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Welcome Thread - v78

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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‘‹

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whykay πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ (she/her)

πŸ‘‹πŸΌ Hi all, I'm Vicky. I'm very involved with the Irish tech community (got started when I took over running Python Ireland from 2005 till 2016). More of a hobby coder nowadays as I do a lot of community work voluntarily like PyLadies Dublin, Coding Grace, GameCraft, Women Who Code Dublin, WITS Ireland. I'm open to collab with other user groups as well. Most of my events are for adults, although I'm happy to collab with groups that work with <18yos.

My day job is working with the Dublin Maker team as their Maker Advocate. My most memorable and rewarding role was being asked to be curator and researcher for a Science Gallery Dublin exhibition called GAME back in 2012. I still can't believe they paid me to play, read, immerse myself in the world of games, attend games festivals/confs, meet amazing people (artists, designers, coders, performers, researchers, games industry folks, etc) and worked with some very smart folks there. I learnt a whole lot and also had the most fun!
Now as Maker Advocate, I deal with everything and to audiences of all ages (very different to my voluntary tech community role).
And how I found this platform, it was because EuroPython joined recently (I'm kinda helping them out as a volunteer). So when I saw them join, I was curious and joined also and found some familiar faces here! πŸ™Œ

So please to meet you all, and if there's any collaboration (given covid-19 has brought many people/orgs together through remote events), let me know. Any questions re. Irish tech community, organising events, diversity in tech, etc., let me know. I'm happy to help. 😊

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Ben Halpern

Great to have you in the community Vicky

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whykay πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ (she/her)

Thanks! :-)

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

"My most memorable and rewarding role was being asked to be curator and researcher for a Science Gallery Dublin exhibition called GAME back in 2012. I still can't believe they paid me to play, read, immerse myself in the world of games, attend games festivals/confs, meet amazing people..."

This sounds so dope!

Around this time period, I was living Edinburgh Scotland and remember going to a really similar exhibition... I wish I could remember the name! It's totally possible that they were related.

Anywho, welcome to DEV! I hope you dig it here. πŸ˜€

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whykay πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ (she/her)

It was amazing! I did not in my life think that I would end up with that role (I didn't have curation or research as a skill, but I loved games, curious about how they are made). I met a lot of amazing indie games friends that way, and still friends with many to this day. Same period I started to co-run game jams as GameCraft. The community here has been great to me, so I wanted to give something back. I definitely ended up where I am via very unconventional routes after I left my role as a developer (went back to do a 1 year masters on Multimedia as I wanted to learn more about animation and interactive media, that was donkeys ago). And thanks for the kind welcome. 😊

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TutorialsMate

Hello and welcome from tutorialsmate πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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whykay πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ (she/her)

Thanks for the welcome! This community has been great so far! If I’m not careful, I’ll end up being obsessive with it! πŸ˜† Still figuring what I’ll be posting (including my org Coding Grace).

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Sam Markham

Hi Vicky, nice to meet you! That GAME exhibit sounds fantastic!

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whykay πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ (she/her)

Yeah, it was amazing to be part of it. If you are curious, they still have the link to the exhibition of what was in show at the time: dublin.sciencegallery.com/game

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Sam Markham

Excellent, thank you!

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Ibrahim Bin Bakare

Hello there, I'm Ibrahim and from Nigeria, Africa and I'm so glad to have found this community. Currently want to focus on Web development, Front-end to be precise. I am very happy to join and ready to learn.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Heya!

Welcome to DEV. πŸ™‚

Consider following this tag:

Or maybe:

By following tags (or people and orgs) on DEV, you'll get served up more of what you're interested in via your feed on the homepage.

Hope this helps!

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Habdul Hazeez • Edited on

In addition:

#javascript

<p>Once relegated to the browser as one of the 3 core technologies of the web, JavaScript can now be found almost anywhere you find code. </p><p>JavaScript developers move fast and push software development forward; they can be as opinionated as the frameworks they use, so let's keep it clean here and make it a place to learn from each other!</p>
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Arthur Borges

Thank you! Those tags will sure help me!

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Habdul Hazeez
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TutorialsMate

Hello and welcome from tutorialsmate 🌏

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Ixchel GarcΓ­a A.

Hello everyone! I'm Ixchel and I'm from Caracas, Venezuela. I'm truly happy to become part of this community and looking forward to write lots of posts here. My focus is data science, so I'm deeply interested in math articles, new technologies, ML and data pre processing. I'm ready to learn!

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Tahar Issaad

Hello, and welcome.

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CassiopeiaSky

Hi Ixchel! It's so nice to meet you!

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Boudaakkar Nazih

Hi my name is Nazih, i started learning game development when i was 14 years, now I'm pursuing my studies in computer science
I'm currently taking the chance to learn OpenGL and C++ while enhancing my Design Patterns skills

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Habdul Hazeez

Hello and welcome.

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Boudaakkar Nazih

Thank you

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Ben Halpern

Great to have you Nazih

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Boudaakkar Nazih

Thank you Ben

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Elena-jimenez

Hi, everybody,
My name is Elena, I am Spanish, but I have been living in Frankfurt for a long time. I have returned to the program now that my children do not need me so much anymore. I like this community very much because it gives practical and useful advice.
Thank you for taking me in.
Greetings

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Putri Karunia • Edited on

Hi everyone! I'm Putri πŸ‘‹ . Currently building a startup with my friends, it's called Cotter (YC W20), a passwordless authentication service.

