Peter Meindertsma's career: an overview
In this chapter you'll find an overview of Peter's career so far.
University of Groningen (RuG)
HistoryPeter began his time at the RuG with a year of history courses at the Faculty of Arts.
American StudiesAfter he obtained his propaedeutic in history, he started taking American Studies classes. Besides obvious courses related to US history and English language, he also signed up for computer science classes. As part of an exchange progam, he spent a few months at a private university in South Carolina (US). He concluded these studies with a master thesis about the US Communications Decency Act (1998).
Computer Science (Information sciences)The computer science classes inspired him to do a second masters: Computer Science.
Amongst his favorite classes were those that were related to webtechnology, databases, graphics, programming, statistics and sound editing.
By this time Peter had already started working on his own websites, which inspired him to write a master thesis on Banner Blindness related to the shape of banners (2002).
Teaching at the RuG
Peter gained a lot of experience being a teacher/assistant during his computer science studies. After his graduation, he continued teaching at the RuG for some time. He taught courses about statistics, databases, computer skills and webtechnology.
In 2003-2005 Peter was a webdesigner, working for a small e-commerce company in Groningen. See design.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
In order to gain a broader perspective of websites in general, Peter joined the (arguably) largest Search Engine Marketing company in the Netherlands.
Here he specialised in Search Engine Optimization, assessments and providing SEO courses.
Back to the RuG
In 2010 Peter returned to the RuG to teach Webdesign, Usability and more at the Information Science department.