js google cardboard tutorial, created in collaboration with Tijl Bulcaen.

Three.js google cardboard tutorial

Weunt a lief in Wachtebeke?

Originially a school project and a bit of joke, I presented this site in 2016 during Apps forg Ghent.
I never expected it to gain so much traction!

It's a very simple websites which uses open data to show you which neighbourhood in Ghent has a surplus of men or women in your age category.
Hence making it more likely to find a date!

The site has been used to showcase open data and to promote future hackathons.
It's one of the reasons I applied for a job at Digipolis Gent.

Gentse lieven

Boekmap

Another school project, but a more practical one.

I used library data to show books based on destinations.
This allows you to travel without walking out your front door!
(And we all know it's dangerous business, Frodo, going out your front door.)

Boekmap

contact

E-mail: delrue.bart@gmail.com
Phone: +32 475 20 27 54
City: Ghent