Besides his work as a journalist, Adrian Offerman has been involved in all sorts of technology communications projects, both through his publishers and directly. His customers are Fortune Global 500 companies, governmental agencies, research organisations, publishing houses, and technology companies.
Deliverables include background articles, white papers, FAQs, case descriptions, news items, and press releases; on paper, online portals, and social media. Most often this requires substantial research and analysis, to delve into specific technologies, (business) models, and markets, and to familiarize himself with technical terminology and professional jargon. In some projects he is involved on a strategic level as well.
Topics covered include internet and web technologies, networking, security, cryptography, Linux, interoperability, and Open Source Software.
He has been doing this ever since he completed his study in Computer Science at Delft University in 1995.
Some current examples:
- open government, government modernisation, innovation and
customer: the Open Government project is created by the European Commission to cover government modernisation and transparency.
deliverables: news and case studies on open government, government modernisation, innovation and transparency
- open government, policy-making and service delivery
customer: ePractice.eu is a portal created by the European Commission which offers a new service for the professional community of eGovernment, eInclusion and eHealth practitioners. It is an interactive initiative that empowers its users to discuss and influence open government, policy-making and the way in which public administrations operate and deliver services.
deliverables: case studies on public service delivery
- cryptographical internet security
customer: a non-departmental public agency responsible for the Dutch national internet infrastructure
deliverables: background articles, FAQs, case descriptions, and news items on network security and cryptography, from which the cases are based on interviews with scientists and technical specialists at the customers
- public open source procurement and policy-making
customer: Joinup (previously OSOR: Open Source Repository and Observatory) is a collaborative platform created by the European Commission and funded by the European Union via the Interoperability Solutions for Public Administrations (ISA) Programme
deliverables: case studies, pan-European overviews, backgrounders, and analyses on public open source procurement and policy-making
- network infrastructure and security
customer: a fast-growing Benelux company specialized in network infrastructure and security
deliverables: customer case descriptions on network architecture and infrastructure for marketing brochures and website, based on interviews with specialists at the customers
- new ICT technologies, products, and services
customer: VNU Media, Nonspot and Concepts department (online media marketing and advertising)
deliverables: background articles, case descriptions, and news items on new ICT technologies, products, and services for the Computable and Tweakers.net portals;
topics covered include datacenters, high-end computing systems, server systems, storage systems, networking infrastructure, and cloud computing
- web development, XHTML, HTML, CSS, LESS, microformats
- XML, XLST
- PHP, gettext, RSS, MagpieRSS
- online storytelling: Impress.js
- CMS, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla
- SEO, Google AdSense, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, AWStats, OpenX
- social media, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook
- StatusNet, Friendica, ownCloud
- murmur/Mumble/Plumble, rygel, Icecast, Ices
- Perl, regular expressions, screen scraping, sed, awk
- LaTeX, formula editing, Beamer presentations, PostScript, DSC, Booktype, DocBook, LinuxDoc, Markdown
For inquiries on technology communications projects, please don't hesitate to send me a message.