CV of Peter-Paul Koch

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Curriculum vitae of Peter-Paul Koch, front-end consultant, agent, and trainer.

See the About page for his full story. This page only gives the dry dates.

Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


1982 - 1988
Barlaeus Gymnasium, Amsterdam. Gymnasium is the highest level of Dutch secondary education. Programme includes Latin and Greek.
1988 - 1994
Studied Ancient History (Greeks and Romans) at the University of Amsterdam. Final thesis: Factions and fractions in the later Roman empire (5th century AD).
Degree of drs., somewhere in between Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.
1994 - 1995
Teacher Training History. The training included an internship at the Amsterdam Spinoza Lyceum.
Looking for work as a teacher. Meanwhile, doing research into the Thidrekssaga.
1997 - 1998
Course “Internet Advisor” (very bad). Included a 6 months internship with Inízio Design (very good).

Professional career

1998 - present
Publishing large amounts of front-end articles, both on his own and on other sites.
1999 - 2002
Working at Netlinq Framfab as lead front-end engineer.
2002 - 2008
Freelance front-end engineer and trainer.
2003 - present
Writing and maintaining, the prime source for browser compatibility information on the Internet.
2004 - present
Blogging at the QuirksBlog.
2005 - 2009
Front-end freelancer agent (only within the Netherlands).
2006 - present
Regular conference speaker.
First book: ppk on JavaScript.
2007 - 2012
Initiator and chairman of Fronteers, the Dutch organisation of front-end professionals.
2008 - present
Freelance front-end consultant and trainer.
2009 - present
Focusing on the mobile web.
2011 - present
Conference organiser
Second book: The Mobile Web Handbook.