About me

So you're probably wondering, "who is this guy and why should I listen to him?" Good question, so here's a bit about me.

My names Chris, a web developer focusing on the JavaScript Stack. I have worked in many types of companies since entering the world of web development 5 years ago - corporations, fin-tech, startups, you name it, I've been there.

As an experienced developer, I'm often tasked with mentoring the more junior developers in my team. This opened a whole new world for me, as I quickly discovered how much I loved teaching, and sharing my knowledge with others.

It reminds me of when I was a junior developer, and the struggles I had at the beginning. I won't bore you with the details of my journey here, but if you're interested, feel free to read "Thinking of giving up as a junior developer".

And one day I was thinking about how I could give back to the community, to those who not only helped me get here but to upcoming developers like you. Then it hit me "Ah yes! I shall write about stuff!", and here we are.

My mission is to help people like you realise your dream to become a web developer. I send out a weekly newsletter, with my latest writing, tips, and other resources that might be helpful to you. Feel free to subscribe (and get yourself some free books!)

So thats me in a nutshell. I'd love to hear from you and your own journey, and the type of challenges you are facing. Feel free to drop me an email at hi@chrisblakely.dev or message me on Twitter!