Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Daniel van der Starre
My name is Daniël van der Starre and I am a DevOps\ALM Consultant at Ordina (https://www.ordina.nl) which is a pretty large company with around 2500 employees. Their base of operations is located in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. Here I help organizations with their DevOps\ALM adventure on both a technical level as well as an organizational level, from installing and configuring SonarQube to brainstorming about a good process around Release Management all the way to providing training for different levels of an organization About 15 years ago I started out as a Java developer, did some Delphi for a couple of years before moving to .Net. About 5 years ago I had the opportunity to become a fulltime Scrum Master and within that role I invested heavily in learning good practices for Software Development like Continuous Integration and Managing Technical Debt as well as Product Backlog Management and Agile Planning. Besides spending quality time with my family which can mean a lot of things, I like to play soccer, raising my knowledge by reading books and blogs and when I have time left, I tend to play the occasional computer game with a couple of friends. You can reach me in several ways, the most common are twitter (@DvanderStarre) or my blog (https://dvanderstarre.wordpress.com/)
Where you live? I was born and raised in the Netherlands, Rotterdam to be precise. Currently I live comfortably in Zoetermeer (near The Hague) with my girlfriend and our two kids (6 year old girl and a 4 year old boy).
Why do you want to join the ALM Rangers?
The installation and use of tooling like VS Team Services, TFS and Release Management is one thing, making it work in different real life scenarios can be an extremely hard challenge. The description of the ALM Rangers Blog says it all - “Providing professional guidance, practical experience and gap-filling solutions to the developer community”.
What makes you “tick”?
Combining state-of-the-art technology and practical processes to help individuals, teams and organizations to continuously inspect what they currently have and adapt their way of working accordingly in order to create high quality software faster. When they are happy, I am happy.
This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details.