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Welcome Thread - v3

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Hey there! Welcome to dev.to!

International Welcome Taco

These welcome threads just keep going! And that's cause there's just more and more of you!

Please introduce yourself to the community! You can start by sharing your favorite programming languages, what you're interested in learning next, or your latest and greatest side project. No rules, just make yourself at home! 😀

Also, here's a random question to get you started:

How has technology changed how you connect with others?

Leave a comment below to introduce yourself to the community!✌️

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Ronie

Hello there everyone! I am a developer from São José do Rio Preto, Brazil. I currently work as the lead developer in a marketing agency. Since we are a small business, I act as a do-it-all full stack dev: some minor designing, developing, deploying, reporting and even giving some support, but I sure am happy! The techs I use for now are mostly Laravel, sass and webpack. Came to know this community a few days ago and I already enjoy it a lot. Nice to meet you folks!!

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Ben Halpern

Welcome!

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Iren Korkishko

Hi, my name is Iren, and I'm a technical writer at Syndicode. I do write and read about everything happening around IT and digital. I'm addicted to news. And can do nothing with it.
I'm glad to join you community with the 1st entry article: IT education in Ukraine which is special by reflecting what is happening with education in my country.
In the near future, I decided to learn JavaScript, because I think that it's quite powerful. But still not sure if I can manage it. Will see.
For now, I mostly write about RoR, different js frameworks, useful hacks for programmers (despite I'm not a coder yet, I know where to find them) and trends in IT and development. Also I'm interested UX and UI design.

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Iren Korkishko

And more things I'd like to share :)
Hope, it's useful enough (dev.to/iriskatastic/syndicode-digest)

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Lemayian JN

Hello, Lemayian is my name. I'm a Software Developer at Andela. I'm interested in Machine Learning and I love UI/UX designing. Having less than one year of working experience, I do not have much to say.

I'm yet to write any interesting articles but I'm glad to join this awesome community!

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Awesome, I have a friend who works at Andela. Cool to see an Andela engineer here :)

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Francis Sunday

Hello all, my name is Francis Sunday and I've been a Software Developer since 2014. I'm Nigerian.
I am mostly interested in software engineering with specializations in Front-end and Back-end technologies.

I write technical articles here and also on my Blog. I work remotely with some cool agencies and startups around the globe.

I also help out other Techies and newbies on various Developer forums and meetups. I'm an Expert Mentor at Codementor.io a market place for 1:1 technical assistance.

That's a bit about me

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Daniel Ekpo

Hi Francis, good to meet you. I'm from Nigeria too and I'm a freshman computer science major.

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Mashaa

Can you please tell me what this place is about ?

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Daniel Ekpo

It's an online community for programmers. Members can share their knowledge with others through posts and commenting on other users posts.

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Mår Ekkertsen

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet ... .

I live in Seattle and work for the security of my family and the enjoyment of life.

I like ruby and golang best. I am getting over my first (negative) impression of python.

I spend a lot of time in zsh and atom automating IaC in AWS with packer, terraform, GoCD, and a cornucopia of other tools.

I am learning ansible and kubernetes.

I love the outdoors and can be found many weekends of summer in the North Cascades.

Let's get coffee or drinks and explore what we should collaborate on.

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Ayebakuro Ombu

As a beginner I believe getting your hands dirty with projects alongside experienced persons willing to mentor you is the best way to get better, I'm open to collaborations

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Rattanak Chea

I work in Seattle too. Currently a full stack developer at consultant company. Trying to learn and put into practice as much as I can.

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Antero Karki

Hello all, my name is Antero Kärki and I've been a software developer since 2012. I live in Sweden.

Been working web so mostly PHP and JavaScript for me but looking to replace the former with... anything really. I like Ruby, most functional languages like Elixir, Clojure, Haskell, Erlang, am looking at Elm and liking it so far and will probably do some Rust and Go in the future as well.

I try to get out, meetups and stuff. Tech meetups, writer's meetups. I like cooking and mixing cocktails.

