Patrick de Vree
Hey, my name is Patrick! In January 2014 I started as a trainee development at Measuremail. Now I am a Software Engineer within the Product Innovation Team.
I have already started developing websites when I was 14. The training in vehicle technology that I followed then naturally had nothing to do with websites, so I did not understand much of it. When I started looking for an MBO course, I came across the training in application and media development. I realized that the training matched what I wanted to do. I registered and was accepted at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam.
In the third year I had to do an internship of ± 6 months. That's how I ended up at Measuremail and I enjoyed it so much that I did an internship at Measuremail again in my fourth year. After obtaining my diploma, I started studying Computer Science at Avans University of Applied Sciences. At Measuremail I had the opportunity to combine this training with working at Measuremail. As a result, I continue to learn and develop as a programmer. Combining school and work was busy, but also a nice challenge.
My position within Measuremail is Software Engineer within the Product Innovation Team. I am developing the new email platform together with other team members. To be able to work on such a large project at a young age is really great! All the different techniques and logic that are used makes this very interesting to me.
In addition to my work, I also program independently. From small trials to complete websites on our own servers. Besides programming I play an MMOPRG game. I also like to do things without the computer such as cycling, city trips, photography, listening to music and watching films & series.