Welcome Thread - v73

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meerkat says hello

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. 👋

Great to have you in the community!


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Hello DEV world! Namaste! 🙏
I am Kartik and I am a software engineer.
I am very passionate about using technology to make a better world. I like to say I sit at the crossroads of creativity, technology, and the human condition.

I will hopefully be adding dev posts here frequently.
In addition, feel free to subscribe to my non-dev blog about technology on my website ikartik.com.

Onward to more progress!


Checked out your github and saw Scribe

You open-sourced your own blog platform?

Thats awesome! 😃


Ah, you noticed! 😁 Thanks a lot! There are quite a few changes on my blog that I am implementing for Scribe – should be ready soon and they will make it much better than the current version.


Amazing blog, subscribed! :)


Thanks :) Glad you liked it!


Yeah, seriously! I've been learning about the way information is conveyed in spoken language as opposed to non verbal. I thought it was very interesting to have a base of 39 bits irregardless of syllable count.

Totally cool!

Thanks! I find it amazing that we can create so many different languages over thousands of years, but our brains still all have a similar bandwidth limit to processing incoming information!

It's an amazing thing to look at really. I always think about how much our ancestors were able to do. Essentially, they had as much "bandwidth" for uploading/downloading of info as us. If you take it back far enough you'll see these common threads of the ratio of brain case volume to body weight. It's not just us, the "Conceited Great Ape," either, that ratio is good for corvids to dolphins.

What I'm quite interested in is the effect of ML/AI coupled with Quantum Computing on us. Dolphins can apparently create a 3D picture by sonar & then, using the same sounds, transfer the info to others in the pod. We can see a fraction of the EM spectrum (visible light), many animals apparently have magnetic sensory cells, but what if we could hear RF waves, upload/download complete experienced information, & move & sync complete consciousness between a cloned entity that has separate corporal forms while still being the same person. All in real time.

Totally agree! In terms of physical abilities, humans are pretty ill-equipped compared to most animals. We don’t have sonar, our eyesight is mediocre at best, we can’t even smell very well.

There are two things that makes us more sophisticated than animals: 1 is our brain - we developed such complex languages, formed social relations, etc. And that brain also invented 2, our tools. We’ve made up for the lack of physical abilities through tools that are an extension of ourselves - AI/ML, Neuralinl, robotic prosthetics, night vision. It’s incredible that our minds came up with all this, and that our minds can understand that as well!


Welcome and we too are excited!


Your blog is wonderful. I want to learn from you.



Thank you! I will post tutorials about building a blog soon :)


Tienes contenido muy interesante en tu blog.



Muchísimas gracias Victor!


Hey Kartik, just like you I am budding software engineer, i hope DEV community helps all of us grow in this tough time.


Most definitely! Tough times are always a catalyst for innovation and growth.


Waoo!! Really nice blog! Good job.


Thank you so much! 🙏


“I like to say I sit at the crossroads of creativity, technology, and the human condition.“ ties a ribbon on that


I liked the article dated January 12 in your blog. Quite interesting, thanks.


Thanks! Glad you liked it


Hello everybody!
I am Thomas, fullstack Dev from France !
I am here to share my knowledge and experiences.
You can check my profile or even go on my website Https://tsflorus.me to see what I'm doing and my articles
Keep coding !


Bienvenue chez DEV! Welcome to DEV!

Spiderman swinging by to say hello


I'm Cynthia and I just started out learning frontend web development. I aspire to be a full-stack developer (pretty ambitious, eh?), but right now I'm still exploring HTML-CSS-JS.
Keep sharing your experiences. I'll be reading.


Hello everybody, I'm Andrea Stagi from Italy, CTO @ Lotrèk Digital Agency!

I'm here to share my knowledge about frontend and backend development! My main interests are Vue.js, Nuxt.js, Angular, Python, Django, Docker, K8S, TDD, Redis and PostgreSQL.

I love open source and I'm still writing and open a lot of code, you can check my Github profile at github.com/astagi . My open source activity started 9 years ago and includes projects such as Emesene (github.com/emesene), an instant messenger client supporting various IM services, Turpial (github.com/Turpial) a Twitter client written in Python, Taiga.io (github.com/taigaio) an Agile project management platform and Nanpy (github.com/nanpy) a library to make programmers' life easier allowing to use Arduino as a slave, controlled by a master device where you run Python scripts, such as a Raspberry Pi. I also opened a lot of useful libraries with my agency, check them out github.com/lotrekagency

Happy coding!


What up Andrea!! Welcome to the community.


