Who am I?

Dirk Deridder

Dirk Deridder
This website collects material  about my useful and less useful wanderings in software land and the real world.

In my professional life I am mainly interested in people, innovation, cutting-edge software architectures, novel programming languages, and other fun things to improve IT.

Please note that any information I post here is my own and does not represent my employer or anyone else that I am affiliated with.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter if you want to get some hints about what’s on my mind or what keeps me awake at night.

Mandatory list of social media links

Artwork and Photography

The following is a small subset of the works that inspire me or that are relevant to me in one way or another. You will see them popping up in the banner of this site. Maybe one of these days I will write something about them, but for now I’ll just present the links …


Some words of wisdom uttered by others (and quoted by me completely out of their original context whenever the occasion arises :-))
  • A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper
    E.B. White
  • The best way to predict the future is to invent it
    Alan Kay
  • Change will lead to insight far more often than insight will lead to change
    Milton Erickson


(playing these keeps me humble :-))

Washburn WD10CEB, dreadnought cutaway style, spruce top with mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, chrome die cast tuners, Fishman Isys+ tuner, D’Addario strings (january 2013)

Washburn-WD10CEBFender Standard Stratocaster Black, mexican, rosewood neck, alder body, 3 single-coil pickups (SSS), synchronised tremolo with high-mass bridge block (december 2013)



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