Bert

Boerland

That is me

And i do welcome you here, beautiful wanderer.

I do welcome you here over at my shed. My name is Bert Boerland, but you knew that already. A friendly tall guy from the Netherlands, 50 something but in denial about his age. Who believes that stories can begin everywhere; at the bar, at a campfire and even on a website.

So please do sit down and lend me your ear and I will tell you my story in the paragraphs to follow. And let’s see if we can make this a little bit about you as well, so we can start working together. 

"A Business Nerd"

I call myself a Business Nerd. I have been nerding with technology ever since my first computer in 1982, a C=64.

I am online since 1989, before there was “the web” and have been making a living using the internet since 1995.
So, I am proud to call myself a ‘Business Nerd’.

 

This domain (boer.land) is the vanity domain of me, Bert Boerland.  I like emerging technologies and have a keen eye for business opportunities. I have a vision and am opinionated. Sometimes these two converge and this is where I am  at my best.
Making contact as well as sketching opportunities. For prospects, for team members.

And maybe for and with you.

Previously I have been a Network Engineer (for bigger BGP4 networks like AS286 and AS1136), a principal consultant, an IT architect, a Product Owner, a cluster manager and a Sales Director.

I co-founded a successful web agency creating innovative digital experiences based upon the open source project “Drupal” and sold this agency to a Canadian enterprise.

As a side project, I am currently kickstarting my second company, an animation studio using the open source “Blender” tool.

So while you thought you were lost wandering the net, you might actually have found what you were looking for: a site about a nice chap that is always searching for ways to grow and learn by helping others.

So if you need a speaker, a coach or an investor, or just someone to talk to, you might have wandered into the right website after all.

Speaker

If you need a speaker on opensource, about the semantic web, or how to run an open business, do contact me. I will present, with passion.

Coach

I like to be around the energy of young start-ups and scale-up’s and help to create focus while strengthen the culture. If you think you need a counselor, I do this pro bono, with love.

Investor

Every now and then I see a business opportunity that I would like to participate in to help  out. It never starts with the pitch deck. It might start with a coffee, with sugar.

bert boerland on drupaljam speaking

Me speaking

I have been speaking on dozens and dozens of smaller and bigger conferences and organised many of them as well. I have been speaking on DrupalCon”s, Fronten United, Drupal Jam’s, T-Dose, ICT en logistiek, Linux World Expo, eduvision, Mediaplaza and a guest lecturer on for example Haagsche Hoge School. Fast and sharp presentations that will still resonate after some .

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Me coaching

I am helping a start-up SaaS and a web agency to kickstart their products and services.

Co-creating the vision all the way to the finance and delivering a Go To market strategy. From spreadsheet to a future proof yet agile business plan, I am not just here to challenge you and your ideads but really help and build upon your strenght.

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Me investing

Within my possibilities, I also try to help in other ways. I am an investor in a web agency, a SaaS, a gaming company and IT consulting firm. When I say invest, I mean time and money and I want to to start slow, building up mutual trust. I will never invest with just money, if that is the answer you are not just asking the wrong question but you also should address a different audience. 

Dont take my word

Well, actually. Do take my word. But read about what others have been posting about me as well on linkedin:

“Bert is great. Always willing to take my company a step further positively and with wisdom.” 

 

“Bert is one of the most original thinkers[…] and combines thorough knowledge of the inner workings of the Web with creativity and lateral thinking.”

 

“Bert is an excellent speaker! He knows how to bring his message with enthousiasm, humor and great knowledge of the subject”

***blush***

LinkedIn

How can I help you?

I am really eager to learn from people, work with them. Eager to create. A product. A service or a moment. Something that was not here before we created it together. So please do tell me. How can I help you?

IN PRIVATE

Born and raised in Groningen where I studied as well. At the age of 25 moved to the “the west” and ended up in the region of Haarlem. I am a proud father of two beautiful kids who at a certain age will argue who gets the boerland.com and the boerland.org or even this boer.land domain.

IN HOBBY

I said, I am a nerd. @@@ I have a zillion computers and house full of domiotica. I like to use them to create (pictures, animations, sound) or use them in a new way (natural user interface, AR). Before open source was calle d”open source”, I contributed time and resourcing to it.  

IN Business

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How can you help me?

Good question. So I really want to help you. But you can help me out as well. I am searching for people who can kickstart together with me a 3D animation studio. So entrepreneurial / sales / 3D artist are more than welcome to contact me. Are you one or do you know someone? Do get in touch!

 

(oooh, and if you are someone who needs a  3D animation, contact me as well ) 

“Velkommen til at kontakte mig”

(and I don’t speak Danish at all)

contact me…

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Hope to see you on any of these media
bert boerland
Where

Region Haarlem,

The Netherland

 

(But I do like to travel)

 

Why

To drink coffee
(9 am – 11 am)
or a beer
(17+ pm).

To hangout, to talk, to listen, to learn, to dream, to walk, to draw, to read and to write. In that order.

Contact

bert at boerland.com

 (Or use the form above)