Coffee and web apps
I started at COVR ten years ago. Until today, I have been mainly responsible for developing web apps. When registrations for conferences come in, we receive info from speakers. Other people give a score to this info. What I do afterwards, is creating web apps that calculate those scores and store the registrations.
Whether I do that all day? When I work from home, I first get ready as if I were going to the office. Then I go for a walk. When I come back, I make a nice cup of coffee and then my workday begins. In doing so, I check my emails first. If nothing new has come in, I continue what I was doing: building web apps.
My job in three words?
For me, it is a challenging job because I get a lot of satisfaction when a project has been completed. It’s also educational because first you have to get to know the client and then also everything you want to propose to them. In the past decade that I have been working at COVR, everything has obviously changed a lot. That’s why it’s important that you’re always eager to learn.
International conferences: really something you have to experience
The best thing about my job is undoubtedly the fact that you can create a large project from scratch. You can compare it to building a house. You set up a structure that is flexible, because you have to think about what the customer might ask for later. That is why you build it so that you can easily adjust it afterwards. Sometimes it gets complicated quickly, but with a good structure, it runs as desired. In that case, I receive a lot of satisfaction. The conferences are also a fun aspect of the job. That has little to do with programming, but a lot to do with getting webcasts off the ground. It really is something you have to experience yourself!
“The best thing about my job is undoubtedly the fact that you can create a large project from scratch. You can compare it to building a house.”
As a Software developer you are quite eager to learn and have an analytical mind. Logic is especially important. Fortunately, this is something I already had experience in when I started at COVR. As an experienced accountant many of those qualities are reflected in my current job. For example, both accounting and programming are very black and white. It has to be right: there is no room for interpretation.