Developer Stories: Harijs Deksnis
Harijs loves his job as a developer, particularly the fact that it challenges him intellectually and there is always room for learning and improvement! He frequently attends various workshops, meetups, and conferences in order to keep up with all the latest developments in the tech industry, but he’s also an active contributor to the community and holds meetups and workshops himself! Some of these workshops include:
- Passionate People: Functional programming workshop
- ING: TypeScript workshops
- Hoogendoorn Growth Management: Monthly Angular workshops
In the two years since his employment at Passionate People, Harijs has shared his expertise at numerous workshops, meetups and conferences. He was a speaker at Frontend Meetup | React, Frontend Industry and more, which was held at the TamTam Office in Rotterdam along with his colleague and our CTO David den Toom. His talk had a unique point of view about the past, present, and future of the frontend field. In January 2019, he took part in the Frontend Love Roadtrip Meetup in Youwe Rotterdam with around 50 community members in attendance! He gave an amazing talk on the topic of “Awesome RxJS”. Later that same year, in March, he spoke at AngularNL conference organized by Frontend Love and gave the audience some practical lessons from building large scale sophisticated dashboards. You can see his talk right here!
Aside from being a talented speaker, Harijs is also an astute interviewer and a solid help when it came to conducting interviews with speakers at the Frontend Love and Vuejs Amsterdam conferences in 2020. He had the chance to interview industry leaders such as: Evan You, Sander, Sara Drasner, Kitze, Evan You and Pooya Parsa, Tim Benniks and many more.
For some time now Harijs has also been our quiz master in our series “Frontend Quiz”! The debut of the Frontend Quiz was during the 2020 edition of Frontend Love Conference which we conducted on Kahoot and played on the huge 500m2 screen with more than 2000 attendees! We continued this tradition throughout the year as a way to make a difficult situation more fun with friendly competition and cool prizes!
- 10759 members in Meetup Groups
- Total Meetups organized 128
- 9007 total attendees
- Partnered with 58 Companies
- Total speakers 172
- 13 Meetup Groups
Harijs is also super proactive at our weekly All-Hands meetings every Thursday. As one of our top frontend consultants, he often shares insights in his presentations on how to make better arguments and ways to improve our argumentation skills as consultants.
Tips by Harijs:
- Learn about your client and understand the project in depth
- Build an image of confidence and leadership
- Decision making as developers ⏩ choosing tech ⏩ making changes to code
- Integrity and Honesty are key
- It's okay to say "I don't know" and come back with more knowledge
- Reviewing Cognitive Bias: Dunning Kruger and IKEA effect
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