This tweet from @mary_grace made me smile
Mary Thengvall is in NYC 🚕🗽@mary_graceI found out today that I was once (aka up until 3 days ago) hard-coded into @ThePracticalDev's website because of special permissions they gave me to facilitate my work w/multiple company's content strategies 😂#AchievementUnlocked #BossMode #DEVcommunity
github.com/thepracticalde…21:56 PM - 07 Jun 2019
Mary is a real devrel whiz and was one of the first people to see some of the DEV magic before more folks in the industry did.
Because of that, she was the first to request a lot of features related to org accounts on DEV. And in order to appease Mary's needs we basically just coded stuff for her and hid it behind conditionals. Today @peter met up with her for lunch and told her the story of how we shipped this just for her.
I remember shipping this feature on the same day she asked about it, so I tossed in the "Hi Mary 👋" as a hard-coded flourish.
We've since evolved org features a lot. Our most active organization is Azure and we're having new folks come on all the time, like Angular the other day. We've always had the idea that organizations (essentially engineering blogs hosted right within the community) are a natural part of the ecosystem, but it takes folks like Mary to help pull it off.
We only recently removed Mary's name from the codebase alongside this shipment:
Letting Mary know that her name was hardcoded all along and that that historical factoid will live on in our open source git history for all time is just kind of fun.
Happy coding 😄