About Me

Hi, I'm Allan Nienhuis.  Among other things, I'm a software developer, an entrepreneur, a musician, a parent and grandparent.

These days I'm primarily doing long-term contract software development, primarily in the hybrid mobile application space. My clients are typically based in Silicon Valley. In the past I have done some short-term engagements but I'm no longer able to take on those sorts of projects.

For about 14 years I worked at the Active Network, helping software development managers keep their teams productive and happy. I also helped my team in Xian and Chengdu, China grow at an incredible pace (from six people to over 400 at the time of this writing).

I'm still amazed that my wife Shelley actually married me (32th anniversary this year! - 2015).  Both of our children (daughter Danielle, son Noel) have moved out of the house so we're experiencing the 'empty nest' thing first hand.  We're now living on the beatiful waterfront of Pender Harbour, which is a bit north of Vancouver, BC in an area called 'The Sunshine Coast', although we lived in Abbotsford, BC for over 20 years.  You can find some pictures of our place here.

I suppose my first post on why I bothered putting up this blog in the first place will probably get kicked off the front page after a while, so I'll put a link to it here.

We have another personal website that we haven't updated in years... 🙂  www.allanandshelley.ca. That domain is used for private email only; I'll probably remove the website at some point.