This week, Mads and Mattijs officially join the XABLU team for a six-month internship. They follow in the footsteps of fellow Saxion University of Applied Science student Maurice Markvoort, who completed his graduation assignment with us and has since become a full member of the XABLU development team! We asked Mads and Mattijs, who are both studying software engineering, a few questions to get to know them better…
1. How did you hear about Xablu and why did you want to do an internship here?
Mads: We both heard about XABLU through a post by Maurice on Saxion’s HBO-ICT Facebook group.
Mattijs: Before that, I had never heard of Xablu nor Xamarin. When I looked up the company I was very excited because of the three core values: learn and share, autonomy and having fun(!). And I was excited about Xamarin because I had never heard of a cross-platform app development program before, and the idea of having to write way less code for the same result sounds amazing!
2. What is your internship project about?
Mattijs: The internship project will be done together with my Saxion colleague Mads. Together we will take a look at the possible uses and pros and cons of Xamarin.Forms and React Native.
3. What are your future career goals in software/app development?
Mattijs: I want to broaden my knowledge in these fields as much as possible in order to be able to start working for different software companies.
Mads: My future career goal would be working in cyber security. Or to start my own company – I just need a billion dollar idea first!
4. What do you hope to get out of your internship at Xablu?
Mads: I would like to learn about cross platform app development, and learn how a professional company tests their app/software to make sure that it’s good enough for the customer.
Mattijs: As I said in the previous answer, I would like to greatly broaden my level of knowledge. That’s why I’m very happy that we get to investigate new things during our internship. I will definitely learn a lot more in the field of app development with the help of Xamarin, but also C#, which I have never used before. Besides that, I will get an idea of what it’s like to work for a company and a taste of the business atmosphere, which I’m really looking forward to!