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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).