Father, Husband, Brother, Son, Uncle, Software Developer

Brad van der Laan, C.Tech. PSM I, PSD I


Who is Brad van der Laan?

I'm a father, a husband, a brother, a son, an uncle, and I'm also a professional software developer.

I am an INFP with strong leadership skills and am dedicated to ensure that my team is empowered to self-organize and self-commit to the project at hand; I believe that a team who has themselves developed a strong personal commitment to a project is a productive and innovative one.


You can find me on:

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My interest in computer programming started back in high school when I was introduced to the learning language Turing; Software Development remained a hobby of mine ever since. I graduated as a Computer Engineering Technologist and upon graduation I began my career as a Software Developer; its just what I naturally gravitate to.

I choose the term Software Developer with purpose as I feel that creating software is more art then science; I enjoy the aesthetics in crafting elegant solutions to complex problems.

I hold the designation Certified Technician (C.Tech.) with the Ontario Association of Computer Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), have been certified as a Professional Scrum Master level 1 (PSM I) and as a Professional Scrum Developer level 1 (PSD I) by Scrum.org as well as designated as an Officially Certified Qt Developer by the Qt Company. On top of that I'm also well versed in a number of languages such as PHP, jQuery, C#, XAML, QML, C++, C++/Qt, C++/CLI, Ruby, Python, etc.

For more on my story check out my blog at http://imaginativethinking.ca


Groups I'm a Member Of:

Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Computer Society

Why do I do what I do?

I enjoy looking into the world and finding ways to make people's lives easier by designing truly creative and elegant solutions. I believe software development is one part science and two parts art; a well-designed software solution can be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Programming Languages I am Acquainted With:

I'm not just a Code Monkey

Not only have I worked as an integral part of a software development team designing and implementing value add software I've also served as Scrum Master, Build Master, Team Leader, Mentor and Coach.

Tools, Frameworks and Methodologies I'm Familiar With:




Branch Management









Visual Studio



Qt Quick

Continuous Integration

Design Patterns



For more check out my blog Imaginative Thinking