Passionate People Stories

These are some of the things we're up to across the web, our Passionate People experts providing advice on how to power-up their digital transformation journeys.

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March 23, 2022

Tune into React Conference Live with our FREE workshops

Did you buy your tickets already, but you cannot wait longer for React Conference Live on Friday 1st April at the epic Theater Amsterdam?

What if I tell you that you can ease your excitement and join us a day early?

March 3, 2022

One year in the React World

In today’s world, React has become one of the most popular libraries used by web developers around the globe. But have you ever wondered why React is considered to be the Ideal framework?

February 22, 2022

Here’s Why Your Company Should Sponsor Vue.js Global 2022 Conference

Vue.js Global is Back!

Following our previous event which proudly launched Vue 3 in 2020, we are excited to get back to an anticipated in-person, record-breaking event hosted at Theater Amsterdam on the 2nd and 3rd of June

February 22, 2022

What to expect from JSWORLD-Frontend Love Conference 2022

You have the choice to join in-person for the Full 3 Day Experience which includes Vuejs Amsterdam on 2-3 June, the Globally Recognised Vue Community Event of the year.

October 5, 2021


"The idea behind Micro Frontends is to think about a website or web app as a composition of features which are owned by independent teams. Each team has a distinct area of business or mission it cares about and specialises in. A team is cross functional and develops its features end-to-end, from database to user interface."

May 27, 2021

The Future of Svelte with Alexander Esselink

Our colleague Alexander Esselink had the opportunity to talk about his favourite framework, Svelte, at JSWORLD Conference USA 2021. Read more here!

May 26, 2021

Gift Egwuenu: Personal Branding for Software Engineers

Gift Egwuenu is back with another great topic for JSWORLD Conference USA – Personal Branding for Software Engineers. Check out this blog post for an exclusive look into her conference slides!

May 25, 2021

Alba Silvente: A Web Performance Journey with Nuxt, Storyblok, and Netlify

Check out this post for an exclusive look into Alba Silvente's slides for JSWORLD Conference USA 2021!

May 21, 2021

Going Beyond Development

Within the Passionate People team, it is fairly common the hear the phrase “going beyond development” – but what exactly do we mean by it? Read this story to find out!

May 18, 2021

Cultural Diversity World Day

In honour of Cultural Diversity World Day, check out our story on cultural diversity and learn more about our team, which currently spans approx. 20 nationalities!

May 6, 2021

Israel Roldan: A Day in the Life of an Engineering Manager

With 10+ years of experience in the digital industry, Israel Roldan became Passionate People’s first Engineering Manager in December 2019. Read this story to find out what a day in the life of an Engineering Manager looks like!

May 6, 2021

How We Maintained Top Productivity During Covid19

As we have slowly begun to settle into our new work-from-home reality, fostering engagement and productivity in the daily lives of our colleagues has become one of our main priorities. Find out how we ensured top productivity during the Covid19 pandemic!

May 4, 2021

Top 3 Reasons Why Developers Should Join Passionate People

You’ve been working as a JavaScript engineer for a couple of years, but lately, you feel like you’ve started to lose your passion. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are three reasons why you should definitely consider joining Passionate People.

May 4, 2021

Passionate People: The Beginnings

Find out about the early days of Passionate People, how the idea came about, and the initial steps of what would later become the leading JavaScript consultancy in the Netherlands.

April 30, 2021

Maintaining Our Company Culture During Covid19

It has always been of primary importance for us to build a company where our colleagues are not only productive – but happy, as well. Read this story to find out how we managed to maintain our culture while working remotely!

April 29, 2021

Vue Storefront Summit 2021: Event Partners

We're honoured to be Event Partners of the Vue Storefront Summit 2021. Learn everything there is about VSF2 - from integrations available right now, architecture details, Headless CMS, and many other interesting topics!

April 28, 2021


Proud to announce our first United States-focused JavaScript conference, taking place on May 21, 2021. Join 20,000 JavaScript Enthusiasts for a full day of content to help you level up as a Frontend JavaScript Developer!

April 26, 2021

Alba Silvente: Google Developer Expert

Shoutout to our colleague and Senior Frontend Engineer, Alba Silvente, who has recently been made a Google Developer Expert! The GDE program is a global network of highly experienced developers actively contributing to the tech ecosystem around the world.

