Nieko Maatjes Hello, and welcome to my website!

My name is Nieko Maatjes. I'm a programmer, and work at Yandex on Yandex.News. I'm Dutch, and a bit Russian :), and live in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Besides programming, tinkering, exact sciences etc., I enjoy sporting (running, fitness, cycling, speed skating, frisbee, skiing), playing the guitar and juggling, a.o. :)

Also, I like traveling a lot. I used to live in Moscow (and even got Russian citizenship), and later in Prague. I wrote about my time living there a lot on my blog, but there I now mainly focus on my travels.

Whenever I had some spare time, I liked working on small side projects.

You can contact me in one of several ways: