me, blinded by the sun
Hello! My name is Robin. Welcome to my website.
That’s me in the picture, standing on a bridge somewhere in Switzerland. I don’t live in Switzerland though; I live in the Netherlands.
I’ve just completed my Bachelor’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and am enrolling in the Master’s programme Data Science and Entrepreneurship in Den Bosch.
I’m 22 years old. In these years—maybe not the very early ones—I’ve worked on a bunch of creative projects. I like making things, especially if those things involve coding and design, like this website for example.
About This Website
You are currently on robingather.com, my website. I’ve built this website as a repository for my work, mostly in the field of software development.
I believe in showing your work, instead of it collecting dust on a shelf or on a hard drive. So I’ve polished my projects up a bit and gave them a spotlight in the Work section of this website.
This site serves not only as my portfolio, but is a portfolio item in and of itself. I’ve not only designed it, but I host it myself as well on a little Raspberry Pi Web Server I made.
When I was 11, I made my first little video games in Scratch, a children’s educational tool for programming made by MIT. You may still be able to find my profile if you look hard enough. Please don’t look hard enough.
Around the age of 14, I graduated to GameMaker, which had it’s own scripting language GML. I had a lot of fun with this engine, culminating in my class project video game called Arsomage, a fully-fledged game about a fire wizard which you control with your numpad.
Then, around 16 I took on the big transition from the established frameworks of engines, to the wild west of programming languages. I tried my hand at Visual Basic, C++, and a lot of Java. This gave me a big advantage at the start of my Bachelor’s, as I already had years of programming experience in my pocket.
When studying AI at the Radboud University, I was always more interested in practical implementations—in use-cases, rather than theory. Every time we got a project to do, I worked on creating a product, whether programme or resource to hand in. I already liked to build things, so why not combine that passion with studying?
Beyond the Work
I don’t want to just sit at my computer all day, so sometimes I get up and I might go to the gym, do some cooking, writing, drawing, or of course chill with friends, a movie, or some video games.
I like to cook
Being fortunate enough to have lived three years in an apartment with a kitchen, I like to make full use of the two induction cooktops it has. I’ve made a resolution to compile a Cookbook on this website for easy access to my often-used recipes.
I like to gym
I think we modern people, especially those working desk jobs, tend to ignore their bodies. We focus solely on the importance of our minds, but we are embodied creatures. I believe it’s important to take care of your physical health, so I lift heavy things from time to time.