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Oct 9, 2018

Quincy Larson interviews Sacha Greif, who's a designer, developer, and prolific open source project creator.

Sacha created the Vulcan.js framework, the daily design newsletter, and so many other important projects in the developer community.

Most recently, Sacha started the State of JavaScript survey, where he asks developers a ton of questions about which web development tools they use. He just finished the third annual survey, and soon he'll release the results from the more than 20,000 developers who took the survey.

Sacha grew up in Paris. His grandparents were Jewish refugees who fled to France from Poland during World War II. Sacha's father was an author who wrote books about computers, and shared this passion with his son.

Sacha has spent much of his adult life living abroad in China, Switzerland, and Japan. He and his wife currently live in Kyoto and they just had their first child.

During this interview, Sacha talks about how he got his start as a professional developer in Beijing, then got deeper and deeper into user interface design. He shares how his passion for both of these disciplines resulted in him creating so many important open source projects.

Sacha also talks about how he followed in his father's footsteps and wrote the "Discover Meteor" book - the most popular resource for Meteor.js - and how the book's financial success helped bankroll his other projects.

Sacha Greif is one of the most prolific developers I know. And it was a blast getting to learn more about his coding journey. So without further ado, here's Sacha.

Interview by Quincy Larson:

Sacha Greif on Twitter:
Sacha's personal website with links to many of his projects:
Learn to code for free at:

Intro music by Vangough: