Cypress Ambassador Spotlight: Koen Van Belle

May 20, 2024

By Ronald Williams

Koen Van Belle, Cypress Ambassador

What motivates you to be a Cypress Ambassador?

To teach and learn more about Cypress and the testing community at large.

How do you currently help others that are either using Cypress or interested in using Cypress?*

Mostly answering discord and stackoverflow questions. And the occasional blog post.

What is your favorite Cypress feature?

Just the general ease of use. Cypress is so easy to learn and adopt.

What is your favorite "Cypress Best Practice" and why?

The retry-ability in the should functionality. This enormously reduces test flakiness.

Outside of work, what are your favorite things to do (hobbies, passions, etc.)?

I'm an avid reader and archer. My longbow sees a great deal of use in the summer months.

What is one professional milestone you are proud of? (an accomplishment, celebration, recognition, etc.)

The most proud moment of my career was when I became a technical point of contact. Suddenly, people directed their questions towards me. And I was able to answer. That's the moment I'm most proud of.

For new users -  what is the best way to "get started" with Cypress?

The best way to get started with Cypress would be npm install cypress --sav-dev and just go for it. As in almost everything, learn by doing.

What is your favorite quote or saying?

Don't forget to be awesome

About the Ambassador Program.

The Cypress Ambassador program supports the top Cypress advocates around the world. Through this program, Ambassadors are offered speaking opportunities, a personalized hub, and visibility within our extensive network.To learn more about these wonderful ambassadors visit our Official Ambassador webpage.

The Cypress Community Team has been working on the official Cypress Ambassador program to include a variety of new experiences, support resources, benefits, contribution areas, and much more. One of our main priorities is to highlight our current Ambassadors and the amazing work they are doing. They truly embody the community spirit through their advocacy to help empower others. We will be having more opportunities to connect with our Ambassadors this year. Make sure to stay updated and connect with the community.