That's a bit about me

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Alex Miranda

Hello everyone! My name is Alex Miranda and I have been a Software Engineer for the past three years. I specialize in web technologies but I am also pursuing a second Bachelors in Computer Science at Oregon State University so I can diversify my technical competencies. I plan to revive my portfolio site as a static site hosted on AWS s3 so stay tuned! I joined this community so I can improve my technical abilities and to meet people doing cool things in the hopes I can find my next professional opportunity!

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Martin Malinowski

Hi, my name is Martin and I am 3rd year computing student. I know few languages like js, java, php, sql and currently I am starting c++. I love to work with people on bigger projects, hopefully I can contribute to this community 😊

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Welcome :) Would love to read a post about what you're learning in school and if it's helping you with your projects.

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Daniel Ekpo

Hi everyone, my name is Daniel. I'm a computer science freshman/sophomore. I'm super interested in Android development.

I've been in tech for a while but I've mostly had tech support jobs. I'm a big fan of tech as a whole, so I try to get rid of biases for/against different companies. If it's tech and innovative, then I love it.

Technology has helped me connect with and remain connected with most of my friends.

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Diomari Madulara

Hello World!

I'm Diomari Madulara a software developer based in Davao, PH. I'm interested on UX and frontend development. Right now I'm expanding my knowledge in javascript as well as learning how to properly design products that can be used by the majority.

I hope by joining this community I can learn more and become a better designer and developer. I'm also willing to give back and contribute in any way I can. Please feel free to contact me my personal site

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Hello, hello everyone! Hope you're enjoying the platform and community so far. We've all got something to share, and this is the place where people want to hear!

Technology has really helped me hear everyone's stories, in ways that I definitely couldn't have. Whether it's reading a fiction book my e-reader or learning about the Chinese in the Mississippi Delta, I've learned so much about people that I probably would never have the chance to meet.

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Wagner Rodrigues

Hi everyone, my name is Wagner Silva and I've been a software developer and Bachelor of Information Systems with 10 years experience as a software developer, I live in Brazil.
I have interest in every ecosystem, backend and devops.

That's a bit about me

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Ben Halpern

Welcome!

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Jarta Tatee • Edited

Hello family
I'm a Liberian I love programming languages
I feel at home with dev.i feel like home staying and knowing more people who can help me learn more about programming I love it that's my life.

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Ben Halpern

Welcome!

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Ash Isaac

Hello, I'm Ash. I blog a bit and tweet occasionally. I mainly work on microservices in the cloud.

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Žane Suhadolnik

Met two friends one from Denmark and one from Norway because of technology. Not possible without the PS3 and Call of Duty :P

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Hah! Game friends can be lifelong friends.

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Ben Halpern

So awesome to have everybody!

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Ben Halpern

Welcome!

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Jonathan Soifer

Olá!

Bonjour, comment ça va?

¿ Todo bien ?

My name is Jonathan (Hebrew: יונתן) and I'm in love with Languages. Both Programming Languages as well as regular languages.

初めまして。よろしくお願いします。

And, replying to the random question "How has technology changed how you connect with others?":

First and foremost it allowed me to connect to people I wouldn't possibly meet or interact with. And I believe this is a very positive outcome of Social Networks.

Many interesting people I met on Twitter, Linkedin or what have you, I have only met because of the very existence of those social networks. And I'm grateful for that.

As an expat (I'm from Brazil, currently living in Israel), I also learned to appreciate the easiness and immediacy that we're allowed to communicate and keep in touch with friends, family and loved ones.

I was born in a time where we had to use letters and hardwired phones... so I remember how hard it used to be. It wouldn't be anywhere as easy to leave a country for a new one 20 or 30+ years ago. I also learned to admire those who did it back then... can we imagine 100, 200 years ago?

