Hello There!

I'm Debbie O'Brien

Head Developer Advocate at Bit.

I have over 10 years experience in Frontend development and have worked as a Tech Lead and consultant for many important clients with varios technologies and often with a strong focus on performance. I have lead teams both in house and remotely as well as giving workshops and training. I have many years of experience as a mentor for online learning platforms, Treehouse and OpenClassrooms and am a teacher at Vue School as well as Jamstack Explorers and I am a writer for Ultimate Courses.

I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in developer technologies, Google Developer Expert in web technologies, GitHub Star, Cloudinary Media Developer Expert, Auth0 Ambassador and Nuxt Ambassador.

I have a special love for JavaScript frameworks especially Vue.js and Nuxt.js and improving performance with webpack and of course the Jamstack and am an Open Source Contributor. I have a Frontend and FullStack Tech Degree and am Microsoft certified. I am an international speaker, and have spoken at many meet-ups and conferences worldwide on many continents including Antarctica.

I am Irish but live in Mallorca, Spain and when I am not writing code and studying new technologies you can find me doing all sorts of sports from running, cycling and skiing, body combat and of course Taekwondo as I am a 4th degree black belt.

Checkout my YouTube Channel for all the latest videos mainly on Nuxt.

Awards and Achievements

GitHub Star

GitHub Stars are experts and technical leaders who passionately share their knowledge, online and in-person, with communities in which they live and work. At the time of publishing this there were only 36 stars worldwide.

Google Developer Expert

The Google Developers Experts program is a global network of highly experienced technology experts, influencers and thought leaders who actively support developers, companies and tech communities by speaking at events, publishing content. Nearly 700 Experts represent 18+ Google technologies around the world!

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award is given by Microsoft to technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are awarded to people who actively share their technical expertise with the different technology communities related directly, or indirectly to Microsoft.

Media Developer Expert

Energizing a diverse community of developers to share insight, expertise, and best practices of using media technology in web and mobile apps.

Auth0 Ambassador

Part of a global team of ambassadors empowering communities and help make the Internet a safer place by attending and hosting meetups, conferences, and other events that focus on authentication, security, and identity topics.

Microsoft Certified

Passing Exam 480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 validates a candidate’s ability to access and secure data as well as implement document structures, objects, and program flow.

Bachelor's Level Diploma

A 12 month program complete with one to one mentoring where you complete projects based on scenarios from the professional world, look for solutions, create your deliverables and present them convincingly in front of your mentor!

Full Stack JavaScript Tech Degree

Techdegree is a bootcamp-tier program that guides you through a full curriculum of Treehouse courses. In addition, it includes a portfolio of curated projects, workshops, quizzes, and access to the exclusive Treehouse Slack community.

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