Hey there, I'm Corné van Straten
Avid learner and creator with a hacker mentality. I have a bias for action and I want to help you win!
I love identifying the essence of a problem and creating a solution that works.
Give me a problem I can take ownership of and the freedom to work, and I will blow you away with what I create.
I’m imaginative, resourceful, not afraid to poke the box, and most importantly: I get stuff done.
If that sounds like somebody you'd like to have on your team, let's set up a call to see if we'd be a good fit.
Project demo of the RESTful backend API I built for radius, an online platform for learning in real life. Find the prototype at learnradius.com. This API fea...
Prototype of an Airbnb-style open marketplace that would allow you to find skilled people around you, so you could learn from them directly. This is a startup initiative I came up with; and that actually prompted me to learn how to code; as well as design UX/UI, manage projects, learn marketing and startups and about a million other things. My friend Gert and I coded the entire thing by hand with the MEN stack.
3-part article in which I learn out loud about my process of developing a feature where you can text search within a specific area. This article series discusses why the intuitive solution doesn't work and offers 5 alternative approaches.
Our highly specialized team was almost invisible inside the larger Balance corporation and had been for over a decade. So I initiated and led efforts to create our own website, which needed to be independent and different from the larger balance.nl; but still enough of a lookalike to maintain brand consistency.
I accepted the challenge to blog every day for 30 days straight which turned out to be a very hard but transformative experience, turning me into a creative machine.
One of the most important lessons I learned as a junior consultant straight out of college is that academic writing is worthless in the real world. You have to write to sell every time. The junior colleagues that came after me really appreciated that I wrote this down, so that they didn't have to make the same mistakes I did.
My most successful Medium article, detailing 7 reasons why I think the school system makes you less fit for the job market, instead of preparing you for it.