Marcel Oomens

Itinerant technologist and programmer


www.marceloomens.com


+31 6 1858 8374

 

Marcel Oomens

My boundaries are sometimes physical. I cross borders to discover new languages and cultures. At other times my boundaries are technological. So I turn to new technologies to overcome technical barriers. Pushing boundaries is a very rewarding experience.

I'm a software craftsman and an inspiring technologist in search of creative challenges, innovative solutions and engineering excellence. My creativity is in no small part due to years of travel and an itinerant lifestyle. I draw enormous inspiration from languages and cultures.

A new language may take years to master. A different culture can be confounding at first. But learning about both changes your worldview for good. Programming languages and hacker communities serve this purpose to a software craftsman, they open up exciting new possibilities.

Curriculum vitæ

Experience

  • Free Press Unlimited

    early 2015

    Project Coordinator

    Internet Protection Lab's GCCS2015 Global Conference on Cyberspace Project Coordinator

  • Out of Bounds

    2014 - ongoing

    Founder and owner

    Out of Bounds: exceptional technology

  • CroMiDo

    2012 - ongoing

    Chief Technology Officer

    CroMiDo is a lean start-up that aims to disrupt the charity industry through technological innovation. We enable donors to transfer small amounts of money transparently and instantaneously to people in need anywhere in the world. Find out more →

  • Dutch Embassy

    2011 - 2015

    Digital Communications Officer

     

  • Radio Zamaneh

    2009 - 2010

    Multimedia Specialist

     

Education

  • University of Amsterdam

    2009 - 2010

    Master of Science in Contemporary Asian Studies

  • University of Bath

    2007 - 2008

    Master of Science in Science, Culture & Communication

  • Xinjiang Arts Institute

    2006 - 2007

    Diploma in Uyghur Studies

  • University of Westminster

    2001 - 2004

    Bachelor of Science with Honours in Artificial Intelligence

    First-class honours
    I was awarded the Robert Mitchell Medal for best educational record in any discipline.

Skills

  • I have a preference for declarative programming (functional, logic, etc.) and I'm very familiar with object-oriented design.

    Imperative
    1
    Object-oriented
    2
    Logic
    3
    Functional
    4
  • Python
    10
    Prolog
    9
    JavaScript
    9
    Java/C++
    8
    Elixir/OTP
    6
    Matlab
    5
  • I'd like to get more exposure to Elixir, Clojure and miniKanren.

Honours and Awards

  • Robert Mitchell Medal
    University of Westminster

Languages

  • I am a native speaker of Dutch and I'm fluent in English. I also speak Chinese, German and Uyghur.

    English
    10
    Dutch
    10
    Chinese
    8
    German
    7
    Uyghur
    4

Interests

New technologies, data science, languages, books & reading, current affairs, international development, history of science, philosophy, travel, long-distance running.

Contact

Where I am Based

Get in Touch

www.marceloomens.com
mail@marceloomens.com
+31 6 1858 8374

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