I have a master degree in informatics, (till a few years ago, I worked as a software developer, and now I'm an IT business line analyst (I tell people how to write software), within the same company I'm already working in for 10 years.
I learned myself electronics
(started with a "simple" 6-digit 7-segment clock about 5 years ago, which did cost me blood/sweat/tears, and I became "better" in the meanwhile, I designed/created
my own home automation system (without any help),
and have all tools/knowledge, to quickly create some PCBs etc ...
(I have a CNC machine, CO2 laser machine etc ...)
(check my blog http://www.digitalplayground.be
for more info)
I'm from Ekeren, near Antwerp, so maybe you can email me (trough my website) for a first informal meeting