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​10 Best JavaScript Influencers to Follow in 2022 Part 2

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10 Best JavaScript Influencers to Follow in 2022 Part 2

So you’ve read our Top 10 best JavaScript Influencers to Follow in 2022. Now you want more? MORE? It’s a good job we like JavaScript.

Our first top ten JavaScript influencers covered everyone from developers based in Berlin, Chicago, Austin and London and ranging in podcasters, authors and bloggers.

The diversity of the JavaScript community is inspiring and that’s why we want to share the names and twitter handles (as well as some bonus bits) of some of our favourite JavaScript influencers.

1. @lauragift_

Gift Egwuenu is an inspiring coder as well as being a lifestyle and career influencer. With over 5k subscribers on her YouTube channel and over 20k Twitter followers, Gift stared off as a software engineer in Lagos and relocated to the Netherlands.

As well as being a full time developer and content creator, Gift’s aim is to help aspiring tech professionals get good at what they do and share her experiences with them to help them build on their career.

2. @sophiebits

Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Sophie Alpert is currently the Head of Engineer at Humu and previously Managed the React team over at Facebook.

Boasting over 60k followers on Twitter, Sophie hosts Twitch sessions and worked at the Khan Academy making her a go-to for budding developers to learn from.

3. @kapehe_ok

Recently becoming a mum in tech, Kap tweets all things coding to her 13k+ followers and is also Senior DevRel at Sanity- a San Fran based content platform.

Kap also tweets plenty about her personal life inspiring fellow coders and humanising the life of a pro programmer.

4. @kelseyhightower

Kelsey Hightower is incredibly passionate about tech and works at Google. He is one of the world’s most well-known speakers in Kubernetes and even co-wrote a book with the founders of the service.

Hightower became a principle engineer at Google Cloud in January 2022. With over 7k followers on Medium and over 160k followers on Twitter, it’s fair to say he’s one of the most influential developers at the moment.

5. @kefimochi

Kate is based in California and is an engineer at Eventbrite. Kate describes herself as a ‘hyperactive wondering weirdo’ and has just shy of 25k followers on Twitter.

As well as being a full time software engineer, she also has a side hustle (a pretty big one, actually) of selling her illustrations via her Etsy and also has a Patreon.

6. @addyosmani

Addy Osmani is an Engineering Manager at Google as well as being a dad in tech. He has a whopping 290k+ followers on Twitter and is passionate about UX design.

Addy is also an author of Image Optimisation, a book explaining and expanding on the importance of good practice when optimising images including loading behaviours and image decoding.

7. @rauschma

Axel Rauschmayer is a developer focussing on JavaScript and TypeScript based in Munich in Germany. With over 65k followers, Axel is an avid author and regularly writes about his passion.

Axel has been writing about the future of JavaScript since 2015 and blogs, writes and teaches new ways of tackling varying JavaScript challenges.

8. @sarah_edo

Sarah Drasner is a renowned and award-winning spear. She’s VP of Developer Experience at Netlify, Vue core team member and staff-writer at CSS-Tricks.

She’s been involved in web development for 15 years and has even worked as a Scientific Illustrator and a Professor in the Greek Islands. As well as this impressive resume, Sarah also co-founded ConcatenateConf, a free conference for African Developers.

9. @ag_dubs

Ashley Williams works as a consultant in open source strategy as well as a member of the Rust Language core team.

With over 20k followers on Twitter, she also cis involved in some super interesting projects on GitHub too.

10. @julia_codes

Julia might not have thousands of Twitter followers, but she’s hella popular on Instagram. An intern at IBM, Julia is pipped to achieve big things.

Her Tutorials Reimagined and website are very cool and we can’t wait to see Julia develop as a frontend developer.

JavaScript FAQs

Is JavaScript Front End or Backend?

You can do frontend or backend on JavaScript which is why it’s so popular and people who do both are full stack. So, how much does a JavaScript Developer make? Well, it can vary depending on the level you’re at in your career as well as where you’re based, whether you’re working remotely and of course, your experience. For example, a Senior Full Stack Engineer working remotely in London might earn between £60k - £80, whereas a Front End Engineer might earn up to $200k a year in Austin. This is a decent example of a JavaScript developer salary in 2022.

How to get a job as a JavaScript developer

Different web developer, coding or programming roles don’t require specific qualifications. If you have the right experience and decent resume, you could be a candidate for your dream JavaScript developer roles. You can find many remote JavaScript jobs here.

Finding a job as a JavaScript developer

Organisations from start-ups to mega-corps are chomping at the bit to hire the best JavaScript talent. It can feel overwhelming if you don’t know where to start.

You can turn to a recruiter to help you discover the best opportunities for you, but even choosing the correct recruiter can be a task in itself.

Should I use a recruitment agency?

Yes. We recommend using a recruitment agency but you must know what to look for when approaching or when saying yes to going exclusive with one. The benefits of using a recruitment agency is that (when they’re the right one for you) you can afford to be picky since developers are in such high demand.

What to look for when finding the right recruiter?

We can only imagine how inundated you must be with recruiters contacting you. Afterall, your services and skills are super valuable! But, those recruiters are likely hounding you with jobs that aren’t hugely appealing to you.

If this is the case, turn to an agency like Amicus. Without sounding full of ourselves, we’re good at what we do. We’re super niche. Niche doesn’t just mean a tech recruiter (because there are tonnes of those out there).

We specialise specifically in Golang, JavaScript and Python roles across Berlin, London and Austin. If that isn’t enough to sway you away from the generic tech recruiters who are harassing you on Linked In, then maybe knowing that you won’t pay a penny for us finding your dream role will.

If you want to receive jobs from genuinely knowledgeable consultants who will only send you exclusive and unique opportunities, find out more here.

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