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Ryhila

Hi Everyone :),

My name is Ryhila Ebrahim,from South Africa and I am a Software developer. I have been developing Software professionally for over a year although I have four years of experience prior to this, developing Software for educational purposes along with a personal need to better my skills. Over the years, I grew fond of solving problems and seeing the Software I developed being used in every day life. My drive comes from knowing that I can make a change in peoples lives.

I currently develop Web and Mobile Applications using Test Driven Development(TDD).

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Maedah Batool 👩‍💻 • Edited

Hey there,
This is Maedah Batool. I'm a WordPress Core Contributor, Journalist and a Developer, who reviews products, provides WordPress support and handles technical documentation.

Currently, I'm working as the Creative Director at WPTie/FinkTanks, and I also write on the WPCouple.com along with my husband, Ahmad Awais (who's a regular core contributor for WP). I have been working with WordPress for more than seven years now. I have written both in-depth tutorials and general articles for beginners and advanced developers.

I've been running a startup named FinkTanks since 2013 through which we teach blogging with WordPress along with the basics of design and code. It's been almost eight years since I've been writing. I started off with contributing at sites like Freakify, ProPakistani, and later partnered with Ahmad Awais (we got married last December :)).

Recently, I've been writing on Envato Tuts+, Creative Market and SitePoint. I co-authored a white paper with WPEngine last year and had reviewed the first book on WordPress REST API with PACKT Publishing. I managed and wrote content for the official blog of InspiryThemes and WPCouple.com. I have shared my life's story as an essay at HeroPress (heropress.com/essays/making-wordpr...).

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Andy Zhao (he/him) • Edited

Awesome to have two WordPress core contributors! Congratulations on your marriage :)

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Maedah Batool 👩‍💻

Thanks for your kind words. 💯

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Ryan Haber

Hi all!

I'm not a software developer, but I sometimes play one on TV. :D

What I do is document and showcase APIs. I've just started my fourth job doing this sort of thing and I love it. I've lately started a blog about technical writing and product management and marketing and APIs and the intersection of the things.

I'm pretty codey, as far as non-engineers go, but I'm definitely not an engineer. I do like engineers a lot though :D

I'm from, live, and work in the DC metro area. I've lurked here for a while and finally decided to raise my hand and say hi.

Hi.

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Scott Hurrey

Hey, I know you!

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Ryan Haber

Wha?! Omg. I feel like I just saw you the other day. ;)

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DeepaliMehta

Hello,

My name is Deepali Mehta, working as writer and editor.

I completely relish writing on various development related affairs, technology trends, management, and much more buzzing things in the IT industry. Her idea of writing is to spread derived knowledge of the latest technologies amongst techgeeks and techlearners.

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Umar Farouq Mohammed

Hi, my name is Umar Farouq am a developer specialised in front end development and back end and also loves competitive programming. My favourite languages are PHP, C++, JS. Am going to start a blog to share my experience and works.

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Scott Hurrey

Hello. My name is Scott and I am a Senior Software Engineer at Blackboard. I am responsible for our Developer Community, so I spend a lot of time planning and executing Developer Conferences, writing sample code and documentation, and mostly just getting my nerd on!

I enjoy polyglot programming, which writing sample code for REST APIs makes very easy. I enjoy the MEAN stack and Python the most these days, but I've yet to find a language I can't have fun with. I cut my teeth developing C on unix (yes, I'm that old, I didn't just spell Linux wrong haha) for 12 years before joining Blackboard.

I am currently learning the intricacies of the IMS Global Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) specification. I've "implemented" it several times using libraries, but I'm spending some quality time with the spec to implement it from scratch to wrap my head around it.

Favorite side project was the migration of a Blackboard Building Block (aka a Tomcat Webapp) to an LTI application using REST APIs using the MEAN stack. It was a fun project and I enjoyed teaching myself Angularjs as I went along.

Lastly, technology as changed the way I connect with others by forcing me to have 6 communication apps open at all times, eating up all of my computer resources, making me really grumpy when I talk to people. Ok, just kidding about that last bit... or am I?

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Daniel Megson

I can see massive mileage in #LTI but it seems to be far less known than other standards... any idea why this is?

