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.
After years of consultancy I took a dive into the deep and started at bonsai.
bonsai is a startup payment platform with a big heart for the planet. Without any effort you can pay for your purchases and plant trees in regions that need it.
As Android dev I'm fully responsible for the Android application.
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.
I became 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 was mostly a fulltime job, but inbetween I worked with colleagues on smaller projects like Connective, Monizze, Bingel Gaia and KBC Goal Alert SDK.
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.