30 World-Class JS and Node.JS Developers to Follow in 2021
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- Addy Osmani
- Akshay Saini
- Alex Grigoryan
- Axel Rauschmayer
- Benedikt Meurer
- Brendan Eich
- Cassidy Williams
- Charlie Gerard
- Chris Heilmann
- Dan Abramov
- Danny Thompson
- David Walsh
- Emma Bostian
- Elijah Manor
- John Resig
- Karolina Sczur
- Kent C. Dodds
- Kyle Mathews
- Kyle Simpson
- Loiane Groner
- Mark Dalgleish
- Mathias Bynens
- Nicole Archambault
- Sacha Greif
- Sophie Koonin
- Tanay Pratap
- Tom Dale
- Tracy Lee
- Trevor Norris
- Wes Bos
Addy Osmani is an engineer at Google. He leads a Web Performance and Tools team and has worked on top projects like Lighthouse, PageSpeed, and Chrome User Experience Reports. He loves to contribute to open-source projects and has worked on popular open-source projects including the likes of Lighthouse, TodoMVC, and Material Design Lite.
CSS Flexbox 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Ta7ue4EQ0f— Akshay Saini (@akshaymarch7) January 24, 2021
Axel Rauschmayer is a very experienced developer and has been developing web applications since 1995. He loves delivering talks and workshops at conferences and has been doing it since 2006 till date.
My books:— Axel Rauschmayer (@rauschma) February 11, 2021
“Tackling TypeScript” (50% free): From JS to TS.https://t.co/yNjJugpoum pic.twitter.com/owawUzDNgj
Benedikt loves to contribute to open-source projects. In recent years, he has shifted his focus from free desktop application development to Cocoa and CocoaTouch app development for Mac OS X, and iOS. He is currently the official maintainer of the ARM port as well.
Dear WebAssembly friends and users. When looking at the text format / disassembly, do you consider the $'s part of the names? Like when talking about the parameters below, would you say their name is "$x" or "x"? pic.twitter.com/S2UPHZBhTc— Benedikt Meurer (@bmeurer) December 17, 2020
Cassidy is an avid speaker and has held the stage in events like Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, TEDx, NextJSConf, and other technical events. In her words, she wants “to inspire generations of STEM students to be the best they can”. She has created several online classes on Udemy, Skillshare, and other similar platforms, and she also runs a weekly newsletter that helps people become better coders.
🌗 ✨ A/B tests are easy on Netlify ✨ 🌓 pic.twitter.com/YDwl2s8ZpN— Netlify (@Netlify) February 2, 2021
Charlie Gerard is a senior front-end developer at Netlify. She is a Google Developer Expert in web technologies as well. She has a profound interest in machine learning and hardware.
Built a thing to play Chrome's Dino game with mind control! 🤩🧠— Charlie Gerard 🏳️🌈 (@devdevcharlie) June 24, 2020
Had a fun and long interview with Welcome To the Jungle for their @behind_thecode video series about my career, advice for other people not having a normal CS background and what drives me:— Chris Heilmann (@codepo8) November 22, 2019
Dan Abramov is a Software Engineer at Facebook. He has worked as a part of the React Core team to develop the popular open-source UI framework. While at Facebook, he co-created Redux, the open-source library for managing application state, and Create React App, the popular toolchain to initialize React projects easily and smoothly.
I kind of miss the windows xp aesthetic pic.twitter.com/1IwNkIfkkg— Dan Abramov (@dan_abramov) February 14, 2021
Danny Thompson is a Software Engineer in a Memphis-based company. He also hosts a Google Developer Group in the Greater Memphis Area, and he is known for the community work that he loves to do. He has helped more than 40 people find their first job in tech. Before working as a software engineer, he worked at a gas station where he used to fry chicken. His journey from there to the world of tech is one of the most motivating ones to date.
Danny loves to help other people out. He is skilled in front-end technologies and often posts motivational as well as technical content via his tweets and blog. If you are interested to know how he made it, you can check out his YouTube channel.
David loves creating content and has a blog of his own. He also authors guest posts on several other tech blogs. He is an avid speaker and has delivered talks in events including London AJAX, AustinJS, and Snow*Mobile.
David is highly active on Twitter and GitHub. You can also view his LinkedIn profile here. Feel free to check his links out if you are looking for outlooks full of personal and professional experience!
How to Push to a Git Remote Branch of a Different Namehttps://t.co/M6BOTbOaq2— David Walsh (@davidwalshblog) February 9, 2021
Somehow in my years of using git, I've never needed to do this. Glad it's easy!
