About me: Stefan Cruysberghs
SCIP.be is the personal website of Stefan Cruysberghs. I am a pasionate software architect and have a passion for travel and nature photography. I already saw many world wonders, remnants of ancient civilizations, beautiful landscapes in high mountains, deserts and jungles. I met fascinating authentic tribes in remote places and could already enjoy the beautiful wildlife in Africa, America and Asia. I like outdoor activities, gardening, sports (badminton, jogging, mountain biking) and especially love my wife and kids. We live in Scherpenheuvel but before I lived in Lommel (Flanders, Belgium). In 2017 I became the proud father of Naomi and in 2020 of our son Robbe.
I always took photos while traveling but my passion for photography really started in 2006 when I bought my first DSLR. Since then I have evolved rapidly in terms of material, knowledge and experience. As a travel photographer I cover multiple genres but I am particularly intrigued by fascinating nature and wildlife. Photography close to home is also very challenging because in this way I'm able to get to know the subjects really well. I like to show people how beautiful and fascinating nature is and how we should cherish and protect our environment.
I work with Nikon full-frame-system and crop DSLR cameras, several Nikon, Sigma and Laowa lenses, Benro filters and Godox flashes and triggers. I'm using Lightroom Classic and Photoshop and several additional applications and plugins for astrophotography, focus stacking, luminosity masks, ...
I have already won several prices in international photo contests, received acceptances in photo salons worldwide and some of my photos are published in newspapers, magazines and books. An overview can be found at this page. Several large 'fine art' prints also grace the walls of corporate offices and private homes. Contact me if you are interested in one of my photos.
In 1988 when I was 12 years old I started programming with GFA Basic on my Atari computer. A few years later I gave a lot of IT trainings to children and adults in my computerclub VJI. I was a board member there for 15 years and, in addition to lessons, I also gave many demonstrations. During my studies I already worked in software companies and when I graduated I started as a software developer. Over the past 25 years I worked in various industries ranging from from retail/wholesale/production, healthcare, home delivery to bioinformatics. I am a Microsoft MCP and MCTS since 2010.
I am currently a tech lead/software architect at Velsera. In my role as application architect I take technical leadership to ensure that our applications are well designed, scalable, efficient, secure and stable. My former company UgenTec has combined with industry leaders Pierian and Seven Bridges to form Velsera. Velsera connects healthcare and life sciences to reveal the true promise of precision medicine — a continuous flow of knowledge between researchers, scientists, and clinicians around the world, fueling innovation and creating insights that radically improve human health.
I have a lot of experience with software architectures (clean code, DDD, CQRS, REST, cloud services, messaging, containers, ...), design patterns, ALM, unit and integration testing, … Currently I'm and expert in C# & .NET Core, Azure DevOps (VSTS), Azure, SQL Server, Docker, Entity Framework, Web API, ... Some years ago I also developed hybrid mobile apps for iOS and Android. In the past I worked with technologies like Silverlight, WPF, WCF Services, Office automation, PHP, MySQL, Delphi, Oracle, ....
The pages on this site contain information about some of my hobbies. All photographs are copyrighted by the photographer. All the applications, components and articles are put at everyone's disposal for free. This site is largely bilingual (Dutch and English) and optimized for smartphones and tablets. I developed both the graphic components and the programming myself. My first website was set online in 1997 and since that day I have tried to keep it up-to-date.
LinksE-mail: Personal website: scip.be
Facebook - Photography: facebook.com/StefanCruysberghsPhotography
Instagram - Photography: instagram.com/StefanCruysberghsPhotography
500px - Photography: 500px.com/StefanCruysberghsPhotography
GitHub - Repositories: github.com/scipbe
NuGet - Packages: nuget.org/profiles/scipbe
LinkedIn - CV: linkedin.com/in/StefanCruysberghs