|Description:|| Today we say goodbye to our colleague Hajee (Harm-Jan) Pepping. Hajee has worked at Astron for the past six years. In this period he has developed firmware for the UniBoard and for the APERTIF Beamformer and Correlator. This work concerned writing VHDL for FPGAs and test software in Python. Hajee has been a dedicated firmware engineer and end 2015 this led to the measurement of the first fringes with APERTIF http://www.astron.nl/dailyimage/main.php?date=20151116 .|
Besides technology, Hajee also has a keen interest in personal development and in the interaction between men and women. In this area Hajee has become a trainer and coach, and about two years ago he started his own company called ManKracht (manpower). It is not that easy to combine two careers. Therefore Hajee has decided to now fully pursue his new career and leave Astron.
The photo shows Hajee in a fascinating elevator in a hotel in Sydney, where we went for a meeting on the Correlator and Beamformer for SKA Low. Thanks Hajee, for being our colleague and we wish you all the best with your new endeavours.