Hello sunshine!

Hello sunshine!

Hello, sunshine! Always a great feeling to spot new faces at Mediaan. We happily welcome Joris, Plamena, Rik, and Monique. A nice mix of 2 data scientists, a software engineer, and a financial administrator. Good luck guys and we are very happy to have you as part of our team!

Joris Bukala

My name is Joris Bukala, I’m 26 years old and originally from Echt. I currently work as a Data Scientist at Mediaan, while in my free time I’m into boxing and board games, among other things.

Joris Bukala

My name is Joris Bukala, I’m 26 years old and originally from Echt. I currently work as a Data Scientist at Mediaan, while in my free time I’m into boxing and board games, among other things.

For my bachelors, I studied Physics & Astronomy in Nijmegen, where I got my first taste of machine learning. This led me to pursue a masters in Operations Research at Maastricht University. After graduating I spent a year at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, where I did research concerning the use of deep learning to automatically read medical (CT) scans.

After this year in research I’m excited to apply Data Science to solve a diverse set of real-life problems, which is why I ended up at Mediaan!

At Mediaan I expect to be tackling lots of interesting challenges, expanding my machine learning knowledge and translating business problems to Data Science solutions.

I’m looking forward to work at Mediaan and learn from all of my new colleagues!

Joris Bukala

My name is Joris Bukala, I’m 26 years old and originally from Echt. I currently work as a Data Scientist at Mediaan, while in my free time I’m into boxing and board games, among other things.

Plamena Tsankova

My name is Plamena, I am 29 years old and I’ve joined the Data Science team as an intern beginning of May. Originally I am from Botevgrad – a small town close to Sofia (Bulgaria).

Plamena Tsankova

My name is Plamena, I am 29 years old and I’ve joined the Data Science team as an intern beginning of May.

Originally I am from Botevgrad – a small town close to Sofia (Bulgaria). I pursued a Bachelor in communications and business administration in the city of Münster. After 3 years in Germany, I continued with a Masters in International business (controlling track) in Maastricht.

Once my academic education was completed, I returned to Germany and worked in various roles related to business intelligence, business analysis and marketing analytics. Over time and through my work, I grew more and more curious about data science and its various applications.

My last job however did not offer much opportunity to explore data science, therefore I left it and spent a few months on a data science learning sabbatical. Thanks to Mediaan I am now entering the field for real :).

On a personal level, I really like outdoor activities and going to the gym. I enjoy board games a lot and am a big fan of electro-swing. I also love travelling and exploring new places with a 10-day hiking trip on Madagascar being my highlight so far.

Rik Kierkels

Hey! My name is Rik Kierkels and I started working at Mediaan as a Software Engineer one and a half months ago. I’m 26 years old and live in a tiny village in Limburg named Catsop.

Rik Kierkels

Hey! My name is Rik Kierkels and I started working at Mediaan as a Software Engineer one and a half months ago. I’m 26 years old and live in a tiny village in Limburg named Catsop.

Ever since my parents bought me a NES I have always had an interest in technology and computers. For this reason, I started studying Information Technology at Zuyd Hogeschool in 2013. Four months ago, I completed my Bachelor.

After two months of working at a small IT company in Geleen, I decided to apply for a job at Mediaan. A decision I should have made earlier! I got to know Mediaan through a friend and the presence of Mediaan at Zuyd Hogeschool.

My experience at Mediaan has been great so far. Everyone is nice and made me feel welcome during my first weeks. I’m looking forward to working with the Technology team to further improve myself and to further improve Mediaan.

And most importantly I am looking forward to helping customers reach their business goals through IT solutions.

Rik Kierkels

Hey! My name is Rik Kierkels and I started working at Mediaan as a Software Engineer one and a half months ago. I’m 26 years old and live in a tiny village in Limburg named Catsop.

Monique Hoevenaars

Hello! My name is Monique Hoevenaars, 52 years old and support the financial administration since 1 May 2018.

Monique Hoevenaars

Hello! My name is Monique Hoevenaars, 52 years old and support the financial administration since 1 May 2018.

After working at Rabobank for 12 years, where I mainly worked on client advice, I switched to a transport company in 1999. I worked in all different departments and learned a lot about the financial administration of the company.

Given the company’s developments and my own search for a new challenge, I am now working at Mediaan. A very nice challenge and I am having a great time.

In my free time I walk, I learn Spanish (love Spain), I like to travel and visit music festivals.

Since last year, I live together with my daughter, she is 21 years, and partner in Brunssum.