Jonathan Verrecchia – Resume (PDF)
Front-End Engineer, author, speaker, blogger. You can reach me at
I am specialized in building scalable, easy-to-maintain, and performant HTML/CSS/JS architectures
. I have good web design skills, which can be useful in small or medium-sized companies, and developer relations experience that may interest larger ones.
Freelance Front-End Consulting
Paris • Present
I currently offer consulting to take your HTML/CSS/JS codebase to the next level. Whether you need a simple audit or dedicated development, we can tailor an offer that fits your needs. Please visit my consulting
page for more information.
Front-End Engineer at Yelp
San Francisco • 02/2012 to 03/2015
In a small team of about 4 Front-End Engineers, I developed features and components for Yelp's site and mobile web app, to serve fast pages to more than 90 million
unique visitors per month; with a strong focus on creating a robust and sustainable CSS codebase. I was involved in developer relations and recruiting, and brought SFHTML5
Web Developer Intern at SFEIR
Paris • 02/2011 to 08-2011
I developed HTML5, GWT, Google App Engine, and Android apps at the Innovation Department of SFEIR. We won a French Google Chrome HTML5 app contest with one of the first web-based music player
Author of a book about HTML5
I co-wrote a book about HTML5
which covers a wide range of features, such as: semantics, microdata, audio and video, canvas, web sockets, offline apps, etc. The foreword is by Paul Irish, from the Google Chrome team. I also wrote a guest chapter
in another book about HTML5, and an article in Web Design Magazine
is my contribution to the community to make the web better by accelerating the creation of new HTML5 projects. It is the official custom build tool of HTML5 Boilerplate
. Initializr receives a traffic of 42.000 visitors per month, generating 15.000 downloads, has more than 8000 Twitter followers
, and a total of 2500 Github stars
Blogging and social media audience
It comes naturally to me to explain technical topics clearly. My blog about front-end development, verekia.com
, receives about 20.000 visitors per month. I have also built a wide audience of web developers on social media with more than 9000 Twitter followers
. This audience can be reached with front-end content.
I gave talks at SFHTML5
, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
, Google Developer Group in Paris
, Pars Web Components
, and several internal presentations at Yelp and Sfeir. My most popular presentation, about CSS preprocessors, reached about 30.000 YouTube views
, with a ratio of 98% upvotes.
Education and Languages
I have a Master in Computer Science from EPITA
, where I learned programming, data structures, algorithms, UNIX, web and mobile development, and much more (mostly coded in C, Java, and PHP). I was a student representative, won an Android contest
with the University College of Dublin, and organized the Open Source Day 2010
I speak and write French natively, English fluently, and Spanish decently.