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About Me


Matthias Benaets

My name is Matthias Benaets, I currently reside in Alken, Limburg, Belgium .

I’m a certified Secondary Education Teacher specialised in IT/Computer Science, the English language and ICT Coordination. Currently I work as ICT Officer at University Hasselt .

I’m an avid cyclist, love the outdoors and enjoy wildlife photography. You can follow my adventure on Strava and view some of my images on Flickr .
At home I like to tinker with my homelab, self-hosting, open-source projects and containerisation.

If I have to describe myself in a couple words:
enthusiastic • teamplayer • independent • pragmatic • deliberate • creative • meticulous • positive


Experience #

2020-present #

ICT Officer - Masters of Statistics
@ University Hasselt Diepenbeek

2020-2021 #

Associate Professor - ICT Basics (101 & 201) - PXL Education
@ PXL University College Hasselt

2019-2020 #

Technical Advisor - Telenet for Business
@ Callexcell Sint-Truiden

2017-2018 #

Maintenance worker & Production operator
@ Jiffy Packaging Wellen


Skills #

A lot of my experience is predominantly around teaching and didactical IT. Though, below is a list of tools and technologies that I have experience with:

Office #

Microsoft Office Suite • Google Workspace

Adobe CC #

Photoshop • Illustrator • Lightroom (Classic) • Premiere Pro • After Effects

Programming / Scripting #

VB.net • C# • Python • HTML5/CSS/JS • Shell Scripting

Operating Systems #

Windows • MacOS • GNU/Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, NixOS) • Proxmox VE • TrueNAS

Languages #

Native/Fluent: Dutch • English
Basic/Understand: French • German

Others #

Salesforce • Containerization (Docker/LXC) • ZFS • Git


Education #

2016-2019 #

Bachelor Teacher Secondary Education: English - Applied Informatics - ICT Coordinator
with honors @ PXL University College Hasselt

2015-2016 #

Bachelor Applied Informatics: CCNA Networking Essentials Certified
@ PXL University College Hasselt

2009-2015 #

Secondary Education: Economics and Modern Languages
@ Virga Jesse College Hasselt