About me, Jeff Wainwright, a software engineer and surfer in Los Angeles

I’m a software engineer at Currency. Formally, I wrote a lot of open source while at Dollar Shave Club. I write software because I’m passionate about making things, learning, and contributing to society. Software allows me to do those things everyday. Unrelated to software, I enjoy painting, running, and surfing.

The profile handle “yowainwright” is derived from conversations I had growing up while talking with my dad in his wood shop. I would sit on a workbench and tell him about my dreams which were always lofty. He would respond to my enthusiasm at key moments by pumping is fist in a winning gesture and say in a deep tone, “yoooo Wainwright!“. Not being a typical quick-learner or athlete, his encouragement motivates me to continue to persue my dreams.

Open Source Initiatives

  • ES Check: Checks the version of ES in JavaScript files with simple shell commands
  • StickyBits: Stickybits is a lightweight (<2KB) alternative to position: sticky polyfills
  • Scrolldir: y-axis scroll direction without jitter
  • Shave: a minimal JavaScript Plugin for Truncated text
  • Reframe.js: a minimal JavaScript Plugin for reframing html elements so they’re an intrinsic ratio of the original—great for embeds


Talks and Presentations

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