Who am I

My name is Erik van Dongen and I live in a small village about 35 km below Rotterdam together with my wife Winnifred and our two kids.

I spend my working days at the City of Breda as a database developer, a job I am quite passionate about. My specific areas of expertise are Microsoft SQL Server 2000-2014, Datavault and Business Intelligence. I actually work in a department that is called “Processes and Information”, abbreviated as PI 🙂

In november 2015 I started with a year-long hands-on course on Big Data covering all subjects from statistical analysis to legal/privacy implications and from visualisation to getting and cleaning data. So this course finally gave me a good excuse to buy some RPIs and to try to set up my own little Hadoop cluster.

Cheers, Erik