This week we welcomed a new intern from Saxion University of Applied Science to our team. Meet Laurens Jan van Heek!
Tell us a bit about yourself…
Sure! I have a side job at ‘Student Aan Huis’ where I help people at their homes with all sorts of technical problems with computers, etc. When I’m not busy with school or work, I’m probably binge watching Netflix, while also keeping track of latest bitcoin/altcoin technologies and rates!
On the weekends, I travel home to my parents’ place, where I play soccer with friends on our own team at the local soccer club.
How did you hear about Xablu and why did you want to do an internship here?
Xablu was listed as an internship partner on the Saxion website and after some extensive research, I felt that this was the perfect place for me to go deeper into web/app development and learn new programming languages and techniques. Especially after I saw the blogposts of the other Saxion students who did their internship here.
What is your internship project about?
At first I will be working with the team on an assignment for SafetySuite Oldenzaal. We will be building a web portal where customers can do their administrative tasks. After that, I’ll probably get deeper into app development using the likes of Xamarin, React Native or Flutter.
What do you hope to get out of your internship at Xablu?
I hope to learn new programming languages and techniques to expand my skillset. Besides that, this internship will be a look at how life will be after graduation from school.
What are your future career goals in software/app development?
Since I was young, I’ve always had plans to start my own company! With my latest interest in Artificial Intelligence, I hope to combine the two.
Good luck Laurens! Interested in applying to do your internship or graduation assignment at XABLU? Check out our Careers page for more info.