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Rick van Hattem
Very experienced Python and Postgresql architect with a vast experience in scaling and helping others
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Author of Mastering Python (https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/mastering-python), a book to teach advanced Python programmers everything they need to master the language. No cure, no pay for specific problems. I only accept issues if I'm confident I can fix them in a short amount of time. Always happy to give advice :) Over the last 15 years I've started several companies and according to Stackoverflow I've helped ~3.2 million people using my knowledge. I'm one of the top Python contributors on Stackoverflow and have over 30k points. My main interests are scaling of large infrastructures and websites to millions of users as I did with my last large startup (fashiolista.com). I have many years of experience consulting people and companies with varying programming, dba and sysadmin problems. My profile only shows my main expertise but I have experience with a vast array of technologies so please don't hesitate to ask for advice on any matter.
- 15 years experience
Python has been my language of choice for a long time, I've used it for scientific research, to start companies and to help people all around the globe with my many open source programs, libraries and scripts. In addition to that I'm one of the top Stackoverflow contributors and definitely in the top 10 for the Netherlands.
- 13 years experience
I have been an avid user of Postgres since version 7.4 and very experienced in scaling Postgres systems to millions of users. I have done consulting for several large companies while working for 2ndQuadrant and reviewed a few Postgres books as well.
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It's a pleasure working with Rick. He is very skilled and experienced and managed to come up with beautiful solutions to my problem.
Nov 10, 2016
Rick has expert level knowledge of Postgres performance. I highly recommend him!
Oct 13, 2016
Again, Rick is incredibly fast, fundamentally understands how servers and Django functions and is pleasant to work with. He's been incredibly helpful and makes great recommendations.
Jan 2, 2016
Rick was wonderful to work with. He saved me hours and hours of time in just a few minutes. Wish I would have messaged him earlier!
Jan 2, 2016
went the extra miles to compile and package the Lupa extension for Windows. A+++
Aug 6, 2015
very knowledgeable in python, flask and celery. look forward to working with him again.
Aug 1, 2015
RICK IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!
Jul 12, 2015
This mentor really helped me overcome problems with Python. He also helped me improve my skills by explaining exactly what he was executing. A great mentor all round.
Jul 10, 2015
Rick van Hatten is confident, knowledgeable, patient, and an excellent mentor. I am a beginner, but worse, the kind of person who asks many questions. Rick was able to answer all my questions, clearly and concisely. When I need help, I will be hoping he's available.
Jul 5, 2015
Rick provided me the consultation and actionable direction I needed.
Jul 5, 2015