Hi there!

I am Martin, a software engineer from the Netherlands, currently in the United States. I started programming when I was ten years old, graduated with honors from my university in 2011 and ended up leading large-scale national IT-initiatives like ov-chipkaart.nl in my country. Despite all this I firmly belief I suck at coding and feel my best days are when I throw away a bunch of code.

I love software development because the options are limitless and the engineering community is incredibly open and supportive. I strongly belief that we can use technology to improve our lives and ultimately unite the world. Hopefully this will happen before we destroy it.

Anyway, I'm here to share my ramblings, present my pet projects and by the end of the day: learn a thing or two.

❤ Martin


Can't wait to read your ramblings...lol! Welcome!


Hey all

My name is Mike (43) and I've been working in dev for 25 years, started around 1995.

I love the dev industry, very diverse and forever changing - love to learn!
One of my new ideas is to create a forum and blog which people may find useful.

Antique code that was written for the first Amstrad computer will be going live on my GitHub soon, watch this space. Be nice it was a long time ago.

Looking forward to hooking up with you all.
#mikemintonuk #everydayisaschoolday


1995 was my first year in web development! Welcome to the community, Mike!


Awesome how is it going?

My first app(program) was a paint recipe system for a paint manufacturer here in the UK. Also, wold him the Amstrad computer - back when floppy disks were floppy lol

To be honest, I took a 10-year hiatus to play music, so I'm not as jaded as I could be. lol. Every day I learn something new. It's why I'm so addicted to it.

Same here - love it, some days I feel like I cant learn fast enough lol


Hello all!

i’m J.W., a hopeful millennial from Chicago, IL.
After some lackluster years of post-undergrad, I’ve started my journey with computer science and software engineering. While being self taught is intimidating, I’m excited to see where all of the books, programs and, coding can take me. I’m incredibly green so any and all help/knowledge is welcomed!

Feel free to follow my journey on twitter! Take care xo


I am also teaching myself programming! What languages are you working on?


First, I’m refreshing myself on HTML/CSS, but i’m super interested in JavaScript. A bunch of CS articles suggested I start with those three, so I figured why not?

I have been enjoying javascript a bunch!


Hi! I'm a tech recruiter building a recruitment platform that should end cold outreach on Linkedin. recrooit.com

I want to learn, read about your experiences with recruiters and use it to develop better features for our app :)


Question for you nsofra... do recruiters like look-down at developers who got their education through a bootcamp? I ask because I am a self-taught Front-End Developer about to start a 9 month online boot camp class for Full-Stack through Lambda. I look at job posts from time to time, just to get an idea of what employers are looking for, and it seems they all want someone with Computer Science Degree. So I am wondering if recruiters would even give someone like me the time of day once I complete the boot-camp? Thank you for your time :)


Great question! It strongly depends on the culture and type of the organization you're applying for. Just as an example, fintech or biotech companies are kinda conservative environments and educational background probably matters. I still strongly advise you to go for it when you come across a job ad you feel comfortable applying for and this is why:

Job descriptions usually describe an ideal candidate persona, which is a profile of their IDEAL candidate. It comes down to the hiring costs: can the company afford to wait for the ideal candidate? On the other hand, most of the startups know talent has nothing to do with cs degree and you'll probably have more success starting your career there.

Since you're into frontend, focus on building some kind of a portfolio even before you consider applying. Like building a simple page for your friend's business, an NGO or such. Experience is more important than education, and you need to start building to gain experience. Hope this helps. It deserves a post, for sure :D

Thank you so much for the feedback! This is exactly what I was wanting to know. I know in the boot-camp we will work on portfolios. I had to prepare a website explaining why the should accept me jen-stewart.netlify.app/
so maybe that can be the start to my portfolio! And I will definitely try to make some sites for friends and families in the meantime :)


Ahhh... The dreaded Headhunter. LoL When I was in architectural design they'd cold call. Made me good money! You chose a bit of a giant to tackle. Really cool!


I know, I will definitely need dev community support to do this properly.
Cold calling is somewhat gone due to data protection and GDPR, but all the spam you go through is just overwhelming.

