Meet Johan van den Broek, a PHP developer residing in the Apeldoorn region of the Netherlands. He is currently employed as a Senior PHP Developer at a SaaS company called ValidSign. In his free time, Johan shares his knowledge and passion for programming by creating helpful how-to guides on laracoding.com.
I grew up on a farm in Flevoland, in the Netherlands, where I got to spend plenty of time outdoors. Still, I developed a growing interest in computers starting at the age of 8. Years before the internet was available to me, I learned programming from books and by trial and error.
I can still remember the rush of enthusiasm at moments when I experienced the results of my programming like simple animations and sounds. In those early days, I used languages like Basic, Pascal, and C to make simple programs and games as a hobby.
Over the years my skills have evolved and matured. In 2010 I graduated from Hogeschool Utrecht with a Bachelor’s degree in ICT. I’ve since worked in the field of PHP development both as owner of my own company and later for various employers delivering websites and developing SaaS applications.
Outside of software development, I love reading sci-fi books in the Dune and Trek universe, watching everything Marvel, exercising with weights, and traveling adventurously.
Connect With Johan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanvandenbroek/