About Me

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I'm a software developer from The Netherlands, with over a decade of software development experience. I work at GitLab as a Staff Backend Engineer.

I'm interested in the development and theory of compilers, virtual machines, garbage collectors, and programming languages. I'm also the author of the Inko programming language. If you'd like to support my work on free and open-source software, you can do so using GitHub Sponsors.

You can find me on GitLab, GitHub, Twitter, Reddit and lobste.rs. If you wish to contact me through Email, my Email address is yorick at this domain name. Emails sent by recruiters will be marked as spam.

My GPG public key is EB691AC9. Other keys registered on my name are no longer in use.

Free And open-source software

A non-exhaustive list of the Free and Open Source Software projects that I work on or have worked on in the past:


Friendship ended with the garbage collector
libffi-rs 1.0.0 is released
10 years of software development
Deciding when to collect garbage
Not beating C with 96 lines of Inko
Writing a self-hosting compiler for Inko
Inko: a brief introduction
Compiling XPath to Ruby
Hello, GitLab!
Oga 1.0 Released
Oga: a new XML/HTML parser for Ruby
Hacking extconf.rb
Contributing To My Code
Debugging With Pry
Use BCrypt Fool!