My name is Johan Laanstra. I'm currently working as a software engineer on the Information, Content and Experiences team (ICE) at Microsoft working on msn.com and the MSN apps. Before joining Microsoft in October 2014 I worked at a Dutch startup Methylium on applications for the Windows platform primarily targeting the Dutch market.
I started my study Computer Science in september 2008 and completed my master’s degree in Software Engineering at the Delft University of Technology in 2014, defending my thesis about offline data support for Windows Azure Mobile Services. As part of this thesis I did an internship at the Mobile Services team in 2013. In 2011, I participated in the Imagine Cup as part of my Bachelor project. The bachelor project is the final project I needed to do to finish my bachelor Computer Science. In 2010 I supported the Imagine Cup Team with their technical part and in 2011, I was part of the Dutch team that went to the finals in New York.
I am an active contributor to several open source projects and would recommend you to do so too! Some of the projects I worked on include ReactiveUI and Akavache. My interests include programming language and framework design and Computer Science theory and most of my experience lies in general software engineering, design patterns, and application frameworks on the Microsoft stack such as Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Runtime and Silverlight.
You can follow me on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jplaanstra