Welcome Thread - v14

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Hey there! Welcome to dev.to!



  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. ๐Ÿ‘‹

  3. Or answer this question: what's your favorite non-coding hobby?

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Hello everyone, I'm Charlotte, I'm currently doing a 6-months bootcamp to become a web dev! I ended up here because I want to learn more and read more about tech news, languages such as PHP, JS, Ruby, etc. By the way, I'm looking for a traineeship in Amsterdam to start in December! My favourite non-coding hobby is probably music (not playing, more gigs and listening)! Cheers!


Hi Charlotte. I think there's a strong correlation between having an appreciation of music and being interested in code. My degrees were in music, and now I'm a developer. I used to think I'd had an unusual journey, but I keep meeting people who've come into the industry the same way!


These may be spam, but can't avoid replying on your comment, I was a musician for 15 years, leave it couple years ago to start software development, glad to hear that there are more people like me. People always seems to be shocked about my career change.



Musicians make the best devs. Iโ€™ve seen it again and again.


Hello Charlotte I too am doing a 6-month FullStack developer bootcamp here at Columbia University , the stack we are learning is MERN which is MongoDB Express React Node


Hey Charlotte, welcome to dev.to, I am also new joining the community :) I hope your dreams will come true in finding your internship in Amsterdam! I love listening music too, what is your favorite? Cheers and good luck learning!


Best of luck Charlotte, new here as well.love discovering new music. Lucky bones band song matchstick men is one I came across recently. Check it out and enjoy if you get the chance.
Good luck with it all.


Hello Charlotte. Nice to know something about you. Cheers!!!


Hey Charlotte! So awesome that you're doing a bootcamp - I did one last year, and it was the best decision I've ever made. I wish you all the best in your coding!!


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Hi everyone, I'm Kip, I don't like to comment very much because I dont have the good knowledge and experience to do that the most of the time and my english is bad too, but I'm trying actually. I'm feel better reading the amazings entries that exist here, the save button is my best friend ! Thanks everyone for share their experience, tips, advices, knowledge, guides with all, is all that I can say with total confidence. BTW I love 'Friends' TV show, I had to say.


Hi kip
Good to know about the save feature, will look into site now.
Also I had a friends T-shirt from the studio in NYC when I was in school and it was one of the coolest with the new York skyline, have not thought of that trip in years. Thanks kip ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


Thanks for being a great part of the community Kip!


Hi Kip - Friends is by far one of my all time favorites! :)


I had to reply to u just because u said u love FRIENDS tv show, I am a die hard fan myself :)


I finished watching FRIENDS a couple days ago :D the Best TV show))


Hi everyone, I'm Osama not "bin ladin", I'm currently trying to learn C++ cause I'm computer science student "2nd semester" and I need some help, my favorite movie "interstellar" TV " person of interest" Music "X&Y" By Coldplay, thanks bye.


Hi, I also like โ€œperson of interesโ€!


Hi everyone, I discovered dev.to through Hacker News. All the articles I read were a pleasure to read.

I'd like to enter such a community to share thoughts, news, tips and tricks about programming.

I am a 40 yo developer from France, but I'm currently living in Asia with my wife and our baby (she's from Philippines). We traveled through China, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines so far.

Tech gadgets i bought (and love):

  • Inmotion V8 Unicycle
  • DJ Mavic Pro drone

Drama I watched:

  • Hana Yori Dango
  • Signal

US series I watched:

  • Dexter
  • Breaking Bad
  • Walking Dead

Anime I loved:

  • Monster
  • Elfen Lied

Books I am reading or read recently:

  • 12 Rules for Life An Antidote to Chaos
  • The Obstacle Is the Way
  • 100 ways to motivate yourself
  • Autobiography of a Yogi

Sports I love

  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Trail running

I wrote my first article: Remember why you love to code


Hacker news is a good site to explore and get amazing info!


Thanks for sharing your article! I like Dexter, Breaking Bad, Psycho Pass, Black Lagoon, and Atlanta myself.


Oh Monster is a great series! I love it! I want to see it again.


Hello Everyone, I am Nitin. I am a Software Engineer by qualification and right now running my own software company. I have good experience in the eCommerce area. I am looking forward to build up my knowledgebase and at the same time will try to contribute to the community.

My hobbies are - painting and cartooning.


