Born in 1980 in Belgium, where I still live with my lovely wife Lynn (@LynnStruylaert) and our 2 gorgeous daughters Marie (2006) and Kaat (2009). As far of hobbies are concerned we are a pretty musical family in which everyone plays an instrument. In 2015 I started a competitive Barbecue Team called Smokey The Boar (website / facebook / instagram) so food is definitely a big part of our social life.
After being a school dropout at 18 I started working and thought I might make it that way. My professional life has been a roller coaster from bar-tender (what else if you are a dropout), into the graphical industry as DTP-operator, Graphical Designer to Project Manager. In the mean while I did an after-school education for Network Engineer and rolled into IT like that. Systems Admin, System Engineer, Implementation Consultant & Solutions Team lead for Systems Integrating companies. It’s not that I switched companies that much but I tend to switch roles every two years.
My last challenge was being EMEA Evangelist at Veeam Software, a company that does Data Protection for Virtualized Environments (VMware & Hyper-V). Right now I am back on the independent side, doing the same thing as a contractor for younger startups or companies that need “burst capacity” on big events or new product releases.
Disclaimers: if I have been supported in any way by a vendor that will always be mentioned at the end of each blogpost! For paying customers of HaDeLe Services go just to the bottom of this page.
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