Michiel Kempen

Michiel Kempen

Computer scientist with a passion for pixel perfection.
I design, develop, shoot and I'm social. I love the nightlife
and wake up at 150 BPM.

Smoothy
Smoothy
Every software developer knows the struggle. You have this million dollar idea, cook up the greatest app you ever built and want to launch it onto the world wide web. But now what? Entering the world of devops, you immediately get overwhelmed by all the new technologies that you never knew existed before. Smoothy solves this problem by letting you automatically deploy, scale and monitor your own cloud, without the need of the slightest amount of expertise.
2017 - present
Fire Department
Fire Department Belgium
Together with the fire department in Belgium, I developed a system that streamlines their communication with the citizen. Various uniform websites were created with the primary goal to inform the public. By integration e-forms in the website that serve as the primary reporting point for less urgent incidents, we also reduced the pressure on the emergency centers in crisis situations. This way, incidents as flooding are handled solely through the website, so the emergency number 112 stays available for life-threatening situations.
2016 - present
We R Motion
We R Motion
Together with my friend Joren Ruts, who shares the same passion for the art of storytelling as me, I founded a company called We R Motion. The goal of this non-profit company was to come up with captivating stories and tell them through lights and shadows. However, after a few successful video productions, we had to put We R Motion on hold, due to a lack of spare time.
2015 - 2016
Epic Media
Epic Media
Epic Media is a next level creative agency, specialized in capturing pixel perfect event-photos for the biggest festivals, clubs and brands in Europe.
2014 - present
Tikkit
Tikkit
From the year 2013 until 2014, I was part of an event agency specialized in organizing big nightlife events. For these events, we needed an easy and secure way to sell online tickets. Besides this, we also needed an efficient solution to validate these tickets at the entrance of the event. Instead of choosing for an existing solution, I built my own system, which I later commercialized under the name Tikkit.
2013 - 2014
Get Active
Get Active
Get Active was my first company, which I founded at the age of 16. Back in 2012, I was developing websites for local businesses, but later my focus shifted to photography. First I worked as a press photographer for multiple news agencies. Later I discovered the challenging world of event photography.
2012 - 2014
Geelse atletiekclub
Geelse atletiekclub
After being an athlete for 2 years myself, I decided to take my career at the Geelse Atletiekclub a step further. I got a degree as "aspirant-initiator" and became a coach. In addition to coaching, I organized and coordinated multiple training camps and public sports events.
2010 - 2013