Member stories

Once a month, we are putting a woman who codes in the spotlight, to tell their story and to promote their skills and talent.

Aline Lanckneus
in the spotlight

Meet Aline Lanckneus, Frontend Developer

Aline started out in veterinarian medicine, but after a while she realised that she wanted something different in life. A decision she didn't take lightly.

Her next career had to be intellectually challenging, have a decent salary and flexible hours  So after doing research she came to the conclusion that IT was the obvious choice.

Read Meet Aline Lanckneus, Frontend Developer
  • Léa Heitz
    in the spotlight

    Meet Léa Heitz, Game, Tools & Systems Developer

    Have you ever wondered what the career of a game developer looks like?
    We certainly did! Meet Léa, who works as a game, tools and systems developer and who recently applied to a pretty well-known game studio!

    Besides working on games, she's also an avid gamer herself, with a love for Sci-Fi / space-related games such as Astroneer and Deep Rock Galactic. But that's just a fraction of her many interests!

    7 min read

  • Anna Varzina
    in the spotlight

    Meet Anna Varzina, Data Scientist

    Anna came to Belgium for her PhD in civil engineering and applied mathematics, not long after she discovered her love for data science. And as it happens, one day she found her current job through our member network.

    5 min read

  • Evelien Rutsaert
    in the spotlight

    Meet Evelien Rutsaert, Teacher and Freelance Web Developer

    Evelien is a college/university teacher who helps shape the young adult minds of our society and guide them through the world of media and tech. Besides teaching, Evelien is also a freelance web developer, helping companies build a better digital experience.

    4 min read

  • Sophie Ragas
    in the spotlight

    Meet Sophie Ragas, Accesibillity Consultant

    Sophie is specialised in accessibility and helps clients understand that certain changes are needed to make their website accessible to as many people as possible. She also happens to be a big fan of everything related to royal families and runs a very cool and interesting website where you can read up on the history and facts of the royal families across the world!

    7 min read

  • Aagje Reynders
    in the spotlight

    Meet Aagje Reynders, Front-end Developer & UI/UX Designer

    Aagje is a creative soul who has many skills and talents. One of her hobbies is cosplaying and creating parts of her costume. But she is also someone who cares a lot about diversity and working towards a more inclusive industry.

    6 min read

  • Marta Luffarelli
    in the spotlight

    Meet Marta Luffarelli, Remote Sensing Scientist

    A scientist, PHD candidate and yoga instructor are just a few parts to describe Marta, who has been working in the Earth Observation field since her studies. 🛰

    6 min read

  • Stefanie Gevaert
    in the spotlight

    Meet Stefanie Gevaert, Freelance Developer

    Meet Stefanie Gevaert, an early Devine graduate who has been working as a front- and back-end developer for nearly a decade. Nowadays, Stefanie works on international projecta as a freelancer specialised in Craft CMS.

    6 min read

  • Oya Canli
    in the spotlight

    Oya Canli, Android Developer

    Meet Oya Canli, who's got an impressive educational background in industrial engineering, philosophy and applied ethics! After becoming a mom, she made the switch to become an Android developer.

    7 min read

  • Anna Gajecka
    in the spotlight

    Meet Anna Gajecka, Software Tester

    Meet Anna Gajecka, a software tester who transitioned from literature to software. While coding isn't necessarily required for manual testers, Anna's curiosity pushed her to take the first steps towards learning how to code.

    10 min read

  • Marie Hargitt
    in the spotlight

    Marie Hargitt, Full-stack developer

    Meet Marie Hargitt, a full-stack developer, formerly working in digital communications and co-organiser of DataBeers Brussels.

    5 min read

  • Lisa Becker
    in the spotlight

    Lisa Becker, Machine Learning Engineer

    Meet Lisa Becker, who moved here from Germany, recently finished her masters degree in Science - Cognitive Systems and started working as a Machine Learning Engineer.

    7 min read

  • Siu Mei Soan
    in the spotlight

    Meet Siu Soạn, Front-end developer

    Siu is a former medical lab technician who made a career change after yearning for more creative work. It was her love for design and eagerness to learn that actually spiked an interest in digital and tech. Which in turn, pulled her towards a specialisation in frontend development.

    6 min read

  • Christina Wunder
    in the spotlight

    Meet Christina Wunder, Corporate Communications Manager

    It was only last year during the February edition of our TechTalks at Hackages that we had the pleasure of inviting Christina as a speaker. I think that everyone who has ever heard her speak will agree that she is an amazing speaker!

    7 min read

  • Marijke Meersman
    in the spotlight

    Meet Marijke Meersman, .Net consultant

    Meet Marijke, a junior .Net consultant with mad nail art skills and a love for gadgets. Before switching to tech, Marijke graduated as an applied psychology major where she focused her thesis on e-mental health.

    6 min read

  • Griet Van Loo
    in the spotlight

    Meet Griet Van Loo, .Net consultant

    Our newest interviewee, Griet is a software developer who’s trying to combine her work with running a household, a social life and keeping her cats alive. She keeps herself busy with putting things on her bucket list and trying to complete them, sadly not always at the same rate.

    7 min read

  • Zeynep Hanim Kapusuz
    in the spotlight

    Zeynep H Kapusuz, Full-stack Developer

    This months interviewee Zeynep, a woman, mother, wife, teacher, refugee, student and developer. Always pushing the boundaries to be the best version of herself.

    6 min read

  • Elke Heymans
    in the spotlight

    Elke Heymans, Front-end consultant

    Elke is a front-end developer with a strong interest in a variety of web technologies and who’s currently focusing on everything Vue related. In her spare time, you can find her taking photographs at events, training for half marathons.

    9 min read

  • Janine George
    in the spotlight

    Dr. Janine George, Computational Chemist

    For this month’s issue we had the chance to interview a special type of programmer. Meet Janine George, a computational chemist using code and supercomputers as part of her research. 🤩

    6 min read

  • Silke Henderickx
    in the spotlight

    Silke Henderickx, Java /.NET Developer

    Meet Silke, our newest spotlight member, She’s a Java/.NET developer and the co-founder/organiser of the newly-born Antwerp Java User Group. Besides being an all round geek, you can probably catch her playing Guild Wars 2 and reading fantasy novels.

    10 min read

  • Janique-ka John
    in the spotlight

    Janique-ka John, Software Engineer

    Meet Janique-ka John, who moved all the way from St. Vincent and Grenadines! She is a software engineer currently focussing on front-end and founder of the Women in Tech Caribbean community.

    6 min read

  • Ksenia Karelskaya
    in the spotlight

    Ksenia karelskaya, Front-end Web Developer

    Meet Ksenia Karelskaya, who's part of the NG-BE conference team and one of the people who's putting her shoulders under the NG-girls workshop.

    4 min read

  • Veerle Verbert
    in the spotlight

    Veerle Herbert, Freelance WordPress Developer

    Meet our very first spotlight member, Veerle! Veerle works as freelance web developer for Con Impeto, doing mostly custom WordPress and front-end development.

    8 min read

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