The bottom line is that highly skilled tech talent won't apply to vacancies, cause they are already set somewhere. The best way to learn about good opportunities is from: your peers :)

I agree totally! Co-workers, supervisors or my employees were where most of these HH's had received my personal information & most times the calls I got were very good opportunities. It was disconcerting sometimes, but the pay was sometimes as much 190% of my current pay! My motto that stated to everyone was, "I want my Boss's job, so how can lift/push that person into their own promotion in-house or out?" Also, I tried to incentivize work in a couple of ways that people didn't get sometimes. Like in the workers showing up late in Jacksonville because traffic over a certain bridge. So I showed up early & cooked waffles & pancakes every morning that wanted some... Off the clock for the both me & them. Problem solved, but initially the district manager was irritated. I think incentives that are cheap & well liked go a long way. I got this from a German coal company that did similar things when raises were found to be less effective.


That is awesome. I bookmarked your site in case I want to check out the site. Welcome, nsofea!


Hi people,

I am Aashish and I am from Bangalore, India.

I am a data scientist and I am known for my erroneous grammar and spelling mistakes 😉

Here to help others, seek help from them and learn more

Please feel free to connect with me on Twitter!


Welcome to Dev! Great to have you here Aashish


Hello friends!

I am a developer who specializes in JavaScript. I stumbled across this page and thought I would join. :)

I'm currently working with React and TypeScript, and learning GraphQL. Feel free to say hello!


Hello everyone!
I am smel a newbie programmer
I once thinking about programming 4 months ago so i started programming
And thinga change and now I am focusing on HTML/CSS/JAVASCRIPT and hoping to learn more throughout this journey


Hello, DEV world. Ahoj :-)

I am Peter, not a professional, just a tiny little scripting guy, using whatever tool fit my needs for a job I need to do. I started to be more interested in OCaml recently and since this is something new for me (syntax, paradigm, ... wise), I hope that a good community could help me with my exploration.

Let's get functional.


Hi all! Am a total newbie. Starting out with HTML and CSS and seeing where it leads me!


Hi! 👋 I am a CS student in Stockholm and really passionate about AI. 🧠

Hoping to find people who share an interest for Machine Learning here on DEV, get into the social side of coding and improving my practical skills in web technologies like Django.

Cheers! 😃


Hi dev.to, excited to be here 🐳 My Name's Alex and I love writing blog posts in markdown and community. That's the two reasons I'm here. I started the OpenFaaS and inlets project and some others that you may find interesting if you're into Containers, Docker, Go and Kubernetes. You'll find them pinned to my GitHub profile

Hope to have a post up for you here soon - in the meantime, I have more at alexellis.io



Hi Alex, I'm Katie, the #welcome moderator here on DEV.
My unofficial title: DEV cheerleader 😊

I want to welcome you to the DEV community and let you know that you'll find lots of help and support here for all your coding needs.

Don't hesitate to ask questions or contribute new ideas.


Thanks Katie!


"Hello DEV" my name is Mohamed Elsawy i am student at computer science department in faculty of science in Cairo University i am interesting in front-end development using react i just a student have a dream


Hey student here as well. Was literally scanning the thread to see if there are other students as well or only full stack devs and full time software engineers lol.


I'm Jorge. I'm a full-stack developer, I'm currently living in sunny Florida. I like to share my ideas and tricks about programming and software development in general in my blog: webcu.dev. Our learning process never ends and this site is a great source of information. Thanks @thepracticaldev for creating this amazing community!


How's it going Jorge? Welcome to the community.


I'm glad of being part of this community. Thanks. How are you?

I'm doing fantastic, my friend.


Hello Guys, I'm Elijah from Nigeria. Currently learning Web and app development . I'll need your help as a group to progress and I also want to contribute to these wonderful community. Thanks for welcoming me ❤


Hey there,
This is Rahool Benji, Co-founder of intervue.io

It's a tool to take remote interviews with built-in collaborative code editor and integrating audio/video calling.

I am here to contribute and share my learning while developing this Saas based startup. I am looking for people who would want to use the product to take remote interviews.

At dev.to, I will actively share my learning as a Co-founder, about what to learn and how to quickly develop an MVP to validate your idea.
I will also give some insights on few technologies to be learnt, if you are an entrepreneur/engineer in 2020.