April 20, 2021

Developer Stories: Gift Egwuenu

Frontend developer. Content creator. Open-source advocate. Speaker and conference contributor. The list of activities that keep Gift Egwuenu busy and immersed in the technology space are endless, and she’s not planning to stop any time soon. Read her story here.

April 18, 2021

Head of Events: Jos Gerards' Story

Our current Head of Events, Jos Gerards, has been with the company from its very beginning. Read more about his story, and find how he came to organize some of the largest tech conferences in the world.

April 7, 2021

Developer Stories: Alba Silvente

Originally from Spain and deeply passionate about the world of front-end development, Alba's aim is to bring a design to life by keeping in mind the user's experience on the website. Click here to read more about her story!

April 6, 2021

Relocating to the Netherlands: Sohrab’s Story

Read Sohrab's relocation story from Berlin to Amsterdam, and the key role our COO, Nick, has played in it.

April 6, 2021

Developer Stories: Bob van 't Padje

Skilled in a wide variety of programming languages and a firm believer in code readability, Bob fell in love with computer science during his university studies and hasn’t looked back ever since. Learn more about his current projects here!

March 30, 2021

We found TOP 5 Easter Eggs

It's Easter, time for the Easter Egg hunt! And for our developers that meant to go on the web & find them.

March 3, 2021

Recap of JS World & Vuejs Amsterdam online Conferences

Many of our team members contributed to the two most popular conferences in JavaScript & Vue.js 2021.

December 8, 2020

Developer Videos

Wanna join the company or hire our experts? Have a look at some of our videos to better understand Passionate People!

December 4, 2020

Anniversary: Tom

Happy 1 year anniversary Tom!

December 3, 2020

Our Developers about the company

Curious what our developers say about the company? Look no further!

December 3, 2020

Developer Stories: Daria Ivanovich

An amazing developer and React expert, our Belarussian colleague Daria is a joy to have around the office! Click here to read more about her projects with Passionate People!

December 3, 2020

Developer Stories: Irene Renkens

As a fullstack developer, there is no framework that our developer Irene is not an expert in! She loves creating things both with code and music! Read more about her accomplishments here!

December 3, 2020

Anniversary: Jurian

Happy 1 year anniversary Jurian Konign!

December 2, 2020

Developer Stories: Marco Ferreira

Marco is one of our most experienced and motivated developers, leading both in-house projects and projects at some of our biggest clients and industry leaders on the Dutch market! Curious what they are? Click here!

December 2, 2020

Developer Stories: Mettin Parzinski

Apart from being a fantastic developer, Mettin is also an incredible MC (we think the M might stand for Mettin of Ceremonies)! An irreplaceable part of the Passionate People family, read more about Mettin's career with us!

December 2, 2020

New Joiner: Gift Egwuenu

All the way from sunny Nigeria, our brilliant developer Gift joined our family! Besides being an expert and ambassador for NuxtJS, Gift is also a very entertaining Youtuber! Find out more about her here!

December 2, 2020

Developer Stories: Daniel Alarcón

Our resident React expert Daniel is a joy to have at Passionate People! With his groundbreaking work at ING and his talent for public speaking, he's what Passionate People are all about! Read more about him here!

December 2, 2020

Developer Stories: Chris Visser

Chris a.k.a. The Spider, is one of our best and brightest developers, always ready to contribute either to a project as a developer or to an event as an MC! Read more about his versatile skills here!

December 2, 2020

Life of Pooya Parsa

One year ago, we had the honor of welcoming one of the best frontend developers on the tech scene right now, Pooya Parsa! Curious of his life in the Netherlands? Look no further!

December 1, 2020

Developer Stories: Harijs Deksnis

A dedicated developer from day one, Harijs is the embodiment of the Passionate People we are named for! Learn more about his career with us here!

December 1, 2020

Developer Stories: Alexander Esselink

Alexander a.k.a. Dexter or Dr. Svelte, is a master of his craft and he has many of those! He's a Svelte expert, speaker, and a VJ! Check out all of his accomplishments here!

December 1, 2020

Developer Stories: David den Toom

Our CTO David is all about innovation! He incorporates innovative solutions in our company and his projects, as well as sharing his expertise at events worldwide! See more here!

December 1, 2020

Developer Stories: Israel Roldan

Our brilliant Engineering Manager is the mastermind behind all the growth and learning our developers do! A talented speaker and event organizer, he also makes sure to keep our tight knit community together! Check out Israel's story here!