Emma Bostian is a software engineer at Spotify in Sweden. She has worked with IBM and LogMeIn in the past and is among some of the strongest women in tech. She loves creating content on interview preparation and software development alike.
She has authored Decoding the Technical Interview Process, which was a great seller as soon as it came out. She runs multiple email courses, and has also created technicalinterviews.dev, and compiled.blog where she posts quality content on interview preparation and front-end development. She has been an instructor on several learning platforms that include LinkedIn Learning, egghead, and Frontend Masters.
🔴 we’re live!@EmmaBostian is back on @LWJShow to settle the age-old question, "Is Taco Bell better than actual tacos?"— Jason Lengstorf (@jlengstorf) February 2, 2021
(hint: it's not and Emma is very, very wrong)
we're going to play with visualizing her wrongness on this episode! come join us live!https://t.co/dso7eAu6Rj
Elijah is a Microsoft MVP and an instructor on egghead.io. He is very active in the developer community, and he does not miss out on putting code even in his Twitter bio!
Almost every time I type `yarn interactive-upgrade`...— Elijah Manor (@elijahmanor) February 12, 2021
Then I realize it's `yarn upgrade-interactive` pic.twitter.com/yft9oUCdb2
Karolina Szczur is a Product Design Lead at Calibre. She is currently focused on building efficient design systems. She loves product designing inside out. She has also been a front-end engineer, so she understands the gap between design and implementation, and is able to use this to improve her product design game.
She is an active participant in the software community, and she shows her presence by writing, speaking, mentoring, and organizing events. She has been on the organizing ends of premier events such as CSSConf and JSConf Australia.
ICYMI: do you hire people? or maybe you want to know how to spot a respectful, transparent job ad?— fantastic ms. (@fox) February 2, 2021
I wrote a guide about creating great job descriptions. 👇🏻https://t.co/UvXLnUptCf
Kent C. Dodds
Having previously worked at PayPal, Kent C. Dodds is now a full-time content creator. He is an avid contributor to open source, and his open-source code has been used by millions of people all over the globe.
Kent engages very frequently on Twitter, and his blogs and tweets are equally informative!
5... 4... 3... 2... 1... We have liftoff!— Kent C. Dodds (@kentcdodds) September 29, 2020
🚀 https://t.co/X8jaMxSn2k 🚀
The biggest self-paced React workshop in the universe just hit the internet and for the next 24 hours it's 40% off! pic.twitter.com/BpthwLl8Bx
The #MMT_TechMeetup Feb 2021 is back. If you're interested in @GatsbyJS - sign up :)https://t.co/VRah7G3XqK— Ilesh Mistry (@ileshmistry) February 8, 2021
Awesome presenters@spences10 @ondrabus @kylemathews @SamLarsenDisney #gatsbyjs #graphql @MMT_Digital @KenticoKontent #meetup #tech #devcommunity #developer #JAMstack pic.twitter.com/gNxnZsflEL
Kyle has also created multiple courses on Front-end Masters and Vimeo. He has a very mild online presence, but you can connect with him on LinkedIn to look at the tech world through his eyes!
Mark Dalgleish is a co-creator of CSS Modules, a super handy way of splitting and loading CSS sheets on demand. On the flip-side, he loves designing UI and leads the DevOps team at SEEK.
Ok that was so awesome. Total spontaneous convo about @KeystoneJS and @blitz_js and open source marketing.— Brandon 🚀 Blitz.js⚡️ (@flybayer) February 4, 2021
VERY much like a conversation at a conference. That’s really why I’m enjoying clubhouse, especially because of covid! https://t.co/w5dKOboTGA pic.twitter.com/JvImqAKiR6
When not writing code, Mathias loves to write about code. His blog posts are different from others, as he follows a “note to self” way of explaining things. He discusses details like the use of globalThis polyfill, which other people usually miss out on.
➡️ logical assignment operators
➡️ numeric separators
➡️ WeakRef + FinalizationRegistryhttps://t.co/zjhTEVbDDw
Nicole Archambault is the founder of La Vie en Code, an educational resource dedicated to helping students learn web and other forms of development. She shifted into the tech industry in 2015, and inspired by her journey, she set out to personally coach people who are learning to code under her initiative La Vie en Code in 2016.
Nicole has been a great motivator for all those who are looking to get started in the world of tech. She has herself seen how difficult it is for non-tech people to take the choice of breaking into the world of tech in the middle of their career. La Vie en Code offers a full-fledged community of like-minded people who are taking their first steps as well and provides them with resources like coaching sessions, podcasts, blogs, and a career newsletter.
