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Roy Derks is an author, speaker and trainer for web technologies (like TypeScript, React, Node.js and GraphQL) and AI.

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Currently I work as Developer Experience & Developer Relations Leader at StepZen, an IBM Company, where I work with the engineering, product, and marketing teams to improve their products, attract new users, and create content.

I am also an international speaker, author, and educator, with a passion for GraphQL, React, and AI. I have published multiple books and articles, delivered keynote presentations and workshops, and contributed to open-source projects and communities. I have been recognized as one of the Top 50 Talents in Business by the Dutch Financial Times in 2021, and as one of the TNW Top 500 Talents in Tech for three consecutive years. My mission is to make world-class tech education available to everyone, and to empower developers to create impactful solutions.

Find talks on a variety of topics, from React to GraphQL and from AI to Developer Relations

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Find my books on React, GraphQL and Developer Relations

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I've been working in tech all my life

> 15 yearsEngineering experience in open source and business

> 10 yearsIn Tech Leadership for multiple startups and scaleups

100+Talks at conferences and events worldwide

500k+developers reached through talks and technical content

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