About Swyx

aka Shawn Wang


Hey, I'm swyx! I help build great developer experiences, from documentation to dev tools to dev communities.

I am 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".


I am a currency options trader turned TMT hedge fund analyst turned developer/product manager/angel investor, primarily active in the web dev 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 now 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.

What I'm Doing Now

I am currently working on Developer Experience at Temporal.io, 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 and my daily mixtape at the Swyx Mixtape.

Bio for Event Organizers

swyx is 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.