James Sumners

Specialties: JavaScript, Linux
A software engineer with a background in Linux administration

Open Source

In my personal time, I am a prolific contributor to open source projects, particularly in the JavaScript ecosystem. Listed here are a few of the major projects that I work on.


Core Maintainer, September 2016 - Present


Pino is a logging library for applications built with JavaScript on Node.js. It prioritizes speed and machine parsebility over anything else.


Core Maintainer, September 2017 - Present


Fastify is an HTTP framework for applications built with JavaScript on Node.js, an alternative to the well known Express framework.


Lead Maintainer, August 2019 - Present


LDAPjs provides a framework for building LDAP servers, and a client to interact with standard LDAP servers, for applications built with JavaScript on Node.js.



Software Engineer III, May 2022 - January 2023

I was a backend software engineer on the ecosystem team. My work involved maintaining open source modules for client usage, implementing new customer centric features, and getting an API gateway ready for use:


Senior Software Engineer, May 2020 – March 2022

Software Engineer, May 2018 – May 2020

I was a backend software engineer specializing in Node.js based development with JavaScript. In this position I:

Clayton State University (Technology Infrastructure)

Linux System Administrator, November 2014 – April 2018

I was the lead system administrator for all Linux systems used by Clayton State University. In this position, some of my various duties included:

Clayton State University (Enterprise Applications)

Database Developer/Linux Administrator, March 2009 - November 2014

In this position I was a web developer, database developer, and Linux system administrator. Some of my accomplishments in this position include:

Platypus Web Productions

Lead Web Developer, April 2009 – December 2009

Platypus Web Productions was a short lived independent web design and development firm established by me and a partner. In my role as the web developer I:

Skill Set Summary

Node.js JavaScript Fastify
Docker AWS Lambda AWS SQS
MySQL Git Mentorship
Effective Communication Open Source Go


B.Sc., Mathematics; Clayton State University (Morrow, GA)


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