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Two new developers join the Digital Humanities Lab Robert Loeber

I studied psychology at the University of Amsterdam in the early nineties and had some jobs as a journalist, among others at a local Amsterdam newspaper. Music always interested me (playing flute and saxophone, classical and jazz), so I took up a fulltime music study at the Utrecht High School of Arts (HKU). Here I came in contact with computer programming, which I resented at first, as it had nothing to do with my musical interests. After receiving a bachelor in music production and composition, I founded a startup ‘Musiccard’, a service for musicians to distribute their music on the internet by selling cards with a login code. Now the primer I recieved in programming turned out to be quite helpful. I took up a job as databasemanager at a telemarketing company, and soon I made applications that were used for the companies workflow. During the economic crisis this job came to an end, and I changed my attention to making and selling Android apps and freelancing as a programmer. I consider working at Digital Humanities as a great opportunity since my main interests are literature and music, besides computer programming of course.