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

aspittel profile image Ali Spittel ・1 min read

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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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


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


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


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


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


Thank you so much!! Definitely!


Congrats there, Ali πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

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


Thank you so much! For sure!!


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


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*


Thank you so much! I'm so excited!


Pretty awesome! Congratulatios Ali :)


Congratulations. You'll be a solid addition to the team.

Now, I have some UX issues for you...



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!!


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


Fantastic news! I am not surprised in any way, as you are consistently thoughtful, helpful and embody what everyone loves about this site.

Good luck!


Aw, thank you so much! That means a lot!


Wow! Congrats Ali πŸŽ‰You rock!!


Thank you so much! ❀️


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!


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


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


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


Great to hear this news! You've definitely become a major part of the content and community here, so seeing you become a full-time member is a sign of good things to come!


Thank you so much, Max! That means a lot!!


Hooray! So excited for you and for us. :-D


Congrats Ali!

All the best and keep up the good work. Looking forward to more of your content in DEV and contribution to DEV.



Thank you so much, I'm super excited!


Congrats! Great news and I'm looking forward to your contributions!


Congratulations Ali! Surprised it took the Dev team this long to give you a title. :D

Best wishes and I look forward to seeing what amazing things ytou and Dev can do together #teamwork.



Thank you so much! Super excited to get started!


Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your new content from this new perspective.


Thank you so much!! I'm really excited about it too!


Really great decision! Every contribution (be it code or content) from you I saw was a qualified one and contributed something of value to the community.

So I appreciate you joining the team making the already great platform greater :)


Woot woot! So happy to be on the team with ya. πŸ˜€


Same, can't wait to be coworkers!


Congratulations, Ali πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ
Looking forward to reading a more in-depth blog post from you :)


Awesome news Ali! Congrats on the new role. You're joining an awesome team. πŸ”₯


Thank you so much! I agree!