Welcome to my website! My name is Bas van der Veen and I am an enthusiastic Drupalista. Read more about Drupal here. I work as a software developer for IT companies, universities and non-profit organisations, maintaining many complex applications in various programming languages, such as PHP, python, C++ and Uniface.
The IPCC AR5 Report (2014) was the basis for the Paris Climate Agreement (2015), where it was agreed that the global temperature increase should be limited to 2 degrees - and as far as possible to 1.5 degrees.
Just as East Frisia is considered a remote corner of Germany, Groningen is also far away from our Randstad and its Standard Dutch.
In 2020, the importance of the bicycle as a means of transport has increased significantly: it is safe for corona contamination - unlike aeroplane, car (bus) and train. It makes sense to promote the use of bicycles for a sustainable future. Besides: every hour on a bicycle extends your life by an hour!
I'm learning data science techniques, refreshing my knowledge of statistics and restarting with python code.
I'm born in Groningen and I grew up in Winsum, where we lived in the rectory on the wierde of Obergum. At the age of 13 I moved to Emmen in Drenthe. Then I lived in Wachtum, a small village north of Dalen. I always cycled to school and was interested in the history of my surroundings. Although we don't speak Groningen at home, I like to hear music in my dialect, for example:
The city of Dresden used to be one of the most splendid and baroque cities in Germany. How different it was the first time I visited the city shortly after the Berlin Wall came down. I met a man there and together we travelled through the recently liberated Eastern European countries and Turkey, which had a profound impact on me. In 1991 Dresden was a grey and desolate place full of abandoned houses, derelict Trabant cars and streets full of potholes.