Hi! I’m Leon. Follow me on my journey into webdevelopment and coding!

I have lived on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee for almost 9 years and I am married to a real islander, Jessica. We recently moved to Ouddorp and are busy working on our new home.

After a fine career as a system administrator and software developer in the graphic industry, retail and media, as an employee and entrepreneur, last year I was offered the opportunity to specialize in an aspect of IT that really makes my heart beat faster: web development.

Leon & Jessica Rijsdam
Leon & Jessica Rijsdam

On April 29, 2020 I successfully completed a full-time remote training of 6 weeks in Front-end Web Development at Winc Academy. Part of the selection process was a mental ability test, which showed that I have HBO+ (Bachelor) work and thinking level. During the very intensive training I have experienced that I am able to process new information at a rapid pace and to learn new programming languages ​​and tools.

Even before the certificate was awarded, I was able to start working in the role of a web developer as a brand new ‘junior’. The first project that I worked on independently is a full stack web application for healthcare providers active in Youth Care. I have now gained a year of experience in full stack development and I am ready for a new adventure!

In addition to JavaScript (ES6+) and ReactJS, I’ve gained experience with back-end development and I can work well with a range of front-end and back-end software and technology such as Alpine Linux, Auth0, Bash, Betty Blocks, CSS3, Docker, Express JS, Figma, Git, GitHub, HTML5, Keybase, MySQL, Node JS, Nova, NPM, Postman, Sketch, TypeScript, and Visual Studio Code.

I like to bring my pace and interest in new software, programming languages ​​and technological developments with me when I work for your organization.

I just finished the Back-end Web Development course at Winc Academy, to delve even more into back-end development.

In a new role I want to be able to specialize further, in which it is possible to work with my 'first love' PHP or Python, but also with languages ​​and frameworks that are new to me. My preference is for an organization or department that sees software development and web applications as core business, to which I can commit myself for a longer period of time and to work in a team on fun and challenging projects.