Joost Hessels, nice to meet you! Born and raised in Tilburg and I’m currently still living there. I started studying at the HAN in Arnhem where I graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Product Design. As a result of my passion for football complemented with the interest in football data and match statistics, I became enthusiastic for Data Science. Hence, I became enthusiastic for the Master Data Science: Business and Governance. I graduated among others due to my thesis, which read as follows: “Improving the prediction of soccer match results by means of Machine Learning”.
At Bright Cape, I try to contribute to innovation and technology projects as Junior Data Scientist. Personally, I hope to develop my skills in a Data Science perspective as well as in a broad way. Bright Cape provides me the opportunity to experience various types of projects within a pleasant open-minded working environment. Data Analytics, pre-processing data, Machine Learning and Data Visualization are aspects of Data Science that I really enjoy.
It probably won't surprise you that I like to play football in my spare time. Furthermore, I'm a passionate fan of my favorite football club Willem II, which I support in both home and away matches. Finally, I love to travel around the world in order to explore the beautifulness of it and to broaden my mindset by discovering different cultures.