Personal Profile of Martijn Vulto

My Personal Interests

I have a wide range of interests, including data, board games, and travel. Find out more about what I like below.


Data is not just my profession, it is my passion. I like being able to turn something that interests me into a spreadsheet, or to come up with new ways to visualize it. You can find me on Kaggle, which I use for both professional and personal purposes. I am not a software developer, but I occasionally write bits of code that I publish on GitHub if I deem them useful for others.

Board Games

Board Games

I'm an avid board games player. To me, board games are the perfect combination of an intellectual challenge, competition, and social gathering. I most enjoy strategic resource management games, often dubbed 'Eurogames'. My favorites include:

Aside from playing board games I like to think about game design. I love to learn about new game mechanisms, components, and visuals. I keep a log of the games I have played on BoardGameGeek. If you can recommend a game that I do not know about yet, I would be happy to hear about it.


I enjoy traveling, although I haven't been able to travel as much as I would like since the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in 2020. When I visit new places, I like to get a feel for the people and their culture, rather than see the tourist hot spots. I always try to connect with locals and share in bits of their daily lives.

For this purpose I used to be very active on the CouchSurfing hospitality network, before it got taken over by commercial interests. I both stayed with and hosted many travelers, exchanged stories and ideas, and organized local events for the community. My CouchSurfing profile still exists and can be found here, but I don't actively use the platform any longer; it serves only as a monument to the past.


In addition to the above interests I like reading, philosophy, economics, science, technology, history, cooking, wine, whisky, running, and hiking.


Martijn Vulto