Bente van Bourgondiën


Bente van Bourgondiën is teaching Coding to bachelor Graphic Design students at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).

Bente van Bourgondiën (The Netherlands), After dissecting (and almost breaking) my first pc I realised I liked playing with computers. I landed an internship where I learned coding, and I also learned about this thing called Internet. It had about four commercial websites and a lot of crazy experiments with content, design, interaction and code. I felt immediately at home.

I have been working as a (web)developer ever since, both as a backend and as a frontend programmer. I have seen the field evolving from a place where everybody did everything to a place where highly specialised people form multidisciplinary teams.

By teaching coding at the academy I aim to bring students in touch with the experimental roots of web development, and thereby keeping it alive.

When I’m not teaching I develop interactive installations by combining touchscreens, webcams and mobile devices with sensors and servers.