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Please welcome Sander

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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 5844 posts) 11y

Hi good people of TP,

I would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce you to Sander, a new addition to the Travellerspoint Team.

Sander has joined TP as a developer and will be helping us continually improve the site.

He is Dutch (total coincidence, honest!), a keen photographer and a very avid traveller. Currently, he is living just down the street from me in Melbourne while on a Working Holiday Visa. Anyway, I'll let Sander fill you in on any other questions regarding his travels - he's in much better position to do that than me

So, I'd like you all to put your hands together and give Sander a nice warm welcome!!


2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Hi Sander,

I know I've "bumped into you" occasionally on various threads.

Congratulations on your new position!;)


3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

(clap clap clap clap!)
Welcome to TP Sander! :)
It is customary to send large chocolate bars to all the people who welcome you to TP :) I will send you my mailing address in a PM;)
(shhhhh Isa...someday, someone WILL fall for it....:) )

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5844 posts) 11y

Oh yeah, the chocolates! How could I forget.. Here you are Sander

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4890 posts) 11y
  • smiles broadly at the chocolates*

That's one of the things I really like about this place - chockful of useful information, and then having random quirky things like this. (Cupcake: if I ever happen to visit your part of the USA, I'll come personally deliver a chocolate bar, and that's a promise.) :P

Anyway, yes, *bows and frantically searches for his acceptance speech*
I'd like to thank my dog, my goldfish, and... oh no, wrong one... *shuffles papers around*

But yeah, I guess some background on me might be good - I've been travelling for the past 18 months now, doing the odd web development project along the way (got working holiday visas for New Zealand and Australia just before I left home) to help pay for it all. Sometimes it's useful to be highly qualified for work where short-term projects are the norm.
I know when Peter first contacted me about possibly doing some work on this site, I had a look and found myself thinking, "damn, I wish I'd known about this place before I started travelling." I'm one of those solo-travellers, just making it all up as I go along. Admittedly, I've been doing pretty okay at this (still alive after 18 months!) ;) but still... having had a resource such as all of you to help me get started would've alleviated a lot of worries early on. But oh well, at least I now can share some of my hard-won knowledge with others, and there are still plenty of places that I haven't been to and will want to quiz you all about. :)

Meanwhile, of course, I'm also doing actual programming work here on the site. I won't say anything about what's coming, but Peter's cooked up some pretty nifty stuff that I'm now helping to work the final kinks out. I want to bet you'll all love it. :)

I guess that's enough from me for now. But if you have any questions, just holler. :)

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Yay, a new member to the team! Welcome aboard Sander :)

Now, it's Friday afternoon and nearly 4 pm, so I'm clocking out of work and letting Sander take over while I head to the pub

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Hi Sander! Welcome to the family! Will there be a Christening?

By the way, if you hear rumours about possible attacks by toasters, hoses, and various other household amenities, simply duck and cover. It's just Pardus requesting his daily dose of whop-a**. You'll get used to it. ;)

8. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Sander

(Cupcake: if I ever happen to visit your part of the USA, I'll come personally deliver a chocolate bar, and that's a promise.)

Sander is my new best friend;)

9. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Congratulations, thats great news !!!

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Sending you loads of luck and hugs )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Hi Sander!

Welcome aboard! Can't wait to see the new nifty things you guys have cooked up for us all!

(Ooh - that frying pan just missed your nose...)

Godd to have you here!

The Isas

(Pete and Sam will explain our split personality.)