I’m Joris Geessels, Jolos is the pseudonym I use on the net since the age of ~15. I graduated as a computer science engineer from the University of Ghent. As an engineer I’m interested in ‘building stuff’. As a software engineer you do this by means of code. But it’s my belief that building software is often more about ‘engineering’ people than programming a machine. Nevertheless I certainly get excited by solving a technical challenge.
I spend most of my day at Luceda Photonics a company that I co-founded. At Luceda Photonics we build design software for photonics, an emerging high tech market. I think that we’re doing some really exciting things, if you would like to hear more, ask me about it!
It's wet, it's cold, it's exhausting but everytime when there's a nice breeze, I long to go out sailing.
Sadly it's an expensive sport, so I only do it a few times a year. Almost exclusively at the French sailing school Les glénans where I'm a sailing instructor.
Computer Science & programming is a rapidly changing industry & domain. This makes it interesting, but it's also a challenge to keep up with all the advancements.
Some random keywords (or buzzwords ?) : python, clojure, functional programming, immutability
One of the most intriguing and versatile countries I've visited. I had the chance to do an internship in Tokyo in the summer of 2011. The memories I have from this time and from my travels afterwards are still very vivid. I'll certainly go back, but unfortunately you can't just walk there.
Film & Photography
I really enjoy watching a great movie. To me, a great movie is a movie that makes you think differently about something, and succeeds in telling its story in a visually appealing way.
Reading a book
Reading is something I want to do much more often. In a world where fast-paced consumption of information is the norm, reading a book is more important than ever
A vague and broad term, but the more I realise that the world is a complex thing, the more I get to appreciate the value of simplicity and minimalism