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Announcing our Global Scope 2022 curator, Shawn (swyx) Wang

We were working on the idea for what became Global Scope, our JavaScript focussed conference for years, and in 2021, as part of our approach to online conferences (creating a series of focussed in-depth events around different aspects of front end engineering including CSS, Web performance, PWAs, accessibility and more) we held our first Global Scope.

Aren’t there enough JavaScript conferences already?

Why another JS conference? The goal of the Global Scope was to focus entirely on JavaScript. There are many in-person and online conferences all over the world with the word JavaScript in their name. But as amazing as many of them are, none focusses specifically on JavaScript-they’re effectively web development conferences.

Now, we’ve run dozens of web development conferences, so we have very much nothing against them at all–but we did feel that like C++, Python, Go, Rust and so many other languages, JavaScript deserved a conference all to itself–which is the goal of Global Scope.

Getting the program right

Last year we worked with a number of folks at TC39 (the technical committee at ECMA responsible for standardising ECMAScript (aka JavaScript)) to program the conference.

This year, we’re excited and honoured to have Shawn Wang (aka swyx) helping curate (and MC) the program. Our goal is a mix of recent and emerging JavaScript language features (like modules, new array features and more) as well as development practices, like debugging.

The aim is to help you keep up to date with developments in JavaScript, both the language itself, and its use.

If you work with JavaScript, we hope you can join us July 22 and 29 for an amazing program, hand crafted by Shawn Wang.

About Shawn Wang

Shawn Wang has worked on React and serverless JavaScript at Two Sigma, Netlify and AWS, and most recently as Head of Developer Experience at

He has started and run communities for hundreds of thousands of developers, like Svelte Society/r/reactjs, and the React TypeScript Cheatsheet.

His nontechnical writing was recently published in the Coding Career Handbook for Junior to Senior developers.

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