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3 Core Topics


Career Advice

I'm a firm believer that we, as individuals, are solely responsible for what happens in our career. I encourage others to take control of their career while pursuing happiness, whatever that may look like for them.


Personal Brand

Your personal brand is the most valuable asset you will ever own. My personal brand enabled me to work for myself while pursuing my passion of teaching others through Content Creation.


Modern Web Development

The Web Development ecosystem is constantly evolving. I love spending time learning about the latest frameworks, methodologies, and tools, and I'm eager to share those learnings with the community.

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James is one of the most charismatic speakers I’ve ever seen. He has an incredible way of being able to speak to a wide variety of audiences and allowing them to feel seen and heard. I’ve never walked away from one of his talks without feeling inspired, capable, or willing to learn something new. He’s a powerhouse speaker and anytime I have the option to attend his talk I’m there. Every. Single. Time.

Bekah Hawrot Weigel

Technical Community Builder

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James Q. Quick’s keynote at THAT Conference was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not only did he captivate the audience with his insights and wisdom, but he also managed to evoke a range of emotions that left us all in tears. His words were heartfelt; they were genuine. His message comes from a place of vulnerability and experience, that will stay with everyone for a long time to come. James truly has a gift for inspiring and connecting with people, and we’re honored to have had him. Thank you, James, for an unforgettable and truly transformative experience.

Clark Sell

Founder of That Conference

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I had the pleasure of hearing James speak at Modern Frontends conference and I can confidently say he is a true expert in his field. Not only was he able to break down complex topics into easily understandable concepts, but he also provided valuable insights and practical takeaways for the audience.


Brand Designer

Past Talks

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Feeling Stuck In Your Career...? What Next

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How Content Creation Took My Career To The Next Level

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The State of Serverless in Modern Web Development


James is a JavaScript Developer, Speaker, and Teacher with a passion for teaching developers through various mediums of content. He is a firm believer in work-life balance, the on-going pursuit of personal happiness, and empowering others to take control of their career. His personal philosophy of “Learn Build Teach” has blossomed into a growing community of aspiring and established developers focused on helping each succeed.

His professional experience includes Software Development at Fedex and Developer Advocacy at Microsoft, Auth0, and PlanetScale. He is currently working as a full-time Technical Content Creator focused on growing his YouTube audience of over 150k subscribers, a weekly Web Development podcast called Compressed.fm, and an array of online courses. James has partnered with notable companies like Cloudflare, Microsoft, Fauna, Cloudinary, and more along his content creation journey. In his spare time, James plays co-ed soccer with his wife, spends time with his dogs, and can solve a Rubik's cube in under a minute.

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