Sander Web Developer - Programmer - Visualizer - Innovator - Sensor Specialist - Prototyper

About


Hello!

My name is Sander Wegter, I am 26 years old and work as a developer in the Netherlands.
My passion lies with programming and creating. I love trying to figure stuff out and to learn from this. Prototyping is a method I use to create a quick demonstation, this is then used as a base for the final product or program.

Connecting the back-end with a front-end is something I enjoy doing. Visualizing data created by a system or sensors.

Portfolio


Software

Mainly I work on developing software, webtools. To make work easier I have made tools which makes a 45 minute task into a much shorter 10 minute task and with less actions required. Programming languages I mostly use include (but not limited to):

  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Bash
  • Android (Java + Web-View)

Next to the languages themselves, I have used frameworks like Laravel 4, NodeJS and Angular to make really great applications. To learn more about the language or framework, I am tinkering with them in my free time.

Using trial-and-error, I am able to quickly build a prototype of the application I want. After this (and if needed with the help of others) add new functions, document the code and make the applications visually pleasing.

Hardware

Some types of applications do not only need software, but hardware like sensors are a necessity. An ideal platform for prototyping with both soft- and hardware is the Raspberry Pi. In my time as developer I have made many proof-of-concepts using this device. Going from raw sensor data to a visualization showing what is measured holds no secrets for me.

Innovation

For my graduation project, I have developed a system which makes keyboard/mouse interactions during surgery obsolete. A Kinect sensor is used to translate hand movements to interact with a computer showing images necessary for the surgery.

This project was nominated for the Hanze Innovation award. Making it to the top-3 of all students graduating that year was a huge honor. Link to video

Applications

Sometimes I'm asked to look at an application and figure out how it works. Examples of these are ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana), Oxidized and several other smaller tools. For ELK I was able to set it up in such a way that it monitors the company network. The IT department is actively using it to find the cause of network issues.

Contact


Connect with me on LinkedIn or drop a message at "sander [@ | at] sanderwegter.nl" if you would like to talk with me or maybe see my resume :-)