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On holiday in Italy: Rome, Florence, Pisa & Cinque Terre

This summer I spend 2 weeks in Italy together with Chantal. We started off in Rome, spending our time in Trastevere. We visited all the main tourist attractions, because I hadn’t visited Rome before. Time passed by pretty quickly and we traveled to Florence by BlaBlaCar. After a day of traveling, it’s great to jump in a pool! Florence is an amazing city, especially when you can watch the sun set over the city, the food is good and if you dive a bit into Italian culture you’ll find hidden gems!

London on a double-bike

On sunday the 10th of June I left my parents place on a double-bike. Together with a friend we cycled to Zwolle, took a train and prepared ourselves in the evening for a trip to London. As we took the boat to Harwich the next day I didn’t know what to expect as I hadn’t visited England before.

As we talked with locals it turns out it’s much more enjoyable if you take the small hilly roads towards your destination.

Data and reflections about 2015

Another year passed an I’m due to update my projects page and create another one for next year! To close past year and explore the next I’ve used YearCompass for my reflections. It took me over 3 afternoons to completely fill it out, but it’s an enjoyable ride! It’s great looking backwards into your calendar and see all that you have achieved. I’ve also concatenated all my 8:36pm photos into a video like I do every year.

Sri Lanka for holiday!

Long overdue, but now I have some time to spend writing a blogpost. The previous month I’ve spend 3 weeks in Sri Lanka! For two weeks, we discovered the island, visiting beaches, jungle, towns and cities. The culture is wonderful and people are very friendly. It’s also been a great opportunity to try out some new things, for example dabbling in photography and exploring apps like VSCO. In this post, all of the pictures have been shot with a S-120 and then improved with VSCO.

Creating the Intelligence Room

Over the past few months I’ve been steadily involved with a project that aims to recreate an war/control/intelligence room that you see in movies. The one difference is that the room is ment for decision-makers within bigger companies. Often, urgent en relevant questions go unanswered, but the Intelligence Room helps fixing this. During the Big Improvement Day we showcased our concept and I’ve created a little Django app that matches all attendees based on topics they provided when signing up for the event.