Kent C. Dodds - Software Quality Instructor and World Renowned Speaker #100


Kent C. Dodds is a world renowned speaker, teacher, and trainer and he’s actively involved in the open source community as a maintainer and contributor of hundreds of popular npm packages.

Kent is the creator of and he’s an instructor on and Frontend Masters. He’s also a Google Developer Expert. Kent is happily married and the father of four kids. He likes his family, code, JavaScript, and React.

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A note from Grant

After considering a career as an accountant, some time spent as a missionary and a small business owner digitizing compact discs, Kent C. Dodds has steadily spent the last decade building up a career as a web developer and software engineer for the likes of USAA, Domo, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Paypal.

These days, Kent is on his own as a world renowned speaker, teacher and trainer on software and software quality, especially in the Javascript and frontend development space. His work can be found on several leading sites like, Frontend Masters and his very own and In addition to all that great educational content, Kent also is an active contributor and maintainer of hundreds of popular open source Javascript libraries.

-Grant Ingersoll


“I ended up switching from accounting to information systems which is in the business school. II still wasn’t convinced that I wanted to program. But I thought ‘hey I really enjoy computers, I’m really good at these computer things, and business seems interesting.’”

“I think that’s what got me started into UI was just that really quick feedback cycle of seeing the impact of the changes I was making.”

“Right around the time I graduated from college I started making videos for egghead. My first course I created was using JWTs with AngularJS. And My first month I got my royalty check and it paid my mortgage for that month. And it did so thereafter.”

—Kent C. Dodds

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