November 30, 2020

Tech Snack #1

In this series of tech snacks, Israel and Gift will share tech updates and new releases from all across the web and updates from our client teams.

November 18, 2020

Italian 🇮🇹 surprise with special delivery!

This week, our COO Nick van Dijk and our Engineering Manager Israel Roldan Leon went on a little road trip! 🚗 The destination? Our developers!

November 18, 2020

Virtual get-together on the Passionate Island 🏖️

🏖️ We virtually sat around the fire 🔥 played some hoops 🏀 , and had a great time enjoying the virtual beach 🌴🐚 Passoate

November 14, 2020

Lunch with the New Joiners

We had the pleasure to organize an online lunch meeting to get to know the new members of the team better, and for them to get to know us better as well!

November 8, 2020

Nick: Relocating People

Shout out to our COO Nick van Dijk for doing such a great job in helping our amazing developers to start a new life here in the Netherlands. 🇳🇱

November 2, 2020

New Joiner: Joppe

Welcome to Passionate People Joppe Aarts!

October 31, 2020

Anniversary: Aman

Happy 2 years anniversary Aman Tuladhar!

October 31, 2020

Anniversary: Sander

Happy 2 years anniversary Sander van den Akker!

October 28, 2020

Sponsors: Product Up 2020

Product Up was the first online conference for startups & scaleups bringing the Dutch community together to learn from entrepreneurship leaders and sharing strategies on how to elevate your startup game.

October 21, 2020

Welcome to the Netherlands Gift! ✈️

Tips by Gift on the process of relocating to the Netherlands from finding a job, applying for a visa, and details about moving over.

October 20, 2020

Passionate People shares: What did Passionate People bring to your life?

We asked 5 of our developers the question: What did Passionate People bring to your life?

Here are their answers 💜

October 19, 2020

Remote-first: The new normal

What once was a perk of the job has become the new standard!

What has your experience with #WFH been like?

October 18, 2020
October 2, 2020

Happy Birthday Passionate People!

Hip-Hip-Hooray!🎉 Passionate People is 3 years old today!

September 30, 2020

Anniversary: Edgar

Happy 2 years anniversary Edgar Post!

September 30, 2020

Anniversary: Daria

Happy 1 year anniversary Daria Ivanovich!

September 30, 2020

Anniversary: Luke

Happy 3 years anniversary Luke Thomas!

September 30, 2020

Anniversary: Daniel

Happy 2 year anniversary Daniel Alarcón Amador

September 30, 2020

Anniversary: Nick

Happy 3 years anniversary Nick Van Dijk!

September 30, 2020

Anniversary: David

Happy 3 years anniversary David den Toom!

September 30, 2020

No anniversary without a cake!

Since it is not possible to celebrate the Passionate People anniversary together, we wanted to sweeten up our beloved family members' day and surprise them with cake. No more and no less than 50 cakes 🍰 😱 has woken our top #Javascript #developers and non-developers up today.

September 24, 2020

Anniversary: Niki

Happy 2 years anniversary Niki Brandner!

September 17, 2020

Pooya: Nuxt Architecture

Have you already seen Pooya's talk at Vuejs Global (Amsterdam) Online 2020?

September 17, 2020

Vuejs Global (Amsterdam) speakers' dinner 🍕

Do you recognise 4 familiar faces among the global Vuejs leaders?

September 16, 2020

Gift: JAMstack FTW- Static Site Generation With Gridsome

Have you already seen Gift's talk at Vuejs Global (Amsterdam) Online 2020?

September 14, 2020

New Logo: Letizia

"The logo is basically the union of two fundamental pillars: Passion and People." - Letizia

September 14, 2020

All-Hands Meetings

Do you want to know what is the best new practice that is happening at Passionate People due to COVID-19?

September 10, 2020

Sponsors: React Live Online 2020

React Live is a unique opportunity to watch 10+ React & React Native experts share their knowledge via the online stage.

August 31, 2020

Anniversary: Pooya

Happy 1 year anniversary Pooya Parsa!

August 31, 2020

Anniversary: Oskar

Happy 2 years anniversary Oskar van Velden!

August 31, 2020

Anniversary: Ben

Happy 1 year anniversary Benjamin Barreto!

August 31, 2020

A day of a passionate developer: Gift

Have you ever wondered how a day of a passionate developer looks like? Especially in today's remote world? Well, you're in luck!

August 31, 2020

Anniversary: Mihai

Happy 1 year anniversary Mihai Mijea!

