I’m Jelle Smeets. I write about engineering leadership, team building, and productivity. I am an Engineering manager, blogger, dreamer, and love learning in public.

Since I was a little kid I worked with computers. First as a hobby, mostly because of gaming. But when I grew older I came into contact with web development. After my first site on Microsoft Frontpage, I became hooked. Read the full story on my journey into tech.

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While working as a developer,  I got the opportunity to also start as a Scrum master. Over the years I slowly transitioned into being a full-time Scrum master. Over time my focus has switched from building the most awesome web applications to building the most awesome teams! You can read my lessons as a Scrum master in my most popular blog post.

Jelle Smeets the blog

This blog will mostly be about my experiences as an engineering manager. I hope to give an insight into engineering and the lessons I learned along the way. You can expect topics ranging from engineering leadership, team building, productivity, and many more. Are there some specific topics you would like to see?

If you are in any way involved in engineering. A developer, scrum master, or fellow engineering manager I hope you will find my blog posts helpful. And will help you level up yourself as a professional!

My current project on the blog is the engineering leadership series. A series dedicated to helping you level up as a leader in engineering.

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Contacting Jelle Smeets

I am currently not available for full-time work (sorry recruiters). I am however available for mentoring, content creation, speaking on a podcast, giving conference talks, and collaborations. If you want to contact me regarding any of these options, check out the contacting Jelle Smeets page. Or send me a dm on Twitter.

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