In pre-Corona times, we’d be throwing a party at the “Bright Side of Life”. We’re celebrating not one but two BSL anniversaries. Peter Verbaan, Senior Developer, has worked at BSL for 15 years, while Front-end Developer Roderick Gadellaa joined us 5 years ago. Two good reasons to celebrate, and we don’t need an excuse to party at BSL! But Corona restrictions currently make this impossible, so instead, we’re raising a glass (or two) during an online celebration.
Senior Developer Peter Verbaan
It only seems a short time ago that we celebrated Peter’s ten years milestone during a fun BSL team outing. And he’s now reached his 15th anniversary. Peter remains the driving force behind our PwC projects, but he also plays a vital role in other projects. Our clients greatly value his knowledge and expertise, making him a valuable asset to the company. And to stay with the BSL team all this time says a lot about BSL as a workplace. Several of Peter’s colleagues have also been part of our team for many years.
Peter has led numerous challenging projects since first joining BSL, keeping abreast of rapid changes in the IT market. He’s recently been busy helping a key client migrate from Oracle to an Azure Cloud service. New and exciting challenges like this mean that life at BSL is never dull – and we like to keep Peter on his toes!
We look forward to celebrating his 20th anniversary in another five years time.🥳
Front-end Developer Roderick Gadellaa
Ever since Roderick joined BSL 5 years ago, he has indeed been a ‘Bright’ part of the team. He arrives each morning with a spring in his step and ends each day in the same mindset. His singing and whistling is certainly something we’ve all missed working from home during Corona. Not only does Roderick’s cheerful nature liven up the office, but he works hard too – designing and delivering a wide range of websites and front-ends in the five years he’s worked with BSL. What’s more, he’s contributed to numerous other projects, including website plugins and apps.
Roderick has a wide range of web design- and development know-how, which he enjoys sharing via Twitter.😉 He also likes drawing cartoons. Whenever a colleague has a birthday, they usually find a personal drawing from Roderick in their birthday card.
His current project involves launching a new app for 1888 number information. At the same time, he’s busy supporting website developments and developing an online platform for webshops. The weeks fly by for Roderick too, and we’ll mark his 10th anniversary in no time.
Celebrating BSL anniversaries
We have to be patient a while longer but plan to ‘properly’ celebrate Peter and Roderick’s BSL anniversaries as soon as Corona restrictions allow. We’re hoping to enjoy some summer weather so that we can organise a lunch on the terrace of our favourite Breukelen restaurant, “Same Same”. We’re all looking forward to meeting up again, catching up face-to-face, and putting the past Corona year behind us. Fortunately, BSL has been able to continue business as usual working from home, completing a wide range of projects on time and within budget.💪
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