I am a sociologist, cultural omnivore and outdoor sports lover with 4 years of experience developing applications. Ive worked as a (freelance) full-stack developer and programming teacher in the past few years. Creating and sharing memorable experiences in tech and life is what drives me.
After graduating in Sociology on a thesis regarding young entrepreneurs in Shenzhen (considered the Silicon Valley of hardware) my interest in the the tech- and startup scene was sparked. Upon following a traineeship towards social entrepreneurship and starting my own social startup I decided I wanted to learn how to code. Le Wagon Dev bootcamp gave me the tools to work in a tech-company as a developer or to take my own startup to the next level.
I love outdoor sports like surfing and skateboarding, but somehow spend most of my time behind a computer.
At Le Wagon I have had the pleasure of guiding over 200 coding newbies on their journey towards Jr. Developer. Starting from the basics of programming and ending with a 2 week final project sprint where they build a project of their choosing in small groups of 3-4. I have helped build approximately 20 projects over the course of 24 months. Spending most of the time in the Barcelona, Bali, Brussels and Melbourne campuses.
Oefenweb.nl is a spin-off company of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Products of Oefenweb.nl are web based training-tracking systems to playfully train and measure mathematical or language skills. The products are adaptive; the difficulty of the exercises thus automatically adjusts to the skills of each child. This way the exercises stay challenging for every pupil. Oefenweb seeks to bridge the gap between education and science by using the collected anonymised data to develop new scientific insights.
Co-founder of OuweTaart.amsterdam, this platform is designed to bring together two groups in society that not often enough have the pleasure to spend time with each other. By facilitating the platform where demand and supply meet we hope to provide elder citizens with an increase in personal value creation and young people with the option to buy an artisanal product or service made especially for them.
Denk-Tenk is about the activation of creative and innovative thinking processes.
By linking starters on the Labor Market to entrepreneurial neighborhood initiatives and using new forms of cooperation and design thinking we innovate together; a bottom-up search for the solutions and challenges of todays world.
De Biertuin Amsterdam (Bar), Kade58 (Restaurant).
Le Wagon is a coding school for entrepreneurs and creative people, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Graduate School of the Social Sciences
Focus on Urban and Organizational Sociology. Final thesis written about entrepreneurship among young people in Shenzhen(China); data was gathered on location. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Focus on Educational and Organizational Sociology. Final thesis written about the organizational culture of a privately held company(Institute for Social Innovation) focused on innovating government processes. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
I am based in Amsterdam and available for remote freelance work.