This is
				me, Rob!

Rob de Wit

Utrecht, the Netherlands

About me

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I'm an engineer who likes working with data to help people solve problems. I firmly believe that tech shouldn't be self-serving. What I like doing best is connecting with people, sharing knowledge, and discovering how data can help improve life and work.

I have an educational background in business informatics and hands-on experience in various data-related roles, from analyst, to developer advocate, to data platform engineer.

Friends and colleagues describe me as ambitious, decisive, and result-oriented. The question I like to ask most is "Why?" and the answer I would rather not hear is "Because we have always done it this way."

The thing I value most in my work is ownership. I love being able to point at something and say: "I made that." My dream job is one where I can combine deep technical work with a more people-focused role.

Stack: Python, SQL, Git, Terraform, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, BigQuery, Snowflake, Databricks, dbt, Airflow, Linux, Docker, Bash, and everything necessary to create this website

Now

I currently work as a developer advocate for Y42, operating under the trade name binary3.

Additionally, I co-organize PyData Eindhoven, and I am a board member of GroenLinks Provincie Utrecht.

Outside work, I enjoy photography, learning Spanish, hiking, and climbing. I aim to get my lead-climbing certificate next year, although I'll need to improve my climbing skills first. My partner and I also have a rather lively Wheaten Terrier to keep us busy.

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Contact

Here are my details if you would like to get in touch:

If you'd like to chat about data or grab a virtual coffee, you can schedule something here.

#opentowork

My contract with Y42 ends July 1st, so I'm on the lookout for a new assignment. Please reach out if you have exciting data (platform) engineering opportunities. I prefer to work as a contractor or freelancer.

Public speaking

Lately I have been lucky enough to get the opportunity to speak at several events:

Blog posts

I like to share some of the stuff I learned through blog posts. Here's a list of what I've written thus far:

Projects

Outside of work I love trekking through nature and sleeping in a tent. When not travelling, I really enjoy organising stuff. Perhaps you might know me from one of the events I have helped organise in the past: