Building web applications in Cape Town, Taipei and Tokyo. Read the blog

I am Herman Schaaf, a web application developer that particularly likes building things in Python, Django, Node.js, JavaScript and, recently, Go.

Over the last few years, I have helped build high-traffic web applications in Cape Town, Taipei and now, Tokyo.

I have a keen interest in languages and I've started several open-source projects related to linguistics: ChineseLevel, Chinese IME and Mafan. I speak Afrikaans at home, English at work, Chinese with friends and study Japanese part-time.

You can find me at some of the common programmer watering holes, Github, StackOverflow and CoderWall

You might also like my latest blog post, Translation Telephone