Why should you care about tech influencers?
It’s relevant to keep them under your radar—it’s a great way to stay up-to-date in the field and absorb as much knowledge as they’re willing to give you.
Disclaimer: these are definitely NOT all the JS influencers out there, and the term “best” or “top” are subjective. This is a list of the ones that caught our attention and that we consider are putting great content out there.
Currently head of engineering at Humu, and prior to that she worked at Facebook as an engineering manager for the ReactJS team. She has more than 60,000 followers on Twitter and regularly shares JS tips there and on her website. She also comments on random (albeit essential) topics on her Twitter account, such as recent trends like Wordle, the Netflix sensation Tinder Swindler (her humour is *chef’s kiss 🤌 *) and more.
whenever I see Tinder Swindler I see Tilda Swinton
— ms. sophie bites (@sophiebits) February 16, 2022
Frontend Dev, Developer Advocate at Cloudflare and content creator, Gift is literally the gift from heaven when it comes to good content (excuse the pun). She’s a regular at Twitter and Youtube, where she shares specific stuff like deployment with Cloudflare Pages, but also tips for junior developers and “developers-to-be”—like what are the most in-demand tech jobs this year, her Macbook setup, even holiday gift ideas for developers.
You’re in for a treat if you follow Gift, she posts the best tech-career-lifestyle content you never knew you needed!
Me: "Hmm, I'll change the text to a slightly different color"
CI: "Cool. Let me spend the next 30 minutes making sure every single bit of functionality still works"
— David Walsh (@davidwalshblog) March 10, 2022
Senior frontend engineer at GitLab, Ming is active on platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and her own blog. She gets technical about her projects and tips, including her daily series ”CodeTidbits” where she shares new JS, HTML, CSS tidbits. If you really want to get some good knowledge from the internet, let it be from her!
Software engineer at Satalia, Berta is also an active content creator on several platforms. She is proudly self-taught in tech (💪) and is now sharing her knowledge with the community about frontend, including several roadmaps (frontend, React.js, Vue.js, fullstack, etc.) PS: her home office setup is a-mazing.
Community-voted winner of the Noonies awards for “Top Tech YouTuber in 2021”, Hamedani is a giant name in the tech teaching world of the internet. His content is extremely educational, focusing on tutorials (mobile, frontend, backend, etc.) interview tips and beginner questions. His life mission is to help novice and professional software engineers increase their skills, make more money, and ultimately change their lives for the better.
If you’re on Instagram, then you must follow Viki. Her funny reels are what the internet dreams are made of. She regularly roasts common dev habits, making it all the more relatable. She focuses her programming content mainly on Java, Python, JS and architecture, and she’ll also give really good podcast suggestions.
With more than 1 million followers on Youtube, Qazi is a savvy tech content creator and community builder (the Clever Programmer community on Discord, for example). He has recently delved into the web3 and blockchain world and is feeding the internet with relevant content about it—you can see him discuss the latest trends on Twitter and Twitch for example. Despite that, he has loads of relevant and current JS content on his Youtube channel.
My videos teach viewers python development, equips them with business skills, and gives motivational advice.
I was sitting in my computer science class and I realised that 2 videos of mine had been watched for 900,000 minutes.
That means me spending 4 hours to make 2 videos was making a 625 days worth of difference in the world… WOAH. This BLEW my mind and my journey began.