Curriculum Vitae

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My name is Manu De Buck. I was born in 1999, in Ghent. I am a Computer Science Engineer living in Belgium. I’m especially driven by building software having a true impact on the world and society. My main interests are in artificial intelligence, user experience and big data. My focus is on well-structured and thoughtful code, as I think quality always dominates quantity. I love to keep learning about new stuff and I am always open for a constructive discussion. In my free time I love to listen and play music, or go for a run.

Work Experience

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2022 - present | Computer Science Engineer & Co-Founder

we are is an experienced and dynamic company based in Ghent, focusing on providing custom software solutions to SMEs and startups in various sectors. Our team consists of experienced software engineers who have expertise in various technologies and are constantly striving for quality and technological solutions that really help move the world forward.

We strive to help our customers achieve their goals through technology. We do this by providing professional advice, developing custom software solutions, and guiding businesses in their digital transformation. We always start from the philosophy that the focus for a technological product should be on the end user.

To prepare your technology for tomorrow, you can’t work like you did yesterday.


2019 - 2022 | Computer Science Engineer

At Metios, a company I founded, I provided professional tech consultancy for businesses and individuals. Metios also assisted in the creation of different other projects from various companies.

2020 - 2022 | Software Engineer gathers customer intelligence from across SaaS platforms, websites and connected tech stacks.

This drives product-led customer acquisition, expansion and retention, at scale.

At I worked as a software engineer, mainly focused on the API of the product and the Python, PHP and Node.js APK’s thereof.

IDLab, Ghent-University - imec

summer 2019 | Software Engineer

I migrated several services to a new server architecture and aided in the creation of several tools to enable one to quickly write and run integration tests on linked-data query engines such as the Comunica query engine. To facilitate this I authored a linked data ontology.


Master of Science in Computer Science Engineering

2020 - 2022 | Ghent University

Major: Artificial intelligence

Grade: magna cum laude

Thesis: Using Machine and Deep learning techniques on the EEG of GEFS+ patients to gain insights into their pathology

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

2017 - 2020 | Ghent University

Minor: Electronics and Telecommunication

Grade: magna cum laude


Student Kick-Off vzw

2023 - present | Board of Directors

2022 - 2023 | Crew Lead IT

2021 - 2022 | Coordinator Site Management

2020 - 2021 | Coordinator Mobility

2019 - 2020 | Crew Lead Site & Safety

Together with a (large) team of enthusiastic students we build the biggest one-day festival of Belgium, literally ‘kicking-off’ the start of the new academic year. Each year we are happy to welcome incredible artists and an average of 35,000 visitors. A part of our proceeds always go to non-profit organizations working on education for everyone.

Unfortunately, in 2021 we had to cancel our event due to SARS-CoV-2. The next year, in 2022 I had the opportunity to become Coordinator Site Management, the right hand of the Team Lead Site & Safety. Our team is responsible to construct all structures on the terrain as well as their safety. We also make sure that all electrical devices are connected to the power net and do all communication with the city of Ghent and first aid services.

CoderDojo Belgium

2019 - present | Volunteer

CoderDojo aims to encourage young scientists (between 7 and 18 years) to explore the wonderful world of computer sciences and technology. Using a bunch of cool games, exercises and activities they are stimulated to think and code like a computer scientist.

12 Urenloop vzw

2019 - 2020 | Team Lead Site & Safety

2018 - 2019 | Crew Lead Site & Safety

At 12 Urenloop a team of students creates a sportive event where student corps compete to run the most laps during 12 hours. In the evening we organise a festival to end this wonderful day.

In 2019-2020 I got the opportunity to lead the Site & Safety team (which is responsible for everything on-terrain), but due to SARS-CoV-2 we had to cancel the event a few weeks on beforehand.