Code Sprint 2018: student profiles
“I’m a front-end developer that wants to create a unique experience for every user. The web has a lot to offer and my goal is to make sure every user will see this as well. A good user flow is what keeps me going.
I’m studying Communication and Multimedia Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. In my studies I mainly focus on UX design and data visualisation. I like to translate data into something useful. User flows, user stories, code and a lot of data is my energy (beside coffee and pizza).”
Alex van der Wal
“I'm a young software engineering student at the University of Applied Sciences Leiden. During my time there I've acquired a lot of skills related to back-end development, and this has sharpened my ability to solve problems in a quick and elegant way.
What really drives me is the desire to bridge the gap between back and front-end developers. This led me to take a minor in Web Development hosted by the Communication and Multimedia Design department at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam.
While there I've developed a lot as a individual, looking at my work from new angles and trying to bring an unforgettable experience to the end-user. This has fuelled my drive to dive deeper into everything related to web design while looking at it from a more back-end focused way.
Wallscope’s Code Sprint seemed like a good opportunity for me, as it involves a complex data set and the need for data visualisation. I’m looking forward to tackling this to the best of my capabilities together with the team of other students.”
“I’m in my third year studying Communication and Multimedia Design at Amsterdam
University of Applied Sciences. I also work as a developer for a small internet service provider in The Hague.
My main focus as a developer is on the experience for the user. I like to be innovative and use new technology to make
applications that are not only usable but also pleasurable.”
Jorik van Essen
“I am a (graphic) designer currently studying Communication and Multimedia Design at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
In the past 3 years I have been trying to expand in new directions, focusing on programming, data visualisation and concepting.
Wallscope’s project got my attention as I am a fan of making custom data visualisations based on real-time data. It is in my opinion always very interesting to place data in to a new environment and let it show useful results which you wouldn't be able to find otherwise.”