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Elio Struyf



👨‍💻 About me

Elio Struyf has led a remarkable career as an award-winning Engineering Lead, a trusted information technology thought-leader, and an energizing public speaker with over a decade of experience facilitating events and conferences across Europe.

Over his career, he has been invited to numerous cities including Barcelona, London, Paris, and Stockholm, where he has spoken on thought-provoking, development-related topics on Microsoft 365, SharePoint, and Azure DevOps. His extensive knowledge has seen him recognized as a Microsoft MVP eight times, a GitHub Star, and he has been recognized as a SharePoint/Microsoft 365 Top 25 Influencer four times.

Today, along with acting as VP of BIWUG (Belgian Information Worker User Group), Elio is a Lead DevTools Engineer for RapidAPI on an independent contractor basis and has launched his own consulting company, Struyf Consulting.

Elio remains a sought-after speaker at various Microsoft-related community events and conferences, where he inspires, educates, and creates authentic connections with technology professionals and developers across Europe.

🖋 Blogging

🎙 Speaking

Elio speaks at various conferences*. If you are interested in having him at your conference, you can check out his session list.

*: This has something to do with venues, lots of people, and sharing knowledge. Sad that this has been such a long time ago.

🔖 Projects

Elio loves to code, and that you might find some hidden treasures in his repositories. Here is a list of useful projects he frequently uses himself:

  • unicorn-busy-server: Simple busy light server for Raspberry Pi Zero and Pimoroni Unicorn Hat
  • vscode-front-matter: Simplifies working with front matter of your articles. Useful extension when you are using a static site generator like: Hugo, Jekyll, Hexo, NextJs, Gatsby, and many more...
  • vscode-typescript-exportallmodules: VSCode extension which generates an index.ts file with all the module exports from the current directory
  • ...

👨‍🎤 Stickers

Together with Luise Freese, Elio owns a side hustle/business called Pimp Your Own Device. The company is all about stickers. Stickers are what makes you unique in the technology community. Some people refer to it as prison tattoos.

We find laptops just dull and want to spice them up with some sticker art. As there are many cool stickers available at conferences, it is not always easy for everyone to get them. That is what inspired us to start this business. We want to make it easier for everyone to get these cool stickers. Are you interested? Come and check us out at

👀 Find out more about me


  1. Front Matter is a CMS running straight in Visual Studio Code. Can be used with static site generators like Hugo, Jekyll, Hexo, NextJs, Gatsby, and many more...

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  2. Front Matter documenation

    TypeScript 13 9

  3. With the Viva Connections Toolkit extension, you can create and manage your Viva Connections solutions on your tenant. All actions you need to perform during the development flow are at your finger…

    TypeScript 5

2,094 contributions in the last year

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Contribution activity

August 2022

Created 2 repositories

Created a pull request in estruyf/doctor that received 1 comment

[Snyk] Security upgrade node-fetch from 2.6.1 to 3.2.10

This PR was automatically created by Snyk using the credentials of a real user.Snyk has created this PR to fix one or more vulnerable packages in t…

+122 −9 1 comment

Created an issue in microsoft/vscode that received 9 comments

Terminal not opening in current workspace directory since 1.70.0

Type: Bug I've just updated to 1.70.0 and when I now open the terminal. It opens in my home/root directory, not in my current directory. Using an o…

Opened 2 other issues in 2 repositories
estruyf/vscode-front-matter 1 open
RapidAPI/feedback 1 closed
42 contributions in private repositories Aug 1 – Aug 12

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