Since April 2019 I'm living in Leipzig, where I am involved in Extinction Rebellion and I am studying the technology and concepts behind data science - both in order to contribute to a sustainable future of our world.
This is the outdated version of my website (2011), I am in the process of designing struw.nl as my new website.
I studied archaeology at the Leiden University and I have always traveled a lot. I lived in Dresden, Ghent and Tbilisi. I studied Arabic for a spell, picked up German in Dresden Neustadt and started on studying Russian back in Tbilisi. Deciphering a foreign alphabet and language has similarities with puzzling over software code. Contiue reading on Open Source.
Cycling is my lifelong hobby and I love to race to the seaside or into the woods. Although a lowland resident I adore mountains; as a kid I skied in the Alps, later I hiked through rugged terrain in Mediterranean countries, Balkans, Caucasus, Atlas, Tatras, Iberian Peninsula, Colombia, Drakensberg and England.
Look for a detailed overview of my skills and my working experience at my resume, which is attached to this webpage as a PDF file.