Hi, I’m Wouter Groeneveld

And I have a deep passion to inspire others on everything that drives me. I like to think of myself as one of those polymaths or Rennaissance Men:

Renaissance man (noun) - a person with many talents or areas of knowledge.1

Professionally, I am a PhD researcher at the Faculty of Engineering Technology, KU Leuven. I have been an experienced software engineer for 11 years before that, taking on various roles from agile coaching to technical lead. I am not only interested in technical software development, but also in what happens at non-cognitive, human level when developing software together.

I used to be only good at programming because I thought, as a Computer Scientist, you specialize instead of generalize. But the more I worked with computers, the more my hands itched to do something else. So nowadays I love to go wide and pass on that enthusiasm for knowledge on any level.

Those areas of knowledge include:

Software development

Take a look at my  Github account or  Curriculum Vitae in Dutch.


Writing and philosophizing


Where good ideas come from: Books

I keep an active  Goodreads account where I manage everything I’ve read and want to read. I invite you to join the community there. Marking a book as read and writing a (short) review never was that satisfying…

I used to be almost exclusively a fantasy reader. Now I mostly read non-fiction on the most diverse topics, but I do have a soft spot for things like philosophy, art, mindful food and software engineering.

These are the latest 12 books I’ve read:


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymath [return]
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