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.
Free Press Unlimited
Internet Protection Lab's GCCS2015 Global Conference on Cyberspace Project Coordinator
Out of Bounds
2014 - ongoing
Founder and owner
Out of Bounds: exceptional technology
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 →
2011 - 2015
Digital Communications Officer
2009 - 2010
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
I was awarded the Robert Mitchell Medal for best educational record in any discipline.
I have a preference for declarative programming (functional, logic, etc.) and I'm very familiar with object-oriented design.
I'd like to get more exposure to Elixir, Clojure and miniKanren.
I am a native speaker of Dutch and I'm fluent in English. I also speak Chinese, German and Uyghur.
New technologies, data science, languages, books & reading, current affairs, international development, history of science, philosophy, travel, long-distance running.