I am a programmer with a strong database background. With 18+ years of experience
in web development, I've seen technologies come and go - but robust design is always a must.
I enjoy the puzzle of a piece of code, and the fact that there's always more solutions
to be found for a problem.
I'm also a public speaker at PHP conferences, and co-founder of the SweetlakePHP user group.
I have been with Future500 since the beginning, taking care of everything non-code. I do this
part-time, because it would drive me insane to be in the office 5 days a week. Especially since
I'm also married to Ramon. I can't escape him at home.
My tasks include the bookkeeping, invoicing, contract management and keeping the developers focussed on
coding (by denying their requests for days off).
Software has inspired me since I was a little kid. It opened up a whole new world which I can
influence directly, while it provides me with new things to learn. A place where I really fit. To this
day I'm exploring new places, pushing boundaries and letting my creativity run wild.
In 2009 Future500 opened it's doors to me and together we've been pushing each other further. While
Future500 allows me to endlessly grow as a professional developer, I dedicate myself to the company, the
team and our customers.
I came to Future500 straight out of school, three years ago. Back then, I was quite cocky about my
abilities but I've grown more humble with every new thing I learn. My passion lies on backend
application developement and API design.
I also work on opensource projects (if I can find the time), and I'm co-founder of
the SweetlakePHP user group. I'm responsible for building and maintaining the website.
To keep the dog from distracting the other developers, I am solely responsible for picking up his tennis ball,
throw it with a nice angle and calculated distance, and compliment the dog on fetching it correctly. When the
dog is asleep, I do some coding.
During my study, I have always been programming in php as a hobby. After finishing my master in transport
and logistics, I decided to turn this hobby into my job. I started a php traineeship at Leaseweb where I
learned a lot!
After working at Leaseweb for almost a year, I decided to start looking for a job closer to my home,
which brought me to Future500. I love to do challenging backend application development.
In my free time, I am a gymnastics coach, and do some programming to improve the automation in the
world of gymnastics where this is possible.
Developer, runner and technology enthusiast. It enabled me to develop a passion for running automated tests,
and to build websites with great enthusiasm. I get excited about a lot of things that the developers
community has to offer and which helps others, such as myself, to improve their skillset. Bad puns aside
I am passionate about programming and always Googling for more. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking
and photography. If you cannot find me behind my desk I am most likely moving at a pace that should feel
uncomfortable but somehow does not or behind the stove exploring new recipes.