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Welcome Thread - v13

Hey there! Welcome to dev.to!

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Welcome!

  1. Leave a comment below to introduce yourself! You can talk about what brought you here, what you're learning, or just a fun fact about yourself.

  2. Reply to someone's comment, either with a question or just a hello. 👋

  3. Or answer this question: what's your favorite weekend activity?

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Shawn Reisner • Edited on

My name is Shawn Reisner and I'm a full-stack JavaScript expert. When I was learning JavaScript a number of years ago I read an article, maybe posted by @thepracticaldev or @bendhalpern, on how they made dev.to so fast. I've stopped by a few times since and decided to create an account a few weeks ago and start writing some tidbits of what I know to give back to my community.

My favorite weekend activity is my Saturday work sesh at Horizon Line Coffee in Des Moines, IA, my hometown! It's the most productive 8 hours of my entire week.

You, reading this, yes, you, check out my article titled A Quick, Practical Use Case for ES6 Generators, and if you like it, give me a follow! Or at least a heart. You can spare one measly heart, right?

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DataJan

Hey Shawn! Here's a question for you. What inspired you to become a full stack JavaScript developer? Why not some other language?

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Shawn Reisner

I'm not sure if I have a good answer for this. I use JavaScript because it's the language of the web, and I have the most fun building things for the web. Sorry for a lackluster response!

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Marek Gebka

Hello! 🤛

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Shawn Reisner

What up what up! 🤜

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Raul Piraces Alastuey

Hello!!

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Shawn Reisner

Hello and welcome!

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Hackingforlife

hi, I am Winnie Akello from Uganda, Africa.I am in college studying a non-tech related course but i love to code. i am currently teaching myself how to program in python.what brought me here is,i want to learn everything code and interact with the community.I believe i will find this here.

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Abdulgafar Ashiru

Hello Winnie, I've similar background with you,still in college but really love to code. I'm Nigerian and studying a pure science course. I started coding this year picking up javascript in bits for use in browser env and nodejs.
I hope you enjoy your time here.

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Hackingforlife

Most definitely...thank you so much for reviewing my thread and am so glad that we identify on the same. i am looking forward to getting the best out of this!

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Abdulgafar Ashiru

awn!me too.
Are you into any beginner project yet? or you are just getting a hold of the language...?
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_/ _...................................salam.

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Hackingforlife

yessss,yes! There's this project that i am currently working on. Its my first ever and super interesting already. Begun this week!

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Abdulgafar Ashiru

oh really? tell me about it.

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LucasZapico

Welcome! Awesome, Python is a solid choice, stick with it and have fun.

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Hackingforlife

thank you. I am honestly grateful!

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Joe Nash

Hey Winnie! Great to see some students here ✨

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Hackingforlife

Thanks Joe!i already feel like i belong here.

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vikram-rajpuro

No need to worry; I guess you ended up at the right place <3<3<3

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Sung M. Kim • Edited on

Hi, I am Sung 😁

a software developer from NYC 🍎.


✒️ I signed up last year but not sure what brought me here due to lack of 1/2 year activity 😅😝

📚 Currently learning GatsbyJS & Styled Components.
But planning to learn Docker, PWA (Progressive Web Apps) & Elixir.
(I've been a .NET developer and want to focus more on front-end)

😂 Fun fact? (more like hobbies)
I like manga, anime (<-- I will list if anyone's interested), Japanese light novels (translated in Korean) & online Korean fantasy novels (Munpia).
I used to collect figures but stopped for financial reasons.

During weekends, I read, write a blog & code and catch up with Korean variety TV 📺 shows (Running Man, 2 days 1 night, I live Alone, etc).

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Juan Pablo Yamamoto

Elixir developer here. In fact I just dived into it few months ago and fell in love with the language. I'm currently developing my first project.
If there's a way I could be helpful to you, let me know.

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Sung M. Kim • Edited on

Thank you Juan.

