Didrik holds an M.S. in bio-engineering and an M.S. in management from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. He is an expert in artificial intelligence, data management, and software development. He served as a research assistant at UCL, developing Python-based integrated water resource management applications.
A proponent of open source software development, Didrik was on the board of NumFocus from 2012 to 2019, and is an organizer and speaker at EuroSciPy. He honed his leadership by running his own company, providing data management solutions in the environmental sector.
Fond of the outdoors, this Belgian native is permanently engaged in a competition between sports (trail running, biking, or raising a handful of kids) and a passion for food!