Caitlin de Rooij

Caitlin de Rooij

From working at the greengrocer’s, to psychology, to back-end developer!



  • Cat whisperer
  • Making magic with PHP
  • Headbangen

Why Level Level?

What particularly appealed to me at Level Level is the open culture. You can be yourself here. I like a professional approach, but I also have to be able to joke around with my colleagues every now and then. I also like people who have a passion for their profession and I certainly witness that here.

What did you do before?

Before this I spent eight years in a greengrocer’s shop. I also started a study in Psychology. I think this is a very interesting profession, but I found out that I got more excited by doing and making this, instead of learning from a book. That is how I eventually ended up on the Creative Media & Game Technologies study where I completely feel at home! 

What do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time I like to go to concerts. Also I listen to music almost all the time. I also like to have fun on my PS4 and to play board games with my friends. I’m not against a crazy horror or sci-fi movie, or secretly a rom-com. During the lockdown I have been focussing on cooking nice food and I bought a 3D-printer to experiment and print fun (and sometimes also useful) stuff with it.

Caitlin with Chewbakka at a conference

What do you like so much about this field of expertise?

You always have different activities to do, no two days are the same. Also there are always new techniques of developments in our profession that makes the work challenging. During my time at the greengrocer’s the most that has happened was an introduction of a new apple type. But in my work as a developer things are constantly changing and there’s always something new to learn!

Tell us about your plans and ambitions!

We are up for any challenge!