Baseflow welcome Rene and Daniël!

As part of our 2020 growth strategy, we are expanding our team of experts. This month is going to be big for Baseflow as we welcome a number of new people to our team. This week, get to know Rene Floor and Daniel Roek.

We prepared a short "getting to know you" interview with both of them to make them feel welcome.

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What have you joined Baseflow to do? What is your specialty?

I joined Baseflow to make apps. I did make Xamarin apps previously and I might have to do that some times at Baseflow at well, but I prefer to work with Flutter. I have a top 10 Flutter package (cached_network_image) and want to improve that further with the help of Baseflow. However, I really want to make beautiful high permanent apps and at this moment Flutter is the best tool for that.

Do you have any secret talents other than that?

If I tell them where they are not secret anymore . But I really like to go running and want to run a half marathon this year. I used to play keyboard and a very little bit of guitar, but I wouldn't recommend listening to that.

What are you looking forward to exploring technology in 2020?

At this moment I am mainly curious about the developments of Flutter for desktop and web. I hope that we can safely use that at the end of the year, but there is a long way to go still. For the past 2020 I am really enthusiastic about self-driving cars and how these can change our society.

Who is someone you follow on twitter that really makes you think?

I would like to pitch Rutger Bregman here. He has great ideas about social and economic developments. He mostly knows about his talks about taxes and basic income, but he has a fresh look at all kinds of social topics. I would also recommend a podcast, "De Rudi & Freddie Show" in which he talks with Jesse Frederik about all kinds of topics. They also have a talk about the (non)sense of online advertisements which gave me some food for thought.

Where do you get your information about technology?

From a variety of sources, for example, Tweakers.net, Medium, Reddit and Twitter. (I used to get quite a lot of information from Google+ actually.) And of course from debates with colleagues and friends.

Music is a big part of Baseflow culture, what songs or artists would you like added to the playlist?

I have lived in Eindhoven for more than 10 years, so if Brabant from Guus Meeuwis is missing it should definitely be added.

What are your preferred toppings on your lunchtime sandwich?

A sandwich with cheese, ham, lettuce, and cucumber makes me happy. Now and then I'd like to add a fried egg to that.

What’s the number one thing you’d like your colleagues to know about you?

I'm a fan of Ajax.

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What have you joined Baseflow to do? What is your specialty?

I decided to join Baseflow because I have enjoyed working with Flutter for quite some months now and I can see a great future for it. I find it's easy to work with, it has many opportunities and it's well thought out. Combined with my passion for making apps, I think Baseflow will be a great fit for me and I expect we'll have many opportunities to help each other evolve.

Do you have any secret talents other than that?

Well, I'm not sure about a secret, but I love to throw myself at a challenge and find out what's what. I'm a hard worker, like to go the extra mile and don't give up easily. Not quite talents, but that can be very useful while dealing with difficult issues.

What are you looking forward to exploring around technology in 2020?

In 2020, I'd like to get an even better grip on Flutter by continuing exploring all it has to offer. Also, I find the why's and how's behind app users very interesting; I don't know much about this and think this is an interesting area to explore in order to make useful apps. But most of all, at the moment I'm fascinated by the Robert C. Martin book: Clean Architecture. His take on software engineering is mind-opening. I'd like to read more of his work this coming year.

Who is someone you follow on twitter that really makes you think?

I recently deleted my Social Media accounts, as I found them extremely distracting, although I do enjoy reading blogs. I don't have a specific focus, but I like to read pieces on improvement and effectiveness in all shapes and sizes, which is mostly why I enjoy Clean Architecture so much.

Music is a big part of Baseflow culture, what songs or artists would you like added to the playlist?

To be honest, I enjoy many different kinds of music. Recent music not so much, but rather the same music I enjoyed ten years ago as well. Artists such as Green Day, SUM 41 and Metallica, but also some popular Dutch music and the Billboard Top 100 of ‘07. When I'm working I mostly listen to House, though.

What are your preferred toppings on your lunchtime sandwich?

My all-time favorite sandwich topping is brie with Coburger ham, egg, rocket and a sweet mustard sauce. So not your typical sandwich at work! No, I like all sorts, I'm not at all picky with food. Most meats like grilled sausage and chicken slices, cheeses, and Muhammara.

What's the number one thing you'd like your colleagues to know about you?

I'd like my colleagues to know I'm really looking forward to working with them. I'm eager to get to know everyone, to learn from each other and be a devoted part of the Baseflow team.

Stephanie Charewicz

stephanie@baseflow.com