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 web dev community as a blogger and frequent speaker. I am a GitHub Star 🌟, Stripe Community Expert, helped run the React subreddit for over 200,000 developers and grow Svelte Society from scratch to over 10,000 developers.

I grew up in Singapore 🇸🇬, but have worked mostly in the US 🇺🇸 and UK 🇬🇧 , most recently remotely out of New York City 🗽 working on Developer Experience for Netlify, Amazon Web Services, and now Temporal.

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

I most recently am working on Developer Experience at Temporal.io. Apart from my blog, I also regularly maintain community and updates for my book. I am also a regular on the Svelte Radio podcast and my own Swyx Mixtape. You can get more high frequency updates on my Twitter.

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.


Pictures of me you can use without asking

Tech behind this site

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

Further Reading

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