Jakub Konka

Hi! My name is Jakub, but you might know me by my Github handle kubkon. I'm a software engineer at Microsoft, an open-source addict and recently honoured to have become Zig core team member.

At Microsoft, I work on the Fluent UI web framework, a React-based web components framework that empowers you to create beautfiful Microsoft-styled web UIs.

As a Zig core team member, on the other hand, I focus on first-class macOS support. I am the main author and contributor to the self-hosted Mach-O linker in Zig, and I have been working hard ensuring that Zig's stage1 compiler and libstd are usable on the latest macOS Big Sur running on Apple Silicon (ARM64) - no kidding, you will be able to code in Zig natively on ARM64 macOS with Zig 0.7.0 release!

Previously, I used to contribute a lot to the Wasm/WASI ecosystem but due to time constraints, I had to dial this down somewhat (if only days were longer...). However, that doesn't mean you will never see me contribute to this fanastic ecosystem ever again - stay tuned for more updates!

If you like my open-source contributions, you can now sponsor me on GitHub.

In this blog, I'll try to reflect on the more interesting aspects of my journey through the world of programming. If you would like to discuss any of the posts, feel free to drop me a line at moc.aknokbukaj@nokbuk or message me on Twitter at @kubkon.

My most notable contributions


Huge thanks to the Zig Software Foundation and my sponsors

Firstly, I'd like to extend my thanks to the Zig Software Foundation for making me a part-time individual contractor and reimbursing some of my spare time spent on developing the Zig language and the compiler, and curating the Zig ecosystem and the community. Thank you!

Secondly, I'd also like to take this opportunity and thank all of my individual sponsors but in particular (and in no particular order!):