Hey Nitin, I am really looking into the eCommerce space right now with one of my current businesses. I believe it will be the best addition to grow at this point. Welcome to dev.to


Hi Everyone, I'm Angelique, I finished bootcamp(full stack web development)about a year ago. Im having trouble with JS and hoping someone can recommend a link or any advise. I do have enough experience creating websites, worked with Github, heroku, Id, Xd, Sketch, HTML, CSS and backend - Ruby/Rails. Im also looking for an intership in New York. Looking forward to chatting with all of you.


Hi Angelique. Have you used freeCodeCamp? I found their challenges really useful in levelling up my JS skills.


I heard about it, but havnt tried. Will look at it now. Thanks!!!

If you would like to do a complete course on Javascript, Codecademy is a good place to begin with. They have a task-based learning system. They make you implement every concept you learn before moving on to next one. It really helps in understanding the concepts.


Hi, Angelique!

Wes Bos has a fantastic short piece on javascript with 30 little projects to show you how it works. It's called javascript30.


Yeah check out @wesbos ' JavaScript30.com. He also has a great free course thanks to Mozilla on CSS Grid. Check out cssgrid.io. If you enjoy listening to podcasts, Wes and Scott "El Toro Loco" Tolinski have a great one called Syntax. And lastly, he did an AMA on dev.to a while back that might interest you.


Hi everyone. Iโ€™m David. Iโ€™m a web developer based in Accra, Ghana (West Africa). These days I code mostly in javascript (node.js with express.js). Iโ€™m here for the great articles and discussions that always teach me a thing or five. Favorite non-coding hobby would be music. Rap music mostly but Iโ€™ll give anything a try.


Good to have you here David. Any companies in Ghana working with Node/Express?


Hi Jermain. Yeah a number of startups (like mine) are. Many that come out of the MEST incubator. Not many of the bigger companies though.


Hi. I'm Jordan. I'm the co-founder of Parabol, an open-source SaaS application for conducting on-line retrospectives and other meetings with your team. I was inspired to join this community by @andreasklinger 's tweet sharing dev.to went opensource. I enjoy writing software for multiplayer collaboration: I love building the tech that makes building Google-docs easier. I work a lot with GraphQL, extending it for pub/sub state distribution.

Fun fact about me: after starting an office-less, fully-distributed company I'm having a hard time imagining ever working in an office again. I value the flexibility and focus over the social atmosphere.

Fun second fact: the late musician Prince used to live with my parents, and my dad wrote a book about the experience


I'm interested in your experience in starting a business without an office. I hope we'll have a chance to talk.

Feel free to share all this with us


Happy to speak! I'm likely to go out on paternity leave any day now (another exciting thing going on in my life) but feel free to write at jordan@parabol.co and we'll set up some time when I'm back.


Agree about being office-less, once you leave that social environment it's difficult to want to go back.



You are an interesting guy. What exactly do you mean by office-less? My jobs have had varying amounts and degrees of office


You're too kind. Thank you.

We all work remotely. Currently there are 5 of us:

  • I'm in Los Angeles, CA
  • My co-founder is in Brooklyn, NY
  • We have a developer in San Diego, CA
  • We have another designer and developer in Dallas, TX
  • And a designer in Zagreb, Croatia

We work hard to make it work. Having the personal flexibility to work when we want, where we want is important to us. We work on 3 different teams, Growth (Marketing and Sales), Product (Design, Implementation, Support and Testing), ExCo (Finance, Legal, and Human Resources). One key is having a fixed cadence for all of our teams. We start each week with a Structured check-in meeting to discover if any of us are blocked on anything and setup ad-hoc meetings if we need to jam together. If something gets real harry, we might fly to visit one another. But that happens maybe 3X per year.

There are a growing number of these sorts of companies: Invision, Zapier, Hot Jar, and so many more.

Ahh, I vastly underestimated the amount of officeless-ness you were speaking of. That is a neat concept. Thanks for elaborating!


Just became 23, reading implementation of DDD. Looking for connections, friends, foes and rivals! Hit me up, I want to trade knowledge. #HappyBirthday


My development environment is a mix/match of VSCode w/ vim and docker(compose).
I learn/use whatever is expected of me, or when new tech comes out(right now a laravel/react stack).
I create a list of what i'd like to explore like "kotlin" and "reason".

What takes up most of my time now is reading about domain-driven design and microservices.
And I do like to read theory/patterns more than I like new libraries and other tech hype(because there's something new everyday).

Nice! I played around with Laravel and built a web app with it. It was kind of cool. I just went with Vue to keep things simple. I prefer React and Iโ€™m learning Node and Express and then I want to rebuild the app using that stack.

Laravel intergrates well with Vue as well, so no wonder!
At some point I will try to make something in Vue, but feel I like i don't have the time for it at the moment.