August 25, 2020

Anniversary: Mettin

Happy 1 year anniversary Mettin Parzinski!

July 23, 2020

Sponsors: Angular NL 2020

June 30, 2020

Anniversary: Spider

Happy 2.5 years anniversary Spider!

June 10, 2020

Anniversary: Bart

Happy 2 years anniversary Bart Langedijk!

June 9, 2020

Go-karting with the team 🏁

We love team building and spending time together.

June 7, 2020

Gwen and Alison, our Business Development Team

Have you already met our Business Development Team?

June 7, 2020

Jos: Head of Events

The Greatest Tech Conference Organiser on the Earth: Jos Gerards👏🏼

May 31, 2020

First Passionate In-House Project

We're underway to deliver our first in-house project!

May 31, 2020

Postcards for Renske

Heart-warming story, which again proves that we are family and that we can definitely count on each other! 💜

May 12, 2020

Road Trip 🚗

We drove through the country earlier this week to thank our Passionate People customers and contacts for the great cooperation 🙏🏻.

May 5, 2020

Anniversary: Christopher

Happy 1 year anniversary Christopher Stolk!

April 30, 2020
April 29, 2020
April 13, 2020

Virtual Friday Lunch

Fun Friday at Passionate People. (Fun Friday = Food for everyone!🍔)

March 31, 2020

Anniversary: Rick

Happy 2 years anniversary Rick Borst!

March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020
March 16, 2020

Find yourself!

... Can you find yourself?

March 11, 2020
March 8, 2020

International Women's Day!🌸

Where there is a woman there is magic. ✨

February 29, 2020

Anniversary: Harijs

Happy 2 years anniversary Harijs Deksnis!

February 18, 2020

Dexter: Svelte - The last framework we need?

Have you already seen Dexter's talk at Frotend Love 2020?

February 18, 2020

Sponsors: Frontend Love Quizzes

Frontend Love introduced a completely new and exciting update: the Frontend Quiz Challenge sponsored by us!

February 18, 2020

Sponsors: Frontend Love 2020

Passionate People was a platinum sponsor of Frontend Love 2020 last February!

February 17, 2020

Merchandise a la Passionate Ladies 🎒

Passionate Ladies are introducing the new collection of Frontend Love and Vuejs Amsterdam.

February 13, 2020

David: Microfrontends

Our microfrontends expert - David den Toom on stage at Tweakers Developer Summit 2020.

February 4, 2020

SVELTE meetup at PP HQ

Alexander Esselink was talking at a SVELTE meetup, this time in our own office!

January 28, 2020

Anniversary: Timo

Happy 2 years anniversary Timo Heddes!

January 19, 2020

Passionate People in Rotterdam

Guess why!

January 16, 2020

Cake Friday Passionate People 🍰

Curious how a cake Friday looks like at Passionate People?

January 14, 2020

Passionate People HQ🔑

We got the keys to the new office exactly a year ago!

January 9, 2020

New Years Breakfast & Shuffleboard Competition

2020 started the best way possible!

December 31, 2019

Anniversary: Lars

Happy 2 years anniversary Lars Tadema!

December 18, 2019

Christmas Party at Schreierstoren 🎄

This is how we celebrate Christmas at Passionate People.

November 20, 2019

Deep Dive Vue3 Workshop

Ready to join the Deep Dive Vue3 Workshop by Evan You?

November 11, 2019

VueToronto 2019

Our Spider attended VueToronto 2019!

October 10, 2019

Roast Room

This is how we celebrate anniversaries at Passionate People!

September 12, 2019

David: Microfrontends

Have you already seen David's talk at React Live Conference 2019?🎙️

August 28, 2019

Paintball in Zandaam 🎨🔫

We love hot summer days! Especially, spending them with team building!

June 14, 2019

Passionate People HQ Opening 💟

Curious how we opened our new office?

June 11, 2019


Hack your office!

June 11, 2019

Chris: Becoming Spider

Have you already seen Spider's talk at Node Conference 2019?🎙️

October 24, 2018

Guillaume Chau Workshop and TonTon

Learning and team-building is always a nice combination!

July 25, 2017

JavaScript Meetup History

It was the beginning of summer 2017 when we partnered our Amsterdam JavaScript Meetup Community up with ING bank to offer a free JavaScript meetup, which was attended by 300 people.. This is where the start of our conferences was born.