About me

Martijn Luyckx

Full stack webdeveloper / Student computer science

I am a computer science student at Hasselt University, currently enrolled in the first year of the masters programme. Aside from that, I am co-founder and (web)developer at Headr. During my spare time, I volunteer for organizing the yearly TEDxUHasselt event and compete at cyber security competitions (CTFs).

My skillset, in short, is working efficiently on problems using the help of computing by positioning myself flexibly in a team. Communicating is no problem at all in Dutch (native) or English (very good), and I also know basic French. With everything I do, I bring positivity.

  • Name Martijn Luyckx
  • Birthday 14th May 1997

Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite

    75%
  • Microsoft Office

    90%
  • Linux

    45%
Software
Working with Adobe Creative Suite software is not a challenge for me. Also, software from Microsoft Office has no secrets for me. I can work with the most used (desktop) operating systems: Windows, MacOS and Linux (mostly Ubuntu-based versions).
  • Web

    90%
  • Object oriented

    80%
  • Imperative and scripts

    85%
  • Functional

    65%
Programming
I have experience with these programming languages (alphabetically):
  • Assembly
  • C++
  • C
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • ProLog
  • Python
  • Scheme
  • SQL
  • VBA
  • VBScript
I have experience with these frameworks (alphabetically):
  • Angular
  • CakePHP
  • i18n
  • Ionic
  • Laravel
  • Lumen
  • NodeJS
  • Qt
  • Sass
  • Typescript
  • Efficient

    90%
  • Stress resistant

    95%
  • Flexible

    85%
  • Working in a team

    92%
Personal
Distinguishing main and side tasks is not a problem for me, causing me to work very efficiently. Pressure by workload or deadlines have a rather positive impact on my performance, stress stays out of the picture. I'm good at adapting to any office hours, since I don't have a 9-to-5 mentality. Working in a team stimulates me to lift myself and others to the next level.

Experience

Co-founder & (web)developer Headr

August 2018 - Now

After working freelance for a while, three friends (fellow students) and I decided to combine our skills. That's how Headr was born. Together we strive to automate and digitize business processes of small to medium businesses. That's why we build digital tools to alleviate administrative and other boring tasks. Using the client's input and our creative and technical experience, we propose a solution tailored to the client.

TEDxUHasselt organization volunteer

April 2016 - Now

All year I'm busy organizing the yearly TEDxUHasselt event. A team of about 10 students and PhD (volunteers) strive to bring an amazing event year after year. Aside from our main event, sometimes we take on a second event in a year: TEDxUHasseltSalon. This is a smaller event about a more specific theme.

Freelance webdeveloper

April 2015 - August 2018

For a long time I've been interested in web technologies. I've been writing HTML, CSS and PHP since I was 15 years old. This passion has grown to JavaScript, designing these websites inn Photoshop and Illustrator, managring databases with SQL, and more. The classes 'webprogramming' and 'databases' at Hasselt University taught me the details and tricks I needed to view myselef as freelance-worthy. I now use the skills I gathered about Adobe Create Suite when designing posters, logos, invites...

CoderDojo coach volunteer

March 2017 - June 2018

At most once a month I spent my team as a coach at CoderDojo Hasselt as volunteer. CoderDojo organizes workshops to teach children and teenagers the basics of computational thinking. At CoderDojo Hasselt, we offer Scratch, Lego Mindstorms and Minecraft (redstone and mods). As of March 2018, we also started teaching textual programming with Python.

IT-Department Greenyard Prepared

Zomervakantie 2017

On the IT department of Greenyard Prepared, I joined the system admin group for the summer. This group takes care of all IT infrastructure. With tasks ranging from maintaining and repairing hardware, managing the network and servers, providing support for other employees and solving various problems, everyone was busy at all times. My tasks evolved from smaller support cases to tackling entire cases by myself. Working with this very specialised company has taught me the value of optimising workflows.

Camera assistant

April 2016

Helping to record a dance show, a theatre... Without any experience with professional camera equipment, I went on to help a friend who was in an emergency situation and suddenly short staffed. I gained a small knowledge of (handling) cameras, do-s and don't-s for lighting, recording angles... But most importantly: satisfied clients and a friend back on track

Factory worker Greenyard Prepared

Summers of 2015-2016

The work at Greenyard Prepared, formerly known as Noliko, alternated between quality checks at a belt, pouring (managing speed and amount of products on the belt), controlling the depalletiser (machine) and solving problems with bad packaging. This much variation in my work obliged me to pick up new skills extremely fast. With the variation in work, came variation in hours: I worked night shifts, regular hours and alternating day shifts.