Are there any communities (slack, forum, etc) that might help?

and I'd love to check out should you were to write about Elixir and you experience with it so far 😉

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Juan Pablo Yamamoto

You should look at the ElixirForum (elixirforum.com). Also, I'd suggest you join the ElixirLang channel on slack (elixir-slackin.herokuapp.com/). In there you'll find topics both for begginers and advanced coders. Also, you could follow me on twitter (@JPYamamoto9), I usually post interesting articles every one or two days from the elixir community.
Spanish is my first language, but I'm looking forward writing my first article in english about elixir one of these days, I'll let you know as soon as I do.
Any help you need understanding Elixir concepts don't hesitate to contact me.

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Sung M. Kim

Thank you so much, Juan for the resources mentioned 🙇

I've recently purchased Programming Elixir by Dave Thomas and hope to get started with it soon.

And I will keep monitoring your twitter for the update & looking forward to your articles :)

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Juan Pablo Yamamoto

That's an excellent book. Great purchase. Also, you should read Metaprogramming Elixir once you finish.

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Sung M. Kim

I now know the next book to read 😎

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Tuomo Kankaanpää

Hello! I have a friend who has been working with elixir for few months now and he has said nothing but good things about it!

ps. Your blog looks great!

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Sung M. Kim

Hi there, Tuomo.

That makes me want to ditch learning Docker and dive into Elixir
😜.
Any problem your friend ran into while working with it by chance?
AFAIK, Functional Programming requires a brain-rewire for OOP programmers

And thank you for checking out the blog, mate 🤡

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Tuomo Kankaanpää

Nothing specific problems AFAIK but you are right, he said the same thing that it requires a brain-rewire :P And also that at first it might be a bit hard (especially if you are coming from OOP world) but once you "get" how things are done in Elixir, it's just gets so much better!

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Sung M. Kim

Ah, it sounds challenging (but I wouldn't run away from one).

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Erick Mutua

lol you don't really need a complete brain rewire. started learning elixir a month ago and coming from oop (python) it has been great. the syntax ain't that bad and you can always get help from the elixir forum whenever you stuck

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Sung M. Kim

I was reading a chapter on List & Recursion (Programming Elixir by Dave Thomas).

Implementing map wasn't so bad but reduce required some change in thinking. (And mapsum doubly so 😛)

But it's been a fun experience.

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Karen

I had a quick look at your blog and I found it quite interesting !!
What are some Korean TV shows that you'd recommend ??

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Sung M. Kim • Edited on

Thanks @karenbvh for the interest 🤡.
I've been trying to blog once a week for few years 😎.

Korean 📺 shows?
Here are some I watch weekly (preference in ⬇️ order)

  1. I Live Alone (나 혼자 산다) - Airs on Friday Night.
  2. Knowing Bros (아는 형님) - Airs on Saturday Night.
  3. 2 Days & 1 Night (1박 2일) - Airs on Sunday Night.
  4. Running Man (런닝맨) - Airs on Sunday Night.
  5. My Little Old Boy (미운 우리 새끼) - Airs on Sunday Night.

There used to be a show called, Infinite Challenge, which aired for 10+ years but ended a few months ago (To whet your appetite, check out some Jack Black eps) <- this will always be my favorite TV show ever.

For now, my current fave ♥️ is "I Live Alone", which is a show about people living alone. It's the chemistry between each participants that's really enjoyable (not to mention their daily lives).

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RobotJulia

I am also an Anime fan! Please post a few favorites :)

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Sung M. Kim • Edited on

Hi @robotjulia .

Here are my favorite animes.

  1. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch - The very fave ❤️
  2. Mobile Suit Gundam 00 - DNot a fan of Gundam series but this was great.
  3. Darker than Black - Mysteries & Actions
  4. To Aru Majutsu no Index - Story is great with this one
  5. Uchuu no Stellvia (the main protagonist, She can write code overnight without a single bug! Wow! 😲)

I didn't mention other classics like GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka), Cowboy Bebop, and Evangelion as they are liked by all in general

If you want to know more (such as my first anime/manga) I will list as well

I've been tracking my list on MAL since 2009
(MyAnimList) but it's been locked out after a week long shutdown (been trying to recover).

