Programming, Webdesign, Application Development
Game Development, Virtual Reality, 360° Video
After my IT studies I started a transitional year for my Master’s degree in Game Design. There I learned the more creative side of programming. I learned about design for users, user testing, graphical design, and many other creative development skills. Since I was the only student in the transitional year I had to be independent and take care of a lot of the logistics on my own. This further increased my ability to work and plan independently. During the creative group projects I often was handed the leading role, guiding others to make sure the project went efficiently and everyone contributed to make the project even better.
Virtual Reality game
Point Of View is a Virtual Reality game wherein the player plays as the helper of a professor. Together with the professor he is invited to join a businessman on an adventure to a mysterious island. The player uses tracked controllers and a VR headset to completely immerse themselves in the virtual world. They climb from rock to rock, hold on tight to ziplines and solve puzzles.
SharePoint migration for multinational
During the summer of 2018 I helped migrate Suez WTS over to SharePoint. After a weeklong bootcamp I got started on migrating a big system for the HR department. I worked with SharePoint sites, lists, document libraries, Microsoft flow, Microsoft PowerApps, Nintex workflow and Nintex forms to create a new system that would allow the HR department to more easily track changes in employee information. With a little help from the people at the Belgian company VanRoey and people at the French company HubCollab I solved a lot of complex problems, further pushing the possibilities that Microsoft SharePoint provides. This project required a lot of coordinating to efficiently develop for since most of the HR team is situated in Trevose (USA).
Coaching and development at creative booster
During the IFLab prototype booster in Ghent (Belgium) I helped people further develop their creative, story related, projects. IFlab is a booster for people with creative projects that need help to get started. These projects range from creative stories to interesting website ideas to Virtual Reality and even Augmented Reality. I experimented with AR development for mobile and was able to use my knowledge of VR to give feedback on people's projects. Furthermore IFLab is a creative breeding ground for new ideas since it brings creatives and developers from all over the world together for a week of high effort work.
Early Drupal 8 webshop system
During my internship at the web development company Akkoo in Herentals (Belgium) I developed a generic webshop system for Drupal 8. At the time Drupal 8 was still in its early beta versions. This gave me an opportunity to learn this developing for this totally new easy website builder and CMS. Yet it also presented me with a big challenge since almost no documentation was available for the product. In the end I was able to create a fully working webshop system for Drupal 8, complete with all the modern features one would expect from a robust webshop at the time. Moreover, in the philosophy of Drupal I made it so everything was very easy to configure for the webshop owner.