Software Engineer
from Belgium

Rumours go that this guy did the best technical assignment ever during the hiring process, so getting him on board was in fact a no brainer.

Bert was probably very ‘poka-yoke’ doing his assignment. This might sound like something you would order at a sushi restaurant, but its rough translation actually means ‘mistake-proofing’, a principle Bert uses not only when coding. To err may be human, but if you ask Bert, a lot of common mistakes can often be avoided by applying a range of thoughtful techniques to the development of any digital product. So, who wouldn't want to have a ‘poka-yoke’ guy making his product?

What is your favorite car?
Most definitely the Austin Healey Sprite, a small British roadster from 1965. I own one that has been in my family for a long time.

Icebears or crocodiles?
I live with a completely white cat, which kind of looks like a tiny icebear, so definitely icebears.

About Bert

  • Base

    Bertem (BE)

  • Studies

    IT management and -systems (Thomas More Mechelen)

  • Passions

    oldtimers, vegan food, workouts, bass guitar, boardgames


  • Design patterns

  • Reviewing code

  • Elasticsearch

  • PHP

  • CQRS

  • Event Sourcing

Articles by Bert

Liskov Substitution Principle Explained

Liskov Substitution Principle Explained

Bert Ramakers

April 04, 2019

Why good engineers avoid cool solutions

Why good engineers avoid cool solutions

Bert Ramakers

February 27, 2019

Some of Bert's colleagues