I've also written a .NET Frame library, MyAnimListSharp to call MAL library but can't update it as I have no access to it any more.

And here is the YouTube playlist of my fave anime songs.


Now, it's my turn to ask YOU 😛.

What are your favorite animes/mangas?

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RobotJulia • Edited on

My favorite series has to be Ghost in the Shell. I also enjoyed Darker than Black :) To tell the truth I haven't really tracked all the anime I have watched... I used to watch a ton. Let's see, I also liked Attack on Titan but it does get tiring chain watching too mank episodes. Lucky Star is best comedy but not every guy thinks so.

Thank you for posting your anime list! I started watching Uchuu no Stellvia ;)

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Sung M. Kim

All animes mentioned are great.
It's just that we don't have enough time to watch'em all 😉.

Stellvia might be old (15 yo) but I hope you enjoy it 😎⭐️

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Vigneshwar Raghuram

Hi, I am Vignesh :-)

I am a Software developer and currently working for Logistics Company.

I am primarily a backend JAVA developer working in Spring Boot, Docker. I am currently learning React and I would like to spend time with it.

My favorite activities are drink coffee, code and ride my motorcycle.

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gopidoshi

Hey Vighneshwar, I am also Backend Java Developer. Could you suggest me some good place to start learning Docker?

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Tuomo Kankaanpää

Coffee, code and motorcycles. Sounds great!

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Sergey Dyachenko

Hi, guys!

I'm appreciated you cut me in!

I'm a front-end developer from Ukraine. In general, I have a knowledge and experience in the maintainable CSS and OOP JavaScript.

Now I am working on the project by using Angular. So, that's why I interested in this framework. Also, I want to improve my skills in the animations by using SVG or Canvas.

In my free time, I write the songs and play the guitar. But the most beautiful time I spend with my girlfriend by playing the table games or walking through the downtown or sea. I have a cat. She is very clever and scheming ... as my girlfriend =)

What is the best place in your city that you can recommend to take inspiration from?

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Devon Artis

Hello name is Devon I would like to call myself Automation Engineer/Cloud Architect vs DevOps Engineer as I think the term is over used. I have a background in Java Development but I would not call myself a Java Developer but my focus is to become better at Node.js and Golang ..

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gopidoshi

Hey Devon,Could you tell me what path you folloed to become Cloud Architect?

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sameer gupta • Edited on

Hi,
I am Sameer .
Primarily, I make machines.
I switched to fossil[1] since acquisition of Github, but scripts I use to organize and process my code are still there. Some cut and dry , some original, some buggy.

github.com/carnotweat?utf8=%E2%9C%...

I use a shell account, to telnet to my c64 (sdf.org/~sameers/) and at times to write random stuff, since I am no longer active on Quora.
quora.com/profile/Sameer-Gupta

[1] I am also experimenting with p2p and shifting most content from server client model . If you are in to that, checkout
localhost:43110/1HzjtGpGskdCz492xH...
and a test repo :
git clone localhost:43110/1HzjtGpGskdCz492xH...

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harish ramani • Edited on

Hi everyone, my name is Harish , from India, and I am a full stack developer with 3.5 years experience in building web applications using Node, React, Loopback and J2EE .

I have seen a lot of dev.to posts via Twitter and found the community very kind and helpful.Guess, it's time for me to jump in and learn from you all and whenever possible to contribute to the community.

Having done projects in data analysis and modelling during my college days using MatLab, I have been exploring python and R ecosystem for data science for the last 6 months. I am also a prospective masters student in data science at Northeastern starting this fall. I hope to share the analysis and the models that I create,here forth, with you all.

Hobbies include singing and playing football ( or soccer for US folks).

P.S - sorry for the long post .

