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).
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.
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 and musician. I started programming at the age of seven and have been ever since. Somewhere in the
90s of the previous century, the internet came to be and immediately stole my heart. I've run some companies
that were active in the internet development sphere but found out that managing and being in charge
aren't things I'm really good at, so in 2011 I went back to being a developer. In 2019 I joined
Future500 after stumbling upon a vacancy that felt like it was written for me. Besides creating code, I'm
also very much into making music. Next to being able to play some instruments like piano, guitar, bass and
drums, I also enjoy song writing, arranging and producing.