• The App Academy

    Inspired to close the digital skills gap, a collective of developers and designers decided to start The App Academy in 2014 as the first Dutch coding academy. Since then we have trained many talented developers and collaborated with lots of innovative startups and corporates.

    In 2017 we started to offer advanced training programs for experienced developers from different backgrounds who have the ambition to switch to mobile tech.

  • Marineterrein, Amsterdam

    Our campus is located on the former 17th century naval base in the heart of the city


    The App Academy

    Voorwerf 003A, Marineterrein

    Kattenburgerstraat 5

    1018 JA Amsterdam

    +31 202 610 899


  • Team

    Martijn Wuite

    Founder & Sheriff

    20+ years of experience on the frontlines of new media. Came from a technical background, moved on to hands-on project management, product development and strategy. Strong track record in development, introduction and assurance of web and mobile related services within traditional environments.
    Worked for organizations in news media, advertising, retail and IT.



    Axel Roest

    Co-founder & Headmaster

    Axel Roest has been a Mac OS engineer since 1991 and an OS X engineer since 1998. When the opportunity arose to develop software for the iPhone he took on iOS. Due to the long term influence of the graphic world, design has become a prominent aspect of each app. He enjoys working with low-level embedded computers and other electronic devices and making installations to combine both.



    Niels Groen

    Co-founder & UX Trainer

    Niels Groen is an Interaction Designer & Concept Developer and User Experience Designer currently specializing in mobile solutions. His services range from online solutions and platforms to interactive campaigns, consulting and product development (Lean and Agile).
    Being a developer in a previous life, Niels has the ability to bridge the gaps between concept, design and development. His technical knowledge and design experience allows him to push the team on both the design and the development sides.



    Ben Smith

    iOS Trainer

    Ben has been programming software since he was 12 and finds technology interesting. He loves being able to create anything his imagination can think up and put on the screen of a computer or a device. “The iPhone and the App Store were probably one of the most important inventions for developers, as you can produce work that people can see all around the world. It makes it more exciting and fun to do this work.” Ben is a fanatic photographer and scuba diver when he’s not coding.



    Daniel Salber

    iOS Trainer

    Daniel wrote his first lines of Objective-C in 1991 on one of the first NeXTcube's. Since then he has developed dozens of apps for iOS and Mac OS X for clients across the world. He was a research scientist and teacher specializing in software engineering and user interfaces, working at universities in France and the US and at IBM Research. His specialities include user interfaces, video and security and he's enthusiastic about Swift.



    Daan Vonk

    UX Trainer

    Daan is a UX designer specialised in ideation and concept development. After a study in Naval Architecture he became a graphic designer and later spent many years as story boarder, concept- and script developer.

    Thanks to his broad set of skills and constructive analytic brain he can dissect processes to the fundamental building blocks and help develop those into efficient products.




    Jasper Stokman

    iOS Trainer

    Jasper's career as an app developer began in 2014 during a bootcamp at The App Academy. Afterwards he worked for 1.5 years as a professional iOS developer. At The App Academy he gained teaching experience and started as an assistant-trainer and has grown into an independent trainer. Besides his work at The App Academy, he works as a freelance iOS developer and gifted actor.