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 (geocheck.in), one that gives you a virtual hug (virtualhug.me) 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 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, games (pc, tabletop, pen&paper, cards) to amuse myself and cooking, eating and chatting with other people.

My most read (or well, mostly heard) authors of the last years are Jon Ronson 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 most played game within the last few years is ‘Cyberpunk 2077’. I was a pen and paper enthusiast for both Cyberpunk and Shadowrun and this was the most anticipated PC game ever to me since the first trailer came out back in 2013.

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 Home (the icons in the lower part of the page)).

Love to hear from you!