Hi, my name is Jan Kapellen. Welcome to my homepage. If you are interested, you can read a little bit about my background on this page.


My industry background is mostly in digital advertising. About half the time with email marketing and the other half with display ads.

My most recent expieriences range mostly around Cloud-automation, mainly on AWS but with some contact points on Azure. I am also currently managing a small team of SREs.

I also develop small webapps. I've made one, that will give you positional information (, one that gives you a virtual hug ( and a few more. Most of them just for learning a specific thing in a specific language.

I have build stuff using the following programming languages:

python, perl, php, JavaScript/TypeScript, clojure, bash, hcl, go

I have set up and administered the following software:

Ansible, Puppet, Terraform, Confluence, Jira, Jenkins, Couchbase, Hadoop, Redis, Qmail, Postfix, Powermta, Powerdns, Bind, Unbound, Solr, Kafka, Flume, Nginx, Apache Httpd, Ha.d/ldirector, Haproxy, Gitlab, PostgreSQL, MySQL and a lot more small bits and bobs that I already have forgotten about.

I mainly work on RHEL and Debian based operating systems.

I have worked mainly in Kanban based project environments.

I do have great in-depth knowledge on cloud-based infrastructure and apis, growing expierience in container-based infrastructure and some rather young knowledge in project management, IT security, business intelligence and data science.


As for my hobbies, I love audiobooks, tv series, computer games, cooking and chatting with people about the universe, life and everything.

My most read (or well, mostly heard) authors of the last years are David Eagleman for non-fiction and Daniel Suarez for fiction.

To my top 5 tv-series I count 'Boston Legal', 'Life', 'Altered Carbon' and 'True Detective'.

My by far most played game within the last few years is 'Planetside 2'. I just love the futuristic setting and the (still) unique MMOFPS expierience. But I play a lot of different games most of them are somewhat in the PC-Shooter area.

I hope I could give you some sort of a picture of myself. If you'd like to connect, I am available via most social networks/messengers (see contact).

Love to hear from you!