Who am I?
My name is Ben Beckers and I’m a professional software developer and sports enthousiast.
The early beginnings
Anno 2006 I graduted as a car mechanic and worked roughly over a year in a garage, but it just wasn’t for me…
In 2008 I went to Syntra to take a one-year course to become a .NET Programmer.
After finishing the course I was unable to get a job, so I became a security guard for G4S at Nike where I would be doing security work and create and expand a software product for our team to help with the day to day job.
It was a lot of fun to do and it was nice to see all 80+ agents and Nike use this application.
The start of my carreer as a developer
I still desired to be a full-time developer, so I signed up for 3 years of evening classes in the PXL.
After getting my diploma I started a company called ‘BBControls’ as secondary occupation, which was fun but not profitable.
After 8 years I had seen enough of the so called ‘world of security’ and I was ready for a career turn.
I became a developer at CSI tools in Leuven where we used .NET Core and Angular 2+.
After 3 years I felt there was nothing left to learn so I searched for a new job and started as a Software engineer at Selligent at the Corda Campus in Hasselt.
I live in a quite village near Sint-Truiden.
In my spare time I practice sports like fitness, walking, running and swimming.
A few times per year my friends and I go on a hike.
To learn and stay up with the newest technologies I mostly use Udemy.
I also update this blog from time to time when I conquer some issues or find something cool to write about.
I’m an animal lover and at the moment I have one cat named Koda.