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Welcome Thread - v6

Hello there

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. 👋

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Adesola

Hi! I'm Ade, I'm an aspiring developer working on learning Python. So far, I'm learning how to fail gracefully and the value of persistence.

Fun fact: I was born with six fingers on each hand.

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Ben Halpern

Good luck with the failure and the success!

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Adesola

hank you!

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AnasYasin

With 2 extra fingers, you can code faster :)

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Jesús Gómez

The perfect Emacs coder

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Benjamin Petersen

Awesome! Python is a great choice. Keep it up and I'm sure you'll be a pythonista in no time. I wonder if you still had the extra digits if you could code 20% faster... :)

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Daniel

@goatsaretasty so those fingers didn't work and you had them surgically removed?!?

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Adesola

They apparently wiggled just fine but they were amputated right after I was born so I just have nubs there.

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Daniel

@goatsaretasty That is fascinating.

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Roger K.

Imagine what an advantage something like that could be if they functioned correctly.

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Adesola

Now I regret my mum's hastiness. On the other hand, how many more typos would I have if I still had them?

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Marc Mercer

That's a peculiar thought. I would expect that you would run into other issues -- Namely, that you would wind up having to design your own unique keyboard to accommodate your extra digits, as the spacing and alignment/arrangement of existing keyboards would not fit your physiology?

It would be a very interesting thing to evaluate and see if there are any other people with similar physiologies, and see how it has helped or hindered them, and what obstacles they had and benefits they reaped.

Though, I do suppose that also depends on your own interest in things like that. For those of us who have not had the same experiences, it would be interesting, for you, it may very well be boring by this point.

Funny how our perceptions can vary so much based on our own experiences with any given subject.

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John Olubori David

Nice to meet a fellow six fingered programmer, mine was removed immediately after birth and I'm sure it's same with you

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Kelvin Murithi

disq.us/p/1kzr6zq Yes. Really.Goats are tasty.

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Consulting Tech

Hello my name is Lamine Diagne and i'm senegalese in West Afrika

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Ben Halpern

Welcome welcome welcome!

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warmpan

thankyou

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Ben Halpern

No, thank YOU!!

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Mudia Imasuen

Hi. I'm Mudia Imasuen.
Learning python.
I didn't read the code of conduct but I am very well behaved.

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Olav Sundfør

I read the code of conduct and you probably have nothing to fear :-)

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Mudia Imasuen

Thanks Alot.

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beau_haus

Hi all! :)

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Ben Halpern

Finally!

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beau_haus

almost spit out my wine.

🍷cheers, Ben.

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Ben Halpern

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beau_haus

hahahaha!!!!!! <3

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Benjamin Blouin

hi

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Mikey Dorje • Edited on

My name is Mikey and I finally joined this site! Ben (founder of this site) is my younger brother. Hey @ben ! Ben taught me the basics of Ruby on Rails a few years ago and I've been hacking my way around ever since.

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Ben Halpern

Woohoo!

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Lex Martinez

Hi all!! glad to be here!

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pedrojmfidalgopt

Hi, My name is Pedro Fidalgo, I have been around since 1996 working with databases and software.
Since 2014 I decided to start using platforms like Elance or Upwork, I made so much code and I worked with so many persons since then that I decided to start sharing some tricks and thoughts about the projects where I have been working.

I love databases mostly when they are used to help decision makers.
Software development also rings a bell, mostly algorithm development and desktop software development.
I work mostly with Oracle, SQL Server, VBA, PLSQL, TSQL, SSIS / SSDT, IBM Datastage, C#.

Cheers

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cosess.co

Hey, I'm Ashley, and I first learned to build websites when I was a teen, wrote my first program at age 15, and fell in love.

Life took over (bills, jobs, adult stuff) and I lost my way career wise... I'm 28-years-old now and learning all over again. Currently I'm focusing on WordPress development, which everyone seems to loathe, but I'm enjoying it so far.

Fact: I'm 4'11" tall and I wanted to be the Pink Power Ranger when I grew up. I'll settle with just being a developer but being a Blood Elf Paladin would be cool, too. o . O

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Sarzana

Hello Ashley!

Life happens but it’s great you’re making your way back to your passion. As long as we do what we love we will never have to work a day in our lives.

Wordpress I have not tried out yet but it is highly recommended by universities that are design and art based.

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António Afonso

Welcome. It doesn’t really matter if other people like it or not, as long as you’re learning something that is useful to you.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Good luck with learning! Any reason for choosing WordPress?

Also, paladins FTW. :)

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cosess.co

Thanks, Andy.

