Sijmen Schoon



About me

I'm a passionate programmer who loves to work on all sorts of projects, from simple web solutions to large game projects.

I am experienced in managing Linux server systems, developing high-quality software in all kinds of programming languages and keeping them up to date with the users' requests.

Apart from programming I also like photography and playing the guitar.

It's me!

Personal details

Sijmen Schoon

IJmuiden, the Netherlands

20 years old (18th of January, 1997)



University of Amsterdam

2015 – present

Bachelor — Computer Science

Just having finished the first year, I have learned to use several unusual languages (Haskell, Prolog and Erlang), have expanded my knowledge on several other languages, learned how to work on big projects in groups (web development and Android development) and learned how a processor architecture works.

Apart from programming, I have also become familiar with discrete mathematics and logic, and linear algebra.


Gymnasium Felisenum

2007 – 2015

VWO Gymnasium — Natuur & Techniek (Nature & Technology)

At the Gymnasium Felisenum I graduated for Dutch, English, German, Latin, maths (B & D), physics and chemistry.

During my time there, I have also gained the Cambridge: English Proficiency (CPE) qualification.


Work history

BIT Students

February 2017 – present

Part of the team

BIT Students is a non-profit organisation that focuses on making minimum viable products: products with only a small feature set, which allows, for example, corporations to determine if the idea is worth developing further.

BIT's employee base is, as the name suggests, entirely made up of students. These computer science and engineering students all share the same responsibilities, during which learning together and putting talents to use play a crucial role.


Makro Beverwijk

June 2015 – August 2016

Customer assistant Fresh

As my first job, I worked at Makro Beverwijk, as a customer assistant at the Fresh department.

Apart from the daily duties of retail store staff, I have developed some internal software to solve problems and speed up tasks, like a system to keep easier track of best-before dates of products and a system to quickly print temporary price labels to make the store renovations go more smoothly.


Voluntary work

Study Association via

september 2016 – present

Member ICT committee

As member of via's ICT committee, I'm responsible for the programming work of the study assocation.

The ICT committee is primarily responsible for via's website. The content management system for this site is developed in-house by the committee, which now maintains it. The source code of this CMS is available on Github.

Amsterdam Science Park


Web development
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Sass/SCSS
  • JavaScript & jQuery
  • Flask
  • PHP
Desktop development
  • C
  • C++
  • C#
  • Haskell
  • Go
  • Java
  • Python
Productivity software
  • Microsoft Office
  • LaTeX
  • Markdown
  • reStructuredText
Mobile development
  • iOS
  • Android
Graphics software
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • GIMP