About Martijn van der Wijst

Hi, I'm Martijn. Passionate about Design and Technology. Combined you get the great field of Frontend Development, in which I work. There's always something new to play around with or something established to improve! Aside from coding I like to play futsal, snowboard, and I'm crazy about movies. Get in touch @vanderwise

JSHeroes 2018 Conference Report

In this report Sjoerd Valk (@Sjoerdus) and Martijn van der Wijst (@vanderwise) try to sum up their experiences in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. They stayed in Cluj during the 17th and 21st of April to attend the JSHeroes conference, a frontend conference all about JavaScript. Presented by heroes of the JavaScript open source community. Although most of the speakers admitted they weren’t really heroes, the very last speaker gave his talk in a hero-esque costume.

This year marks only the second edition of JSHeroes, but it’s organized really professional. Speakers are from all over the world, and the location is a chique hotel. A few kilometers out of the city center. Its grandeur reminds us a bit of the Grand Budapest Hotel. The name too by the way: the Grand Hotel Italia.
On Wednesday we followed an Angular Masterclass. Thursday and Friday are the JSHeroes conference days. The talks are just 30 minutes each. A quick pace and quite diverse topics. The popular frameworks (React, Angular and Vue) were covered much, but also webfonts, Codesandbox, and V8, the engine behind JavaScript.

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Fronteers conf ’17

Conference report with takeaways from the Fronteers conference

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Fronteers conference, held at Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam. A single track conference covering various topics of frontend development. The JDriven delegation this year consists of Patrick Ooteman, Auke Speksnijder and Martijn van der Wijst. Topics are: VR, Animations, Developer tools, Caching, a11y, and WebAssembly. The talks didn’t just cover javascript, CSS and HTML. Also relating subjects like writing better language, tackling imposter syndrome and Japanese culture came by. There even was a separate talk focused on emojis :)
We’ll try to summarize the nicest takeaways from the past couple of days.
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Experiences at Google IO 2016

From May 18-20 myself and Richard attended the Google IO 2016 conference. We both visited different tracks and have some different experiences we’d like to share. Here are mine. Read on about topics in the likes of VR, Progressive Web Apps, and Artificial Intelligence. For a quick impression have a look at the photo album.

Google CEO Pichai during Google IO keynote at the Amfitheater
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