Main reason for choosing WordPress is that I have two blogs and wanted a custom built theme with performance first then beauty. It seems like all the pretty themes available are resource hogs. I used to love building websites so I figured WP would be a good fit. We shall see...

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Daniel

Hi all! I was an amateur coder back from 2009-2013. Unfortunately, I was in a horrific motorcycle accident in late 2013. I was in a coma for a month and have certain, serious lasting mental deficits. Specifically, my short term memory and my spatial reasoning and spatial memory were most damaged. Despite this, I'm still very high-functioning and good with words, so I'm still able to learn new things (after enough repetition). Nice to "meet" everybody. :)

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Marc Mercer

With the right motivation, anyone has the capability to succeed at anything. Don't let your deficits stop you, and you'll go however far you desire - at your own pace. It's amusing to see someone else who writes with similar structure to myself, it's rather rare.

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Nef Rossano

Welcome, Daniel! Nice to hear you are doing the best.
Regards!

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Alison Gibbins

Hello from Toronto, Canada! I'm Alison, a maker (3D printing mostly), advisor to tech startups, diversity & inclusion activist (working on checking my own white privilege and lifting others up), and get-sh*t-done type of person.

My day job is working for RBC as the lead for Technology Community Engagement. It's a new role for me and the bank and I'm figuring out how to support peer-to-peer tech communities inside and outside the company. I've been spending most of my time connecting with Toronto-based meetups and groups, offering to host events, and finding speakers.

I thought I'd hate working for a big company, especially a bank, but I've been surprised by the amount of freedom I have to build out the tech community programs. I have previously worked for a dev shop, healthcare company, government gambling, digital strategy, and my own startup.

I'm a big proponent of design thinking and often coach startups on customer development.

My biggest regret is that I took typing instead of programming in high school in the '90s and thought that coding/math/technology would be too hard to pursue. Many of my (male) friends went on to do computer science and engineering and I wish I did too.

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Andrei Navumau

Hi Alison,

It's my pleasure to see someone from Toronto here. I'm studying in Humber College at Web Development program.

I'm much like you - regretting, that I haven't chosen programming earlier, in high school in the '90s. Though I was always keen on math/coding. It took me 15 years after graduating from University international tourism management program, that I really-really enjoy coding more, than anything else in my life. So, now I'm back at school again and learning programming)))

You mentioned in your intro, that you were in charge of hosting events for tech people. I was thinking about visiting some of that kind. Can you, please, suggest where to start searching? Have a great time!

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Alison Gibbins

Hi Andrei - I'm currently working on a section of our website for Toronto tech listings. It should be up in the New Year. In the meantime, I find meetup.com, eventbrite, Startup Here, and MaRS to all have great listings.

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Peter Kim Frank • Edited on

Welcome to the dev.to community! 👋🏽

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask.

People are friendly and happy to help :)

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warmpan

thankyou

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Adesola

Thanks! Happy to be here.

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Adam Krpan

Hello! I'm Adam, I'm a college software developer working on getting my degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering, working mainly in game development and robotics. Currently I'm working with TrickFire Robotics at the University of Washington Bothell on creating a robot for the NASA Robotic Mining Competition.

I've recently seen lots of the articles on this website and seen so many interesting points brought up that I figured I should join up and see what else is on here.

Pleased to meet y'all!

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Andy Zhao (he/him) • Edited on

Welcome to the community! :)

Protip: We write everything in Markdown.

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warmpan

thankyou

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Daniel • Edited on

@AndyZhao like this?

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Daniel

Nevermind, answered my own question :)

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Frank Schiller

Hey everybody! I stumbled across dev.to from a twitter post and it seemed like a pretty cool place! I’m a student about to graduate with a bachelors in web development. I’ve got a great passion for Front-end and recently have been getting into a lot of React!

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Aaroh Mankad • Edited on

Hey there, I'm Aaroh! I'm very passionate about web development, particularly about React, React Native, and GraphQL.

I'm currently learning some native Android development, while comparing/contrasting that to my React Native experience. It's been really fun so far! (I started about 3 weeks ago.)

My 1-2 year goals are to:

  • Write more. See some of the things I've written so far: medium.com/@aarohmankad

  • Speak at a conference. I'd absolutely love to give a talk on one of my passions this year, and I'm actively applying to conferences that have open "Call for talk Proposals"

  • Start a podcast called Open Source Party. I'd love to pick an open-source project every week or two and contribute to it, talk about my experience, and maybe even interview the owner/maintainers!

Thanks for reading and I'd love to hear from you!

