About Maarten

maartenMy name is Maarten. In English, things like Martin, Marteen or Mortin sound similar. I’d prefer you wouldn’t call me Marrten or Martian. But hey, what happens, happens 🙂

I hail from the land of mussels and beer, chocolate and great french food in german quantities. It’s also the land of the greatest diamond heist of all time. We’re supposedly very complicated people. If we haven’t met, a great introductory video on how to deal with me and my fellow countrymen can be found here.

I work as an Information Security specialist at Fastly Amazon Google Microsoft Verizon Business, and live in San Francisco Seattle San Francisco Seattle Vancouver Perth Herselt. I graduated with a degree in Information Security and Intelligence Studies from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. I speak Dutch and English, some French and German.

Things I really like:

  • Volcanoes, looking at mountains, urban places surrounded by wilderness
  • Being in a country where I don’t understand the language, nor the norms
  • Endless train or road trips with no fixed itinerary

Things I really don’t like:

  • Fireworks, climbing mountains, wilderness surrounded by urban places
  • My daily commute!

I’m on FacebookTwitter, Google+ and Linkedin.

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