Martijn Harthoorn

When I was seven years old my father showed me a game on the Apple II called Choplifter. I loved it. But my father told me I was allowed to play once I could programme it myself. In all naivity I said “sure, why not”. And so my program career started. It took much longer than I expected, but my father guessed right that I would enjoy the programming more than playing games.

I am now a software developer and team leader at Firely. For the past two years, most of my time was spend on researching and building software for FHIR. But as FHIR became bigger, so did our team and more and more of my time is now spent on managing our time investing in the FHIR standard by building the reference implementation for C# on the one hand and researching and developing our product suite that must earn back our research efforts.

Projects I worked on:

Spark, our FHIR server
The C# Unified Code for Units of Measure (UCUM) implementation for FHIR
Fhir Implementation Guide generator library
Fhir Custom Profile Resource Validator