Personal homepage of Thijs Otter

Personal homepage of Thijs Otter

This homepage consists of personal information on Thijs Otter, (educational) activities and a detailed summary of past publications and articles.

About Thijs Otter

Thijs Otter currently works at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences (Haarlem, The Netherlands) in the Faculty of Engineering, Design and Computing as a Lecturer in the Information Technology curriculum.

He focuses on teaching (object-oriented) programming, software modeling with UML and database modeling with EER (Extended Entity Relationship) modeling.

He also teaches classes on Legal Aspects of IT, Web markup (front-end development with HTML5/CSS3) and Web development. He coordinates the eHealth and Big Data elective courses.

Management positions

Educational background

  • Completed Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (2009 - 2013) [B.ICT.], Inholland University of Applied Sciences (Haarlem, Netherlands).
  • Attending Bachelor of Laws [LL.B.] (2014 - 2020), Open University (Heerlen, Netherlands)
  • Attending Master of Learning and Innovation (2017 - 2019) [M.Ed.], Inholland University of Applied Sciences (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Thesis Supervision:

  • Supervised 3 BSc. theses on 'Developing a healthcare and lifestyle application', 'Common security exploits in CMS plugins', 'Cross platform Mobile App Development with Xamarin'
  • Assessed more than 20 BSc. theses, ranging from 'App Development' and 'Implementing Secure WebViews' to 'Developing Software for Smart TV's'

Other activities

  • Former Project lead on establishing the Inholland Health & Technology Centre: a centre of expertise within Inholland University of Applied Sciences (2015 - 2016)
  • Project member on the FPG (Fonds Psychische Gezondheid / Fund for Mental Health) project for developing a health and lifestyle application for the research group Medical Technology of Inholland University of Applied Sciences (2016 - 2017)


  • Masterclass 'Patents and eHealth' of the Dutch Patent Guild (2016)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) (2016)
  • Basic Qualification for Teaching Higher Education (Dutch: 'BDB: Basiskwalificatie Didactische Bekwaamheid') (2017)
  • IBM / Big Data University: Certificate 'Big Data 101' (2017)
  • Training 'Teaching in the International Classroom', taught by Utrecht University (2017)