Hi there!

My name is Matija, I'm a frontend developer from Zagreb, Croatia (Europe 😆 🌍). My current focus is developer experience, I like learning about tools like bundlers, compilers, task managers etc.

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Open source

I used to do a lot of open source, starting with contributing to Yeoman generators, which is how I learned Grunt and gulp. My next big collaboration was React Transition Group, which I was using for a long time. Finally, as a frequent contributor to MDX I was accepted into their core team, where I learned a ton about the unified ecosystem, and have developed a popular MDX extension for VS Code. If we want to get meta, the text you're reading right now is written in MDX, and this site is available as a GitHub repo. ✨

Other than learning a lot about development, I gained nice friendships and learned many valuable interpersonal skills trough open source, and I would recommend it to everyone.

Community

While my main focus these days is frontend tooling, I used to code a lot of CSS. In modern develpment I noticed that CSS development unfortunately often falls by the wayside, so I'm co-organizing an (S)CSS meetup as a way to teach and keep learning about CSS.

Getting personal

I really like watching comedy, playing guitar and listening to podcasts. One unconventional thing about me is that I'm polyamorous, but I live in quite a conservative country, so I started organizing a local polyam meetup, which is a wonderful experience and enabled me to meet many great poly people. 🥰