Profile

Full Name:
Adrian (Aad) Offerman
Gender:
Male
Tags:
smiley face, prophead, hard worker, sports beast, brainworker, healthy eater, prince charming, warm-weather biker, smart dresser
Homepage:
http://www.offerman.com/
Hometown:
Haaglanden
About:
Adrian Offerman has been working as a specialist journalist, technology writer, columnist, editor-in-chief, magazine maker, New Media and Open Source specialist, and portal/app developer in the Dutch Automatisering Gids and Tweakers.net, among others. He also works for the Joinup project (formerly OSOR: Open Source Observatory and Repository) of the European Commission.

Next to his writing, Adrian is working as a consultant, engineer, and advisor. Nowadays he is involved in several technology communications projects on internet and networking technology, security, cryptography, Linux, and Open Source Software. And he often gives media training to scientists, professionals, and management teams.

He has a M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Delft University of Technology, where he specialized in Computer Architecture and Digital Technique. Furthermore, in 2010 he completed a M.Sc. degree in Psychology from Leiden University, where he specialized in cognitive psychology and clinical psychology. Currently, he is taking courses in Mathematics at Leiden University.
Contact information and Social Networks:
Postal Address

Ir. Drs. Adrian (Aad) Offerman
Offerman Consulting
IT specialist / journalist
Raaphorst 121
NL-2352KJ Leiderdorp
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-71-5891606 (CET)

Online

Web: http://www.offerman.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/offerman
Twitter: @a_offerman
StatusNet: http://statusnet.offerman.com/adrian
Friendica: http://friendica.offerman.com/profile/adrian
Public key: 0x27A97CC4

Business

Chamber of Commerce Rotterdam registration number 24254850
VAT/BTW number 1271.57.220.B.01
Work/employment:
Consultancy & Engineering
After completing his study in Delft, Adrian started working as an independent consultant and engineer, advising on technology, business, and markets. He worked for cryptography company DigiCash, a spin-off of the Dutch research institute Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI). He advised the Nederlandsch Octrooibureau in a patent infringement case. And he participated as CTO in startups Depot2 and RecruitmentNet. Among others.

Furthermore, he worked as a Linux system manager, network manager, webmaster, software developer and architect, and technology advisor. He also had a web hosting company for almost ten years, specializing in more complex, non-commodity services.

Currently, he works on projects involving internet and web technologies, building on Linux and open source software. He is also involved in several technology communications projects on internet and networking technology, security, cryptography, Linux, and Open Source Software.

Specialist Journalism

He has also been working as an IT specialist journalist, technology writer, columnist, editor-in-chief, magazine maker, New Media specialist, and portal/app developer in the Dutch IT market for almost twenty years now, focusing on the intersection of technology, business and markets.
Currently he is a contributing editor for Automatisering Gids and Tweakers.net, the largest IT publications in the Netherlands for professionals and consumers, respectively. He also works for the Joinup project (formerly OSOR: Open Source Observatory and Repository) of the European Commission.

Formerly, he was a contributing editor for Computable, CIO, Digitaal Bestuur (Binnenlands Bestuur), Management Team, CRN, Supply Chain Magazine, Software Release Magazine, C-sharp, InfoWorld, NetworkWorld, TechWorld.nl, LAN Magazine, InfoSecurity, IT Service Magazine, IT Beheer Magazine, Computer! Totaal, Netwerk Computing, Webwereld.nl, Energiebeurs Bulletin, Energiegids, Living Media, Energy Magazine, and Noodzaak, among others.

Furthermore, he was the editor-in-chief of Chief Information Officer, Linux Magazine, Mnet, Windows & Netwerken, and Computer-Telefonie. As the editor-in-chief he succesfully launched CIO in the Dutch market, after former attempts of international publishing house IDG had failed.

Recently, he is involved in meta-journalism (journalism on journalism), working on business models for online and cross-media publishing, and on issues like quality and ethics in journalism, and pluriformity of the media.
Another recent focus area is data journalism, deploying computer tools to analyze public data (i.e. data accessable through the internet).

Building on his journalistic experience and his education as a psychologist, he often gives media training to scientists, professionals, and management teams.
School/education:
Adrian has a M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Delft University of Technology, where he specialized in Computer Architecture and Digital Technique. His thesis project resulted in three international scientific publications. These are currently cited by various research papers and patents.

Furthermore, in 2010 he completed a M.Sc. degree in Psychology from Leiden University, where he specialized in cognitive psychology and clinical psychology.

Currently, he is taking courses in Mathematics at Leiden University.