Also a part of the reason is I've yet to try frameworks such as GatsbyJS/Next.js which was developed with reactjs/nodejs in mind.
They focus more on server-rendered and isomorphic components in which I find interesting/confusing.

And I'm about to get in the mindset of Reasonml, the new language also built with React in mind.

Btw, if there's anything I can help with don't shy away from asking - I feel I learn the most by interacting with people other coders.

I built my portfolio site using Gatsby and the NetlifyCMS. It's pretty cool. Gatsby actually doesn't interact with a database. It just creates static files on the HTML build and those sit on the server, so I liked it a lot when I was starting with React. It essentially allowed me to build a React app with "dynamic" information but no back-end. If you want to check out out, I put the links to the site and the code below.

I liked the idea behind laravel, but I prefer Javascript to PHP so I want to get into Sailsjs or something like that. It just creates an MVC architecture for the Nodejs app. Sailsjs is built on top of Expressjs.

Sounds great, thanks for clarification.

Regarding persistence: You might be interested in tech like, I think it's called cosmicjs, a kinda headless cms.

I don't really like the php syntax either, but I do like the "flexibility" even though many "real devs" would disagree.

Yeah, my initial complaint was the "halt the site comes to" when it loads because it uses a single-threaded setup. Then it was just kind of a pain to have to change gears between php, html, css, and js all the time. Setting things up initially and then just using Sass and JS makes things much more enjoyable to me.

I've spent time looking at headless CMSs(?) but surprisingly haven't come across CosmicJS. I'll give that a look. So far I like NetlifyCMS, and I've played around with Wordpress, Cockpit, Directus, Strapi, and a few others.

I think it's relatively new too.
You mentioned Strapi, maybe sanity.io/?
Look promising, but never tried it personally.

I wanted to get started(properly) with something based on firebase.

Part of the challenge is finding one of these that will work well for clients. If I need to update something, none of these would be a problem. I feel that the layout and maybe some of the terminology could be problematic for a client who isn't super tech-savvy. That is one big benefit to Wordpress is predefined fields. On my to-do list is trying Wordpress as a headless CMS using the rest api they offer.

Just remembered I had something else contentful.com/.
I'll leave it to you to figure them out, it's a little too much for me :p

I've looked at it but haven't played around with it yet. Mostly I'm just looking for non-techie CMS which allows me to build a front-end using javascript using an api. I mean, I guess either I'll find one I like or I'll just build it eventually lol.


Happy belated birthday to you and many more happy ones.


Thank you so much :) still nice to hear even thought it's a couple of weeks ago


๐Ÿ‘‹Hi everyone, for the past couple of months I've been digging the articles and resources here; great work! I'm a growth marketer at Dropbox where I work with email and notifications to improve our activation process for new Dropbox Paper users. Where my email marketers at? :)

Non-coding hobby?
Hmm... I really enjoy bio-hacking nutrition. I'm always game to talk about it.



Hey JZ, welcome to the DEV community!

I'd be really interested in learning more about emails for growth marketing, on-boarding, re-activation ("we miss you"), milestones, etc. Do you know of any resources that would be a good start for me to start reading?

Also... I'll bite (pun?). Care to expand a bit on your bio-hacking efforts?


Thanks for the welcome, Peter.

Some of my favorite and go-to resources are:

  • reallygoodemails.com/ (tons of ideas for email content and design; as well as interviews)
  • jwegan.com/ (fantastic resource for growth marketing)
  • Hacking Growth (really good book to read on building the thinking behind growth marketing)

Hahah - nice pun. One of the bio-hacks I've come to implement and adjust is the incorporation of bulletproof coffee in the morning. I usually drink these on days when I'm intermittently fasting. Awesome recipe - 1 tbsp MCT oil, 1 tbsp grass-fed butter or ghee, 1 - 2 cups of coffee. Keeps me pretty full through dinner.

Just bought a copy of Hacking Growth on Amazon. Will check back in after I read it ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

I'm compelled by the idea of Bulletproof coffee (and keto) in general. I'll give it a look.


Hello Everyone, I'm Mahesh, I'm a Mechanical Engineer by education. I'm a budding developer(a complete noob :P) and I want to connect with the experts in the industry as well as my peers to learn from them to be a good Software Developer. My other hobbies are Reading(Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mythology), Watching Movies(Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mythology).Cheers!


Hi Mahesh! I'm a mechanical engineer too! Welcome to Dev.to :) Let me know if you have any questions or need anything. Hopefully you find some good articles -- and maybe even share your own!


