Connor Wilson

Engineering leader, front-end by trade

Hello! I've been making websites since the dark ages of IE6 and table based layouts, and now manage cross-functional teams building software products at scale, at companies from 20-1500 employees. I love to optimize hiring practices and manage with transparency.

Current Preferred Tech

  • TypeScript
  • React
  • i18next
  • Jest
  • ESLint
  • Prettier
  • Storybook
  • Design Systems
  • NextJS

Currently Busy With

I'm currently leading two teams at Coursera, focussing on Design Systems and Core Product. Formerly, I was Director of Front-end Education at Bridge. Here you can also find some stuff about my writing, speaking, and open source development. You can check me out on Medium for articles ranging from career advice to modern front-end tutorials.

Open Source

  • How to 21

    A tool to quiz you on decision making while playing Blackjack. The tool tracks and charts your progress, and can remember your previous scores when you return to the site.

  • gatsby-simple-contentful-starter

    A simple Gatsby starter that hooks into Contentful. Can be found in the official Gatsby Starter Library!

  • Rinse React

    A boilerplate for creating a reusable component library in React. I also wrote an article documenting the process and tracked the work through GitHub.

  • ics-to-json

    A tiny JavaScript library to convert ICS calendars (eg. Google Calendar) to an opinionated JSON format.

  • Gatsby Cat Facts

    Load a list of Cat Facts into your Gatsby app with this source plugin!

Past Talks

  • Atomic Design in React

    Discussing the Atomic Design method of structuring a React project.

  • Reusable Component Libraries in React

    A presentation on how to build a component library, as well as discussion on why the pattern works in scaling projects.


Social Media

The easiest way to get in touch with me is by email me [at] this domain or by Twitter.