My name is Ruben Vermeersch and I’m a software engineer / product builder. I grew up in Aarschot and currently live in Leuven, Belgium.
Besides IT, I am deeply passionate about motorsports. You may want to check my list of recommendations on how to survive winter as a motorsports fan if you share that passion.
A brief history
In 2007, I was part of the IBM Extreme Blue project. Together with three other students, we developed innovative mobile services for Belgium’s biggest telco, Belgacom. Our team was chosen as the IBMbe team of Q3/2007 for our achievements.
I studied Computer Science at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and made a Masters Thesis on how to enable extensibility and variability in application middleware, using aspect-oriented techniques. Despite aspect-orientation being a great technique, I still believe that it often brings more complexities than advantages.
In 2011, I co-founded Flow Pilots, a company that builds mobile applications for the enterprise. We had a good run, but in the end building a service company just isn’t what I wanted to do.
As of mid 2013, I’m fully independent, working on software products and helping startups improve their technology and business.
Below you will find more details and information on how to contact me. On this site, there are also some articles. For the interested, I also have a weblog, related to technical topics as well as my day-to-day life.