Chris Heilmann


Senior SE

I am a highly skilled Front End Architect, Manager and Team Lead with over 25 years of experience in web technologies. I have a passion for breaking down complex technical concepts and presenting them in an understandable format to various audiences. I have a proven track record in finding and supporting talented individuals to create new products and communicate about them effectively. I am excited about the potential of Machine Learning/AI in the creation and development space, and I work closely with different parts of the company to integrate these technologies into our work. I have been working across organisations and locales for over 15 years, leading teams and communicating across departments in the US, UK, China and India. I’ve worked on the largest web products, browsers and I am an expert in accessibility and the Chromium Project, which powers most of the browsers in use these days.\n\nI'm the author of the Developer Advocacy Handbook, continuously updated since 2006 and the first JavaScript book to cover AJAX.\nI'm a freelance writer for the German IT portal Golem and various online magazines\nI published videos for Visual Studio Code, helping them reach their 200k follower numbers on YouTube and breaking the 1.4M views barrier on TikTok for one video.\nI blog at http://christianheilmann.com/ and tweet as @codepo8.