swyx at Niseko


Hey, I’m swyx! I help build great developer experiences, from documentation to dev tools to dev communities, most recently as Head of DX at Temporal.io, based out of Seattle. I am also a frequent writer and speaker best known for the Learn in Public movement and recently published The Coding Career Handbook with more advice for engineers going from Junior to Senior.

P.S. “swyx” is the initials of my English and Chinese names and you can use it interchangeably with “Shawn”. It is pronounced “swicks”.

You can find me on Twitter, Github and YouTube!


I am a developer/PM/angel investor, primarily active in the devrel and devtools community as a blogger and speaker. I am a GitHub Star 🌟, Stripe Community Expert, helped run the React subreddit for over 200,000 developers and grew Svelte Society from 0 to over 15,000 developers (writeup).

I grew up in Singapore 🇸🇬, but have worked mostly in the US 🇺🇸 and UK 🇬🇧 , most recently remotely out of Miami, Florida, working on Developer Experience for Netlify, Amazon Web Services, Temporal, and Airbyte (unannounced).

I am best known for being a #LearnInPublic evangelist and my speaking/writing on React, JavaScript and the future of the Web. I am also known for my technical/book reviews, from TypeScript in 50 Lessons, Programming TypeScript, Landing Page Hot Tips, and The GraphQL Guide.

In a past life I was a currency options trader turned TMT hedge fund analyst as well, and I often do approach tech from an investing and risk management angle.

What I'm Doing Now

Bio for Event Organizers

swyx has worked on React and serverless JavaScript at Two Sigma, Netlify and AWS, and most recently as Head of Developer Experience at Temporal.io. He has started and run communities for hundreds of thousands of developers, like Svelte Society, /r/reactjs, and the React TypeScript Cheatsheet. His nontechnical writing was recently published in the Coding Career Handbook for Junior to Senior developers.

Selected prior talks:


🔗 Twitter, GitHub, The Coding Career Handbook.


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Tech behind this site

See https://swyxkit.netlify.app/about

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