Proycon's Homepage

Maarten van Gompel


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My name is Maarten van Gompel, also known as proycon on the internet. Welcome to my homepage where I share some of my work and interests. I live in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, with my boyfriend Hans and our dog Jaiko. I have a great passion for languages and technology, and especially those areas where they meet!

I work as a research software engineer (just a fancy word for computer programmer) in the field of Natural Language Processing. I'm a unix enthusiast committed to open-source software and an advocate for more security, simplicity, privacy and decentralisation. I love learning languages, coding, reading (mostly science fiction), working on my home automation system, playing the piano, and walking our dog.

If you want to follow me on social media and/or react publicly to anything on this page, then my Mastodon profile on the fediverse is the best option. I occasionally post something there about stuff that interests me. For longer blog posts, however, this website is the place to be, you can also follow those via my rss feed.

  • — Some more introductory words about me
  • — Sometimes I write an article on something, these are my blog posts
  • — Software I wrote
  • — My photos
  • — A list of all my scientific publications
  • — Projects and talks related to my work as a software developer in academia
  • — Language-learning resources I developed
  • — Recommended sites to visit

Feel free to contact me (unless you're selling something), you can find all my contact details in the footer below.