About Me


I’m a Dutch-born programmer living in Berlin, Germany. I’m passionate about machine learning, game theory, music and writing readable, maintainable code. I envision creating technology with an impact to progress the world to be a better place.

I’m an experienced software developer and engineer. I started programming (as a hobby) in 2010, and moved onto web development in some of my first jobs. I’ve been programming professionally since around 2016. My go-to language is Python (I’ve worked with it the most since starting), nonetheless there’s a right tool for each job. I’m happy to work with Javascript, Vue/React, TypeScript, Rust and have worked with dozens of other languages over the years.


Work Experience


Machine Learning Engineer
Hypatos
Berlin, Germany
Sept. 1, 2019 - Sept. 1, 2021

I worked on the core of the companies NLP document understanding RNN solution. My responsibilities included collaborating with cross-funcional teams to deliver new ML products, improve infrastructure and advance the already existing ones.

When i joined the company was rather small, around 5 developers. It was wonderful to have an early impact on a successful fast growing company which grew to 30+ developers in a timespan of two years.


Researcher
Cargoledger
Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 1, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019

Created a trustless decentralized incentive structure for the logistics domain which offers an alternative to relying on reputation and centralized intermediation. I developed a proof of concept called OpenLogistics, a marketplace for transport contracts that also facilitates the incentive mechanism of the contracts.

OpenLogistics operates on the Bitcoin network and uses Ricardian Contracts to capture legally binding transport parameters.


Data Engineer
Deepki
Paris, France
Jan. 1, 2016 - April 1, 2017

Deepki is a company aimed to reduce global Co2 emission by giving users insight into their building/office energy consumption. I enjoyed being able to contribute to such a goal with like minded colleagues.

I designed and implemented an efficient and robust data collection pipeline. The data pipeline is comparable to Amazon Glue, saves metadata on different data locations, types and necessary data manipulation. Once this metadata is established makes it searchable, queryable, and available for ETL. Made with Python, Mongodb, Redis, SciPy.

Built a powerful dashboard to extract, refine and understand the data which was collected by the pipeline. Made with Javascript, Vue.js, Webpack, D3.js, Node.


Web Developer
Lizard Apps
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jan. 1, 2016 - Oct. 1, 2016

Performed front-end software development as day to day function for websites and applications. Improved processes and productivity by helping structure the companies development more according to kanban.

Education


Software Engineering (MSc)
University of Amsterdam
Sept. 1, 2017 - Sept. 1, 2018

The program concerns the broad field of software engineering, a field that is in constant movement due to innovations in technology, design patterns and techniques. Distinguishes itself from classical computer science by its focus on human factors, system size and complexity of requirements.


Information Technology (BSc)
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Sept. 1, 2012 - Sept. 1, 2016

The program offers a combination of theoretical and practical experience ensuring that all technology resources and associated employees are utilized properly and in a manner that provides value for the organization.