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Codenewbie's Codeland Conf in NYC

binarydigit profile image Liz Rodriguez Originally published at binarydigit.io on ・2 min read

Codenewbie's Codeland Conf in NYC

I went to my first developer conference called Codeland and it was amazing!

I've been a huge fan of Codenewbie ever since I discovered it about a year ago. It's a welcoming community for people learning to code all around the world, created by Saron Yitbarek. If you're new to the web developer world, take part of the weekly Twitter chat every Wednesday! Follow the hashtag #CodeNewbie on Twitter.

Codeland took place at Microsoft's building in New York City at 11 Times Square, which is a great central location. It's a huge building with inspirational words along some of the walls. Upon checking I received a nice swap bag filled with goodies!

Codenewbie's Codeland Conf in NYC

I then tried making small talk with a few people - I loved how diverse the crowd was - all ages, races, genders! I immediately felt comfortable with the people I met. They told me their journeys into getting into software development, some just starting, while others have been at it for a few years.

I met Ben Halpern of The Practical Dev, which is another amazing coding community online!

Codenewbie's Codeland Conf in NYC

I was going to tack on some pictures to my this post, but McBilly Sy took great ones, so I'll link to his site! Here are photos from Friday and Saturday! I noticed he used a Fuji X-T20 (or X-T10) so kudos fellow Fuji shooter! 👍📷

There were so many amazing talks and a section for workshops. I learned a little bit about MongoDB, which was a great intro and now I can't wait to use it in a project. In our swag bag we received a booklet with all the speakers, full of terms that they used if you weren't familiar with them, and info from the talks and workshops. You can take a look at the Codeland site above.

I can't wait to take part in another conference, and maybe even give a talk at one! Thank you Codenewbies for an amazing community. ❤️

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Paul Caoile

Just found this post. I'm going to Codeland Conf this year and it will be my very first developer conference to attend. I'm both excited and nervous. :-)

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Liz Rodriguez Author

It was my first one as well and trust me when you show up, the nerves will go away as everyone is amazing! If you see me, say hi!

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Paul Caoile

Cool! Thanks, Liz. Hope to have the chance to meet you tomorrow.

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