Although nowadays we’re swamped with knowledge on more or less any topic we can imagine, it can still be hard sometimes to find reliable sources. In every industry, however, there is always a handful of individuals who really know their stuff and following their social media outlets, blogs, and their presence on other platforms is probably the best thing you can do for your career. In case you missed it, Karolina already drafted a similar list of Vue.js experts to watch in 2018. Now it’s time for Node.js.
In terms of Node.js development, I asked my co-workers about developers they look up to, that inspire them, and simply help them excel in their respective fields. Although Node.js is a rather recent addition in our tech stack, my co-workers have already become well acquainted with it, and together we drafted a list of thirteen names that you might also want to know. Follow these people to stay up to date with news from the Node.js community, framework updates, and useful tips. I know our team does.
So, whether you’re already mastering Node.js or are still a novice, you’ll definitely find something on the list for yourself.
Software engineer, architect, focused on Node.js and its ecosystem from the early days of Node. Co-organizer of a few conferences and a regular speaker at events. He built RisingStack to provide professional Node.js development and consulting services. Loves a good cup of coffee.
Colin Ihrig is probably one of the key member of the Node.js community. A member of the TSC, the CTC, and a collaborator at libuv. Passionate about programming since his teenage years and in full-time love with Node.js since 2012. The author of Pro Node.js for Developers.
Senior Software Engineer and evangelist at Mozilla. A frequent conference speaker, has addressed developer audiences at London AJAX, AustinJS, BrasilJS, to name a few. He shares his expertise on his blog in the form of useful tutorials and demos. After hours, he can be found watching movies on one of the dozen devices Netflix has an app for.
Free coding events enthusiast passionate about diversity in tech. A significant voice and activist in supporting women in IT. She started NodeGirlsAustralia chapter to offer meetups and workshops such as NodeGirls Sydney and NodeGirls Melbourne. Co-organized WomenWhoCode.
It took a blog post to inspire Tierney Cyren to start contributing to Node.js. Currently a Developer Advocate at NodeSource, Co-chair of the Node.js Community Committee, and member of the Node.js Evangelism WG. Through tutorials and guides for The Community, he wants to enable and empower those aiming to learn Node.js.
Began programming probably while still in the crib. A contributor to Node.js Core, a member of the Core Technical Committee, and the Technical Steering Committee. Follow him on Twitter and Github to get hints about what’s up in the Node.js world.
Didn’t manage to learn Node.js at uni? Fret not, not all is lost. Mardan is the curator of Node University, a learning resource for hundreds of developers worldwide. Blogger, author of a best-selling Node.js book, frequent guest at conferences, and excellent tech mentor. Probably the most active developer in existing social media channels.