I've spent the last few months figuring out "What do I want to do in tech now?"
I have been a developer, educator, technical writer, community coordinator and more. (If you want to learn more about my interview process the last few months you can check out this post)
A couple of months ago I applied for a role at DEV. At the time I created a draft post titled "Christina at DEV" and told them at the end that "Hopefully in the future I can turn this into an "I joined DEV" post instead 😀"
I didn't get that role but... Now I do get to create a post for my role as the new Open Source Community Manager for DEV.🎉
As a developer I spent way too much time trying to figure out where to blog or "revamping" my own website. I always knew I wanted to blog but didn't really get started until I found DEV.
DEV has been an amazing and encouraging community for me. A lot of opportunities I have had the last 2 years have been because of my posts on DEV and engagement with the community. DEV and now Forem, are products I use and love and I couldn't be more excited to join this team.
Open-source and community are essential to DEV and I hope my skills and varied background will be valuable to the DEV team and the DEV community. I look forward to continue building up the Open Source community here and helping contributors have a wonderful experience.
I started out in tech as a Front-end developer. I love creative coding and have a lot of fun creating crazy animations and art with code over on CodePen. On the side, I teach courses for platforms like Egghead.io and LinkedIn Learning.
If you ever have any questions, comments, or just want to chat, feel free to reach out!
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