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About Me

On July 18, 1984 I was born in Amersfoort the Netherlands, while my brother followed 4 years later. My mother is from the southern caribbean island of Curaçao, and my father was born in Bonaire and raised in Aruba. In January of 1992 my family and I moved from the Netherlands to Bonaire. There I attended primary school and highschool. Since my child-hood I enjoyed playing sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, as well as activities like biking, fishing and swimming.

While attending after school programs during my pre-teen years I got acquainted with computers. But I started to show more interest in computers around the time that my parents bought a desktop computer for our home. More of my friends around that time also got computers at their homes, and more and more households started to get 56K dialup internet connections. Now I was into playing videogames on the computer and chatting on ICQ with friends, downloading and trying out software, etc. My Dad had his own business and I started helping him with the creation of invoices (using back then, the popular WordPerfect application) on the computer for his clients. My parents noticed my enthousiam with computers, so they signed me up for a few basic computer courses for me to attend on Saturday's. Most of the time I would be the only teenager attending the course, in a room full of adults. lol :-)

QBASIC was my first coding experience in the Information Technology class at highschool. Soon after that I started to learn to write basic HTML by following online guides. In the last years of Highschool I figured out that I wanted to attend college and learn more about the internet, computers and programming.

Keep scrolling down to read more about my journey through the world of Information & Communication Technology.

Education

University of Curaçao

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Computer Science2005-2009

www.uoc.cw

Radius College

Associate of Science (A.S.), Information & Communication Technology2002-2005

www.radiuscollege.nl

Scholengemeenschap Bonaire

H.A.V.O1996-2001

www.sgbonaire.com

Work

Pinnacle

Web Development Team LeadJan 2014 - Present

Full-time
Location: Willemstad, Curaçao
www.pinnacle.com

Pinnacle

Software EngineerJan 2010 - Dec 2013

Full-time
Location: Willemstad, Curaçao
www.pinnacle.com

Pinnacle

Junior Software EngineerFeb 2009 - Dec 2009

Graduation Project & Thesis
Location: Willemstad, Curaçao
www.pinnacle.com

Pinnacle

Junior Software EngineerAug 2008 - Dec 2008

Internship
Location: Willemstad, Curaçao
www.pinnacle.com

Pinnacle

IT Support TechnicianNov 2006 - Dec 2009

Part-time
Location: Willemstad, Curaçao
www.pinnacle.com

Chassé Theater

IT Support TechnicianAug 2004 - Jan 2005

Internship
Location: Breda, Netherlands
www.chasse.nl

MyCom

Computer Technician2003 - 2004

Part-time
Location: Breda, Netherlands
www.mycom.nl

Skills

Here is a summary of my skill levels.

I consider myself a developer that is strong in web, mobile and backend technologies. But because of my past education and work experience, I am also comfortable in other areas like working with Servers, Cloud Services, Windows OS, MacOS, IP networks and computer hardware in general.

  • Web Development
  • Mobile App Development: iOS, Android
  • Back-end Development: API's, Databases
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • C#
  • SQL
  • React
  • Node.js
  • .NET