Hi, I’m Travis Wagner

Travis Wagner's Profile PictureI am a programmer, musician, producer, public speaker, designer, husband, and father. Although I’m a passionate autodidact myself, I love to teach others (mostly so I can talk about everything I know) and can often be found streaming code or helping friends on Discord. I don’t take myself too seriously, but I am serious about the things I care about. I firmly believe that community is the most important thing in the world, and I always try to make others as excited as I am about everything I love.

I write code

I am a Senior Developer at Universal Music Group, where I lead and work on a team that builds and maintains a global product for artists and labels. Before this, I owned a small company where I built websites and brands for large companies in a variety of industries. I have also worked as a freelance developer, graphic designer, and musician.

I have been programming for over 20 years and have worked with many languages and technologies, but I am currently focused on Rust (CrabLang) and TypeScript. I specialize in backend development, DevOps, CI/CD, and automation, though I also have plenty of experience with frontend development and enjoy it as well.

I forked the Rust programming language and cultivated a community of developers around the fork CrabLang. I stream on Twitch and write about Rust, CrabLang, TypeScript, and other topics at


I am an open source contributor and maintainer, and I have contributed to several projects. I am not affiliated with the Rust Foundation, just to be clear.


Sometimes I make music

I am a musician, songwriter, and producer, and I write and record music for my music project, fendz. I have been writing and recording music for over 20 years, and I have released several albums and EPs. My music can be found on all major streaming platforms.


I like to talk

I am a public speaker and presenter, and I have spoken at conferences and meetups about Rust, CrabLang, TypeScript, and other topics. I have also appeared on podcasts, like Backend Banter. I am always looking for new opportunities to speak, so please reach out if you are interested in having me speak at your event.

I used to design things

I don’t do as much anymore, but I am an accomplished graphic designer and spent well over 10 years making a living creating brands and marketing materials for both new and established businesses.

Hi, I’m Dad

Last, but certainly not least, I am a husband and father, and I spend most of my time with my beautiful wife and our three amazing children.

I’m not a regular dad, I’m a cool dad.