Feeling stuck in your code project?? The main reason people get stuck is that they don't use the right problem-solving tools when working through code challenges. I created a free resource with tips and tricks to help you out. Download the guide now - https://t.co/VAXmGnI54N— Nicole Archambault 👽🚀 (@lavie_encode) October 26, 2020
Sophie Koonin is a senior web engineer and web discipline lead at Monzo. She advocates web accessibility and wants to keep the web fun and simple. She wants the barrier to entry for people who are interested in the web to be as low as possible.
Sophie works on React and Go technologies, and loves making music with the SHE Choir London. She is very active on GitHub, and you can easily find her working on a new, fun project if you stumble across her profile.
You can join Sophie’s 11 thousand followers on Twitter, where she talks about React, Go, and choirs!
I have fixed— Sophie Koonin (@type__error) February 10, 2021
that was in
you were probably
the fix is terrible
and so bad
Tanay Pratap is an Engineer at Microsoft based in India. He has been a guiding stone to millions of students and freshers in the world of tech. Before Microsoft, he has worked at Cisco and knows full-stack development inside out.
He has a thing for coaching people and has started multiple communities to do so. He runs his bootcamp, called neogcamp. Even though you need to pay to get in, it’s more than just money. He takes in limited students via interviews and then works with them the whole year to groom them into the perfect full-stack developers.
Tanay is active on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. He creates a lot of content on various decisions that you have to make at some points along your journey in tech. He also features in a lot of podcasts, answering questions asked by people and talking about his journey as a whole.
2:03 AM. How can I teach React better? This is keeping me up.— Tanay Pratap (@tanaypratap) February 15, 2021
Even after multiple tries, some students are struggling with solving problems using React.
And then it hits me! I have found a better, fundamental way of teaching React 💡.
Can’t wait for next session! 🤞
Tom is an advocate of the free, independent internet. He condemns proprietary app stores that moderate content based on their own will. He has taken to the stage at many conferences, and some of the top ones include ReactiveConf and JSConf Columbia.
We're hiring an engineering manager to help lead LinkedIn's Flagship Web Infrastructure team. This team is responsible for building the infra and tools that power the various https://t.co/ecdRZuciu9 microfrontends, such as Feed and Profile.https://t.co/E2bCmdOB5b— Tom Dale (@tomdale) January 14, 2021
Tracy Lee is an entrepreneur focused on technology. She has founded many ventures based on tech and has successfully built them from the ground up. She is currently the CEO of This Dot Labs, a web consulting firm built for modern times. She is a Google Developer Expert for Angular, and a Microsoft MVP as well.
Tracy loves interacting with people on the scale. She has been a keynote speaker in various events and is also a core member of the RxJS team. She loves sharing on Twitter about her entrepreneurship and career experiences. She is a must-follow if you are looking for content that is worthwhile, varied, and fun at the same time.
Just 1 month away from the International Women's Day Summit, presented by @WomenTechmakers + @gdg!— Tracy Lee | ladyleet (@ladyleet) February 15, 2021
Follow the link to learn more about the wonderful #WomenInTech who will be presenting, and how you can attend. I'll be speaking too! 🎙️
March 12-13! https://t.co/kXTrAeGd9s pic.twitter.com/5o1yLRLl4L
Trevor Norris is the Node.js maintainer at NodeSource. He maintains the Node.js project and writes new modules and updates for the open-source framework. He has worked on some of the prominent features of NodeJS that involve callback mechanics, threading, etc.
Trevor loves to write about his experiences with Node. His blog serves as the perfect almanac of his journey with Nodejs so far. He often writes about the various projects he works on, the things he likes and dislikes of the framework, and the community around it.
On his Twitter, he shares insights on the internals of the framework, along with the cool experiments that he loves to do on it. If you are looking to learn the fundamentals of a popular server-side runtime environment, feel free to check out his profiles!
Doing stress tests on node today, looking for possible race conditions and other timing bugs like the one I found last week.— φrevor ηorris (@trevnorris) February 3, 2021
Found another one today. It may be shocking, but apparently when you concurrently run 1000 snapshots from 1000 processes it uses too much memory. pic.twitter.com/3FMnmZy5gM
🔥 Announcing Master Gatsby! Learn to build modern websites with Gatsby, React, Custom Hooks, GraphQL, Serverless Functions, Scoped CSS and much more!— Wes Bos (@wesbos) September 21, 2020
Check it out and grab it at https://t.co/0jUfAFJCmF pic.twitter.com/Rn7CKIio4f