Elian Codes


Software Engineer @vBridge

Maintainer & Ambassador @astro

Located in Ghent, 🇧🇪

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Elian Van Cutsem

Who am I?

Hi, I’m Elian, software engineer @vBridge & ambassador and maintainer @Astro. My love for the web was first sparked in 2018 when I decided to build a simple HTML page to display the photo's I took at the time, there was no way back! Since then and there, I was completely in love with building on and for the web. I transitioned to a Wordpress drag-and-drop to then learning JavaScript and JAMStack development.

Today, I'm mainly focussed on Full-Stack development with a love for front-end and JavaScript.

I started out as a front-end engineering intern in 2020 @vBridge, where I also started getting into JavaScript frameworks. Now, I have a strong focus on design and full-stack development. Building and optimising all sorts of applications for serverless deployments and performance gains. Since 2021 I’ve been also involved in contributing to the Astro framework, writing technical documentation & giving talks and workshops about the framework. I became an Astro maintainer in 2023.

  • Becoming an Astro maintainer

    Becoming an Astro maintainer

    Since a week, I'm an Astro maintainer, in this post, I describe the process and my start in open source. I also give some insight in what I'm planning to work on.

  • 🍱 Brutal: A theme for Astro

    🍱 Brutal: A theme for Astro

    Brutal is a minimal neobrutalist theme for Astro. It's based on Neobrutalist Web Design, a movement that aims to create websites with a minimalistic and functional design. It has some integrations like Image Optimization, RSS, Sitemap, ready to get your SEO done right.

  • 🎤 Am I an international public speaker now?

    🎤 Am I an international public speaker now?

    A few weeks ago, I gave my first international keynote talk at JSWorld in Amsterdam. In this blogpost, I wanted to share some insights about the conference and my talk.