About ME

Programmer at Larian Studios

  • Diligint
  • Always have a plan
  • Work can always be improved
  • Restless, busy bee
  • Open minded
  • Mediator
  • Rather shy
  • Slight fear for criticism
  • Slow to start opening up, fast to open
Currently a programmer at Larian Studios. My spare time gets filled with various hobbies. I see myself as diligint; placing high value in making and following a plan. I prefer finishing a job early. However, I will keep working as long as I can achieve improvements within the given time. When something has to be done, it has to be done right, simple as that. Socially, I admit to being rather shy. A slight fear for criticism being the main reason for this. Still, opening up comes easy to me around friendly/honest people.
  • TENNIS
     Enthusiastic player and teacher.
  • ART
     Mainly pencil drawings, as evident from the gallery.
  • MUSIC
     Hobby guitarist and pianist with an emphasis on "hobby".
  • BOOKS
     Getting soaked in by a well-written, thrilling story is an uncomparable feeling. Mostly fantasy and detective genre.
  • GAMES
     Digital, playable books. Stories we finish ourselves. Do I have to say more? Yes, but I won't.
  • MOVIES
     Not playable, but a book that plays itself is quite something as well.

And that's just the beginning!

Experience

No real computer science experience, but everyone has to begin somewhere. Everyone has an origin story, right? A good starting education, emphasising mathematics (8 hours a week should qualify as "emphasising"), does come in handy when trying to solve more complex algorithms. Approaching a problem analytically helped me more often than not during my academic education. Oh and Greek, yea ... I do recommend it. You gain a form of cultural perspective as well as decent discipline for learning large quantities of just about anything. The same goes for Latin, ofcourse, which I also had the first 4 out of 6 years.
Having absolutely no clue about programming, starting Computer Sciences felt like jumping in at the deep end. Thank [insert deity of choice], that we started from scratch. Quite literally, actually, we started with Scratch! Afterwards, Java: starting with if's and for's and trying to understand the completely alien notion of "recursion". Looking back at that starting year with my current knowledge is rather surreal. All in all, I received a broad education, introducing several fields (Web/Database/Multimedia/...) and languages (Java/C/C++/SQL/...). The main purpose was to be "educated in educating myself". I finished this 'ordeal' with a thesis on GPU Ray Tracing (in CUDA) and a diploma stating "magna cum laude".
A month full of experiences. Meeting people from all around the globe. Getting to know them and their culture. Sometimes being confronted with the cultural differences, especially when working with them. The idea was to form a multicultural group and develop a new business idea. I gained experience on several fields: business, social, marketing,... A month of hard work, but one I would gladly experience again. My first experience abroad left me wanting for more.
After finishing my Larian Studios internship as part of my masters thesis, I graduated Magna Cum Laude and left the school benches behind me. Onward to a new adventure!
One month at BARCO, working with Qt and C++.
A year as graphics intern at a game company as part of my masters thesis. Dream come true.
After my graphics internship, I transitioned to general software engineering with a focus on tools programming (C++, C#, Winforms, WPF).

Skills

  • Java
  • C
  • C++
  • HTML
  • LATEX
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • CUDA
  • UML
  • XML
  • C#
  • Winforms
  • WPF
  • Blender
  • OpenGL
  • Python
  • SQL
  • PostgreSQL

Languages

  • Dutch
  • German
  • English
  • French

Other Qualifications

  • Tennis Trainer
  • Tennis Club Youth Coordinator
  • Elementary & High School Art Degree
  • Basic CPR Training

Time to show off!

Portfolio

A selection of my work in coding as well as art.


Interested?