Boris Doesborg

Drupal developer in Utrecht


I'm Boris Doesborg (Venlo (NL), 1971) and I work as developer, analyst and documentation writer specialised in Drupal websites.
(That is me on the right)

Currently I am working as Drupal developer at Finalist in Rotterdam & Maarssen.

I have a masters degree in Business Communication (Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands) and started working in the late nineties writing on line help systems and internet pages.

A years long search for a decent content management system to support such publications led me to Drupal (4.something). Over the last years I worked as webmaster, developer, technical writer and project manager in various Drupal projects in companies and organisations in Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands.

I've been involved in the Drupal community as documentation writer, event organizer and volunteer. Currently I am member of the Drupal documentation working groups) and I write and maintain the Drupal 8 user guide.

I contribute to Drupal by organizing events, writing documentation, translating and helping out other users in forums, issue queues and Stack exchange.


Professional experience

October 2017 - now: Drupal Developer at Finalist, Maarssen.

  • Development, configuration, analysis Drupal websites.

January 2017 - July 2017: Drupal Developer at Wunderkraut Nederland, Utrecht.

  • Development, configuration, analysis Drupal websites.

March 2014 - December 2016: Drupal Developer European Commission, DG Connect, Brussels.

  • Development, configuration, analysis Drupal websites.

2012 - 2014: Developer, Analyst Tilt Factory, Brussels.

  • Development Drupal websites.
  • Analysis & develop wireframes.

2011 - 2012: Developer, Analyst So Nice, Brussels.

  • Development Drupal websites.
  • Analysis, write specifications & develop wireframes.

2010 - 2011: Developer, Project manager, Analyst, Connexion, Brussels.

  • Project management Drupal websites.
  • Development Drupal websites.
  • Analysis, write specifications & develop wireframes.
  • Training & writing user manuals.
  • Lead development team.

2008 - 2010: Web master, Erasmushogeschool Brussel (EhB), Brussels.

  • Manage the university college's websites & maintain the CMS.
  • Write copy.
  • Support and train staff in maintaining their websites.
  • Manage web server.
  • Develop and maintain website templates & custom modules.
  • Develop EhB's communication policy.

2004 - 2007: Communication specialist, Artificial Solutions, Barcelona.

  • Project management.
  • Developing and maintaining virtual assistants with speech recognition and text-to-speech functionality.
  • Designing, developing and maintaining the company's intranet and the issue tracking system.
  • Training staff in web server management and using XML.
  • Managing web server and developing maintenance scripts.

2004: Freelance web developer, Barcelona.

2000 - 2004: User interface specialist, Competitiveness net solutions, Cerdanyola del Vallès.

  • Analysing, developing and designing web based applications (product catalog, intranet, survey and on line marketplace).
  • Building HTML prototypes.
  • Designing, develop and maintain the corporate web site, the intranet and micro sites.
  • Training staff in using and maintaining web sites and intranet.

1998 - 2000: Communication specialist, Dutch Customs, Apeldoorn.

  • Advising and training staff on written communication.
  • Designing, developing and managing the corporate intranet.
  • Seting up the communication department.
  • Writing user manuals, on-line help, brochures, newsletters and web publications.

1997: Communication specialist, Pecoma Collage b.v., Amsterdam.

  • Developing courses & on-line help systems.


Skills & competencies

  • Development, analysis and configuration of Drupal 8, 7 and 6.
  • Git
  • Continuous integration
  • Behat testing
  • Object oriented programming
  • PHP, Javascript, CSS, SASS & HTML
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Dutch. Good verbal communication skills in Spanish and German. Sluggish French.
  • Copy writing and editing.
  • Translation of client business rules and practices into functional requirements for information projects.
  • Intermediate between technical and non-technical staff.
  • Analysis using wireframes, HTML-prototypes, specifications and use case diagrams.
  • Using web standards.

Other activities

Elsewhere on the web

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