Patrick van der Velde. Online mostly written as Petrik.


Studied aerodynamics and subsequently completed a PhD in mechanical engineering writing software sprinkled with some computational fluid dynamics and optimization calculations.

Commercial software developer since 2008. Worked on projects in C#, Delphi and C++. Miles more skilled in C# than the other languages. As a bonus has a pet hate for C++.


Originally in The Netherlands but then at some point in Auckland, New Zealand


Some things since birth, other things since a varying point in time since birth.


In general, and depending on the context, because I can, or because it's there. Pick one.

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