My name is Erwin Castricum. An enthusiastic programmer that wants to make a living out of his hobby.
At the moment I am enrolled in the study Applied Computer Science at the Inholland University of Applied sciences. I really enjoy this study because I can enlarge 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 company.
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 too.
In the rest of my free time I am busy with other ICT related subjects. The Raspberry Pi plays a big role in this.
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 be working at a company where I can use my full skillset. This can be in all 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 I find this the most fun to do.