Hi, I'm Sam! 👋

It's really nice to meet you. I'm a developer and writer living in Washington state with the love of my life and our scruffy doggo. I work as a Developer Advocate Engineer at Auth0 and I'm also an instructor for Thinkster and egghead. I like writing code, studying consciousness, and being in the woods (especially by a fire). I'm a fellow crafter, a fellow enthusiast, a fellow fan (of you) friend.

My mission is to help you thrive by continually transforming into the best version of myself. I have a long way to go, but I'd love to exchange notes on what has and hasn't been working along the way. You know, swap pieces of the map we've each discovered.

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This site is a combination of a bulletin board and a public journal. I write here about what I'm learning in life and in my career.

My email list is a digital campfire. Campfires are where people are their most authentic. Campfires are where you share a drink or a smoke or a sandwich or a poem or a story and in between those less weighty subjects casually work in what's really going on in your life.

Pull up a chair, pour yourself a beverage, and let me know what's on your mind. Doesn't matter who you are, what you look like, or the number of stars you have on your GitHub.

If you'd like to talk closer to real time, you can find me on Twitter and Twitch.

JavaScript Video Courses & Teaching Projects

Teaching others is one of my favorite crafts. I love making complex topics accessible to as many people as I can. Here are some of my recent projects to check out.

Recent Self-Transformation and Web Development Articles

Foundational Articles

These articles reflect some of the major lessons I've learned so far on my journey. If you're just getting to know me, start with these:


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Practical, actionable career wisdom for devs and dev advocates.

I send helpful emails about leveling up your career in development and developer relations. No BS, no hand-waving, but with some fun thrown in for good measure. Beginners very welcome. Sign up and I'll send you the first chapter of my book Getting Started in Developer Relations.

Sam Julien © 2020