I’m Sjoerd Blom. I’m a web developer, a foodie and a proud father. I live in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, together with my wife and my 2 daughters.
I could have been a linguistic teacher, but switched to technical stuff in the mid-90s, at that moment when the internet slowly became part of domestic life. Historical timeline hint: Mosaic or Netscape on a 5¼” floppy disc.
In April 2006 I discovered WordPress and I then quickly migrated my site to WordPress. Code was really poetry.
Meanwhile, my career path finally took me to become self-employed in 2013. First I focussed on cooking and catering, but then I decided that my passion for WordPress had more opportunities for me and it would cost me less too. Now I mainly develop and build WordPress websites within my own company: Vertizio.
I’m also a WordCamp organiser, currently involved in organising WordCamp Europe. First as a volunteer, then I became a co-organiser and in 2021 and 2022 I was a team lead. For 2023 I was fully in charge of everything: I was the global lead for WordCamp Europe 2023 in Athens.