science

Emacs an editor of a lifetime

Emacs is one of the oldest and weirdest programs I use, but I just recently started to appricate it more and more. I gave it a try when I was writing my master thesis, but I had no idea what I was doing. (not to say that I understand it now, completly, just more, just enough). I stumbled on this editor when I was planning on learning Elixer, and looked on the internet for an IDE for this.

Why all scientists and students should learn how to program

Programming is one of those skills that seem to be shrouded in mystery for the uninitiated, and for the initiated simply as second nature. I have been programming for 19 years (yes I started when I was 12, yes I am 31) and I can say that it helped me a lot during my (academic) career! I also notice that many students and fellow scientist don’t seem to see the benefit of learning how to program, or simply don’t want to go through the hassle.

Why this website?

First of all, welcome to my website! You might wonder, why on earth did you make a website? Well I hope to explain this in my very first post here! Teaching After my master at the TU Delft I knew that I wanted to do more with teaching. This in combination with my interest in research drove me to work as a PhD at the Wageningen University. Now at the time of writing I am almost in the last year of my PhD thesis.