Ben Vinegar

Hey! I’m Ben Vinegar, General Manager of Syntax.fm at Sentry. I’m also the co-author of Third-party JavaScript, a contributor to O’Reilly’s Beautiful JavaScript, and an occasional conference speaker.

You can find me on Twitter, Bluesky, Mastodon, GitHub, and LinkedIn.

Work

Syntax is a popular web development podcast hosted by Scott Tolinski and Wes Bos. You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Twitter, and YouTube.

Sentry is a source-available SaaS product that helps software teams understand how their application code is performing in production. Sentry is funded by Accel, NEA, and BOND, and our customers include leading technology companies like GitHub, Instacart, Riot Games, and many others.

Writing

Third-party JavaScript Third-party JavaScript

Released in 2013 by Manning Publications and co-authored with Anton Kovalyov, Third-party JavaScript teaches readers how to build embedded JavaScript applications like widgets and analytics scripts. It has been translated and sold in several languages, including Standard Chinese, Japanese, and Portugese.

Beautiful JavaScript Beautiful JavaScript

From 2015, Beautiful JavaScript is a collection of 15 discrete chapters contributed by leading JavaScript programmers like Angus Croll, Jenn Schiffer, Nicholas Zakas, and Ariya Hidayat. I contributed a chapter on abusing JavaScript constructors to seamlessly introduce the factory design pattern.

Selected blog posts

Speaking

Podcasts

Talks

Panels

Contact me

The best way to reach me is over email.

Please note I do not respond to solicitations from recruiting agencies, outsourcing firms, product salespeople, etc.