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Chris working on his MacBook Pro at a farmers table

Hi, I’m Chris Ferdinandi.

I help people learn vanilla JavaScript, and I believe there’s a simpler, more resilient way to make things for the web.

I create courses and ebooks, run online workshops, and host the Vanilla JS Podcast. My developer tips newsletter is read by over 13k developers each weekday.

I’ve taught developers at organizations like Salesforce and the Boston Globe, and my JavaScript libraries have been used by organizations like Apple and Harvard Business School.

My ideas on building a simpler, faster world-wide web have been featured in Net Magazine. Chris Coyier, the founder of CSS-Tricks and CodePen, has described my writing as “infinitely quote-worthy.”

I love pirates, puppies, and Pixar movies, and live near horse farms in rural Massachusetts. I run Go Make Things with Ryder, a fluffy rescue dog.