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Bram Stes

Head coach

I have a background in electromechanical engineering, and then I pursued additional master’s degrees in computer science. As a kid, I often heard, sometimes ad nauseam, “to measure is to know.” But it’s true. We know things better only by measuring, which means data, now more than ever before in the history of humanity. But with this data comes a huge responsibility: how to handle it with respect for the individual.

That’s why I find an initiative, such as tutorrio, essential. Measuring is solely technology. Measuring with an eye on the amount of data – and therefore on the operational costs and energy consumption – is a mentality. Handling the data with responsibility is an ethical and moral principle. You need all three pillars to become a sound data engineer; currently, not many schools provide this.

“While we teach, we learn.”

Stefano Claes

Junior knowledge coach

Before starting my degree in computer science, I pursued a degree in physics. During that time, I had classes in computer science. At first, I had some enviousness to it, but after completing my first projects I was sold on the spot!

Since then, I switched degrees and started making more and more projects. I’m always grasped by the things that computers made possible for mankind. Computers made it possible to land on the moon, predict the weather in the forthcoming days and many more.

In recent times, Large Language Models such as ChatGPT and Palm have become very popular, but hiding beneath them is data or, as some refer to, “the new oil”.This “oil” needs to be gathered and nurtured before it can be used, this gathering and maintaining is where the foundations of this program lie. To accomplish this, I will teach all the components needed to become a good data engineer. Teaching has become one of my passions since I started tutoring fellow trainees for courses I passed. For me, teaching is about giving trainees the insight to go further than the knowledge I just passed during a lecture, it is about applying this newly acquired information beyond the scope of the lecture.

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”