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aphoenix profile image Abigail Phoenix ・1 min read

Hi folks! I’m delighted to share that I’ve just joined Forem in the new role of Special Projects Manager, where I’ll be overseeing logistics on all sorts of exciting projects and events (including Codeland!).

As a conference organizer — of several RubyConfs and RailsConfs as well as Codeland 2019 — I know firsthand how amazing it is to collaborate with an engaged, kind, and committed community. To be honest, until recently, I didn’t know the DEV community very well, but it hasn’t taken me long to see that you’ve all built something so special here. I can’t wait to be part of it and to help translate this inspiring community spirit into concrete projects.

In the spirit of getting to know each other, here are a few things about me: I’m a chatty one — it doesn’t take much to get me gabbing animatedly on most topics.

A few of my favorites?

  • LA food
  • Fleabag
  • Intersectional feminism
  • Skincare routines
  • Sad dad music

I live in Los Angeles with my husband and two daughters, and I’m highly indoorsy.

Here’s a pic of me in pre-pandemic times with one of my truest loves: a bag of garlicky Cajun shrimp.

AbbyAndShrimp

I'm so looking forward to helping deliver meaningful experiences for all of you devs, and the wider Forem community!

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lee

Fleabag < tell me more!

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Abigail Phoenix Author

One of the best TV shows of the last 5 years -- super specific in its details and yet somehow also incredibly relatable in spirit, even if not in exact circumstance. And so pithy -- I quote it at least once a week!

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Syed Faraaz Ahmad

Hair is everything!

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lee

Thanks - next on the list :D

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Suzanne Aitchison (she/her)

Yay! Welcome to the team! 🎉

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Abigail Phoenix Author

Thank you! I am so psyched to be here!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Sad dad music

This is super intriguing, haha! Is this a real genre?

So awesome to have ya on the Forem team. 🙌

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Abigail Phoenix Author

Maybe not a term lots of people use, but you would know it if you heard it, and if the term evokes to you a very specific type of music... you're probably right and I probably love it.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

My mind goes to Rod Stewart.

Happy Dad music = Steely Dan.

I want to hear other interpretations 👀

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Abigail Phoenix Author

Ooh, good question. I guess I don't think of it as music dads listen to (as I'm not a dad!), but more sad music made by guys who are probably dads. Prime candidate: The National. I listen to a lot of The National.

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Jamie Gaskins

Welcome to the team, Abby! 💯🎉

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spiritbro1

congrats not so many people can join this great organization hopefully you can be some of the best to ever play the game

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Abigail Phoenix Author

Always a fine life aspiration! Thanks!

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

Congratulations @aphoenix ! 🥳🥳🥳 Best of luck!

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Abigail Phoenix Author

I appreciate it -- thanks!

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DevUI

Congratulations!!🥳

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Abigail Phoenix Author

Thank you!! 🎉

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Ben Halpern

Welcome!

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Christina Gorton

Welcome Abby! Excited to work with you.

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Abigail Phoenix Author

Same! Thank you!

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carolineschettler

FLEABAG FLEABAG FLEABAG
(also welcome to the team!)

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Abigail Phoenix Author

CLAIRE, IT'S FRENCH. (Thank you!)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

So excited to have you on the team, Abby!

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Abigail Phoenix Author

So psyched to be here!

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Arit Amana

Welcome Abby!!!

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Abigail Phoenix Author

Thank you so much! I'm feeling the love!

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

Welcome to the team @aphoenix ! 🥳

Whale hello there!

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Welcome aboard! :D

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

food
British comedy
intersectional feminism
skincare
music

We have so much to talk about!

But for now, welcome!

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Abigail Phoenix Author

Can't wait!! ❤️

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Jess Lee (she/her)

We're so excited to have you on the team!!!

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Abigail Phoenix Author

So excited to be here!!

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Imam Ali Mustofa

Welcome sister!

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Matt Curcio

Congrats!

Fleabag is/was HI-Larious. ;)
I have said to parents (only to myself) "I love you, but I hate you." ;))

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Forest Hoffman

Congratulations! My girlfriend and I just finished Fleabag and loved it!

+1 for shrimp and +10 for garlic 😆

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Abigail Phoenix Author

It's the best cult. ;) (Do I mean Fleabag or garlic? Yes.)