My name is Luciano Nooijen, I am co-founder of Bytecode Digital Agency B.V. and through Bytecode of different start-up ventures.
I currently work as a freelance software engineer, specialized in back-end development for web and mobile applications.
I specialize in software development of back-end applications in Golang, where I can also occasionally join the front-end development for integration with the back-end.
With my knowledge about both theoretical computer science and my broad practical experience for many different companies, my aim is to not to create cookie-cutter solutions, but to create software tailored for the specific use-case.
In my work I mainly focus on identifying the needs of organizations, and creating solutions that meet those needs. In this way I combine my knowledge about technology with the fulfillment of business requirements.
Within my work (cyber) security also plays a major role, both at the application level and at the server level.
I started programming at an early age. In 2009 I made my first website, after having been interested in computers and software from an early age. After making this first website, I continued to broaden my knowledge, which enabled me to apply my skills on a professional level from 2014.
In 2014 I developed my own webshop in WooCommerce and started to develop websites under the name Nooijen Web Solutions. After a while I started working together with Jeroen van Steijn, with whom I later founded Bytecode, which evolved into a start-up focussed digital agency.
In 2017 I completed my VWO education at the Stanislascollege in Pijnacker. Afterwards I studied Computer Science and Engineering at Delft University of Technology for about half a year. However, I am very self-taught, and the programme did not fit in well with what I wanted to achieve and the way I learn best. I didn’t feel challenged enough, and I felt I could learn more and better in the way I always did, although I later realized this route has challenges of it’s own.
In addition to practical applications, I also started to delve into theoretical matters surrounding computer science, because I see the value of the reasons for doing something in a certain way, rather than just learning that it should be done that way. For example, I have been involved in low-level programming, algorithms, data structures and other issues that tend to be more computer science rather than just software development.
In 2020, I came to a realization that even though I can make great impact with the work I do, there was still a feeling that there was more I could achieve. I considered going to University to get formal education about the true fundamentals to be able to understand what I do at the electrical engineering level, but I chose to go the self-education route here too.
On my dedicated learning page you can read more about my learning journey, the goals I want to achieve doing this and the path I take to get there, as well as the reasoning behind it all.
In 2016 I obtained my Anglia Proficiency certificate with a “Distinction” grade. This shows that I master the English language on at least C1 level on the CEFRL scale.
Because I strongly believe in free(/open source) software, I try to contribute to this cause where possible. In my spare time I read a lot of books, mostly non-fiction books about philosophy, history, linguistics and the classics.
I also like to play chess. Feel free to challenge me on Lichess
The source code of this website is made available on my Github profile under MIT license.
This website was developed using the static website generator Hugo (written in Golang).