Robert van den Nieuwendijk is an IT veteran from the Netherlands with over twenty-five years of experience in the IT industry. He holds a bachelor degree in software engineering. After working a few years as a programmer of air traffic control and vessel traffic management systems for a company that is now called HITT, he started his own company Van den Nieuwendijk Informatica in 1988. Since then he has worked as a freelance systems administrator for OpenVMS, Windows Server, Linux and VMware vSphere systems, mainly for Dutch governmental organizations. Currently he is a VMware vSphere administrator at Wageningen UR (University & Research centre). During winter he is also a ski and snowboard instructor at an indoor ski school.
With his background as a programmer he always tries to make his job easier by writing programs or scripts to perform repeating tasks. In the past he used the C programming language, OpenVMS DCL, Visual Basic Script and KiXtart to do this. Since Windows PowerShell 1.0 he uses Windows PowerShell and VMware vSphere PowerCLI for all of his scripting work.
Robert is a member of the Dutch VMware User group (VMUG) Customer Council and a frequent contributor and moderator at the VMware VMTN Communities. In 2012 and in 2013 VMware awarded him the vExpert title for his "significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share his expertise with others".
He has his own blog at http://rvdnieuwendijk.com where he has shared his knowledge since 2011. He writes mainly about VMware vSphere PowerCLI, Windows PowerShell and VMware vSphere. If you want to get in touch with Robert, then you can find him on Twitter. His username is @rvdnieuwendijk.