About me

My name is Erik van Beek. Currently I’m one of the three partners of Aiwos BV. We’re building websites, online forms and platforms for different national and international clients. That takes up most of our time, but when there is time left, we are writing tutorials about open source software and developing our own plugins.

Study and work

I studied in Ede to become a primary school teacher and teached group 8 (11 and 12 years old) at the W. G. van de Hulstschool in Utrecht (since 2018 named Basisschool De Wereldwijzer).
After that I studied for my Masters Educational Science at the Utrecht University.
During my study I did my practical training with EC-VPL and afterwards kept working there as junior researcher.
Since 2006 I worked as management assistant for the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs, directorate Lifelong Learning (projectdirectie Leren & Werken).
After that a new adventure started with the Dutch Reading & Writing foundation, as project manager Education.

Personal

Born in Vlissingen, raised in Koudekerke, studied in Ede and Utrecht and now living together with my wife Ksenia van Beek in Gouda (known for its delicious cheese. The city, not my wife.).

Happily married, enjoy doing voluntary work (Scouting), playing guitar (and surviv.io) and reading everything from Lee Child.