Hi, my name is Tim Groeneveld. I am an open source developer located in Sydney, Australia.
My first application, NetPets, was written when I was still in primary school. It was an awesome website, essentially modled on another ‘virtual pet’ site with a similar name. Why a virtual pet site? I wanted to create a website so I could learn to program, but was short of ideas. At the time, I was hooked on this other site, so my Father suggested it might be a good start.
One of my largest open source software projects, ShareSource is a site where people can collaboratively develop software projects. It is in active development, and I care for it deeply. The first piece of code was written for it around January 2007, while I was in school holidays for projects by a friend of mine, Jordan Bracco and I were looking for a place to host code for a new project we were starting. We could not find any site that provided the features we wanted, so I said that I would start on my own, which would be fast (load time and page generation time) and easy to use.
In the past, I worked at Digital Pacific as a System Engineer. I helped them achieve some awesome milestones, definitely not a bad effort for a lone developer.
Random facts about me
- I live in Sydney, Australia.
- I love almost all genres of music, especially when it’s true music, and not generated by the sausage factory. We will add hardcore rock as an exception.
- I’ve been interested in computers since I was 5, and my Dad was playing around with getting two machines (that had Windows 95 installed on them). It was a joyous moment when he and I could watch the same movie from the Windows 95 CD on the two computer screens.