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محمد عطوة

im mohamed , 46 yold most of it in the software field development then management but also still develop , each some years i receive a shock about how the tools and methods changed then i try to follow and stay on the road , im web development expert , dot net mostly with some of php and adf , doing 2 masters now , MBA and the other one on IT , agile and big data now days subjects . All Regards for Every one

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Allen Wheeler

Love the look of the site. Senior Systems Designer for control systems in broadcast helicopter video transmission and government data links. I followed a static site (JAMstack) developer here and it took less than a minute to decide to sign up. I surprised myself even further by posting. Obie Wan convinced me I guess. Jedis...

Hi.

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Omkar Ajnadkar

Hi! I am Omkar from India. I am 2nd year CS undergraduate and currently working on Android and web development. I am also writing a blog(just started ) at The Coding Express

Facts: I liked the design of this website so much. Also, I really want to be very good at Python.

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Benjamin Modayil 👨‍💻

+1 on the site's design. Makes me want to come here more often.

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Kenji Rikitake • Edited on

Hi everyone. I'm Kenji, and I got interested in dev.to after reading a couple of interesting articles in Japan explaining how dev.to is FAST (and some of them are actually on dev.to such as this stuff > dev.to/mizchi/-devto--b5 by @mizchi (article in Japanese)). I'm recently working on C++ and C# as a late learner of OOP, as well as Erlang, Elixir, and FreeBSD.

Fun fact: since age 17 for 35 years my right eye doesn't really work (lens removed due to cataract). So I've been writing code mostly with my left eye only.

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Jahanzaib

Hi to everybody! I am Jahanzaib, currently working with Java EE and doing some DevOps. Still trying to understand if i want to go more to the backend or the frontend (coming from a web dev background).

I have found this one a good place to learn new stuff :)

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Josh Dzielak 🔆

Hi everyone! I'm Josh and I lead the Developer Relations team at Algolia, your friendly neighborhood search API :) I like Ruby for fun, JavaScript for apps and Java for speed. Always happy to talk about search, developer communities, San Francisco or Paris - ping me anytime!

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Alan O'Donnell

Hi everyone! I'm Alan. Once upon a time I was a facilitator at the Recurse Center; I've also worked at a few startups. I really enjoy functional programming, math, and studying French, and lately I've gotten interested in deep learning/neural networks. I recently decided to leave the last startup I was working at to devote myself full-time to studying machine learning.

My New Year's resolution is to write more: I've got too many half(... quarter)-written blog posts sitting around. I guess if I'm gonna be in-between jobs for a bit then I don't have any excuses!

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Idrees Dargahwala

Hello,

I'm Idrees, an amateur JavaScript developer & a future engineer. I have been practising JavaScript for about 2 years now.

I am here, because one of my friend told me to join here and create posts about side projects & also see what other developers are creating and get inspired by them.

Thank you Dev.to

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Ana Jurina

Hi I'm Ana and I'm from Croatia, currently learning everything frontend webdev related :) I'm changing my career from land surveyor to webdev and I'm loving every day of it :)

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Maia Stone

Good for you and good to see other women here 😊

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Chintan

Hi lovely folks, this is Chintan here. I'm a developer and have been designing and coding software for over ten years. I'm passionate about new technologies and languages. I'm here to learn,unlearn and share.

Happy Holidays to everyone!!

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Kazuki Yokoyama

Hello, everybody!

I'm Kazuki, a developer living in Porto Alegre, Brazil. My interests now range from machine learning (my field of study) to web dev.

It's really nice to be part of this community! Thanks.

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Eke Enyinnaya Diala

Hello, I'm Eke Diala Enyinnaya. I'm learning to code. I'm learning Java and Android. Its kind of weird (Java) as I had basic knowledge of python- the variable declarations and all. It's challenging and I happen to love challenges. It's beautiful being here. I've learned quite a lot. I was in a dilemma about native and hybrid mobile apps but an article I read here about React native helped guide my decision.
Great to be here.

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Naresh Mehta

Hello People,

Have been reading some pretty good articles on dev.to. Glad to be a part of the community. Checkout my github projects and you are all welcome to contribute especially if you are interested in building after market ROMs for Find5 and/or ZP955/Speed8.

Cheers!

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ibrahimbadram

Hi my name is Ibrahim from Lebanon, i'm a frontend and backend web developer experienced in PHP MVC frameworks such as codeIgniter and Laravel, loving building web applications and to learn more technologies, recently i am trying to improve my skills by self motivation in Angularjs or Reactjs but i need some advice in this what is the most tutorials that we need it to develop our skills in programming?