Isaac Z. Schlueter: Creator of npm and CEO of npm, Inc.
Isaac Z. Schlueter is the creator of npm and CEO of npm, Inc. One of the earliest core contributors to the node project, he worked on the YUI platform team at Yahoo! Prior to landing in Silicon Valley, his formal education was in computer science, physics, and math at Southern Connecticut State University.
npm is currently enabling the growing trend toward more modular code. “Tools around assembling many small pieces of an application have allowed what counts as a library or a package to get smaller. Because of this, single-purpose libraries that do one thing really well have emerged, and there is low friction for including it in your app,” says Isaac. Clients for the npm registry, such as yarn, pnpm, ied, and npm-install, have led the latest development craze, with developers trying to help reduce the pain of the increasingly modular code and growth of dependencies in applications.
npm is backed by True Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners to the tune of $10.6 million over two rounds of funding. The company has 20 employees worldwide.
Written by Tracy Lee
Photography by Daniel Garcia
Article originally appeared in Issue 9.3 “Future”