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Chris Ferdinandi

Chris Ferdinandi

Chris Ferdinandi helps people learn vanilla JavaScript. He believes there’s a simpler, more resilient way to make things for the web.

Chris is the author of the Vanilla JS Pocket Guide series, creator of the Vanilla JS Academy training program, and host of the Vanilla JS Podcast. His developer tips newsletter is read by thousands of developers each weekday.

He’s taught developers at organizations like Chobani and the Boston Globe, and his JavaScript plugins have been used used by Apple and Harvard Business School. Chris Coyier, the founder of CSS-Tricks and CodePen, has described his writing as “infinitely quote-worthy.”

Chris loves pirates, puppies, and Pixar movies, and lives near horse farms in rural Massachusetts. He runs Go Make Things with Bailey Puppy, a lab-mix from Tennessee.