John Resig is the Dean of Computer Science 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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Contact Me

Contact Instructions

  • 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, please feel free to add any JavaScript Jobs to the JavaScript Ninja JavaScript Jobs tracker that I run.
  • I’m not taking on any new writing or blogging work right now.
  • I am 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


Infrequent, short, updates and links.