Dishwasher Den Eik

Summer of 2014

Long hours, working fast without sacrificing quality (during rush hours) and preparing as well as I could during calm periods. Thoses are the things that my experience at Den Eik has taught me.

Prizes and Awards

Winner UHasselt CTF 2019

May 2019

First place in the second edition of UHasselt CTF, a cyber security contest for students and PhDs. With most points with a fair margin, we beat all teams (including a team of PhD students exclusively).

Team "Megabite": Isaac Meers, Bas Van Assche, Jorrit Gerets and me

Finalist (#6) at Cyber Security Challenge Belgium 2019

March 2019

Finished on 6th place with our team at the Cyber Security Challenge Belgium, a Belgian CTF competition with 200+ participating teams.

Battled in the following rounds:
- Online qualifiers (CTF) [200+ teams]
- Pre-finals (Security related puzzles) [42 teams]
- Pre-finals (Harder CTF) [16 teams]
- Finals (Sponsor Challenges) [12 teams]
- Finals (Hardest CTF) [12 teams]

Team "Megabite": Isaac Meers, Bas Van Assche, Dries Van Bael and me

Winner Solar Stad Award 2018

May 2018

Conceptualized an innovating solution to use solar energy in a growing city environment. It involved creating windows blinds with highly efficient, bendable solar panels to use in modern buildings to make their rooms energy neutral. Worked in a team with Isaac Meers. Our idea was picked as the winner among dozens of entries by a jury consisting of PhD in green energy, head of city, professor in physics and a designer (for our poster).

Winner UHasselt CTF 2018

May 2018

Competed in Hasselt University's very own CTF (Cyber Security contest) as a (then) bachelor student. Our team won not only in our category (3rd year of bachelor) but also won the entire competition, thus even beating master students who were actively following courses in networking and security.

Team "Megabite": Isaac Meers, Bas Van Assche, Dries Van Bael and me

Winner Businessgame Deloitte (by Junior Consulting) 2018

April 2018

With an insane time constraint of only one hour, we thought of solutions to problems this business case proposed. Due to our efficient work, diverse view and crystal clear pitch we were able to convince the jury (Deloitte) that our approach was the best one. That's how we got first place at the business game, beating nine other teams.

Team: Noah Crauwels, Yannick Simons, Dimi Schepers and me.
Topic: Financial sustainability, innovating features and growing the userbase of an upcoming app with accessibility features for wheelchair users.

Education

Masters in computer science - Hasselt University

September 2018 - Now

I am currently studying in my first year of the master's programme at Hasselt University. In this academic setting, I choose to specialize in Networking and Security. Here, I learn the ins and outs of building secure environments on the web, as well as to create robust and safe infrastructure to support those platforms. I will also take courses in Big Data and Engineering Interactive systems.

Academic bachelor computer science - Hasselt University

September 2015 - June 2018

I enjoyed my academic bachelor's education for Computer Science at Hasselt University. Here, I gathered knowledge and skills in many different aspects of computer science. The courses in the programme are all in one of three categories: programming & programming paradigms, math & logic and (introductions to) specific fields in computer science (graphics, networking...). Gaining management skills was also embedded in the courses. Choosing this field was easy for me, as I have been passionate about computers and the technology around it for as long as I can remember.

Maths & Science – Sint-Augustinusinstituut Bree

September 2011 - June 2015

Thinking like a scientist, mathematically and most importantly: critically, are the skills that I still take with me the most from having this science education from my 3rd to 6th year in high school at Sint-Augustinusinstituut in Bree (Limburg, Belgium).

Latin – Heilig Hartinstituut Bree

September 2009 - June 2011

(Pre-) Primary school - De Vuurvogel Bree

September 2000 - June 2009

Services

Solving
IT problems

Your printer broke... Bummer. You can contact me at any moment, on any platform or medium. Always a friendly conversation.

Webdeveloping

Need a website with great details, in a modern style? Please ask.

Technical advice

Not sure what infrastructure you need? Time for a new laptop, but no clue which one? I'll gladly advise you.

contact informatie

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