Patrick Mulder

Before discovering software development for web applications with Java and Ruby in 2008, Patrick Mulder mainly worked as a software engineer on measurement equipment and electronic devices. Web development allowed him to learn about networks and linking documents, but working with measurement equipment gave him an appreciation for the many forms data can have. Not for nothing, Tim Berners-Lee invented large parts of the WWW while working at CERN, a European research organization for particle physics. Yet, after programming with C, C++, Python, Ruby, and Java, learning Backbone.js proved difficult, as Patrick did not have much experience with the "non-blocking" behavior of JavaScript when he started working with Backbone. Luckily, he teamed up with a JavaScript developer, who taught him the differences of JavaScript from other programming languages. In the meantime, Patrick is convinced that JavaScript and Backbone are just great to explore data and interfaces for the Web. Patrick likes blogging at http://thinkingonthinking.com, and has a passion for data-driven interfaces and data in general. After working in big and small software companies, he now works as a freelance software consultant, focusing on JavaScript, web interfaces, and measurement systems.