My name is Peter van der Does, I was born on June 23, 1970 in the Netherlands. I have been in the computer industry for a long time but it has been hobby even longer. I got my first computer when I was 12 years old, a Texas Instrument TI-99/4A, it was on this computer I learned to program and had my very first program published in a magazine.
My first job in the computer industry was programming in Clipper, followed by a job working on a Bull DPS 9000 programming in COBOL. After several years I moved from programming to System Administration, maintaining several Novell Netware networks.
After two decades I met my wife and I moved from the Netherlands to the USA and became a stay at home dad. During this time I started programming again, PHP mostly but some shell as well.
I wrote several WordPress plugins, forked and expanded GitFlow which now is included in several Linux distributions. I still have a love for systems administration, creating packages for Ubuntu, and keeping my personal servers running smoothly.
I got back in the workforce in 2017, I started working for ONeil Interactive. We create websites for the home building industry which written in Python and Django. Besides programming I’m also in charge of maintaining our servers.