From .NET to Jamstack

From .NET to Jamstack

My story starts in 2013 in the beautiful capital of Austria, Vienna. The .NET developer position at a web and marketing agency allowed me to work on both CMS and completely custom projects. I liked it as I had done a lot of .NET during my university studies and the custom projects gave me some basic insights into client-side development with the first few versions of Angular. Over time I realized that I'm better with communicating with clients and translating their problems into JIRA tasks so I switched to a customer-facing role.

Consulting = travelling

Consulting = travelling

In 2015, my new job title was "Solution Architect." Staying in a .NET world, I was jumping from call to call, traveling around the world to help our clients get the most out of the Kentico CMS. If you're into traveling, this is a job for you. I've seen places from the US through Europe, the Middle East all the way to Australia. The job was very fulfilling as people were always nice and appreciated my help. But it was also very tiring and sometimes monotonous. So I was looking for a way to keep helping people and yet work with new and experimental technologies.

Exploring new technologies

Exploring new technologies

That's when I switched to developer evangelism. With that change, I got access to a group of Kentico MVPs who are web development professionals passionate about community and helping others. That sparked a new wave of inspiration and I started writing articles about web technologies, my ups and downs using them, comparisons, and so on. I started using Twitter for communicating with developers and finding out about their issues. This all also led me to start a YouTube channel, do weekly live streams, and attend and speak at various conferences.

And what's next? You tell me :-)