Towards end of 2014 I ended up in a full time position as a Senior Software Engineer at a startup called Layar in Amsterdam. I was looking for something technically challenging and this was a perfect fit.
Layar is the world's first mobile AR platform and they started in 2012 when the first smartphones were released. It was a small team of really talented developers, designers and product managers with an awesome company culture. Although I worked mostly as the iOS specialist in the company, I was also given tasks in Android Development, Web Development, Computer Vision and even Scientific Computing.
In the two years that I worked here, I gained a lot of technical knowledge and got comfortable reading and writing low level Graphics and Computer Vision code in C++. Since Layar was acquired by Blippar, I also helped in the merger of technologies and even briefly moved to London to work at the Blippar office.