Hello Ryan! Thrilled to know that you too are a Mechanical Engineer :) I have been following your articles and they are awesome! Oh yes! Now I know that you are a mechanical engineer, I won't hesitate to ask questions when in doubt or whenever I am stuck ;) Your articles are a great help for beginners.

That's awesome, I'm glad my articles were helpful. I'll try to come up with more! And definitely feel free. I'm always happy to try to help :)

Thanks a lot. As of now, I'm just a newbie, I know a tiny bit of basic python. I'm trying to learn automation using python as my entry point to the field. I will go through your articles, learn and try to start my own automation project. I will definitely ask for help when stuck.

It sounds like you might really enjoy Automate the Boring Stuff by Al Sweigart. It's free to read online!

Yes! It's really helpful. I am learning a lot from that.

Also, I'm going through your article about "3 Common Mistakes that Python Newbies Make". I found it useful.

Cool! Make sure to read through the comments on that one. There's a lot of good info in the comments. :)


Hi! I'm Massimo, I'm from Belgium and I'm a almost brand new in the dev community.

I'm actually following a 6-months bootcamp in web dev. I like to learn new stuff and develop new skills.
Previously I was creative/art director in several advertising agencies. But after 8 years to work in advertising I wanted to do something else , so here I am...
During my free time I like coding (of course :-)) and I like to play music (electronic stuff), running, bicycling, ...
(Sometimes my english is shitty don't blame me it's not my mother tongue)



What are you learning in your bootcamp? What bootcamp is it? Hey if you can speak another language your already a step ahead. Welcome!


Hi everyone,
My name's Rina, and I'm here to learn more about coding. My goal is to become a fullstack developer. I'm doing some pre-bootcamp programs now. I seem to have become addicted to JavaScript.


Hi everyone! My name is Ru and I used to be a psychologist. Half a year ago I have decided to learn web development and now I'm here)) I live in Russia and I also hope to improve my English by reading posts here and writing some.
Now I'm learning JS, HTML/CSS and reading about jQuery :D
Wish me luck) I do really like it!)


So what is your goal for learning web development? Like what motivated you to move away from being a psychologist? Or, are you learning so you can do something for your psychologist works? :)


Hi!) I worked with children for two years as a psychologist and now my main goal is to figure out how exactly I can teach them programming languages using funny games. That why I'm learning now)))

To be honest, that is one of the greatest goals. I really appreciate how you want to shape the future of many people. :)

What has been your struggle so far with your goal?

Well, the struggle is pretty hard for me =) It's unusual to start thinking differently
Now I have learned about html/css and learning JS. Writing easy functions and websites and I like it a lot!

If you want to learn better, maybe join FreeCodeCamp?
If you want to teach kids, maybe check how others are doing at tynker.com and similar sites.

Hope you have a great journey ahead.


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Hi fellows devs, I am here because this site and the community publishes excellent posts about development. I am a dev mainly focus on PHP/Laravel & Android. Also I am trying to learn as much as devops as I can. So if you are looking for a kind of devops padawan I'm very interested! Please let me know if I can help you too! Happy coding and beers!


Hello, guys! I'm a beginner .NET developer, which I've discovered by chance and I really like it. Also, I'm on my second year of my Master's degree on Cyber Security. It's been a while since I've entered a community, but this one seems fun and the posts here are great, so here I am. As for hobbies, I enjoy several things like reading, sports or music festivals, but I'm still searching for something to put passion into. I'm writing this while having a glass of wine, so Cheers!


Hey all! I recently graduated from a 7-month boot camp. I completed their front-end program. Very excited to be job hunting now!! I love JavaScript, React and Express.js. Now that I have time I hope to start reading again, and I might pick up The Culture series by Iain M. Banks.


Hello everyone, I'm Jaydeep. I've just started my web development journey and looking forward to a great community experience. I'm exploring machine learning and NLP as well, their applications to help people are what that drive me. I like discussing about philosophy, physics and music.


Ciao! I'm Sebastiano Italian, venice city.
I am now living in Japan, Tokyo I just start to study coding and I am having a lot of fun! my English is not really good so please forgive me.
I start this adventure with same online basic tutorial course of HTML, css, JavaScript.

I am 43 years old and I wish to become a web developer, maybe is to late but try anyway!!

JavaScript is the one I really needs some help!!

thanks !!!!!


You are not alone Sebastiano, I'm the same age and trying to start my career over. Keep it up!


