Side Project Show: Discover the Makers' Stories

ABN AMRO Podcast Series: Side Project Show

We at ABN AMRO love side projects. Such as the Tikkie payments app, which ABN AMRO developed from a side project into an established payment method (and a noun in its own right!). Thanks to side projects like Tikkie, consumers can carry on banking in a simple, fast, secure and fuss-free way. All of which shows that we should give side projects the platform they deserve.

In this six-part podcast series, ABN AMRO lifts the lid on the processes behind a number of widely differing side projects. From smart mirrors to remote-controlled passenger cars – all explained by people with a passion for innovative technologies.

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Episode 1 - Deniz and the Smart Mirror

If you’re committed to efficiency in both your work and your everyday life, then surely you can get more out of the time you spend brushing your teeth? At least, that's what Deniz thought. So he designed a mirror that’s linked to his phone.

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Episode 2 - Bastiaan and the Automated House

When Bastiaan was younger, his computer was his window on the world. Now he’s used it to create a system that automates his whole house. He’s trying to pass on the knowledge he’s gained through workshops for children.

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Episode 3 - Bjorn and the Remote-Controlled Car

The more spectacular aspects of films generally stay in the world of fiction. Until someone like Bjorn comes along and says ‘I could do that’. This is the story of a boy who brought Knight Rider’s KITT to life... and didn't stop there.

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Episode 4 - Jori and the Plant Cuttings Exchange Platform

Once a photographer, now a developer – it challenged Jori to use her creativity in a different way. She decided to do something that’s close to her heart; plants. She developed an online platform where users can exchange plant cuttings.

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Episode 5 - Joost and the Season Ticket Calculator

When it comes to decisions, Joost likes to be well informed. That was very challenging when he wanted to get a new public transport subscription. So he decided to develop an app that calculates the best public transport subscription.

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Episode 6 - Rick and the Advanced Spreadsheet

Join Rick in our podcast, who attracted investors from Silicon Valley with – in his modest opinion – a simple spreadsheet application. How did this come together and did he see it coming?

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