Hi! I'm Rutger Claes,
a Software Development Engineer from Belgium.

I’m a software development engineer based in Belgium. I have a passion for software development and data.

Right now, I’m developing various backend services at Datylon. Development is exclusively in Scala with the Play or Akka frameworks.

Prior to my role at Datylon I was the Big Data and Advanced Analytics lead at Cegeka. There I did a variety of things, including pre sales architecture, data engineering and development. Before working at Cegeka, I obtained a PhD in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Computer Science at the University of Leuven.

My passion for software and software engineering also led me to co-found the CoderDojo of Rotselaar, a free computer programming club where we teach 7 to 18 year olds how to develop software.
My programming language of choice is Scala, and I try to assist with the Belgian Scala User Group, BeScala, as an organiser of meetups.