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I Just Joined the DEV Team!

graciegregory profile image Gracie Gregory (she/her) ・2 min read

Hello, world! I'm thrilled to share that I just joined the DEV team as the new Content Manager. I'm excited to make engaging with this inspiring community my official work every day. 

A bit about me: I've worked in the open source, serverless, and CISO event communities throughout my career. I'm deeply inspired by software developers and surfacing the stories that inspire them. Outside of work, you'll find me reading (currently pouring over the chilling works of Ian McEwan) and cooking. I am particularly obsessed with Burmese food so I think I need to learn how to make some of my favorite dishes myself one of these days.

During ordinary times, I would feel plain old lucky to be chosen for this role — but the fact that we're in the midst of a pandemic makes me feel doubly so. Many people in every sector are hurting and out of work at the moment, so it's not lost on me that I am fortunate to be employed — by a company I respect, to boot. 

To those of you currently seeking work or in need of some connection during this particular moment, please find me here on DEV! I look forward to listening to this remarkable group of people. Togetherness is the balm we all need right now — I'm excited to be here and help facilitate that very thing in any way I can. 

With open ears,
Gracie 

P.S. I just started the TV show Devs on Hulu the other day. Halfway through day one here, I can confirm that none of that spooky nonsense goes on at DEV (Community) — thankfully 😂

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

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Content Manager @ DEV. I get a kick out of building authentic communities for developers by writing helpful and (hopefully!) inspiring content. In my spare time, I fancy myself an amateur sleuth.

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Amazing news and huge congrats to you!

 

Thank you so much, Gwyneth 😊

 

Hi Gracie, I'm Katie, the #welcome moderator here on DEV.

I want to congratulate you on your new role and officially 😊 #welcome you to the DEV community.

You'll find it's really awesome here with some amazingly talented people both on the contributing side and, all those on the support side whose presence you feel their as they provide behind the scene updates to keep the site running smoothly.

 
 

Congrats!
Funny, I've looked in your profile and saw this - "In my spare time, I fancy myself an amateur sleuth."
which automatically got me thinking of an amateur sloth, which got me thinking of Sid the sloth, which made me smile.
Also, I Learned a new word today (sleuth), so thanks for that!

 

Haha! The fact is, I'm an EXPERT sloth!

 
 

It's so awesome to have you on the team, Gracie! I'm looking forward to working with you closely on DEV content and community initiatives. Let's do this! 🙌

 

Thanks, Michael!! I'm super excited to work together also 🎉 This feels like a pretty great place to be ✨

 
 
 

Welcome Gracie,

We're so thrilled you're joining us!

 
 

Congrats on your new role, Gracie! 🎉 I'm excited to see what cool stuffs you'll bring to the community!

 
 
 

Warm welcome! Rock those twitter accounts

 
 
 

It's great to have you on the team, Gracie. Welcome! 🎉

 
 
 

Welcome to the coolest DEV community Gracie 😃.
I've heard good things about that show Devs, so I also gotta watch it 😅

 

Thank you, David! I was relieved to see that Nick Offerman's scary character has no hand in the real life DEV Community 😅

 
 
 

Welcome to the team Gracie!

Devs shows is pretty popular at DEV but I have yet to start watching it myself. I'll catch up 😂

 

Thanks!! Proceed at your own risk. It's good but it's grim!

 
 

Congrats, looking forward to new content!

 

Woot! Thanks for the welcome, Ryan :)

 
 

Congratulations..! And All the very Best! 🎉

 
 
 

Gracie, welcome.

Could you elaborate on the role of content managers on Dev.to?

I'm curious because duplicate contents and astroturfing has really been rampant lately. This particularly happens when a new, shiny object pops up on the horizon, and we see a burst of posts that are essentially a rewording of the product/software/library announcement, to capitalize on the views/likes/hearts.

This dilutes the overall quality of Dev.to in my opinion.

This has become particularly egregious as Deno 1.0 was announced; this post from today is pretty much an ad, poorly disguised as informational content, a content that has already been seen a dozen of times on Dev.to. I recall Stack Overflow and other communities (Hacker News) allow flagging of duplicate or low quality contents for example. Is this something being discussed internally with other content managers?

Thank you

 

Hey Sebastien, I'm one of the DEV co-founders and figured I'd pop in as I have a bit more of the historical context here.

The first thing to understand is that DEV is an open platform and we don't have direct editorial input into what individual members decide to publish. That said, we do our best to address low-quality content that violates the Content Policy outlined in our Terms of Service (#11).

Michael (@michaeltharrington ) is our Community Manager, and he moderates that posts on the platform along with plenty of support from a growing group of amazing community moderators. When you see problematic content, you can help us out by emailing yo@dev.to.

Gracie's addition to the team will help us continue improving in this regard. She'll be the person primarily managing our content distribution efforts, which plays an important role in highlighting the best posts that are being shared on DEV.

It's an ongoing and evolving effort to curtail low-quality content, highlight the best posts, all while keeping the platform open and welcoming to new and established authors alike. Please feel free to message me via DEV Connect if you'd like to continue sharing your ideas on this topic!

 

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Sentence #2. I was asking about the role of content managers on Dev.to, and provided some examples with respect to their possible purview. This was answered and clarified by Peter already.