Erik van der Plas

Software Engineer

As a software engineer I have experience building apps for a variety of platforms, websites and machine learning applications. Most importantly, I am able to solve complex problems through creative use of technology. I use my skills to help companies realize their most ambitious ideas digitally.

My experience

Sep 2020 - Today


At GoSpooky I helped setting up the machine learning team. In particular, we developed TrackAR: a computer vision model to track 3D objects inside of Snapchat (video).

Nov 2019 - Aug 2020


For the Dutch branch of the world’s third-largest staffing firm, Manpower, I gave advice on the application of AI and data science to make their daily operations more effective.

Sep 2019 - Today

University of Utrecht

I am currently enrolled in the BSc. Artificial Intelligence and the BSc. Mathematics. My academic interests are primarily machine learning and mathematical modelling.

Oct 2019

Woonwaard energy:savings:app

For housing association Woonwaard I built a mobile app that rewards users for efforts to save energy. Motivated by green prizes, renters completed 1000+ planet-friendly actions.

Jun 2018 - Sep 2019


Speaky creates intelligent voice experiences. As a developer at Speaky I worked on conversational apps and exciting new technologies for the voice interface.

Jan 2017 - Dec 2018


Kurator was an app that let locals discover the best curated spots and events in their city. As a founding partner, I built both the iOS and Android app as well as the back end.

Jun 2014 - Jun 2017

WWDC Scholarships

Apple's WWDC Scholarships reward talented students with the opportunity to attend the annual conference. I won four scholarships: in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Nov 2016 - Oct 2018


Kinder was founded to disrupt the broken world of donating by making doing good more accessible. I was responsible for the development of the Kinder iOS app.

Jan 2017 - Apr 2018


Time was made to help people beat procrastination and get ahead of deadlines, using a remarkably simple interface, and has proven to do so for thousands of happy customers.

Apr 2017 - Jun 2018

Young Advisory Board

The YAB is a unique group of people ranging from 16 to 24 years of age, helping companies grow and innovate. I contributed with my knowledge about innovative technologies.

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015

The Next Web

In the summer of 2015 I interned at TNW, an online media company that gives insight to the world of technology. I worked on an app for its subsidiary company

2011 - Today

Other projects

I have also worked on plenty of other, diverse projects! Furthermore, before I started doing contract work, I built and distributed a few small-scale apps on my own.

What can I do for you?


I have built dozens of apps for iOS, web, and other platforms. Both solo as well as in teams, I have experience building quality software.


Design must explain how your product works and keep customers loyal. With my fresh perspective at technology, I can make your product stand out.


Technology is always expanding into new fields. I know all about modern technologies, like AI, that can make your products more meaningful.