Rik Vanmechelen
Software Engineer in Web and Information Systems
Somewhere on Manhattan
New York, NY
W: rikvanmechelen.be
Work Experience
Developer with Digital Media @ The Museum of Modern Art
Part of the team that, among others projects, manages moma.org which included the implementation of:
  • An ETL for near live online collection updates
  • Accessibility standards
  • Online ticketing
  • Custom image processing for MoMA's online collection
  • IOS application for both in-museum audio guides and the app store
Project Coordinator @ Compufit BVBA
Project lead of a small team in the healthcare sector which manages hospital patient records
2014- Dec 2014
Software Architect / Developer @ Compufit BVBA
Creation of custom CRM which included implementing custom software licencing.
Code stack in C# asp.net web api and AngularJS
2013- Dec 2014
Lead Developer @ cursusdienst.net
Ruby on Rails application with mutiple stakeholders which included inventory management and online webstore for class matterial at the Dutch Liberal university of brussels (VUB)
System Administrator @ Vesalius College
Admin of the public computer network
2009 - 2013
Counselor and Head Counselor
2007 - 2010
Royal Belgian Football Association
2004 - 2010
Tenneco Automotive
Intern at Local Support
feb. 2007
MSc Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium
2011 - 2013
Graduated with distinction
  • Thesis: round-trip engineering between code and ontology (Download)
Bachelor of Science in the Computer Science
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium
2008 - 2012
  • Thesis: iGesture: Implementation and Evaluation of Advanced Gesture Detection Algorithms
Certificate in Business Management
Katholieke Centrumscholen Sint-Truiden, Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Flemish ICT certificate (VIA)
Katholieke Centrumscholen Sint-Truiden, Sint-Truiden, Belgium
  • Software Engineering in C/C++, Java, .NET, PHP, Prolog, Haskell, Smalltalk, etc...
  • Good knowledge of program language Engineering principles
  • Database / Ontology Engineering.
  • System Administration for Linux OS(Fedora, CentOS, RedHat, Ubuntu).
  • Web Development in HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, JavaScript.
  • Web Development in Ruby on Rails.
  • Mobile Application Development for Android and iOS(iPhone, iPad and iPod).
  • English - Fluent
  • Dutch - Native
  • French - Moderate
Additional Education
Student Exchange Program - USA
WEP - World Exchange Program
2007 - 2008
Certificate head counselor by the Flemish government
Language camps - Clipvakanties
Soccer Referee
Royal Belgian Football Association
Soccer, travelling, high tech gadgets, wall climbing, infogroep.be.