Jeroen Ooms, frontend developer. The thumb is a myth.

Hi, my name is Jeroen Ooms!

I'm a Dutch front-end developer at Xebia.
Besides code I like tech, running, comics and craft beers.

In 2020 I walked my first camino (pilgrimage) in Portugal.
Invader is a great artist who has placed Space Invader mosaic tiles in many cities all over the world. I always try to spot them when I'm on a city trip.
You should try the beers from Brouwerij Noordt Rotterdam.
In the last couple of years I ran multiple races like Dam tot Damloop and the City Pier City. Mainly distances between 10km and a half marathon. I'm not a pro, it's just for fun.
Copenhagen is one of my favorite cities.
I ran the Dam tot Damloop (16km) 3 times.
When I go out for a walk, I always take time for some nice pictures.
I've spotted this amazing Marsupilami grafiti mural in Hamburg. It's a character from the Spirou comics by André Franquin which I really like!
In 2020 I went to Portugal for my first camino towards Santiago de Compostella. It was a wunderful experience and the next one will follow very soon!
My favorite comic book series from Europe are TinTin, Asterix, Lucky Luke and of course the Belgian Spike and Suzy and their spin-offs.
I like running in the mornings of evenings.
Sometimes I tell about my work on conferences and events.
Shot this picture from a canoe at one of the first dates with my girlfriend.
One of my favorites from Rotterdam, Kaapse Brouwsers.
The country of the Netherlands is flat, beatiful, but flat.
While I mainly read European comic books, I also like American comics. My favorite series are Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Spider-Man.
I'm a comic collector, these magazines are very old.
My favorite countries for holidays are Spain and Italy. I'm learning Spanish by the way, como estas?!
Lucky Luke is ony of my favorite comic series from Belgium, these are really old, my father gave them to me.
I live in a part of The Netherlands where classic windmills can be discovered during a walk.

My favorite tech stack

Every developer must have it's preferred tech stack. Mine is the JAM stack, which literally means JavaScript, API & Markup. With a JAM stack architecture, developers are able to build fast, secure and scalable web applications.

TypeScript is a strongly typed programming language which builds on JavaScript giving you better tooling at any scale.

Next.js gives the best developer experience with all the features you need for production: hybrid static & server rendering, TypeScript support, smart bundling, route pre-fetching, and more.

A very powerfull headless content management system with graphql support. It's a dream for both developers and content managers!

An intuitive Git-based workflow and powerful serverless platform to build, deploy, and collaborate on web apps.

GraphQL is a query language for APIs and a runtime for fulfilling those queries with your existing data. GraphQL provides a complete and understandable description of the data in your API, gives clients the power to ask for exactly what they need and nothing more.

Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages.

Storybook is an open source tool for building UI components and pages in isolation. It streamlines UI development, testing, and documentation.