My name is Erwin Castricum. An enthusiastic programmer that wants to make a living out of his hobby.
At the moment I am enrolled in the study Applied Computer Science at the Inholland University of Applied sciences. I really enjoy studying on this profession because it spans almost the entire domain of ICT & it gives me the opportunity to work on most projects from design to realization to implementation. Besides my eagerness to learn, I am really ambitious. I always try to grow as much as possible within a company.
My specialties within the field are embedded projects and connecting these projects to the internet. Combining these two specialties result in having the knowledge of both high-level programming languages (backend & frontend) and the more low-level languages like C & C++.
In my free time I lead the scouts at Mees Toxopeus (Ages 11-16). This takes a lot of time, but is also a lot of fun to do. It has also teached me an invaluable lesson in leadership and organisation, which I hope to apply in my professional life later on.
Starting September this year I joined the board of the study association BimTI at InHolland Alkmaar. This is a study association for the studies Business IT & Management and Technische Informatica (Applied Computer Science / Embedded Engineering). My task within the study association is maintaining contact between the students and companies that are connected to the association, as well as organising events for the association. Which I do along with the fellow board members.
Feel free to look at the projects I worked on and contact me via either LinkedIn or Email.
TomTom is a company that offers navigational services & solutions. My assignment during the internship took place within the Location and Navigation Services team and consisted of connecting more data sources to the existing datasets of TomTom. I built a proof of concept and also accompanied the team to Poland for various meetings.
DiVault is a small company that focuses on sustainable storage for the archives of various municipalities throughout the Netherlands. My main task was to develop a simplified process of uploading archives to the DiVault cloud. I did both back-end & front-end work here.
This project was inspired by the many burglaries at the HQ of my scouting group. I put up motion sensors and magnetic contacts and connected them to a Raspberry Pi. When the system is armed and someone enters the building a signal will be sent to a group of people which can then take action.
My main interest is to work at a company where I can utilize my full skillset. This can be in any branches within the computer engineering domain, as long as it stays challenging. My preference lies with embedded systems though, as this is where I studied for and get the most fun out of.