About Swyx

aka Shawn Wang


I am a currency options trader turned TMT hedge fund analyst turned developer/product manager/angel investor, primarily active in the JavaScript community. I grew up in Singapore πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬, but have worked mostly in the US πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ/UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§, most recently remotely out of New York City πŸ—½ working on Developer Experience for Netlify, Amazon Web Services, and Temporal. I am currently physically in Singapore due to COVID.

I am best known for being a #LearnInPublic evangelist and my speaking/writing on React, JavaScript and the future of the Web.

Bio for Event Organizers

swyx is an Infinite Builder passionate about Developer Tooling and Developer Communities. He currently works as a Senior Developer Advocate for AWS Amplify and recently published the Coding Career Handbook for Junior to Senior developer careers. In his free time he teaches React, TypeScript, Storybook and Node.js CLI's at Egghead.io, and helps run the Svelte Society community of meetups.

πŸ”— Twitter, GitHub, The Coding Career Handbook.

πŸ–ΌοΈ Medium, or Large pictures of me you can use without asking.

What I'm Doing Now

I am currently working on Developer Experience at AWS Amplify, working US hours out of Singapore. I also am on the Svelte Radio and Career Chats podcasts. You can get more high frequency updates on my Twitter.

Featured Work (on this site)

I do a bunch of personal and work-related writing, and recently published The Coding Career Handbook with the best of my nontechnical writing.
I have done a bunch of talks and podcast appearances. The best of which are:

Other Work (off-site)


I teach on egghead.io and in other workshops:


Dev Tooling & Dev Community

I helped moderate /r/reactjs to 200k+ developers, and cofounded Svelte Society.

I led CLI development for Netlify Dev, Build Plugins and other open source tooling at Netlify. I've also helped maintain other OSS projects like TSDX , Gatsby's Showcase , Svelte Society SSG , Docz (inactive), etc.