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Welcome Thread - v7

Balloons saying hello

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. 👋

Let's go!

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Ben Halpern

Welcome everybody. We've got big plans for 2018 and it's great to have you be a part of it.

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Brenda Limón

Let’s rock this year! :D awesome platform by the way

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Ben Halpern

Yaaa!

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Margaret

YAY

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walid-mahade

I hate frogs

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neo seesor

lol

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AKINRODOLU SEUN

Yeh!

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Shawn Sommer

Thanks Ben, glad I found your community.

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Kahenya

Thanks Ben, looking forward from leaning alot this year

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Nafis Abdullah Khan

2018 will be excellent!

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Richard Burk

Thanks for this positive community <3

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Ayush Pandey

Yeah, let's make a difference at the end of this year.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Hello! We use Markdown for writing comments and articles. See our editor guide here.

Also, it's freezing here in NYC, so I figured a friendly snowman would be nice. Not having to go out in the cold and working remote is great.

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Lama Al Rajih

Hey! I'm Lama, and I'm a high school senior. I've been following dev.to's Twitter for a while and kept coming to read posts on the site, so I decided to sign up.

At the moment, I'm making my way through the front end dev certificate on freeCodeCamp, and beginning to learn Java.

Fun fact: I once sprained my ankle jumping off a bed.

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Ben Halpern

Good luck learning! Stay away from beds.

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Lama Al Rajih

Haha, believe me, I've learned my lesson.

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Daniel Santos

Welcome Lama! Good luck in your journey. I think its amazing!

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Lama Al Rajih

Thank you!

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hakifran

Hello.Good luck!!

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Lama Al Rajih

Thank you!

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SaraMooHead

Hello! I'm Sara. I was a children's book editor for a long time but I've recently become a software developer. I came here because Vaidehi Joshi told me to! She said to follow her here on dev.to for her new video series on computer science, so that's what I'm doing.

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Ben Halpern

Welcome Sara, awesome.

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El Marie 💜

hello, I am happy to publish my first post here, I am here to help any data science newbies.I am one too

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Ben Halpern

Welcome!

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El Marie 💜

Thank You, Ben

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Sergio Martínez

That's good, thanks for share !!

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marcidenmark

Hi. I'm working on improving my JS skills, and starting some various React tutorials-- with the goal of getting a front-end React job or project. On my list of work today is building an Airbnb clone with a few react components.

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Francisco M. Delgado

Getting a react gig is my goal too. Best of luck!

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tom • Edited on

Hi! I'm Tom. I work at Twitter where I've been for over 4 years.

I do a few different things, but I tend to focus on making frontend and client engineers more productive by building tools and APIs or writing documentation. You could call it product infrastructure.

Right now I lead Twitter's GraphQL team and a bigger project called Private API, which is about improving how our apps — iOS, Android, Twitter Lite and TweetDeck — get their data.

I'm interested in using dev.to to help, guide, and learn from developers who have complex or novel problems to solve.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Welcome! Thanks for joining the community. I personally would love a post on writing good documentation, or a beginner's guide to writing a REST/GraphQL API. Or maybe you have some good posts/resources to share about those topics?

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Mijo

Hi Tom, looking forward to learn from/with you. Thank you for taking your time to share your knowlege & experiences with the community!

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Ereguad

Thank you for being with us we are so glad to have someone like you

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Bruno de Lima

I used to be a traditional programmer (c++, java) and last year I decided to enhance my skills in webdev fullstk, AI and game dev, so now I am including python and javascript in my activities.

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Juan Pablo Alvis

Hi Bruno, I would love to know about your thoughts and experience with the AI world.

Best wishes.

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Bruno de Lima

Hi Juan, I had some experience with FSM, computer vision (openCV), decision trees, find the path like algorithms, nowadays I am more curious about machine learning and NLP and their applications in games that are aware of the player physical location, social activity and interests :)

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Jono

Hey guys, Jono here. I live in London. Stephanie Hulbert from Twitter brought me here and I'm glad to say hello!

