Let me introduce myself: Sjef Bosman, freelance Lotus Notes expert and website developer.
For the last 10 years, I have worked as Lotus Notes/Domino development consultant, project manager, analyst, developper and administrator: requirements specifications, analysis, design, development, tests, installation and support. Lotus Notes expert.
Strong points: deliver the optimal solution based on a quick analysis of a system or a problem, and Lotus Notes application debugging.
1996 : first encounters with Lotus Notes. As member of a group of project managers, we needed to share the information about our projects, so any colleague could take over if necessary. The tool we found to achieve that goal was Lotus Notes. I installed a server and then developed a Lotus Notes project database for all our projects, clients and contacts, our activities and the technical project details. Altogether, we were very happy with the results, the performance and the quality.
1999: employed by QCM, a small consultancy company specialising in Lotus Notes solutions. In my opinion, groupware, and especially Lotus Notes, was going to have a great future. We realised many interesting projects, our clients were very pleased with the results. One of the most interesting and challenging developments was Con7's psychological tests website: tests via a browser, results in a Notes client.
2002: freelance Notes consultant. We moved to France, certain to find a different life, a milder climate, new friends, more space and nature. And I'm happy to say we found it all, there hasn't been a single day that we wanted to go back. Sometimes it isn't easy, but I always find so much inspiration in our quiet valley that developing solutions is just fun. At first, I continued to work for QCM, but gradually I got more and more work for new clients and partners.
In parallel, I took up the development of Internet sites, for clients and friends, both in HTML and in PHP/MySQL.
2010: partnership with SEFIP. Our goal was to web-enable the existing aAlto application using the latest IBM/Lotus technology: XPages on a Lotus Domino R8.5.3 server. Little over a year later, in June 2011, our first release is there! Go visit SEFIP to learn more about it.