Jeremy Ashkenas

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Jeremy Ashkenas
Known forCoffeeScript, backbone.js, underscore.js, DocumentCloud
AwardsGerald Loeb Award

Jeremy Ashkenas is a computer programmer known for the creation and co-creation of the CoffeeScript and LiveScript programming languages respectively, the Backbone.js JavaScript framework and the Underscore.js JavaScript library.[1][2][3] While working in the graphics department at The New York Times, he shared the 2015 Gerald Loeb Award for Images/Graphics/Interactives.[4] After working at the Times, he was an employee of Observable, Inc. As of 2020, he works at Substack Inc.[5] Jeremy returned to The New York Times in June 2022 as Director of Graphics for Opinion.[6]


  1. ^ "JavaScript Meetup City", Open, The New York Times, April 4, 2012, archived from the original on July 6, 2017, retrieved February 7, 2017
  2. ^ Interview: Jeremy Ashkenas Talks About CoffeeScript, archived from the original on 2012-05-19
  3. ^ Jeremy Ashkenas — A Cup of CoffeeScript, 22 October 2011
  4. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2015 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. June 24, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  5. ^ "Jeremy Ashkenas on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  6. ^ "Jeremy Ashkenas Returns to the Times as Head of Opinion Graphics". 26 May 2022.

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