Hello World 👋🏻

January 17, 2019

This is my first post on my new blog! How exciting!

Let me introduce myself 🙋🏼‍♂️.

I’m Mike. I grew up in a small town in Germany, moved to Maastricht to study Data Science & Knowledge Engineering and am now working on my startup in Amsterdam 🇳🇱. I’m a software developer with a passion for design and new technologies. I co-founded fyr to bring Augmented Reality to commerce, but more of that in another blog post.

Couple of reasons why I started this blog:

  1. I want to write more to document the process of my work and keep track of what I learned. And who knows? Maybe I can inspire people and help them out.
  2. I want to learn React and I’ve always found the best way to learn code is to dig right in and start a project: Learning by doing.

Oh, and here’s a great poem from a Book I read:

If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you like to win, but you think you can’t
It is almost certain you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can!

Mike Koene

Written by Mike Koene who lives and works in Amsterdam building things. Follow me on Twitter