About Me

Published on 31-Mar-2021

Hi! My name is Gijs Burghoorn. I am a dutch student at Université Grenoble Alpes, France, who loves competitive swimming, coaching, reading, contributing to open-source software and talking about the impact of science. Currently, I am doing a master thesis microarchitectural emulation.



Following my high school/college education, I decided to start with a bachelor of science in the joint computer science and mathematics program. After two years of following both programs, I had a sense of direction within the fields and decided to speed up going for a Master. I finished a Master in informatics in Grenoble, France and started on a Cybersecurity master.


For a long time now I have been swimming both competitively and as a way to unwind. I love doing both indoor and outdoor swimming and my competitive time can be found here. I have swam competitively for AquaNovio in Nijmegen (the Netherlands), ZVL in Leiden (the Netherlands) and AquaMania also in Leiden. My swimming specialization lays within short distance freestyle.



Next to swimming myself, I also coach others. I have been training both junior 9-17 years old) and senior (18+ years old) swimmers at ZVL for 2 years now. Furthermore, I provided the trainings on land for the university student's water-sports association in Leiden: AquaMania.


Furthermore, in 2019-2020 I was the secretary while organisation of the SwimIn Leiden 2020 took place: a open-water swimming competition through the canals of Leiden. A link to which can be found here.

Open source

Open source allows for unrivalled transparency and, although a bit debatable, trust in the correctness. More info Open source also allows people to crowdsource production of products. This allows individuals to help with disclose issues and make suggestion. My personal projects are (almost) always open source and I try to help with other projects.

Science communication

I would say that educating is one of the most beneficial whilst still retaining a longstanding significance to society. This, together with my passion for computer science and mathematics, leads me to a desire to educate about computer science and mathematics topics suited to the public. Especially, the topics with a greater societal impact are of interest to me. For the past 6 years of my life, I have been getting education experience in lecturing, one-on-one tutoring and writing/improving documentation. Altogether, this has been an extremely enjoyable experience so far, and I wish to continue on this path.


If you want/need to contact me, you can reach me at me (AT) gburghoorn (DOT) com .