John Resig is a developer at Khan Academy and the creator of the jQuery JavaScript library. He’s also the author of the books Pro JavaScript Techniques and Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja.

John is a Visiting Researcher at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto working on the study of Ukiyo-e (Japanese Woodblock printing). He has developed a comprehensive woodblock print database and image search engine located at: Ukiyo-e.org.

Currently, John is located in Brooklyn, NY.

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  • I am open to limited speaking engagements in the New York City area. I’m no longer taking on any other speaking engagements (private or otherwise). Additionally:
    • I’m only interested in speaking at conferences that have an enforced Code of Conduct in place, such as the one that Pycon or JSConf uses.
    • Additionally I only wish to speak at conferences that’ve committed to improving diversity in both their speaker line-up and attendance. More information on fixing this problem can be found here and here.
  • I’m not currently looking for work.
  • I’m not taking on any new writing or blogging work right now.
  • I am sometimes open to doing occasional interviews.
  • If you have a question about jQuery please post it to the jQuery Forum.
  • If you have any questions regarding the Ukiyo-e.org Search Engine please feel free to contact me.

More About Me

  • Presentations – Presentations that I’ve given.
  • Research – Current research into Digital Humanities and past research into Data Mining.
  • Past Projects – A number of open source projects that I’ve created and released.
Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja

Secrets of the JS Ninja

Secret techniques of top JavaScript programmers. Published by Manning.

Ukiyo-e Database and Search


Japanese woodblock print database and search engine.

John Resig Twitter Updates


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