Michiel Kempen

Michiel Kempen

Hi, I'm Michiel, a passionate cloud engineer, full-stack webdeveloper,
and entrepreneur. I love to learn, teach, and build awesome things.
Currently making the cloud accessible at Smoothy.cloud ☁️🚀

Smoothy

Smoothy

Smoothy is an intelligent all-in-one container platform built for software developers. It relieves developers of the tedious and error-prone task of deploying online applications in the cloud and offers them the easiest way possible to adopt modern hosting standards such as cloud hosting, containerization, CI/CD, and microservice architecture into their current workflow.
2017 - present
Fire Department Belgium

Fire Department Belgium

For the fire department in Belgium, I built, host, and maintain a system that streamlines their communication with the citizen. Various uniform websites were created with the primary goal to inform the public. By integrating e-forms in the websites that serve as the primary reporting point for less urgent incidents, we reduce 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, 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 time.
2015 - 2016
Epic Media

Epic Media

In 2014 I founded Epic Media, a creative agency specialized in capturing pixel perfect event-photos. Over the years our team grew quickly and we had the chance to work with the biggest festivals, clubs and brands in Europe.
2014 - 2017
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