VoV 022 : How I became a Vue.js core team member without a professional background‌ with Thorsten Luenborg


  • Charles Max Wood
  • Chris Fritz
  • Erik Hanchett
  • Joe Eames

Special Guests: Thorsten Luenborg

In this episode, the Views on Vue panel talks to Thorsten Luenborg about how he became a Vue.js core team member. Thorsten is a part of the Vue core team, and has been for about 2 years. They talk about the beginnings of the creation of the Vue core team, what it means to be on the core team, and his main focus on the core team. They also touch on how Vue is ran using Open Collective and Patreon, how they don’t have an overarching corporate structure, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Thorsten intro
  • Vue
  • How did Evan get the core team together at the beginning?
  • Core team is a great place to come together, share ideas, and write Vue together
  • Loose organization of the core team
  • What it means to be on the core team?
  • Contributions are very spread out
  • Vue is very big in China
  • Maintaining different repositories
  • His main focus
  • Supporting role on the team
  • Build a small team of moderators
  • Need more structure to go further
  • Asking for help when you need it
  • Has there ever been a time when a corporate entity has contacted the core team directly for guidance/help?
  • Their work is sponsored by other companies
  • Using Open Collective and Patreon
  • Supporters don’t really interfere
  • Security through having a lot of little contributors
  • VueConf US
  • No overarching corporate structure
  • Ember.js
  • And much, much more!




Charles Max Wood