Kaj's Front-end Life

After many years working as a special needs teacher of children with autism, pdd-nos, asperger, behavioral problems, I started half 2013 as a trainee Front-end developer to follow my dream and work on/with the internet.
After studying a lot and working hard as a trainee I got my first job as a front-end developer at Zorgweb since april 2014. Learned myself HTML and CSS and I really liked it. In 2017 I started learning JavaScript. I like being challenged and learn new things.

Important things I learned in this period are: "One is never to old to change jobs and learn something new" and "If you know what you want, you can get there".

Grunt, Sass, Jekyll and Jira are tools in which I know my way around. I'm specialized in and like working on/with HTML, CSS, CSS-architecture, BEM and mail-templating. And would like to work on projects that involve Animation, Data-visualisation, CSS, HTML and the web-browser.

Other people say about me

The great enthusiasm you show, is of great value. Please don't lose it. Do not lose your countless energy to dive into a subject and gather opinions from everyone who want to share their bit of enthusiasm.
One thing you also do into a great account, is giving back to other, new front-end web developers. The writings on Twitter about your findings, and longer articles on your blog when it gets a bit more complicated for one hundred forty characters, both are valuable for at least one person.
You got another thing right, and that is the willpower to go out of the daily routine of working and living." Arjan Eising, webdeveloper and trainer jQuery Inception.
Kaj voelt goed aan dat om online beter te worden, je de gebruiker centraal moet stellen. Zijn focus op wat een gebruiker kan, en daarbij nimmer het doel van de organisatie uit het oog verliezend, is onmisbaar voor iedere organisatie om het online spel beter te gaan spelen. Hij heeft een mooie combinatie van goede front-end én interaction design kennis, doe daar je voordeel mee! Eddy Boeve, trainer interaction design bij LECTRIC.
Kaj heeft bij SiteGeregeld vlieguren gemaakt als Front-end Developer, en met verve. Onder andere door zijn gestructureerde manier van werken is hij een toevoeging voor het ontwikkel-team! Bas van der Lans, co-founder Van Ons en directeur SiteGeregeld

Work I did and liked doing