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Marco Alka • Edited

Hey everyone out there!

Nice to meet you :) My name is Marco and I am an Application (especially Rust) and Web Engineer. In addition to that, I engage myself in mentoring and the spread of Enterprise2.0! I work in the web and eCommerce consulting department of Bosch CI (Corporate Sector Information Systems & Services) in Stuttgart, Germany.

I studied B.Eng. Engineering Informatics, which means that I can do technical engineering, software engineering and anything in between. Currently, I am adding the M.Sc. Applied IT Security to my portfolio, so that the world will become a safer place for your data!

I have two major hobby projects: The first is an application host, which focuses on building a good foundation for web applications - stuff like automated security and performance optimization. You write the application, SHPS (that's what it's called) does the rest for you! If you like the idea, give it a try, open issues and maybe even help me implement all the missing stuff (I really need a helping hand!). The second project is a MMORPG game with many ideas which have never been implemented in a game before. For now, it uses very young tech only (Rust, Amethyst (which is ECS-only), etc.)

All in all, thanks for taking interest in me. If you want to know more about me, take a look at my homepage (caution: its old and I am working on a new one) :)

Hope to hear from you!

Marco

PS.: Found two bugs on dev.to D: My "Summary" is quite long, however it seems the field should have only accepted shorter inputs. Now everything is saved and I can annoy you all with a giant block of text, haha. The second bug is that I cannot change my avatar, so now I will always use that super cool "real" photo of me ;P Seriously, is there any "report bug" or "feedback" functionality? I am too lazy to write a mail every time I encounter a bug ;P

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Haha, yeah that's a hidden feature we have... We do have an error page you can report things, but this is certainly not a bad place for that. We also have a Github repo where you can write an issue.

Summaries technically don't have a limit, but there probably should be one.

Changing my profile picture works though. Shoot me an email at andy@dev.to and we can continue there, if you'd like.

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Dennis Davis • Edited

Hi,

My name is Dennis G Davis. I have been in IT for many years starting with writing COBOL in college. I have worked in the Oracle Application development group writing and packaging an app for delivery with the Oracle Financial Applications suite. I then moved over to Siebel and worked technical support for this CRM platform in may roles - Solution Architect, BA, and PM. I come to this group with abilities, but frankly to keep them as fresh as possible as our industry changes. I use places like this to do so. I hope to be contributing content in some form or another. I remain excited to be a part of a seminal industry - the bits are spreading everywhere.

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Raman CreativeIT • Edited

Hey there!

I am a full-stack JavaScript expert with about 10 years of experience and CEO at CreativeIT, a software house located Belarus. Here I’m responsible for technical consulting, negotiating, and managing our team.

Being an active contributor to open-source development, I’m proud that many of our company’s products have earned many stars on GitHub. Nice to meet you, guys!

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Diana Maltseva • Edited

Hello! Nice to meet you

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Chizom Echehieuka

My name is Chizom Echehieuka, it's a beautiful place here. I've been playing with javascript, php, Java and xml.

I'm from Nigeria.
I look forward to learning more. I believe that learning all the programming languages won't solve the world's problems. People will.

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Ross Bates

Hi there all. My name is Ross Bates and I'm a developer in Dallas, TX. Been working in a variety of industries and technologies since 1999. I'm more passionate about interesting work and solving big problems than I am a specific stack, but if you twisted my arm I would say Python is what I enjoy most.

In recent years I've moved into building products focused more on early stage and startups. It's where I feel like I can have the most fun and make the biggest impact.

Good to be here. Look forward to talking more with everyone.

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Jean Roger Nigoumi Guiala • Edited

Hello, i'm Guiala Jean Roger,I'm a young Software developper base in cameroon, i'm interested in web (mostly PHP and javascript and some ASP.NET) and mobile development (targeting IOS and Android with xamarin).
like to learn new stuff and i'm ready to work on any great project.
oh also i'm really interested in GIS (Geographic Information System).
That's a bit about me