Mikel Porras Hoogland

software engineer with a passion for design and music


Things I've worked on


I started at 30MHz with the development of the dashboard (Angular). At the moment I help with multiple components such as the API (Java) and the notifications service (Scala). Everything runs on AWS.

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After finishing my master’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering, kollekt.fm, a social music platform was born. As co-founder I was mainly responsible for the UX, design and front-end development. We were selected for the web and mobile batch of the Rockstart accelerator in ’15.

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Industrial Design

Although I currently focus on web-based products, my passion for product design didn’t stop after graduating. In my free time I design / build furniture and play around with Arduino’s, Raspberry Pi’s and LEDs.

Product design / solidworks / sketchup / arduino
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During my master’s I did an UX / Graphics internship at WhatsApp in Silicon Valley (Mountain View). Besides design work, I also helped develop an internal tracking tool for product features.

Design / UX / Javascript


In my free time I make music. Some of my tracks have been released on labels such as Atomnation and Get Physical Music. Currently I’m putting the finishing touches on a new album. Listen to me on Spotify or SoundCloud.

Ableton Live / Music producing


During my study I freelanced as a web design and developer. I worked on 20+ projects which helped me improve my design and development skills and more importantly on how to translate ideas into a working product.

Design / Development / Wordpress
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About me

Discovering the unknown and building the unbuilt. I love finding problems and creating solutions, from user-friendly interfaces to back-end code. In my free time I make furniture, lamps and music.

Some of the things I work with include: JavaScript, Angular, HTML5, CSS3, Sass/Less, NPM,  Git, JAVA, SCALA, REST APIs, Python, AWS, PHP, WordPress, Arduino and Raspberry PI.

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