My skillset includes:

I also manage Infra at intervue.io

Some of my upcoming blogs are:

  • Selling your startup to first 10 customers - Part 1 (Validate your idea)
  • Selling your startup to first 10 customers - Part 2 (Know your customer)
  • Selling your startup to first 10 customers - Part 3 (Launch MVP and get initial sign-ups)
  • Selling your startup to first 10 customers - Part 4 (Get atleast 1 person to pay you)
  • Selling your startup to first 10 customers - Part 5 (MVP to a product)
  • Selling your startup to first 10 customers - Part 6 (Make it scalable)
  • Selling your startup to first 10 customers - Part 7 (Go mad with marketing)
  • Selling your startup to first 10 customers - Part 8 (Blend in with your schedule)
  • Selling your startup to first 10 customers - Part 9 (Make it a habit)

  • Frontend performance

  • Setup nginx and integrate with other services

  • Dockerize your application: frontend, nginx and backend

  • Jenkins CI/CD in groovy

  • Setup cloudfront/S3

  • Kubernetes on AWS

  • Route53 on AWS

  • Integrate Sentry for end to end monitoring

  • Integrate Kibana for logging

  • GTM/GA integration (Analytics integration)

  • Sendgrid integration for Emailing

Looking forward to interacting with you all

If you like the product, say hi and we can take it ahead from there :)


Hi, my name is Elis! I'm a Brazilian Software engineer living in Vancouver, Canada.
I love coding and cats! Fun fact: the first time I've ever been on a plane was to move from Brazil to Canada.

See you around!


Great to see others from Vancouver here!


Yes! :)
Nice to meet you! 👋


Hi there!

I am Miguel, a front-end developer and instructor. Everything I know about web development I learned from generous people that shared their knowledge. So I am here to humbly share mine as they did and to keep on learning from great developers around the world.

I love learning and coding, but being productive as well. Time is our most valuable asset. My current project is a website to learn front-end development fast and efficiently (I don't like 10 min videos to just learn a simple idea that could be explained in a couple of slides or a clear fragment of code). I respect your time so I will do the same with my contributions here.

Thank you for your time. Happy coding!


Hello DEV people, I'm Henry and I'm a CompSci major at DePaul University. I am an avid Python programmer with ADHD, and I'm currently working on fleshing out a Raycasting engine I wrote in Python for a game I want to make.

Looking forward to learning a lot here and getting more comfortable in my programmer skin.


Hello Everyone! I am a South African web developer who has just started! I am pretty stoked to have discovered development. It's so easy to see how it can be used to make peoples lives better! I am keen to work on projects that help the people in the World and Africa especially!


Hi everyone!

I'm Nicolas Granja - Nico - a Software Engineer from Montevideo, Uruguay 🇺🇾.
I have a stable full-time job as a full stack developer, and I work on my own side projects on my spare time.

I'm passionate about creating new products and releasing them to the world. My dream is to have my own successful and profitable online business.

I've built 5 products so far, I'm not hoping to become rich with them, I just want to learn as much as I can about bootstrapping and ship my own products to the world.

I'm here because I'll start to post about things I learn while I build my products, that I think could be useful for others. Also, as a not native English speaking, I'm forcing myself to write articles in order to improve my English.

Feel free to connect with me on twitter @ngranja19.
If you want to check out my work and give some feedback you are all welcome.


Hello to you guys👋
I'm Behrad Bahrami and I'm Iranian.
I'm high school student and I'm very interested in coding specially in Python and I wish I be a very successful Programmer and Make my Company but I'm beginner and I also i interested in Electronics and I wanna study that in University and migrate to another European countries such as Germany and keep studying there.
I will be thankful if you help me 🙏🌹


Hello everybody!
I am Thomas, fullstack Dev from France !
I am here to share my knowledge and experiences.
You can check my profile or even go on my website Https://tsflorus.me to see what I'm doing and my articles
Keep coding !


Hello all, my name is Humza. I am Software developer by passion as well as profession.

I am here to write about my journey as a budding developer who is eagerly exploring different technologies everyday. I want to help and inspire others around me to be better each day and strive harder.

Do check out my profile and hit the like if you like my articles.

Untill them Adiós!


Hi folks!

Google brought me here.
I've just learnt how to develop application. And I found many interesting articles here.
Let's learning and sharing.

Thanks for good posts!


Have fun learning. It's a long, and awesome road. :D


Howdy! Throughout my workday I learn a lot of small tips and tricks that are too small for a full-blown article and yet it would be a shame to burry them in a Tweet.
I suspect it's going the be mostly revolving around the web platform: JS, DOM, Web APIs, React and maybe even React Native sometimes.
So yeah, just condensed TILs, no fluff, so follow me! ;-)

Here's some sample content that I plan to migrate soonish: twitter.com/dimaip/timelines/12612...

And yes, I've been working with the web since 2005, so I hope I've accumulated enough interesting stuff to share with you.


Hi, everyone!
I am a front end developer who primarily works with WordPress who wants to fill in the gaps in my skills and knowledge to go from an intermediate-level developer to a highly skilled one.

Will be posting what I am working on and what I am learning from it here.