A 29-year-old Software Engineer with a passion for Web, Java and Writing
The continued honing of my skills is very important to me. Devoxx talks, self-study books and side projects have kept me engaged with my field outside of work.
I also end up learing about things that I otherwise wouldn't get into contact with. New frameworks, new tools, architectural solutions to problems, how to be professional in trickier situations. They're of a smaller scope, but so very important.
Bachelor of Computer Science, Application Development
Studied my bachelor at Thomas More (then called Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen)
My course specialisation focussed on Application Development.
During my coursework, I wrote a thesis on Analyzing Flow Cytometry Data Using KNIME Workflows. Additionally, I did an internship during my last year with the medical research company Janssen Pharmaceuticals in Beerse, Belgium
I graduated Cum Laude in 20112008 - 2011
Start at RealDolmen, Accademict Program
I started, right after my graduation, at RealDolmen with their Accademict Program. This bootcamp for recent-graduates aimed to bridge the gap between college and the current ICT work field. We went through several weeks of lessons on coding, frameworks and tools.
I was able to start as a Junior Software Engineer after this course.End of 2011
Achieved my first certification at the start of 2012 and became a Java Standard Edition 6 Programmer Certified Professional (1Z0-851).Start 2012
JEE 6 JPA Certified
Finished my second certification and became a Java EE 6 Java Persistence API Developer Certified Expert (1Z0-898)Mid 2012
Promotion to (Medior) Software Engineer
For continuous good work on a difficult project, I was promoted out of my Junior status into a full-fledged Software Engineer.Mid 2013
JEE EJB Certified
Finished my third certification and became a Java EE 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer Certified Expert (1Z0-895)Mid 2014
Started as a Senior Software Engineer at Accurate
Joined their Shared Services team, working on a combination of back-end cloud microservices and Angular UI components.October 2018
Started training as a Solution Architect
Evolving from my role as a Senior Engineer, I started working more on research and holistically creating systems. I still have my feet firmly planted in the code, but I am on the path to becoming a Solution Architect.Mid 2020
Promoted to Principal Engineer at Accurate
Promotion due to ongoing work on Core Engineering teamMarch 2021