My name is Harm Korten. I have been living in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, for the past 20+ years.

My professional career in IT started around 2001. I was offered chance to enter a developer traineeship, allowing me to professionally do what I was already doing privately .... programming! After working for several years as a developer on local government software, I moved to Vivens. Vivens was a webdevelopment company, where I started as a PHP developer.

Late 2005, Vivens became a Salesforce.com partner and I reluctantly set my first steps into the cloud. It took me just 1 Salesforce training in Dublin to become a Salesforce/Force.com enthusiast. This enthusiasm has only grown exponentially ever since. I have been living and breathing Force.com from that moment on, witnessing it's evolution from a smart CRM application to the full blown cloud platform it is today.

Over the past decade+, I have been involved in dozens of Force.com projects, covering a wide spectrum of roles, scopes and sizes. From business consultant to developer and from trainer to integration architect and virtually anything in between. Along the way I have collected some Salesforce certifications, check them out here. From 2009 to 2015 I travelled the world as an authorized technical Salesforce instructor, for the dev401, dev501 and dev502 courses.

In 2012, after Vivens had been dissolved after an acquisition, I moved to CRMWaypoint. Like Vivens, CRMWaypoint was a relatively small and informal Salesforce "boutique". After 2 years at CRMWaypoint, another acquisition took place. I now worked for Accenture Cloud First! Although this new adventure was very enjoyable, I could not resist the temptation when a start-up in the Salesforce.com realm asked me to join 

This 2017 start-up is called Appsolutely.nl and on the first of February 2017, my Salesforce adventure continued here!

Currently my primary interests are Force.com, APEX, VisualForce, Lightning, Web API's, Javascript, Node.js, Heroku, NLP (Luis.ai, Wit.ai etc), IoT/Prototyping, Alexa AVS, Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Bot Framework.

Thanks for visiting my site. I hope to regularly update it with new blogs ;)