Hello, I'm Brandon Quakkelaar

I believe that programming is a craft. My goal is to continuously study this craft, and to always refine my thinking and my execution while practicing it. I have a decade of experience and even though I have come a long way since I started, there’s always something fresh to study that I can add to my toolbox.

Software development is a wonderful discipline that requires creativity, ingenuity, and logic. It’s wonderful because a programmer can sit at a computer and literally create new value from nothing. I get a strong sense of satisfaction whenever I’m able to use my code to solve real world problems that affect real people and businesses.

My Projects

When I’m not working, I like to continue growing as a programmer by having side projects. Each side project has given me new insights and experiences. You can read more about some of my favorite projects here.

My Family

I am very happy to be living with my lovely wife and my dog, in the American Midwest.

My Digital Footprint

You can find me on some social network sites including: https://github.com/quakkels, and https://twitter.com/quakkels.

I launched Quakkels.com on February 5th, 2017 after blogging on a different platform since 2013. This current version of my blog uses Hugo, a static site generator written in Go. I host using GitHub Pages. The theme for this blog was written by myself and can be found on GitHub.