I'm Jason Snelders, a software developer based in Melbourne, Australia.

I work full-time as a business software developer during the day, and for the last 4 years have also run my own small business website consultancy, Vylesk.

In 2016 I started winding down the consulting work to give myself more time to focus on application development and my career.

In May 2016 I started developing a personal project called Attiva Connect - a software as a service web application to help with research, bookmarks and note management, a problem I still struggle with.
Attiva Connect is due for public release in December 2016.

You can find my profession profile maintained on LinkedIn at https://au.linkedin.com/in/jsnelders, or downalod my resume now.

For all enquiries please contact me at:
jason@vylesk.com or phone 0467 005 063 (Australia).

I'm a mature, pragmatic full-stack .NET and web front-end software developer with 15 years commercial experience.

  • I care very much about writing clean, robust code and simple, maintainable architectures.
  • But code itself does not excite me. Is a drill interesting to a builder?
  • What gets me out of bed every morning, and drives me to keep up with the industry, is the ability to build and maintain solutions that people use and enjoy.
  • I'm a people person and leader at heart, as comfortable talking to customers and CEOs as writing code.
  • I care about every aspect of software development, from working with customers and gathering requirements, through infrastructure, tools and DevOps, helping other developers, to customer support issues and hunting down bugs.
  • I can talk passionately for hours about business, code, architecture, problems, solutions, travel, culture... you name it. But to this day I still struggle to explain technical concepts I use every day because that's just not how my brain works.

Please also check out www.attivaconnect.com for a personal product I'm building, and please ask me to demo and talk about it when we meet.

Things I know and have experience with:

  • C#, .NET, ASP.NET, MVC
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • REST-like web service
  • SQL (language), SQL Server, relational database development
  • SCSS, jQuery, Bootstrap, KnockoutJS, RactiveJS
  • Unit testing
  • Git, TFS/Subversion
  • Agile and Waterfall
  • n-Tier enterprise architecture, modular design, clean design
  • Documentation
  • Maintenance, legacy system support and development
  • Customer support, business support and consulting
  • Developer support, mentoring, leadership
  • Data analysis, reporting

I also know a bit about:

  • Entity Framework 6, Microsoft Azure, security
  • TDD

Things I don't know but can learn easily:

  • React, Angular, ES6, AWS, WCF.