Hacking with cows again

I’m not so much into hackathons anymore, but I’m always willing to make an exception for hacking farming data. This time not as a participant, but as a data mentor, I took part in the WUR Life Sciences Hack organized by FarmHack. I was helping out on a challenge provided by Lely – a manufacturer …

Wat heb je aan een toerist?

Toeristen brengen geld mee. Dat is goed voor hotels en restaurants. Soms zorgen ze voor overlast. Meningen genoeg maar wat zegt de data?We werken aan een onderzoek, de eerste vraag in deze serie: “Heeft het aantal toeristen invloed op het winkel en horeca* landschap in Amsterdam?”Heb jij een vraag over toeristen? Laat het ons weten. We …

5 years of Coders Co.

Hard to believe, but it’s been already 5 years since we started Coders Co. It’s been quite a rollercoaster, full of ups and even more downs. We’ve learned so incredibly much, mostly by making mistakes and failing miserably. We had a lot of fun and a lot of frustration. We hired some great people and …

Dynamic pricing of energy

A few weeks ago Gosia and I put together an all-star team with our friends from Über and eBay and went to another hackathon. This time it was organized by Living Lab Smart Charging. There were four tracks dedicated to analyzing and building systems to improve the state-of-the-art of green energy solutions. Being a Beatles …

Cowworking

Last week we went to Leeuwarden to hang out on a farm. Not just any farm, but the Dairy Campus. On this farm they run trials for new food and have the newest equipment. For example, cows can milk themselves and there is a manure-Roomba in the barn.  Surrounded by people and cows, we analysed …

Get in the Ring

Since a half a year I am doing karate, and finally last week I had the opportunity to get in the ring. The only thing it was not related to fighting. It was a local version of the international Get in The Ring event. The event helps startups who want to attract funding, scale up …

AB Testing for Cows

Last week we participated in the Bright Cow hackathon. Yes, it was as fun as you immediately imagined! We had the data on how much milk cows give up-to a nipple level! The farmers and the dairy industry like their cows to be healthy, so they produce more milk, and everybody is happy. FARMING IS …