Cyberworkplace: The art of sharing & receiving knowledge.

Owen Vogelaar, Former student & ambassador of Cyberworkplace

Please introduce yourself.

My name is Owen, I’m 20 years old, and I’m from Rotterdam. In my spare time, I like to hang out with some friends or learn new things, and I am really passionate about computers.

When did you join Cyberworkplace? What was your motivation?

I joined Cyberworkplace in October 2018 and was present almost every week. In February 2020, I completed the program successfully and I got awarded the ambassador’s status.

What did you like about Cyberworkplace?

The thing I liked the most was that you are able to help others with your knowledge but also be blown away by their knowledge. Just the combination of obtaining knowledge and helping other people gain knowledge.

What have you learned at Cyberworkplace?

There are a lot of things I’ve learned at Cyberworkplace, so there is not just one thing I can name. I’ve learned about blockchains, operations within companies, basics about Linux, networking, tools (mainly ‘hacking’ tools) and this list goes on and on.

What is your most favorite moment at Cyberworkplace?

My favorite moment was when we went to Friesland with the students of Cultivating Coders and actually the whole CyberHeroes project. There was a program every day and it was just a week full of learning and a lot of fun.

What are you currently up to?

Currently, I am working at Proxy in the Managed Services Team as a Junior Engineer. Also, I am working on acquiring my RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) after I obtained my RHCSA (Red Hat Certified System Administrator) certificate about half a year ago. Besides, I’m busy obtaining my degree in ‘Applicatie- en mediaontwikkelaar’.

Describe Cyberworkplace with three words.

Learning. Sharing. Fun.

Would you recommend Cyberworkplace to your friends?

In the past, I’ve already recommended Cyberworkplace to some friends and I would definatelly do the same in the future. Cyberworkplace offers free knowledge which is actually really useful and it can help you get a job.

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

I would again like to thank everybody at the Cyberworkplace as they have helped me in so many different ways. It was a pleasure being a student there and I hope to give in return and share my experience with the new students. Thanks!

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