Welcome, I’m Nick Groenen

I’m a Site Reliability Engineer at Castor, an international healthcare company working to accelerate medical research by building a modern data capture platform for clinical trials. To learn more about me, check out about Nick Groenen.

Here on this site I mostly post articles on technical subjects related to the fields of software engineering and infrastructure. Next to this I also maintain a Digital Garden, where you can find some of my working notes and more half-formed ideas.

Recent posts

  • Stepping down as CISO Reflections on two years at Castor, the decision to step down as CISO and musings on how the state of the art in the technology sector relates to healthcare regulations.
  • Rust: Structuring and handling errors in 2020 After working through “the book” on the Rust programming language and getting started with the first non-trivial, real-world application I found myself faced with a question I didn’t yet feel well-equipped to handle: “How should you structure error handling in a mature rust application?”
  • Top-10 talks of SREcon18 Europe It’s been a month since I attended SREcon18 Europe and the majority of talks is now available online. In this article I look at the ten talks which stuck with me the most in the days and weeks following the conference. Summaries are provided to highlight key points and to help you decide whether you should invest time into watching the videos yourself as well.