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Ali Spittel
Ali Spittel

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New Years and New Beginnings: I'm Joining the DEV team!

I am so, so excited to announce that I'm starting 2019 by joining the DEV team! πŸŽ‰

Being a member of the DEV community has been huge for me careerwise and personally. It's been awesome to interact with and learn from the community, and I can't wait to be an even bigger part of it!

Education and improving the way we as an industry teach code is my passion, and I've found that I've been able to reach a lot more people on DEV than I can in person or on other platforms. I really hope to contribute to making it a platform where even more people can learn and teach.

My title will be software engineer, and I will be working on mostly the frontend both in writing code and managing open source contributions. Since I was a user and contributor before joining the team, I'll be able to give a different perspective on DEV!

I'll also be acting as a developer advocate as part of my role, so I'll be doing speaking at conferences and encouraging community engagement!

And, of course, I'll still be writing and creating content on DEV!

Can't wait to be even more involved in the community!

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rhymes • Edited

Great news Ali!! It's really awesome!

I'm not surprised in a sense because your contributions embody so many of the values Dev.to has.

I'm happy!

ps. rewrite all the things in Python now that you're an insider :P

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Ali Spittel

Thank you so much @rhymes ! that means a lot -- :P 🐍🐍🐍

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Alexandra Millatmal

Congratulations! I loved your end of year recap and look forward to seeing more from you!

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Ali Spittel

Thank you so much!!!

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Meghan (she/her)

Congrats Ali! That's amazing for you! Can't wait to see what's in store πŸ’œπŸ˜„

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Ali Spittel

Thank you so much!!

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Peter Kim Frank

We are so thrilled to have you on board β€” great things lie ahead in 2019!

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Ali Spittel

Thank you so much!! Definitely!

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Sung M. Kim

Congrats there, Ali πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

And thank you for always sharing your knowledge and experience for DEV πŸ™‚

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Ali Spittel

Thank you so much! For sure!!

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Patrick Wilkes

Congrats Ali! Can't wait to see your contributions.

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Ali Spittel

Thank you so much!

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K

Pretty awesome! Congratulatios Ali :)

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Ali Spittel

Thank you so much!!

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Basti Ortiz

WHOA! Congratulations, Ali! That is so cool! On behalf of the community, we're all happy for your success. Here's to more great things in 2019 and onward. πŸ₯‚ *clink*

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Ali Spittel

Thank you so much! I'm so excited!

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Younes

Congrats !

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Gift Egwuenu • Edited

Wow! Congrats Ali πŸŽ‰You rock!!

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Ali Spittel

Thank you so much! ❀️

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Kathy

πŸŽ‰Congratulations Ali!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ I am so excited for you and this next chapter in your life. You have worked hard and more than deserve it! I am privileged to say I had the opportunity to learn from you. I cannot wait to see what greatness lies ahead!!

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Ali Spittel

Ahhh Kathy, you got me all choked up <3 hope everything's going well, and thank you so much!

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Jen Chan • Edited

congratulations! I found myself searching your name and looking for a particular post yesterday, which speaks to how much your thoughts and opinions are important in this community. I'm so glad you're part of the team now!

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Ali Spittel

Oh wow, thank you! Super excited to be on the team!

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Carlos Alcazar

Excellent. Congratulations!

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Ali Spittel

Thanks!!

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Andy Hopwood

Wow...big congrats to you Ali! You can buy that doggy of yours a new bed now πŸ˜‚

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Ali Spittel

Thank you haha now she can stop willingly sleeping in Ikea bags instead of her bed!

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Andy Hopwood

Ahhh we all know she'll still choose the Ikea bag!

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Ali Spittel

So true!

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Nenba Jonathan

Congratulations