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Challenger Approaching: I am joining the DEV team!

jacobherrington profile image Jacob Herrington (he/him) ・1 min read

It's official, today is my first day working with the DEV team.

I've made a handful of PRs to DEV and posted a few articles here, but I'm stoked to be contributing to this platform in an official capacity.

I'm a self-taught software engineer from Northwest Arkansas (πŸ—), and I help maintain the Solidus ecommerce platform. I also run a podcast about developer career paths.

Joining DEV as Senior Software Engineer means I'll be shipping new features, helping maintain the project, and working to improve the existing codebase. The opportunity to write code for this platform excites me, but I'm also very interested in finding new ways to get involved with this community.

While I'm working with the DEV team, I will strive to be open and accessible. I care deeply about inclusivity and transparency, so I'll make every effort to model those ideals in my actions. In the spirit of being accessible, I'm always happy to receive DMs on DEV or any other platform I use.

I look forward to growing with DEV and seeing my contributions benefit this group of people. I'm super grateful to the DEV team for trusting me with their project and the DEV community for making it possible to do this kind of thing for a living.

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Welcome to the team, Jacob! πŸ₯³

And might I add, that's a great last name you have. So familiar, yet still so different. πŸ™‚


πŸ˜‚ Glad to be here!


Congratz Jacob πŸ₯³

I really enjoy your content... All the best!


Thanks Yaser, I'm glad you get something out of it πŸ€™


So fun! Congrats Jacob!


Yeah, it seems like a pretty good gig πŸ˜‰


Congratulations Jacob! πŸŽ‰

Your name looked awfully familiar to me and I just realised that it's because I found your instagram profile early 2018 and really liked your "coding pictures" ha! Very random fact but I wanted to share it anyway. πŸ˜‚ Great to see you here on DEV.to and wishing you the best of luck on this new chapter. πŸ™ŒπŸ»


Thanks! I'm excited πŸ€ πŸ‘


Congrats! πŸ˜ƒπŸŽ‰




I'm curious since you mentioned you are from Arkansas, is Dev.to mostly remote working people?


Yup! At the moment I'm the westernmost employee at DEV, but it's a pretty distributed team.


That's awesome! Congrats! πŸŽ‰


Thanks 😁 I'm pumped


Hey Jacob, Please guide me on this. I also want to contribute in open source community and want to grab opportunities like you.


Howdy! I saw your DM and I promise to get back to it soon :)

I'd love to help you get some PRs on Dev during Hacktoberfest if you're around!


yes will wait for it.


Awesome! Congrats πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€™


Thanks Felipe! I'm excited πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»


I'm just excited to get to work on this platform officially :)


Congrats! What you doing is inspiring.


Wow, thanks, I'm glad to hear that you like it πŸ˜…


Congrats to you but also to the dev team. They are also getting a valuable resource. I'm always checking out your posts and there is always something to take from u.
Best regards,


Thanks Victor 😁 I'm glad to hear that!!


Congratulation Jacob! That's so exciting!


Congrats Jacob, Nice to meet you


Thanks! Hope to see you around DEV!


Congrats Jacob! Also been really enjoying your posts here for a while!


Cool! Glad to hear it. Thanks πŸ˜€


congrats Jacob!! I'm a huge listener of devpath.


Neat! I'm glad you're enjoying it. Let me know if you have any feedback 😁


Welcome to DEV Jacob! :-)))