Ron Weikamp @ Nedap Retail
Hello, I’m Ron. I’m a Software Developer and have worked at Nedap since 2015.
What does no one know about you?
The coffee is great at Nedap! We’re treated to roasted coffee beans so can begin each day with freshly ground coffee. My favourite is filter coffee if you happen to be passing my desk…
Role within Nedap?
I write software that calculates and predicts inventory based on RFID data. And I work in a team of about 25 developers, which includes a sub-team of around eight back-end developers. We often start our day with a stand-up meeting, sharing what we’re currently working on. At the same time, we drink coffee and talk about the weekend, films or home automation. I also write code, review code, and occasionally debug. In fact, I love making the code more refined, easier to understand, and less error-prone without compromising on performance. I also do other tasks, such as presenting, teaching and research.
What’s your code?
Kotlin, Java and occasionally Python. But I care more about style than the language itself. The operation of the programme and the various components must be well defined – and that operation must be logically derived from the code. I also like it when applicable patterns or language features are used to guarantee the correct operation of the programme at a higher abstraction level.
What attracted you to Nedap?
After I graduated, I was looking for a large technology company where I could improve my programming skills. So, I started a learning path at Nedap University which gave me the opportunity to take fascinating computer science courses. Nedap’s passion for technology and its practical application also appealed to me. So, interesting things to work on – and interesting products!
I don’t have any specific goals in mind, to be honest. I’m just keen to carry on learning. But I often see new problems arise – followed by skilful solutions – and I’d like to be able to appreciate and investigate these things more. We’re all really enthusiastic and motivated about what we do. We cheer when something works and are disappointed when something doesn’t – but keep calm and code on. It’s a great culture and I hope I’m part of it for a long time to come.