Hey hey everyone! My name is Alex and I discovered this site on Twitter, and I signed up because it looks really cool! Iโ€™m excited to join this seeming welcoming and chill community. I am currently loving React and I hope that I can continue to learn more and practice my skills! :))

Some hobbies include, dancing, piano, and just having a good time. Thanks for reading!


Hello everyone, I'm Rindra. I'm currently a student in software engineering. Sorry for my bad english. That's a pleasure to read posts in this website. I'm interested in mobile development but also in other development language. Thanks all for sharing tips and advices. Also, I don't comment post very much (still student so not having much experience). Thank you for the welcoming. Cheers!


Hi everyone my name is Benjamin Chambule, I am from Mozambique (Africa). I love learning tech stuff. Right now I am working in mobile banking applications (USSD, Android and iOS) in a local bank Millennium BIM (that happens to be the major comercial bank). Been there for two years, since I graduated from high school. I joined the community (dev.to), because here I can learn and find people from all over the world who share the same ideas and interests (learning), with the ultimate goal of being a better professional, technician, and most importantly a better person.
I love designing systems, artificial intelligence, music and walking around.


Privet, dev mates!I'm Paul from cold Siberia (cuttently living in Kiev, Ukraine).

I'm working as full-time python backend developer since Jan, 2018. I'm kind od switcher: before full-time coding I worked as head of marketing. (BTW now I can hating all marketing things with PRO-level).

My Python path was started in 2015, when friend - Java EE developer recomends me try Python, when I was 'crying' on his shoulder about why I can't work properly with JS (my God, this semicolons(;) broke all my passion to coding).

So 3 years later I'm proud to be Python dev, who have minor experience in Erlang and Go. Now I have bootcamp as fullstack dev aaaand... They told me ES6 already have no semicolons (much of time). Damn))

So why I'm here? I want to come my passion to JavaScript back, because it stops all of my progress. I guess I have kind of "mental block" for JS. Hope you, guys, can help me there


Hello everyone, I am Arturo, I'm a college student here in Puebla, Mรฉxico. I ended up here because I want to learn more about the technology that is been using it at the real world because the college teach some older knowledge. My favorite non-coding hobby is videogames, anime and series


I am learning full stack web development. Trying to cram all of that code into my tiny little brain in 12 months. Wish me luck. I decided to learn web development because I realised I had a passion for it. It started with the idea of blogging and creating websites through wordpress. I wanted to make it more personal, but then when I started looking into what makes a website I wanted to create it. Three months into my course :)

It is very difficult to list all of my hobbies, there are too many and I have been saying for a while that I need to cut them down. There are too many excellent things to like and do.

I look forward to reading some more articles.


Hello everyone,

I'm Hazem. I born in Syria, grew up and living in Jordan and originally I'm from Palestine.

I discovered dev.to through Github trending and I'm so clade to join the dev.to community.

Iโ€™m a lead software engineer based in Jordan and Saudi Arabia working with Tam Development LLC. One year ago, we came to Amman - Jordan to open a new software development branch.

I had a good experience in software engineering, database development/administration, 3D industry asset virtualization, managing teams and maintaining our modern family-oriented culture.

My favorite hobby is video games (Blizzard Entertainment games) and I really love farming, fishing, hanging out with friends, music (especially bob marly) and finally and unfortunately, I love high speed.

Thank you all for sharing your knowledge. And I will be happy to help and to be part of this awesome community.

If you are located in Jordan or Saudi Arabia and you need help regarding software engineering please feel free to contact me.

Thank you all!


Hi everyone! My name is Ravern! I am currently studying Cybersecurity in Singapore after being hyped up by the government to join this course ๐Ÿ˜Ž.

My passion lies in web development, both in the frontend and the backend. I know Go, JavaScript, Swift and Python. I also love learning new languages, having recently picked up Ruby and Elixir.

Besides coding, I also love to play frisbee and guitar ๐ŸŽธ. Cheers!


Hello! I'm Carlos, and I found out about this community through a youtube video from google chrome developers channel. I'm currently learning web development, and I'm super excited to become a part of this fantastic community. I have a background in audio engineering, and I love playing music as a hobby.


Oh, cool. I used to do a lot of audio engineering in my teen years. I don't do much now. I run sound for my church but they play over tracks


Hey dev.to community...I am Shreyas, been in IT industry for 17 years. I have worked on several technologies and in several roles from developer to architect. Yet I feel I have so much to learn from others and community like dev.to helps in achieving that. While I am here to learn, I would be contributing whatever I can. Planning to write a note very soon. Watch out for same.

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