Hi, I'm Bram

Most people call me Bee and I'm a creative problem solver.

My goal is to reduce friction on the web and make useful experiences, to put a spotlight on those deserving, to uplift, and to share.

If you enjoy what I do and want to support me you can buy bee some nectar.

I'm multilingual — I speak Dutch, English, and German.

The rolling "r" in Bram can be hard to pronounce, which led to my nickname (securi)bee.

While I might be most known for my involvement in numerous inclusive communities, and sharing curated lists, I started out as a web developer.

I am currently working at Bugcrowd as the Researcher Experience Manager.

Web development

I enjoy building static websites, single page- and universal web applications — focusing on user experience, performance, and security.

I've been responsible for building numerous MVP applications using REST API following the CRUD cycle. These were all build with Ruby on Rails.

Using Bash, Rake, and Node.js I've built automation, bots, and serverless functions.

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Figma is my tool of choice for almost all of my design work. Designing a website however, takes place directly in the browser. I've been doing that for a while and with the arrival of TailwindCSS it's gotten even better.

For the last several years, I've been building a lot with Shopify and the Jamstack. Both are a joy to work with, straightforward, without many abstractions.

The "J" in Jamstack has been represented by Vue.js and the framework Nuxt.js, and more recently Eleventy, which you're looking at right now. For the latter I use Alpine.js to sprinkle in behavior as I see fit.

Web security

I started doing bug bounties, a year after being introduced to information security, in 2019. During that time I gathered as many bug bounty resources that I could find, surrounded myself with peers and mentors, and took a special interest in recon.

I've since been able to help numerous companies resolve severe vulnerabilities.

What helped my progress tremendously is all of the amazing web security content, creators put out. Being involved in the bug bounty and the Twitch community really emphasized to me that knowledge is meant to be shared.

This prompted me to start sharing more myself. It started with my curated bug bounty Twitter list and has since grown, with the latest addition being the Hive Five security newsletter.

I also became involved in several inclusive communities. This led to me being asked by NahamSec to help build his community, Hacker101, and administrate numerous online conferences.

Things I love

My wife and daughter

My wife and daughter

Thank you for showing me the importance of the little things in life.

Learning

Learning

What I love about working with the web is that it's ever-evolving. I enjoy the continuous learning process.

Working out

Working out

In the last two years I've started to work out and run daily, besides keeping me fit, it helps me clear my mind.

Workflows

Workflows

I've always been fascinated by workflows, and to find new ways to compliment or improve my own.

Cooking

Cooking

This is a zen moment for me, I wind down and only focus on cooking. I love opening the fridge and making something on the fly.

Design

Design

I love to iterate over a design and distill it to its purest form. Creating products people love through a well-designed experience.

Hip-hop

Hip-hop

My music of choice is and always has been hip-hop. I appreciate that it's raw and real.

Community

Community

Being part of a community — to build, learn, and share together — is endlessly fulfilling.

Our Pets

Our Pets

I couldn't fit all of them in one picture but they're all bundles of joy.

Martial arts

Martial arts

One of my favorite pastimes is watching martial arts, the UFC in particular.

Enjoy my content?

You can support me in a couple of ways:

Buy me a Coffee or share it with your friends

Select links throughout the site are affiliates. They give me a small kickback, don't cost you anything extra and are always curated.

Don't bee a stranger

If you want to work together, have a question, or if you just want to say hi, feel free to reach out!

You can find me on Twitter, Discord, and Instagram.