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George Offley

Hey all!

My name is George Offley and I am a software developer currently working for a manufacturing company. A while ago I came across dev.to and followed Ben on twitter and decided I really liked his platform. So now any blog posts I write are written on here first.

For work I'm learning C#. In my off time I am learning CG art and animation, C and advanced principles of Python and software development. I'm also pursuing a degree in Comp Sci while I work as a software developer. I also like playing guitar.

My favorite activity for the weekend could be anything. I suppose spending time with the family is my favorite though.

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Nitin S

Hi ! I am Nitin.

I am currently working as a Security Analyst (Python Developer) in a service based MNC.

I have keen interest in Cloud Computing and Information Security. I usually tweak around Python and Linux.

My hobbies include jogging, fitness exercises, blogging(@4hathacker.in).

I am actively learning about DevOps Principles and Strategies.

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Mafuyu Kamono

Hi, I am Mafuyu.
I am back-end developer from Japan and developing web services using Golang and Node.js.

I like anime and I am watching it while coding my hobby after work.
My recommendation is The Familiar of Zero!

Thanks.

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Souvik Haldar

I too am a backend engineer and I mostly use golang. cheers!

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Atul Sunder

Hi all,My name is Atul Sunder and I am Java Developer,I have developed applications using core java ,CDI, REST services using Swagger. I love reading tech blogs ,that's how I landed here. I go to know about Dev.to through Facebook.I read and love the discussion going out here.
Someday I will try my understanding and knowledge about java.

Thanks,
Atul

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Karen

Hello Devs !!
My name is Karen and I am student pursuing education in UX/UI design.
I would like to increase my perceptions by interacting in a virtual tech community and as I grow some expertise I would like to share new things for others.

My hobbies cozy evening nights studying with yummy drinks, I love to read non-fiction, travelling and sketching !!

Nice to meet you all :)

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yellowWren

Hey Karen! I also came here seeking a community of developers who I could relate and connect with. I am in school earning a certificate in Web Development and another programming related degree.

How long have you been studying UX/UI Design?

I also love yummy drinks and reading! Currently I am reading some Ray Bradbury, though he is definitely fiction! I like non-fiction too.

-Renee :)

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Karen

Hello Renee !! Thank you for your reply !!
I been studying design for almost 2 years but I guess I been in school longer than that hehe

I wish you the best on your path to obtaining your certificates and building on experience b we should definitely follow each other's growth :)

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Tycho Doorman • Edited on

Hello everybody, I'm Tycho.

I'm a second year application development (mainly web things like PHP, Databases and HTML/CSS/JS) student from The Netherlands.

I learned about this website when someone sent me the link to one of the articles on this site. And after reading some more articles on this site, I decided to create a account.

My favorite weekend activities are playing video games, watching YouTube, coding for main projects or side projects I came up with and tinkering with electronics.

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Rachel Krupnick

Hi! I'm Rachel! I'm from New Jersey, USA. I am currently a Grow With Google Scholarship student at Udacity in the Front End Nanodegree program. I hope to meet people, learn stuff, and teach stuff while I'm here :)

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kip

Welcome

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Ben Halpern

Welcome!

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yellowWren

Hi Rachel! Front End Nanodegree sounds cool! I was recommended to do Front end work because of my creativity.

What made you interested in front end development?

-Renee :)

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Rachel Krupnick

I'm actually interested in web dev in general- front and back end. The opportunity in Front End came to me, so I decided to stick with it. I do really like being able to see (and show off, lol), what you are doing and making, which is much harder with back end.

Also- all the courses for the Nanodegree are actually available for free (minus support and such), if you are interested in learning more at Udacity :)

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yellowWren

That's great advice! I'll look into Udacity. I take courses on Pluralsight. If you are looking for in-depth, easy to follow tutorials with complete explanations of a specific subject, it's a great site for that! They offer courses on many different subjects as well.

Good luck with your Dev journey! :)

-Renee

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