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React team Q&A

May 15 2024 4:25 PM PDT (GMT-7)

Joe Savona

Joe Savona

Meta

Joe was planning to major in math and philosophy but got into computer science after writing physics simulations in Matlab. Prior to React, he worked on Relay, RSocket.js, and the Skip programming language. While he’s not building some sort of reactive system he enjoys running, studying Japanese, and spending time with his family.

Mofei Zhang

Mofei Zhang

Meta

Mofei started programming when she realized it can help her cheat in video games. She focused on operating systems in undergrad / grad school, but now finds herself happily tinkering on React. Outside of work, she enjoys debugging bouldering problems and planning her next backpacking trip(s).

Lauren Tan

Lauren Tan

Meta

Lauren’s programming career peaked when she first discovered the <marquee> tag. She’s been chasing that high ever since. She studied Finance instead of CS in college, so she learned to code using Excel instead of Java. Lauren enjoys dropping cheeky memes in chat, playing video games with her partner, and petting her dog Zelda.

Dan Abramov

Dan Abramov

Bluesky

Dan got into programming after he accidentally discovered Visual Basic inside Microsoft PowerPoint. He has found his true calling in turning Sebastian’s tweets into long-form blog posts. Dan occasionally wins at Fortnite by hiding in a bush until the game ends.

Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Vercel

Andrew got started with web development by making sites with WordPress, and eventually tricked himself into doing JavaScript. His favorite pastime is karaoke. Andrew is either a Disney villain or a Disney princess, depending on the day.

Josh Story

Josh Story

Vercel

Josh majored in Mathematics and discovered programming while in college. His first professional developer job was to program insurance rate calculations in Microsoft Excel, the paragon of Reactive Programming which must be why he now works on React. In between that time Josh has been an IC, Manager, and Executive at a few startups. outside of work he likes to push his limits with cooking.

Ricky Hanlon

Ricky Hanlon

Meta

Ricky majored in theoretical math and somehow found himself on the React Native team for a couple years before joining the React team. When he’s not programming you can find him snowboarding, biking, climbing, golfing, or closing GitHub issues that do not match the issue template.

Michael Chan

Michael Chan

Life enthusiast

chantastic is a software engineer and community leader with a passion for education. As the host of React Podcast, he has shared insights from open source luminaries and engineer-creators. His curious and engaging style has helped aspiring engineers learn React.

Jason Bonta

Jason Bonta

Meta

Jason abandoned embedded-C for a career in front-end engineering and never looked back. Armed with esoteric CSS knowledge and a passion for beautiful UI, Jason joined Facebook in 2010, where he now feels privileged to have seen JavaScript development come of age. Though he may not understand how for-of loops work, he loves getting to work with brilliant people on projects that enable amazing UX.

Lydia Hallie

Lydia Hallie

Software Engineering Consultant