A couple of years ago, I moved to another country and therefore didn’t know anything or anyone around me anymore. Putting myself in such a situation basically forced me to grow up and I just couldn’t do it. I failed over and over. Friends disappeared and therapists couldn’t help me…

Day 1

Choose a job with incredibly high expectations. You don’t necessarily want anything that makes you feel comfortable, you need to find a gig where you can learn a lot in a short amount of time. Take any salary they offer, even if it sounds quite low. The more important thing…

As you might have heard in one of my previous stories, I lived in Amsterdam before and I didn’t really like the city. To me, it’s an over-expensive cold place where you’re usually flatmates with rats. You might wonder, how did I even end up in this place? Well, I’m…

Since I’m living in Barcelona, I visit comedy/storytelling events from time to time. However, I was having some trouble with which event was what day as they all had different Facebook pages, etc. Then I remembered I was a developer and decided to create a simple list with all the…

When I were a teenager, I was already into computer science and dreamed about working at a large company like Facebook one day. That was the true American dream to me. Just working there in Silicon Valley, earning some money and building up a life there was all I wanted…

As a web developer in an innovative start-up environment, I sometimes feel misunderstood. Mostly by non-tech or very conservative people but sometimes also by other developers who work in a different kind of environment. Today, I’m working as a front end developer at FLAVR, a service that connects people who…

Since I started to like writing blogs, I think it became around time to write one about one of my favourite topics: technical debt. Before you read this, note that I’m not a manager, that I don’t know anything about economics and that I’m only sharing my own thoughts here…

Jakob Kerkhove

@dejakob

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