I've been working on web development for some time, and now learning about building client libraries, which I find very different from web dev! Right now learning Flutter, and I think it's awesome πŸ˜„.

I'm also learning about writing blogs. It's a lot of fun but also quite challenging. I see that the DEV community is really engaged and welcoming, and has great posts, so I'd love to start here and learn. Any help or feedback would be really awesome β€οΈπŸ‘©β€πŸ’». Thanks!

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Ben Halpern

Welcome Putri! I think you’ll fit in great here.

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Putri Karunia

Thanks!

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Francesco Caliari

Hello there, everybody! I'm so glad to have found this community, everyone is kind and friendly and this is the first thing I notice when I join a new community. I'm Francesco from Verona, Italy and I am student at university but I had some experience with php (framework Yii) and Js as well: from jQuery to React and Angular. I'd like to gain much more experience in these languages and learn something new like React, Vue.. knowledge is power! Anyway I'm currently developing some small projects with Flutter and I'll definitely check out some posts for help when needed. Like Joel I subscribed few weeks ago but never introduced myself so here you are! Thanks for reading and a nice dev-to-day!

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Sam Markham

Hi all! I'm Sam--web developer, novelist and former book publicist, just making a career shift into programming after graduating Flatiron School's online software engineering bootcamp :) My most recent project is a novel progress tracking app made with React and Rails, and I'm in the middle of brushing up on my CSS so I can get more hands-on with the frontend of my next app!

Really enjoying Dev so far, and looking forward to getting involved in the community!

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Habdul Hazeez

I'm in the middle of brushing up on my CSS

I'll recommend the following accounts:

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And the following blogs:

Welcome to the community.

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Sam Markham

Excellent, thanks Habdul! I will look into these :)

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Billy Kong

Hi Sam, it is a really cool career change! πŸ‘

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Sam Markham

Hi Billy! And thanks, I'm enjoying it so far :)

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Said S. Juma • Edited on

Hello, I'm Said S. Juma from Dar es salaam, Tanzania. I am the web and mobile application developer. I do all my frontend development with react and mobile apps with react native, and all backends with laravel framework.

My level of coding is between expert and intermediate but i like to learn new techniques and technologies everyday, that's how i came to find out about dev.to

My personal website is simbadesign.business.site and simbadesign.co.tz where you can learn more about what I'm doing.

I do hand coding with all pure concepts i don't like copying from free templates so i always find my own solutions and create from scratch.

The knowledge I'm good at uncludes javascript and es6 reactjs, react native, linux, ssh, mac, illustrator, photoshop, css, html, php, java basic, user experience, user interface and customer care.

Hope to network with others developers here at dev.to. Cheers, SS.

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Ben Halpern

Welcome Said!

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Said S. Juma

Thanks

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Habdul Hazeez

Welcome.

In addition, you have a typo in the penultimate paragraph.

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Reece Coombes

Hey everyone, I'm a Computer Science student from the UK.

I'm currently focussing on Java & Haskell, but I'm interested in all things tech!

I'm looking to meet lots of people here, so feel free to follow or say hi! :D

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Ben Halpern

Welcome Reece!

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Reece Coombes

Thanks! :D

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O Sammy

Hi. My name is Omar. I went on here because I heard this was a great website and community from others in the community. Right now I am learning nodejs, flutter, security, and cloud as well.

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Ben Halpern

Welcome Omar! What got you into Flutter?

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O Sammy

Thanks! So some friends and I are making an app. I made the webapp version of it (just to learn) and he made a mobile app version of it. I thought it was a bit ambitious, but he said flutter creates it an android AND iOS version of the app. I thought this was awesome. So I wanted to learn this as well. I don't want to be just a web developer lol

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Ben Halpern

Nice, how are you liking it so far?

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O Sammy

It is so cool! I love it so much lolz

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Ben Halpern

Awesome. I played around with it and really enjoyed it as well. It was really early days though, I'm sure it's come a long way as a technology.

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Monish

Hi, My name is Monish and I'm from Manipur, India. I'm currently learning Web development. I am very excited to be a part of this community and look forward to learning a lot from this community.

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TutorialsMate

Hello and welcome from tutorialsmate. πŸ‘‹

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Antonio Cacho

Hello everyone I'm currently teaching myself to code and I'm having the most fun I've ever had learning something new, can't wait to some of your guys work and be amazed by the knowledge you all have to share with the community.

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Irena Popova πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Hi all, I am Irena. Happy to be part of the DEV community here. I am a Frontend DEV involved with the German and International Community of coders in Berlin. My main focus is on Javascript and React but slowly I am digging deeper. I am a member of Women who Code Berlin, PyLadies Berlin, FrontEnd Devs Berlin, Women Tech Makers Berlin, She's Coding, Docker Community.
I'm currently developing some small projects with JavaScript and React.

Thank you for taking me in.
Greetings

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itsmecidzske

Hello guys , I'm Sid

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CassiopeiaSky

Hiya Sid! It's nice to meet you!

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