My name is Erwin Castricum. An enthusiastic programmer that wants to make a living out of his hobby.
I am currently enrolled in the study Applied Computer Science at the Inholland University of Applied sciences. I really enjoy this study because I can expand my knowledge about the profession here. Besides my eagerness to learn, I am really ambitious. I always try to grow as much as possible within a position.
My specialties within the field are embedded projects and connecting these projects to the internet. Combining these two specialties result in having the knowledge of both high-level programming web languages (backend & frontend) and the more low-level languages like C & C++.
In my free time I am a scout leader for kids of ages 11 to 16. I put a lot of energy into this, but I gain a lot of energy from this activity as well. It has also teached me an invaluable lesson in leadership and organisation.
Feel free to look at the projects I worked on and contact me via either LinkedIn or Email.
TomTom is a company that offers navigational services & solutions. My assignment during the internship took place within the Location and Navigation Services team and consisted of connecting more data sources to the existing datasets of TomTom. I built a proof of concept and also accompanied the team to Poland for various meetings.
DiVault is a small company that focuses on sustainable storage for the archives of various municipalities throughout the Netherlands. My main task was to develop a simplified process of uploading archives to the DiVault cloud. I did both back-end & front-end work here.
This project was inspired by the many burglaries at the HQ of my scouting group. I put up motion sensors and magnetic contacts and connected them to a Raspberry Pi. When the system is armed and someone enters the building a signal will be sent to a group of people which can then take action.
My main interest is to work at a company where I can utilize my full skillset. This can be in any branches within the computer engineering domain, as long as it stays challenging. My preference lies with embedded systems though, as this is where I studied for and get the most fun out of.