Although I have a broad interest in computer science, my main focus is on education. I love taking things apart, studying how they work and creating new things. But even more than that, I love passing on knowledge. That is why I chose a career in education. Luckily there are plenty of school holidays I can spend on pursuing my interests, learning new skills and creating new teaching materials.
Below you'll find a summary of my work, education and other computer science related activities. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on Twitter.
February, 2016 (ongoing)
Joined the Swift team at Ray Wenderlich as a technical editor.
February, 2016 (ongoing)
Started teaching evening classes at CVO Het Perspectief, teaching programming with Swift to complete beginners.
October, 2010 (ongoing)
Started teaching computer science at the University College of Ghent (HoGent). I still teach there today and am currently focusing on Swift and iOS (previously Java and Java EE).
Quit my job at Ghent University to start teaching mathematics at high school. I loved working with kids and still consider returning to high school sometime in the future.
Started work as a scientific aid at Ghent University where I developed a learning environment for students of numerical analysis. I also briefly researched possible applications of machine learning in the field of network recovery.
Graduated from the teacher training programme at Ghent University.
Graduated from Ghent University with a master's degree in computer science, majoring in software development.
Graduated from high school where I majored in mathematics and science.
Gave a short talk on Swift and education at Swift London. This was my first time speaking outside of a school setting, my first time speaking abroad, my first time speaking in English and a lot of fun.
Started a blog titled "A Sip Of Java", the predecessor to this site. I started the blog mainly to share some of my teaching materials with others and was surprised to see how quickly it became popular internationally. It reached 12.000 pageviews when it turned one and 35.000 when it turned two, which was about the time I started work on this site.
Joined the applied computer science programme committee at HoGent. Resigned after 2 years, concluding my time was better spent teaching.
Wrote a plugin for NetBeans to allow me to copy code to the clipboard as rich text (to preserve syntax coloring). People seemed to like it.
Worked on Libisofs for a while, as part of my master's thesis.