About

My Story

My name is Bram van Elderen and I am a software engineer. I aspire to be a great game developer. I am from Waddinxveen in the Netherlands and I am currently a sofware developer for Fenêtre Online Solutions. Outside of my regular job i also develop games as an hobby, as result I’ve made multiple games and experiments of which you can see my better ones on this website.

My childhood story is probably like most gamers. I started out playing much outside and with friends, and at those friends I discovered gaming. While my family never had gaming consoles early on I could still play at my friend’s house at which my obsession over games started out and never stopped. In my teenage years I was becoming interested in how games get developed and dreamed of making games myself. Then I came across programming, I started programming my first time on a TI-84 Calculator making programs that could automatically solve mathematical problems and could give me information of all subjects where a calculator was allowed on tests. After high school I started out at the Hague University where I greatly improved my programming skills.

After my first internship I started working part time at Alphacomm which lasted for 2 years. I did learn a lot from that experience, however after that i wanted to pursue a carreer in game development. To achieve that i decided to take a break from my studies and focus soly on game development for a year. This gap year was really beneficial for not only my programming skill but also working together with random teammates on the internet and managing to succesfully complete projects in a small time frame.

Following the gap year i started working for Fenêtre, in which i started as an intern to finish my studies, and after that i stuck around since i really enjoy working at Fenêtre,

Skills

Over the years I’ve acquired a wide variety of different skills in software development, while some knowledge has degraded i can easily pick that knowledge up again and i can also learn new topics in a rapid pace. Here is a list of skills I’ve learned.

Technical Skills

Very Knowledgable

  • C#
  • .NET, .NET MVC, Entity Framework
  • .NET Core, .NET Core MVC, Entity Framework Core
  • Unity Engine
  • SQL
  • GIT
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Model View Controller architectures
  • Single Page Application architectures
  • AngularJS

Knowledgable

  • Java
  • Symfony Framework
  • C++
  • IIS

Some Knowledge

  • Unreal Engine 4
  • DirectX Development
  • Irrlicht Engine
  • Doctrine ORM
  • Native Android Development
  • Symfony Framework
  • VueJS

Experience

I’ve gained the previously mentioned skills through different kinds of experiences.

  • 3 1/2 years Computer Science Degree
  • 1/2 year of an optional course about game engine development in DirectX
  • 2 years of working at Alphacomm
  • 1 year self study on gamedevelopment and developing games
  • 11 Months and counting at Fenêtre