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Papers

Scoops and Brushes for Software Archaeology: Metadata Dating

My master thesis on how to use time-related metadata to gain historical insight into digital artefacts. The full tool and documentation can be found on my Github.


DIY Handboek voor Webarcheologie Do It Yourself: Plan, graaf, reconstrueer en ontsluit!

The DIY handbook for web archaeology. In this book it is described how one may perform their own web archaeological projects. The required organisational and technical steps are described with the case study of De Digital Stad as an example.


Archaeology of the Amsterdam digital city; why digital data are dynamic and should be treated accordingly

Paper describing the dynamic preservation of the Amsterdam digital city.

Code

MetadataDating

Metadata dating made accessible via a simple bash script.


MissingFileChecker

This little bash script checks if the files from one folder are also in another folder. This script works recursively through subfolders and does not require the same folder structure. This script was inspired by the discovery that I was missing vacation photos in my backups from my digital camera. Unsure which photos were missing, I wanted all missing photos. However, tools such as diff and rsync assume the same folder structure, and I had restructured my photo backups in separate years and occasions. This script allowed me to check what photos were on my camera but not in my backup and put them all in a folder for me to sort out where I wanted them in my backup.

Work

Software Engineer / VU-BugZoo
November 2019 - Current

Software engineer developing the VU-Bugzoo platform, an online tool for teaching software testing.


Research Assistant / Amsterdam Mueseum
December 2016 - November 2017

Software engineer developing the VU-Bugzoo platform, an online tool for teaching software testing.


Teaching assistant / Vrije Universiteit and University of Amsterdam
November 2012 - Current

Teaching assistant for several courses.

Other

The National Archives Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy
2016

Project to research and restore the Amsterdam Digital City (De Digitale Stad).