Martijn Luyckx has done it all.
Software Engineer at Flexmail
July 2022 - Present
At Flexmail, I work on the software of our powerful yet simple email newsletter tool with stellar support. Using Flexmail, you can design campaigns tailored to your needs, reach the people that matter to you, and learn from the right results.
Founder and Developer at CKX
June 2016 - Present
I've been creating and maintaining web applications for both businesses and individuals since 2016. Later, this turned into a full brand as CKX, where I provide an attractive all-in-one package for SMEs to reach customers online with a professional website and powerful copy. The latter is provided by my partner Marlies Hendrickx at Woordevol.
Security Analyst at Intigriti
December 2020 - June 2022
At Europe's #1 ethical hacking and bug bounty platform Intigriti, I helped to ensure all security vulnerabilities that get submitted to our platform are of excellent quality. Additionally, I was the client-facing security expert assisting Intigriti's Customer Success team. Explaining technical vulnerabilities clients and giving advice on assessments day-to-day.
Organiser of UHasselt CTF
September 2019 - February 2022
Organising a Cyber Security competition for UHasselt (computer science) students (UHCTF). Creating multiple challenges, coordinating partnerships and accommodation. A Capture The Flag (or CTF) challenges its participants to find hidden information in various digital scenarios.
Co-founder of Headr
August 2018 - October 2020
After working freelance for a while, three friends
(fellow students) and I decided to combine our skills, so we founded
Headr. Together we strove to automate and
digitise business processes of
small to medium businesses. That's why we built digital tools to
alleviate administrative and other boring tasks. Using the client's
input and our creative and technical experience, we proposed a solution
tailored to the client.
Headr is still going strong, but I am no longer involved since October 2020, when I decided I wanted to focus on my cyber security skills first.
Organiser of TEDxUHasselt
August 2018 - October 2020
After four years of actively organising the yearly TEDxUHasselt event, I can proudly look back on many successful editions. A team of about 10 students and PhD (volunteers) strive to bring an amazing event year after year. I would love to highlight the edition where I was the lead organiser: TEDxUHasselt 2018, Bright Ideas. Mainly screening and booking potential ideas and speakers for our TEDx stage, as well as making sure their stay was as perfect as could be. Side tasks included arranging catering, workshops, startup showcases and more for an audience of upwards of 700 people.
Internship at The Security Factory
Summer of 2019
At The Security Factory (tSF), I did a spontaneous internship where I learned a lot during the introductory day of one-on-one coaching, and applied my existing skills with my newly gathered techniques to assist the pentest team for multiple real-world projects. Firstly, we attacked and reported on the full networking infrastructure of a client. Afterwards, we got to work on a web platform. Lastly, we tried to find and report any security flaws in a mobile application.
Programming Coach at CoderDojo
March 2017 - June 2018
At most once a month I spent my time as a coach at CoderDojo Hasselt as volunteer. CoderDojo organises 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 at Greenyard Prepared
Summer of 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.
Factory worker at Noliko
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.
Camera assistant for Tim Vervoort
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. His venture has since grown into a very successful video company: Potvos Video.
Dishwasher at 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. Those are the things that my experience at Den Eik has taught me.
Master of Computer Science
With grade Cum Laude
September 2018 - September 2021
I graduated the master's programme Computer Science at Hasselt University. In this academic setting, I chose to specialise in Networking and Security. Here, I learnt 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 also took courses in Big Data, Engineering Interactive systems, and Artificial Intelligence.
Academic Bachelor of Computer Science
With grade Cum Laude
September 2015 - September 2019
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
September 2011 - June 2015
I learnt to think like a scientist: mathematically and critically. That is the most important skill that I still take with me from having this science education from my 3rd to 6th year in high school at Sint-Augustinusinstituut in Bree (Limburg, Belgium).
Heilig Hartinstituut Bree
September 2009 - June 2011
(Pre-) Primary school
De Vuurvogel Bree
September 2000 - June 2009
English Certification — C2 Proficient
Awarded by EF Standard English Test (EF SET)
A C2 level of English is essentially a native level. It allows for reading and writing of any type on any subject, nuanced expression of emotions and opinions, and active participation in any academic or professional setting. Click here to view the certificate.
Finalist (#8) at European Cyber Security Challenge
Awarded by ENISA
Finished in 8th place with our team ("Belgian Red Daemons") at the European Cyber Security Challenge 2021 in Prague, an initiative by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA). This is a yearly CTF where 10 of the top young offensive cybersecurity experts of many European countries compete.
The competition involved a few parts:
- One escape room
- Two days of CTF challenges
- Three cooperative challenges with the International Team (one member of each competing country work together, I was chosen for two of these)
More info on news.belgium.com
Winner (#1) of Cyber Security Challenge Belgium
Awarded by NVISO and Toreon
Earned first place (#1) at the Cyber Security Challenge Belgium, a Belgian CTF competition with 225+ participating teams.
Battled in the following rounds, and were able to maintain the top spot on the leaderboard throughout all of them:
- Online qualifiers (CTF) [225+ teams]
- Pre-finals (Security Puzzles) [60 teams]
- Finals day 1 (Harder CTF) [24 teams]
- Finals day 2 (Expert Challenges) [12 teams]
Before this, with another team, I was able to get #6 place in the editions of 2019 and 2020.
PMI Student Project Management Award
Awarded by PMI Belgium
For my role as Lead Organiser of TEDxUHasselt 2019, I was honoured to receive a Project Management award from PMI Belgium. A huge thank you to co-lead organisers Tim Vervoort and Ward Habraken, and to Frank Turly for inviting me on stage of the Project Management Fair 2019 to receive the award.
Winner (#1) of UHCTF
Awarded by UHasselt EDM
First place in the second edition of UHasselt CTF, a cyber security contest for students and PhDs. With most points by a fair margin, we beat all teams (including a team of PhD students exclusively).
In the year before, my team and I also won the very first edition of UHCTF. At the time, we were 3rd year academic bachelor students and defeated all other teams, including the master students.
Winner of the Solar City Award
Awarded by Cities of Hasselt and Genk
Conceptualised 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, designer (for our poster).
Winner of Business Game Deloitte (by Junior Consulting)
Awarded by Deloitte & Junior Consulting
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 user-base of an upcoming app with accessibility features for wheelchair users.