Have you ever wanted to ask the best programmers something? If you do, you now have the chance: Several well-known and good programmers have recently started to allow others to ask them anything. To do this, they create a repository on GitHub where you can use the issues to ask them your questions. And even if you don’t have any, it’s always really interesting to read through the questions already answered.
So here is the list of the best developers in the world (having more than 500 followers) answering questions by doing AMAs on GitHub:
- Sindre Sorhus – Creator of Pageres, Chalk, TodoMVC, Yeoman.
- Pascal Hartig – Engineer at Twitter. Contributor to Yeoman, TodoMVC, WSK.
- Stephen Sawchuk – Creator of wiredep, youmeyou. Helper of ^.
- Mark Otto – Designer at GitHub. Creator of Bootstrap.
- Zach Holman – Developer and speaker. Previously worked at GitHub.
- Hugh Kennedy – Web/graphics programmer, a maintainer of glslify, stack.gl and many npm modules.
- Paul Miller – Creator of Brunch.io, Chaplin, es6-shim and many npm modules. Entrepreneur & frequent traveler.
- Lim Chee Aun – Product engineer. GitHub stargazer. Anime lover.
- Darcy Clarke – Developer, Designer, Founder, Mentor & Speaker.
- Mikola Lysenko – Geometry vagrant.
- Nicholas C. Zakas – Architect at Box, author, creator of ESLint.
- Derick Bailey – Developer and entrepreneur, author and screencaster.
- Hemanth.HM – A computer polyglot CLI, web and unix philosophy lover.
- Matthew Mueller – Creator of Cheerio, Duo, and a few other node modules.
- Hugo Giraudel – CSS goblin, Sass hacker, margin psycho.
- Kyle Robinson Young – Makes stuff and likes bears.
- Una Kravets – Front-End Developer, Sass things, Dev communities & Open Source Design.
- Vladimir Agafonkin – Engineer at Mapbox, creator of Leaflet and a bunch of other open source libraries.
- Zeno Rocha – Developer Advocate at Liferay.
- MK Yuan – Node.js developer at Alipay.
Ask your own question
If you want to ask one of the developers a question, you’ll need a GitHub account. Reading the questions and answers is possible without an account. To ask a question, just create a new issue that contains your question. Make sure to be polite and specific enough. And search for your question or a related question before posting your own.
Credits, all Q&As, and the comprehensive list of all programmer AMAs
This wouldn’t have been possible without the comprehensive list and actual idea from Sindre Sorhus because I basically forked his repository and filtered out all programmers with less than 500 followers to allow for a better overview. Furthermore, my fork contains a list of all questions and answers from these AMAs, for example if you’re asking yourself how a good developer deals with a specific topic, you can search there.
Please make sure to check out the full list of AMAs after you’ve learned from the most famous programmers, in the end you can learn from anyone.