BeyondTrees was started in 2008 as a one-man company ("eenmanszaak") by Anne Veling. Since 2013, BeyondTrees is operating as a B.V. There is not just one thing that BeyondTrees does; we usually serve multiple customers at the same time, with both medium-term and short-term contracts.
Because of a highly technical background, we can quickly identify technical issues and solutions, but we also see the human processes as part of any project
about Anne Veling
After a M.Sc. in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence, Anne worked for several years in the search engine industry, designing highly scalable knowledge extraction, clustering and visualization modules for search applications. Currently self-employed, helping out global companies create web applications that involve search. Anne is also busy doing performance troubleshooting, and gives Lucene and Solr workshops.
Anne is married, father of three, living in Hoorn, The Netherlands. Into theatresports (improvizational acting), reading, programming and watching movies
You can follow Anne on Twitter @anneveling
about the name
The name "beyondTrees" has the following meaning to us
- trees or hierarchies have been used to structure human knowledge for a long time and are very useful, but they are limited in what they can represent. We feel that using a network structure (or multiple trees) to represent information, will make things easier. We noticed that 'looking beyond the trees' was exactly what we had been doing our entire professional life
- we can help you see the forest through the trees; it is key to focus on the whole picture when dealing with IT, and not on just a single issue