I'm a lapsed game dev who found .NET and web dev gave me money.

I'm looking to get more involved in the dev community as well as into frontend and ruby and for real getting myself back into making games, especially with interesting AI.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Ruby is great! Not so sure about Ruby for games, though. There is a great book/ebook about writing really basic Ruby games: Learn Game Programming with Ruby by Mark Sobkowicz.

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EGORIDI

Yes, all these Pragmatic books are amazing! There is also a book from Tomas Varaneckas "Developing Games With Ruby - for those who code for living" which is pretty interesting.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Oh neat! Will have to check that book out. Thanks for sharing!

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EGORIDI • Edited on

Ruby is just beautiful. Gosu works pretty well as long as you don't need too much speed and will certainly do for RPG and arcade games. Mostly anything you would do with Godot you can do with ruby and Gosu.

On the other hand, I really don't know about the new JIT Compiler in recent ruby versions (specially 2.7 and 3), but it seems that as long as you have some repetitive tasks, speed can be greatly improved, even more than using JRuby to compile it to Java code.

Keep us updated on your gamedev!

Best!

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Juan Pablo Alvis

Hi everybody!

I'm Juan Pablo, a Colombian electronic engineer turned into a .Net developer a couple of years ago.

This place is awesome!!! I'm looking forward to sharing more time and knowledge with you guys and hopefully write some post too!

Best wishes,

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Riccardo Grigoletto

Hello there! I'm a computer science student at university of Trento (Italy) your website as well as Instagram account is so cool :top::top::koala::koala::koala: I've looked a long time for something like you

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Paolo Melchiorre

Hi all! Happy new 2018!

I published Full-Text Search in Django with PostgreSQL and I hope to publish other articles during 2018

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Alistair

Hello!
I'm Alistair from Belgium, I'm currently studying mobile development and am in love with Android.
I graduated in Tourism which is totally not related to development but I discover the wonders of code last year and now I strive to improve!

I found about dev.to through Twitter and thought it would be a good idea to be in a dev community. I want to read about other's ideas, share mine, discuss and discover.
Beside code I love unicorns so I'm pretty pumped about the unicorn emoji you can react with on posts here! :p

Have a nice day!

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vinodkumar

hello everybody,
my self Kavya, i love to know about Technology, Technology is something I have been passionate about for as long as I can remember, so it wasn’t a difficult decision to study management and IT.
For me, the most attractive aspect of technology is problem solving. Problem solving is a challenge I have always loved – from completing puzzles. The potential of where we could be in terms of technology in 50 years’ time fascinates me, & it’s exciting to know that being involved in technology allows me to take my career in any direction.

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Tom Oakley

Hi there! I'm Tom, I work as a front-end software engineer for Veritas Technologies. I live in West London and am currently mainly developing Angular apps (Typescript, Node, etc). I graduated from Brunel University London in July 2017, however I've been doing front-end stuff for about 4 years with an extra 3 of basic web design/development (Wordpress, HTML/CSS/jQuery, etc). I also have experience with React (and Redux, Styled Components, FlowJS, etc), a little bit of AngularJS and some other small stuff. Looking forward to learning tons in 2018!

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Joshua Ferrell

I'm a new user and just beginning my developer career. I'm finishing up an associate degree in software engineering this spring and will be beginning an online bachelor degree in software engineering in the fall. I just snagged my first freelance contract and am hoping this is the year I transition into a full time programmer.

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Sean Hull • Edited on

Just discovered you guys on HN. Nice site. Hi all 👋

I'm an architect. Generalist by choice. techops, python dev & advisor. I also blog a lot about things I'm interested in. Some recent ones... Is Amazon too big to fail? and this one... 30 questions to ask a serverless fanboy. Stuff like that.

I like to think critically. my GitHub

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Sudeep Mobile App Developer • Edited on

I'm a mobile app developer since 9 years, work on iOS and Android and started on angular recently, I am founder of the App development company Agicent and we've been featured in top app development companies for startups list across various review sites. My real name is Sudeep.

