I like to think of myself as a creative thinker, I have over 15 years of experience in networking and telecommunications and love open source. While I am en entrepreneur I am still an engineer and studied information technology at the University of Applied technologies in Rotterdam the Netherlands (HR&O). I got my first computer (MSX) when I was about 9 years old and started programming in Basic. My first accomplishment probably was an analog clock, a circle with 3 moving lines to represent the hours, minutes and seconds. While I like software and programming, making things is my real passion. I’d like to see the end result of a cool program and hold my creations in my hands. Since I have also studied electronics I understand hardware designs and that is a great combination to make things ;-) I have been working with a soldering iron from a very young age, so I have fireproof fingers.