Welcome to my website!

I'm Harrie, a PHP developer from the south-west of the Netherlands. Although I've been a professional PHP developer for over a decade, I'm still always eager to learn new things. I share my knowledge here, on my blog - or at conferences where I occassionally get to speak.

Besides my daytime job at Zorg Voor Elkaar, I'm also a co-organizer of the Code By The Sea usergroup, a guitarist in a band called WATT and I enjoy playing tennis too - although I'm not really good at it ;-)

Latest entries

Toying around with my first generation Lytro at PHPSC15

Toying around with my first generation Lytro at PHPSC15

A while ago I bought a first generation Lytro camera because I thought the concept is awesome, and to try it out I brought it with me on my visit to PHP South Coast 2015! To be honest I was a bit disappointed with the results, but since so many people there were interested in the little device, I decided to share the results anyway.

It's ok to not know

It's ok to not know

We've all been in this position; a group of people are talking about something and you happen to be at the same table as well. You haven't got a clue what everyone is talking about, but you don't want to appear stupid and so you just decide to be quiet and blur out something like "yeah it's great I use it a lot as well" every once in a while. Afterwards, you quickly Google for the thing they were talking about, because apparently you missed something?