welcome on my blog! My name is Brett Rijnders, I’m a passionate geek who loves adventure, travel and meeting new people with different cultural backgrounds! I work as software engineer and have a MSc degree in aerospace engineering. I’ve founded several online projects like PBSViewer, PlayNow.gs and have been involved in some other small businesses. I started this blog in May 2009 since I wanted to share with others my side projects and passion. I love to learn and I’m always in for a new challenge!
I was born in the Netherlands in a small village called Heemstede. During childhood, I went to several schools across the country. Because of this, I met many people and made friends with a different background. It helped me to have an open and non-judgemental mindset. After my high school I joined the University at the TU Delft and studied Aerospace engineering.
In my life, I have achieved various successes in different fields. Here is a brief overview of some interesting achievements:
- Participated in Honour Track program: A special program for excellent students who have finished their Bachelor program within 4 years and have an average grade of 7.5 or higher. The Honours Track program consists of 30 additional ECTS and has to be followed parallel to the Master Track.
- Obtained P-in-1 year for Aerospace Engineering.
- Founded PBSViewer: a PHP web based project for viewing in-game Punkbuster screenshots online.
- Running and leading highly skilled gaming team together with my brother (www.bryanrijnders.nl). We were playing the pc game Battlefield 2 (BF2), some may know me as BandAhr. Our team was called Dutch Killer Elite (team-DKE), we were ranked #1 in Europe for several weeks.
- Developed the famous WAIB BF2 server-side mod every BF2 player was talking about in Europe. This modification to the game was coded on the server itself in such a way that clients didn’t have to download the mod itself.
- We became 4th with our high school research project when participating in the ‘Jan-Kommandeur‘ competition, which was initiated by the RUG in 2007. Our research group consisted of three people. We were asked to do some research on a pan that originated from Senegal. Those pans were handmade from scrap material and were most likely unhealthy and not suitable for cooking. During our research we determined that those pans were indeed unhealthy. For this research project, we used ICP and AAS measurement techniques.
- Won the first price in the topic of ecology with the same high school research project at the International Conference of Young Scientists in St. Petersburg.
- Representing my high school at jaarbeurs Utrecht in 2007 and won 50.000 Euro with the i-d-award durvendelendoen.
- “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ― Jim Rohn
- “Your life is a gift. Now go make it count!” ― Michael Hyatt
About this Website
So why is my website called BeeSaR? Well, it has to do with my initials, which are BSR. You pronounce it like BeeSaR, isn’t that nice?
On this website I want to share my stuff I’m passionate about like software, entrepreneurship, travel and cultures. I hope you will find some information that’s useful to you.
If you want to contact me, please take a look at my contact page or follow me on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.