About Swyx

aka Shawn Wang


I am a frontend/serverless developer, normally based out of NYC but currently in Singapore. I am a frequent writer and speaker and recently published The Coding Career Handbook for Junior to Senior Engineers.

"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 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.

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.

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.