Frontend Platform: Other responsibilities

This page lists some of the other reponsibilities of the Frontend Platform team.


The Frontend Platform team maintains the canonical list of engineers at Sourcegraph who focus primarily on frontend development. These engineers all have expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript/TypeScript, and React, and maybe be called on to:

  • give their opinions on frontend tooling at Sourcegraph
  • review frontend PRs
  • do frontend interviews and assignment grading

These people are available under the @frontend-devs alias on both Slack and GitHub (the two lists are kept in sync). Please contact the Frontend Platform team to add or remove someone from the list.

Note that this is not intended to be a comprehensive list of people with frontend expertise! Some full-stack engineers are not included in @frontend-devs because the primarily do backend development at Sourcegraph, or they aren’t very familiar with React, etc.

Frontend Crew

Frontend Crew is a biweekly, technically-focused get-together for all frontend (or frontend-curious) developers at the company. The idea is similar to a “guild” in the Spotify model:

A Guild is a more organic and wide-reaching “community of interest”, a group of people that want to share knowledge, tools, code, and practices. Chapters are always local to a Tribe, while a guild usually cuts across the whole organization.