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Luke

Hey! I'm Luke, and I'm currently doing an apprenticeship in Software Development! I'm almost entirely self-taught when it comes to coding, I enjoy learning by doing so will make a small utility app and then go from there!

I've been following this site on Facebook and reading articles for a while so thought I may as well sign up for an account and say hi to y'all!

I also play drums, and I've started a blog about my programming and musical exploits over at rugulous.wordpress.com!

Feel free to come to me with anything - I've dabbled in development for web (both front end and server side), Android and Windows, in a variety of different languages, so hopefully I can be useful!

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edinaldopsj

Hello there, My name is Edinaldo, I'm a 25 years old web developer at the local town hall, where we develop an awesome Intranet, and after reading a lot of posts here, I've decided to join the community and even sharing my very first post. It's about how to improve myself and how can I learn more, what do you think guys?

not so fun fact: my english is awful, sorry bout that :D

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Ray Besiga

Hey guys, I am Ray Besiga. A product designer and front-end developer from Kampala, Uganda. Excited to join a vibrant developer community. I look forward to learning stuff and also sharing what I know. Cheers.

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Soma Györe

Hi I'm Soma!

I have graduated in Computer Science in February 2017 and I'm working as a software developer since December 2016. I'm working in a small company (3 devs). We are developing a video management system.

I like the articles here I'd like to write one (or two :D).

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Chidiebere Chukwudi • Edited on

Hy everyone! i am chidiebere from Nigeria. i am happy to be part of this community. My dream is to dig everything that will certify me as a profound web developer. I want to work in world renowned tech companies like Google, yahoo!. Also, i will be very happy that my contributions to this community will help the community grow. lets do this!

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bigcross9

Hi, I am Jonathan, I am a Java Developer in a large company where we provide solutions for telecomm. I came here to learn and also share what I know. I found this community really great.

Fun fact: I lived must of my life near from the beach (like 1 hour by car) but I don't know how to swim.

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Frank

Hey everyone! My name is Frank. I'm a third-grade teacher who recently decided to start learning computer science and programming this year. I recently started Harvard's CS50X course on edX and I have been dabbling a bit in C#.

Looking forward to connecting with some like-minded people and learning as much as possible!

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Eliud C. Delgado

Hi! I'm Eliud. I got here because I was googling about the blockchain and ebooks, the only link I found that wasn't a book a about Bitcoin was a post here, and it was written by a fellow Mexican. 😅

Fun facts: I'm a book person, actually. At some point I ran a bookshop. I love the classics: Shakespeare, Keats and James Joyce but also sci-fi authors like Ursula K. Le Guin. I was born and raised in Mexico City. My fav singer is David Bowie. 👨‍🎤

I've been learning to code for a year and I'm really into Front End development and static generators. I always love learning new things but coding really challenges my view world, and that's amazing. I've been a Linux distros and Unix for 15 years or so, and loved the command line ever since. I really don't know why it took me so long to actually get my self into code. 🤓 I'm loving JS and currently learning React.

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Dragan Dardic

Hi, I'm Dragan a fresh certified developer Microsoft web technologies who's gaining experience and in search of a work :) Interested in everything involved in .NET web development...Hoping to help and gain new connections...Wish you successful new year :D

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Mike Ekkel

Hi there! I'm Mike and have been following dev.to on twitter for a good while in 2017. Am currently graduating as a visual / interaction designer but I am going to continue with the development part of my degree once I'm done. Figured I'd start 2018 properly and join the community I have been following for a while!

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Kahenya

Hi everyone i am a beginner in learning codes i am here to learn more from you guys and give back to the community.

I recently learned basic PhP programming.

Any body with material i can interact with to perfect my skills.

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Daniel Santos

Hello everyone, I am very excited to be here. I know there are many experienced people writing here and I am thrilled to start reading and also contributing.

Currently, I am learning about programming language theory and embedded software development.

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It's a scientific fact.