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Lars Vonk

Software enthusiast
Code quality advocate

I am an experienced developer with experience in javascript and python. I value code quality and continuous learning as can be read in my blogs. In my free time I like to work on side projects and learn new technologies. I am currently studying for a master's degree in computer systems and networks at the Warsaw University of Technology.

BLOG

The abstraction spectrum šŸŒˆ

2024-07-20

business development innovation

Developers often prefer to solve all their problems using code, sometimes however using a paid service or a no code solution is a better way to solve your problem faster. In this blog post I will talk about the considerations I make when solving a problem and where I think using abstract solutions like no code are justified.

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The viability of monoliths šŸ¤«

2024-07-13

development

Is kubernetes really the greatest invention of all time? Are AWS and Azure really going to scale infinetely? Maybe there is still a place in this world for monoliths and dedicated servers. In this blog I talk about my views on this topic and how I think that monoliths are still a viable option for a lot of companies.

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Why is context important? šŸ¤”

2024-07-05

business career development

Development teams are often too focussed on the products they work on directly and don't stop to consider who the users are and where the product fits in to the bigger system and what stacks are used that are closely related to the product. In this blog post I will talk about how I deal with understanding this context and how I am often able to communicate with team that work in completely different stacks.

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The love of programming ā¤ļø

2024-06-28

development innovation lifestyle

Do you have the feeling that programming full time as a job has reduced your appreciation of programming? Or are you just curious about the opinions of another lover of programming. In this blog I discuss why I love programming and how I will keep loving it.

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SKILLS

Vue

Vue

6 years

Chart.js

Chart.js

6 years

Express.js

Express.js

5 years

React

React

5 years

MongoDB

MongoDB

4 years

Docker

Docker

4 years

Nginx

Nginx

3 years

ESLint

ESLint

2 years

Lit

Lit

2 years

Javascript

Javascript

9 years

Python

Python

6 years

node.js

node.js

5 years

EXPERIENCE

SPAR

Jun 2024 - Now

Waalwijk, Noord-Brabant, Nederland

  • At SPAR Nederland I work as a data engineer solving data related questions and problems. I am mostly using my SQL, Azure and python skills to solve complex problems related to big data. Within this role I have gotten the opportunity to try a different stack than I did in my previous roles. I hope this experience will help me broaden my skillset and become a more flexible developer.
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ING

Apr 2022 - Sep 2023

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland

  • The role at 'ING', in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, began in April 2022 and ended in September 2023. It primarily involved serving as a full-stack developer, working on various interfaces that are utilized by ING, employing the Lit element framework. In addition to these duties, for a certain period, the role also encompassed serving as a product owner. This required overseeing project timelines, prioritizing features, collaborating with stakeholders, and making key decisions about product direction. This multi-faceted role demonstrates a blend of technical acumen and leadership ability.
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Quintor

Oct 2020 - Oct 2023

Amersfoort, Utrecht, Nederland

  • At 'Quintor' in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands, from October 2020 to October 2023, the role mainly involved working on various software development projects for large clients like ING and different government entities. As part of the experience at Quintor, a traineeship was also completed. This program emphasized learning and implementing best practices for code quality through testing and linting methodologies, which played a significant role in the coding projects.
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EDUCATION

Master's degree, Computer systems and networks

2023 - Now

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

  • Master's degree, Computer systems and networks
  • After working for 3 years I have decided to get back to studying to get more insight into computer science and get international experience. I am currently studying at the Warsaw University of Technology.

HBO-ICT, Windesheim Flevoland

2016 - 2020

Almere, Flevoland, Nederland

  • Bachelor's degree, Software Engineering
  • After my highschool I decided to study software engineering at Windesheim Flevoland. I have learned a lot about software engineering and have worked on various projects. I have also done a minor in entrepreneurship.

Cambridge English: C1

Aug 2016 - Aug 2016

Online

  • A certificate proving my English proficiency at the highest level. I have taken the test to prove my English proficiency and to be able to study in English.
  • Issued by Cambridge English Language Assessment.

FEATURE PROJECTS

Encrypted message exchange service with replication

Encrypted message exchange service with replication

x86 assembly

x86 assembly

Risc-V assembly

Risc-V assembly

AssistAI

AssistAI