About me

Hello, I’m Frank Delporte, living in Passendale (Belgium), a software developer/technical lead/writer with more than 25 years of experience in video, multimedia, technical project management, digital signage, and (web) programming. After 10 years working for Televic Rail where I “fell in love” with Java, I moved to Eeve in December 2020 where I used Java for several backend services. Since June 2022 I’m a technical writer at Azul, the world’s only company focused solely on Java.

Since March 2023 I’m a Java Champion, selected by other Champions, for my contributions to the Java community over a number of years, including writing articles, books, teaching, sharing, and speaking at conferences.

My current work tools are Java/GitHub/GitLab/Atlassian/IntelliJ IDEA/Visual Studio Code/AsciiDoc, but also use/used ASP.NET, C#, JavaScript, Angular, React, SQL Server, Flex, CSS, HTML5, Eclipse, QT, Python,…

I love to KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) and try to do this in everything I do.

You can hire me for small coding jobs, writing and presenting. See “Books”, “Articles” and “Presentations”.

I’m also the lead coach of the CoderDojo Belgium club in Ieper where we teach children (7-18) programming with Scratch, Arduino, Minecraft, Mindstorms, …

I’m married to Conny and we have a music-playing-son Vik.

This blog is my own private play garden. Nothing spectacular or earth-shaking, just a little update from time to time when something catches my eye, or I feel it’s worth spending some time on…

If you want to know more, you can read this interview by Bazlur Rahman.