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Welcome Thread - v132

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Welcome to DEV!

  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. πŸ‘‹

Great to have you in the community!

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Waylon Jepsen

Hi I'm Waylon
I am currently a Masters's candidate studying computer science at Colorado State University. After I completed my bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, I was employed as a cybersecurity intern by the academic computing and networking services at CSU. I quickly developed a deep passion for cybersecurity and computer science and decide to go back to school to learn more.

While studying for my master's, I have been employed as a Junior Systems Administrator for the Computer Science department, managing over 600 Unix machines. This summer I am also working for Hedera Hashgraph as a developer advocate intern providing educational content on how to leverage the Hashgraph distributed network.

I love python, Linux, rust, and cryptography. If you share any of these interests, don't hesitate to reach out. I look forward to sharing my technical experiences with all of you hear and learn from the community. Thanks for reading :)

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Fatima Alheeh

great job Waylon

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Waylon Jepsen

Thanks Fatima!

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jay193

Great man

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Subh

Greate , how to reach you

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Waylon Jepsen

My email is available on my profile

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Jack F.

Awesome profile Waylon - do reach out if you are looking for a new home to work on crypto and privacy tech after your masters! :)

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Waylon Jepsen

Hey Jack,

That means a lot! I'd be curious to know what you're working on! I'm currently working for Hedera Hashgraph (a distributed ledger) part time while i finish my masters. I'm excited to jump into industry and work on building some disruptive technologies.

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Jack F.

Awesome - sounds great. I'll drop you a line privately on the gmail a/c in your bio!

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Thuy Vy Tran

Hello, I'm Vy!
I am a current undergraduate computer science student at George Mason University. I am currently working as a research intern at DREU. My current research analyze how duration in human-robotics interactions effects interactive reinforcement learning.

One of my favorite things to do is to connect technology and economics together. Nice to meet you all!

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Alix in Cryptoland πŸƒ

Hi Thuy, I find the intersection of economics and technology really cool, as well.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Moira Rose Surprise Greeting

Welcome to DEV, folks!

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JΓ΄natas Lima de Medeiros

HI! :)

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Elisa Crescentini

Hello! I discovered this place by following a workshop online.
I have 33yo and I studied c++,php and mysql in my high school; after that I worked for 10 years as accountant in a big forniture firm in Italy but, after gave birth to my second son, I decided that I wanted to change path and work as a developer.
So I start again studying (because I forgot EVERYTHING!), but this time I started from Front-End. So I learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript and React. Now I'm curious about NoSQL DB and to go deeper in what I already learnt.
Hope to find here the place where I'll be inspired!

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Adam Howard

That's really cool! Software development is a 2nd career for me too, I used to be a lawyer. Honestly, this is way more fun!

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Elisa Crescentini

A lawyer? wow!
Yeah, I think it's more creative and I needed something like this in my life.
Now, I hope very hard to find a job soon, so I can have some experience and not only courses!
What's your experience?

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Adam Howard

I am completely self-taught (big shout out to Coursera, edX and Udacity) and I started learning mostly as a way to keep myself busy after my first kid was born. After doing that for a while, I sort of realized that I could probably get someone to pay me to keep doing this thing I enjoy! For me, finding a job was pretty easy (in 2015, in a regional tech hub in the US). I went to some career fairs, sent out some resumes, bombed a few interviews, but eventually got hired by the company I still work for. The best thing I've found about this field is that what you can do counts for way more than where (or if) you went to school. Something that I don't think gets emphasized very much in universities, boot camps, and online classes is that advancement in a programming career depends at least as much on your people skills as it does on your technical skills. Being willing to mentor team members with less experience, being able to communicate well in writing, and approaching issues from a collaborative and problem-solving viewpoint have kept me moving up the career ladder pretty quickly.

Good luck with the job hunt!

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Elisa Crescentini

I read that most of the people that change career path, they do it always in the company where they're actually working. This things fright me a bit! But thank you to share your experience with me, it helps me to know where to find more places great to study!

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EZRA KIPYEGON • Edited on

Hi am Ezra
Am a computer science undergraduate student (as per time of writing)
I enjoy working with javascript
Am a intermediate fullstack developer with some amazing projects
Am interested in cryptography and Blockchain
Looking forward to learning much more here
Thanks

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Jairus Tanaka

Cool! Nice to meet you!

