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Dieter Schalk

Prior to starting a job as a developer at Yoast in January 2018, I pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Conflict studies at Radboud University in Nijmegen, worked at an e-learning company, as a case manager at the Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers and as a photographer.

Meanwhile, I started coding as a hobby and last year decided to take an intensive training and become a professional developer. This was a great jump and I find myself enjoying the creative aspects, the technical challenges and the fact that there is always something new to learn. As I am relatively new to this field I consider myself very lucky to work at Yoast together with so many talented and surprisingly patient colleagues.

Aside from this new-found world, I enjoy traveling, good conversations in pubs watered by craft beer, board games, music, movies and occasionally reading (when all the bright screens don’t distract me).