About npm

npm is lots of things.

  • npm is the package manager for Node.js. It was created in 2009 as an open source project to help JavaScript developers easily share packaged modules of code.

  • The npm Registry is a public collection of packages of open-source code for Node.js, front-end web apps, mobile apps, robots, routers, and countless other needs of the JavaScript community.

  • npm is the command line client that allows developers to install and publish those packages.

  • npm, Inc. is the company that hosts and maintains all of the above.

About npm, Inc.

npm, Inc. is a company founded in 2014. Its executive team is:

  • Isaac Z. Schlueter, Chief Open Technology Officer

  • Ahmad Nassri, Chief Technology Officer

  • Dawn Umlah, Chief Operating Officer

  • Alex Robson, Vice President of Engineering

  • Adam Baldwin, Vice President of Security

  • Kathy Doucette, Vice President of Finance

npm, Inc. is dedicated to the long term success of the JavaScript community, which includes the success of the open-source Node.js and npm projects.

At npm, Inc. we do three things to support this goal:

  1. Run the open source registry as a free service.

  2. Build tools and operate services that support the secure use of packages in a private or enterprise context.

  3. Create innovative paid products which enhance the lives of professional JavaScript developers around the world.

npm's mission is to take Open Source development to entirely new places. When everyone else is adding force, we work to reduce friction.

npm is not a typical product, and we are not a typical "work hard/play hard" startup. We are responsible adults with diverse backgrounds and interests, who take our careers and our lives seriously. We believe that the best way to iterate towards success is by taking care of ourselves, our families, our users, and one another. We aim for a sustainable approach to work and life, because that is the best way to maximize long-term speed, while retaining clarity of vision. Compassion is our strategy.

Our offices are in downtown Oakland, California.

Contacting npm

You can reach us for support or any other questions via our contact form or at npm@npmjs.com.