My name is Tom Desair. I’m 22 years old and I live in Belgium, Boutersem, near Leuven. Currently I’m an engineering student in computer science at the university of Leuven.
I studied Latin-Mathematics in high school. After high school I went one year abroad with AFS to Perú. There I studied “Ingeniería de Sistemas” at la Universidad Privada del Norte in Trujillo. After my exchange year I went to Hasselt University and completed my bachelor of science in computer sciences there. Now I’m doing my master in engineering: computer science with a specialization in software engineering at the university of Leuven where I will hopefully graduate in 2013.
Apart form my international experience with AFS, I gained experience as a member of the student council of Hasselt University. At the university of Leuven I’m also a student representative at the educational council and departmental council of computer sciences.
I’m passionate about technology and the open source idea and projects. But I also like working with kids and animals. I have a strong interest in theoretical aspects of computer science as well as sociocultural topics.
I used to do scuba diving and dancing (very different styles) but due to my studies I haven’t got much time for that. Furthermore I like reading, movies, music (salsa, ‘klein kunst’, classical music…), running…
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