Hi, my name is Ron Dekker.

I like to build experiences, develop stories, and educate, as well as apply interesting methods and implement innovative technology to tell and share these.

I have worked with technology ranging from augmented and virtual reality in applied games to using the web in combination with a smartphone and a microcontroller to build a digital synthesizer.

I believe in the power of media to transform our lives and create a better tomorrow.

Timeline

2019

  • Received interactivity award at the Global Game Jam in Groningen for Fitting in a co-operative mobile game utilizing PoseNet and TensorFlow.js.

2018

  • Started open source project hoast and hoastig, a file processor and static page generator respectively. Both made using Node.js and other open source libraries.
  • Quit major Game Design & Development at Hanze University of Applied Sciences.
  • Received innovation award at the Global Game Jam in Groningen for Lunar Limbo a narrative game experimenting with voice controls and voice synthesis.

2017

  • Minor Art & Technology, working on generating new musical experiences using pre-existing technology.
  • Started learning HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Node.js.

2016

  • Intern developer at 8D Games, working on Augmented Reality games.
  • Won third prize at the Gait Real-time Analysis Interactive Lab jam organized by the Sint Maartenskliniek in Nijmegen for 'De Symfonie van Vincent' aimed at movement rehabilitation using virtual reality.
  • Received story-telling award at the Global Game Jam in Groningen for Holy Tower an exploration of emergent storytelling.

2015

  • Left as re-stocker and cashier at Jumbo Supermarkten in December.
  • Received propedeuse Game Design & Development at Hanze University of Applied Sciences.
  • Started learning C# and Unity3D. Worked on a Virtual Reality project.

2014

  • Start major Game Design & Development at Hanze University of Applied Sciences.
  • Started as re-stocker and cashier at Jumbo Supermarkten in Februari.

2013

  • Received HAVO diploma 'Natuur & Techniek' and 'Natuur & Gezondheid'.

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