This photo was taken from the left banks of the river Schelde: Linkeroever
How better to introduce myself
I was born in Antwerp, Belgium on the 9th of august 1972.
As a child I roamed the streets with my best friend in search of adventure. The city of Antwerp was our playground. We traversed the city on our bikes in the sun our spent hours in a museum when it rained. With it's rich history and cultural heritage, beautiful cathedral and shopping atmosphere, it's a great place to live or visit!
All this has led to my love for Antwerp.
The start of my passion for computer programming
I recently discovered the Java programming language, and love it
The first computer in my live was a commodore 64 owned by my brother with whom I shared a room. I must have been 10 years old (1982) and although he explicitly forbid me to touch his precious toy, I used it whenever he was out of the door. I learned myself Basic programming and even wrote a simple adventure game. My curiosity was awakened and has never gone.
I wanted to study something that to do with computers, but in those days the online thing that came near was electronics. After secondary school I did a master in science and graduated in 1997 as an Industrial Engineer specialized in automation. During these studies I learned to program in Pascal and was introduced to Delphi.
At the time of this last update I'm following an intensive course in Java programming with focus on mobile app development for Android and iOS using Objective-c.
I'm working on my autobiography when I have the time.
More to come in the future...
Over the years I have tried many different things. Some are long forgotten, some have stayed in focus. Only recently I found a certain balance in life and these things bring joy to my life...
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