Henk van der Laak


Ir. Henk van der Laak
Electrotechnology, software engineering

Creativity is a word that we usually associate with artistic expression. An artist starts out with an empty canvas or a piece of granite. In my field – software development – this is exactly the same: You start out with a white screen and a cursor, flickering expectantly. As of that moment what happens next is up to you. You start building structures, make various components work together. You activate electronics, which in turn activates hardware and eventually dead matter comes to life: ‘mens agitat molem’, the motto of my alma mater, Eindhoven University of Technology. PleasantPass offers me a unique chance to combine technical and artistic creativity. An entirely new area for me, but that makes it all the more interesting…