Sander Aernouts

Cloud-native software developer
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.


Problem solving, I love learning new stuff. I can’t stand a problem that I cannot seem to fix, so I always find a way.


I’m verry curious so learn really fast. I don’t need a lot of information “to put two and two together”. This helps me to quickly get up to speed in a new environment, organization, team or system.

My source of inspiration

Steve Jobs, because he was a man with a vision of how to build great products and integrate them seamlessly and he held on to that regardless. He built a legacy with a lot of elbow grease and a clear vision.

This makes me happy

My family and my home. Cooking something I’ve never cooked before. Binge watching series on Netflix. Once in a while a nice weekend of gaming with friends. Going out for a morning run when it’s cold, but really sunny.

My ultimate Epic Shit moment

Enabling maritime educators to keep offering simulation training during the early days of the COVID-19 by using a new cloud simulation and learning platform our team was developing. Scaling from a vision of the future of maritime simulation and training to thousands of simulations per month basically overnight

On a more personal level, finishing Maastrichts mooiste, a 10 mile run in the summer with 163m of elevation through the beautiful landscape surrounding Maastricht.

The song that gets me started

Pretty much any Coldplay song