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A New Year, a New Start: I'm Joining the DEV Team!

nickytonline profile image Nick Taylor (he/him) Updated on ・2 min read

I can't believe I'm saying this. I'M JOINING THE DEV TEAM!!!

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For those of you that don't know me, my name is Nick Taylor, a senior software developer from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. πŸ‘‹ You can find out all about me on my site, iamdeveloper.com which I cross-post to DEV.

Aside from DEV, you can also find me on GitHub, Twitter and Instagram as @nickytonline . I also run the Twitter handle @vscodetips.

Over the years I have worked in many different kinds of places. From a social media platform, to e-commerce, fintech, security, AI startup land, and most recently the film/VFX industry.

The majority of my career has been in the .NET ecosystem in some full-stackish capacity, but I have always loved JavaScript, so I made a conscious decision to switch to the frontend back in 2016. You can read a bit about that in one of my rare career advice posts.

I love this community and have been a code contributor and content creator on the platform for quite some time now. I also moderate a couple of tags.

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One of the many things I love about DEV is that the team interacts with the community. I give you exhibit A.

Welcome, Nick, fellow Canadian! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Some fun facts about me:

  • I was the first person outside of the core team to contribute to the DEV repository.
  • I'm not a big fan of spiders. πŸ•·
  • I dyed my hair pretty frequently in university
  • I played rugby for many years.
  • I've gone as Wolverine for Hallowe'en one too many times. πŸ˜†
  • I used to play in a handbell choir (yes that's a thing)

In my role at DEV, I'll be focusing primarily on the frontend (although I wouldn’t mind getting my feet wet in some ruby), building out new features, improving the codebase and interacting with and learning from all the lovely humans on this platform.

That's all folks! Super stoked!

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P.S. I made this very expensive short film to accompany my announcement that I'm joining DEV. If you’re viewing this on mobile, it’s best viewed full-screen in landscape mode. And the Oscar goes to...

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Senior software developer at DEV/Forem. Caught the live coding bug on Twitch at livecoding.ca


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Wauw I did not expect this at all! I have been following you on DEV and twitter for some time now and love your blog posts and contributions to the DEV project.
I think you are going to be a great addition to the DEV team!


Thanks Glenn! I'm super pumped to make DEV even more awesome in an official capacity now.


Hi neighbour! I'm also from Montreal ;)

I honestly thought you were already part of the team because we see so much of you around here (not a bad thing!) so I guess it's only natural that you would join!

All the best and good luck in your new endeavor! πŸ˜„πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰


MercI Simon and hello neighbour!


I honestly thought you were already part of the DEV Team, haha. Great Job! You deserve it.


Thanks for the kind words. Looking forward to making DEV even more awesome in 2020 and beyond in an official capacity now.


I love the video! Congratulations and welcome to the team. I look forward to working with you.


Haha thanks. I'll be waiting for my Oscar nomination LOL. Looking forward to working with you as well! πŸ”₯


Oh wow, congratulations! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰


Thanks man! Looking forward to working with Team Awesome Humans! πŸ”₯


That's awesome! Have fun in the DEV team 😁


woah I'm super happy for you! congratulations Nick πŸŽ‰


Woooh! That's so good to hear!!! A big congratulations to you Nick! πŸŽ‰


Awesome to officially welcome you, Nick! 😁


Thanks Andy! Super stoked to be working together!



Congratulations Nick! πŸ‘πŸ‘
All the best!


A very belated congratulations! And your video IS Oscar-worthy! What a hoot!


Haha thanks. I still don't know how I lost out to Parasite! πŸ˜†