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David Abu

I am a Cloud Advocate for Power BI at Microsoft , I am currently based in Lagos, Nigeria. I am a community builder and I am part of the Power Platform Community leaders in Nigeria.
David is a business intelligence Associate with comprehensive accomplishments applying data modelling, data structuring, data analytics and visualizations to ensure success and achieve goals. A community builder and public speaker of digital technologies

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Just wanted to say welcome to everyone new and not-so-new to DEV. πŸ‘‹

Hope y'all enjoy it here!

If you're wondering how to get started with posting a post, then consider checking out this article here.

If you're wondering anything else, don't hesitate to reach out and ask. πŸ˜€

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Yuriy Zvirblis

I am Yuriy. I have experience in video game development in unity C#, music production and sound design. right now I am a Fullstack student in ITC Bootcamp in Tel-Aviv.

Today we had a lecture about writing a Medium article, it was the first time that I saw platforms like dev.to, medium.com, deily.dev and hashnode.com.

Usually after every lecture I tend to keep researching more on the learned topic, so In the process I stumbled across a youtube video explaining why web presence is important for developers and so I decided to take part in those platforms.
I hope to learn more about the dev community and eventually take part in it!

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Sathish VM

Hello there! I'm Sathish,

I'm currently finished my Bachelor's in Computer Science. I find my interest in web development and open source contributions. To develop my career and my coding skills I find that I alone can't do it while learning. So I found dev.to blog platform to incredibly increase my skills in a short amount of time and well that's how I'm here now πŸ˜…οΈ.

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Elisa Crescentini

hello!

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Sathish VM

Hi there!

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PraveshC92

Software engineer with 5+ years of experience in supporting applications in ERP domain, IBPS, BPM, CCM, Open Banking. Currently employed by a mastercard company as a Sr. Software Engineer, planning to jump in to automation world, hence making a learning plan and trying to be connected with development community, that is why I am here.....glad to join DEV.

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Subh

Hi pravesh , would like to connect you , and want some info in open banking .
How to contact you ?

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PraveshC92

You can connect with me on linked in.
linkedin.com/in/praveshchourey2807...

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Subh

Sent you request on LinkedIn

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A BAPer guy

Hi I'm Aditya
Currently SAP ABAP Developer for about 7 years now.
Start programming since I was in College about 10 years ago because my Major was Computer Science. At that time I was developing various web and android related app.

Since doing SAP ABAP developer for a living, I have on and off relationship with the other technology and programming languages such as Javascript, PHP, Python, and others because I do love to learn more about those but also I have limited time to learn it (or building apps with it).

Also Freelancing or part time related to other than SAP ABAP would be nice.

Cheers :)

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Yuriy Zvirblis

I am Yuriy. I have experience in video game development in unity C#, music production and sound design. right now I am a Fullstack student in ITC Bootcamp in Tel-Aviv.
Today we had a lecture about writing a Medium article, it was the first time that I saw platforms like dev.to, medium.com, deily.dev and hashnode.com.
Usually after every lecture I tend to keep researching more on the learned topic, so In the process I stumbled across a youtube video explaining why web presence is important for developers and so I decided to take part in those platforms.
I hope to learn more about the dev community and eventually take part in it!

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dreevo

Hello everyone, I'm dreevo and I'm new in the youtube community..I just wanted to share my youtube videos that I started posting about angular and ngrx if you're interested, you can check them out here :
youtube.com/channel/UCF3QsixhylSFA...
I would really appreciate some support thanks !

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Olanrewaju Oyinbooke

Hello everyone,

Olanrewaju Oyinbooke, from Nigeria.
With background in Statistics, I value data a lot.

I am a Data Officer, Power Platform Advocate, and Data Scientist.

I am recently fascinated by the wonders of Low-code/No-Code application development platforms and Microsoft Power Platform is my choice.

I just got awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) in Business Application and look forward to sharing more about Power Platform (Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agent) with you all here.

My goal here is to co-learn, co-share, and co-build!
Cheers to the awesome and rewarding community connects

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Marc Gonzalez

Hi All, I'm Marc.

I'm a current student at NYC's Brooklyn College going on to my final semester for a Bachelors in Comp Sci. While attending school I work for a financial services company currently dipping our toes into blockchain territory as a web dev. During my college lifetime, I primarily wanted to focus on Machine Learning and Web Development.

The first 2.5 years of Uni I spent developing my python skills and learning about Data Science/ML concepts. I've now been focusing on developing myself as a Full Stack Developer particularly of the MERN stack. I've got a lot to learn, but I really do enjoy the field, I especially love to think about difficult problems to solve, even though I tend to break my brain doing so.

Feel free to reach out, I would love to learn more about you and share skills with you in this field. Thank you!

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Subh

Great , will love to connect.

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