As the youngest in a family of four, I was influenced a lot by my other siblings. My big sis learned me how to assemble computers and that Google is your best friend when problems arise. When the time came to choose a higher education, I had no doubt that IT would be my future. I'm currently focused on Android development, but I have experience with iOS development as well. Besides coding, I have a busy schedule keeping up with all my TV shows, but I also love a good shopping day, going to the fitness and headbanging at rock/ metal concerts.
This three year college education was more focused on practice rather than theory, which suited me better. Here, I learned the basics about Java, PHP, .NET, C++, SQL, XML, etc. In my second year, I picked the major SAP. I got an introduction to ERP systems and learned how to develop in ABAP. In my third year, I did my internship at an SAP consultant company, where I realised that this job wasn't meant for me. As a result, I wanted to try something different for my thesis. I learned Android and made an app to keep track of my favorite TV shows. And that's how I finished my bachelor in SAP, to become a mobile developer.
I started this study with much motivation, but receiving a bunch of textbooks and focusing on theory didn't seem to be my cup of thee, so I didn't continu this education.
I've started out as an iOS developer but then I turned to the dark side and now my love goes to Android.
I'm learning Flutter in my free time and worked on a small Flutter project on the job so far.
Working together in a team is awesome, helping fellow developers any time, but I have no problem working solo.
Each project I've worked on so far has followed the scrum principle, which I fully support.
I'm a big fan of code reviews by colleagues.
Working in self-managing teams and direct communication with the client is no problem for me.
Experience as release manager and being responsible for monthly updates.
In March 2018 I achieved my certification as scrum master. For the next two years I worked part-time as scrum master, but since 2020 my focus is back on fulltime development.
At icapps, I started off as an iOS developer within the Bolero team. During this time,
I improved my development skills a lot and learned about structure and teamwork.
Because of my Bolero knowledge, I switched to Android development to work in team on the Android phone and tablet app. I helped the developers by writing technical analysis based on the iOS code.
Right now, I am Bolero Android lead, which makes me responsible for monthly releases, implementing new features, guiding the team and client communication.
In 2018, I became part-time scrum master for the Bolero apps and other projects within my product team.
Bolero is mostly a fulltime job, but inbetween I work(ed) with colleagues on smaller projects like Connective, Monizze, Bingel and Gaia.
At Sogeti, I was the second developer in their growing mobile team. My main focus was Android development, but I got the chance to learn iOS development through the online Stanford University lessons. Mostly, we worked on small internal projects which served as a demo for potential customers. In total, we made 2 Android apps, 2 iOS apps and we experimented with beacons.
During my third year in higher education, I had an internship at an SAP consultancy company. During these months, my task was to implement a mobile webapp with Sencha Touch 2 that interacts with their existing SAP database. I implemented the services with the database as well.