Earlier today, we held a company All Hands meeting where we shared that we’d be saying goodbye to a portion of our team in the form of layoffs. As an organization built around the principle of serving our community here at DEV, we wanted to provide all of you with a quick overview of the factors that played into that decision and a preview of changes you can expect in the coming days and months.
Over the past few months, we’ve closely followed the changing economic conditions impacting the tech industry. These are turbulent and uncertain times for companies at our stage, and we decided that we needed to take active steps in order to shore up our operations and ensure our long term sustainability. Our highest commitment will always be serving the community, and we’re taking these hard steps in order to ensure we can continue upholding that promise.
We’re parting ways with an absolutely amazing group of friends, teammates, and contributors who have been instrumental to the DEV and Forem journey. Each of these individuals will forever be an important part of our story. Both in cultivating the community here on DEV, along with our longer-term mission of providing free and open source building blocks for creating safe, modern, and independent communities with Forem.
As part of this change, we will be redoubling our focus on serving the community here on DEV and on our sister community, CodeNewbie. You can expect significant improvements to the core elements of the member experience, and a renewed emphasis on ensuring DEV and CodeNewbie serve as valuable and constructive destinations in the developer ecosystem.