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Ben Halpern

A Canadian software developer who thinks he’s funny. He/Him.

Education

Mount Allison University

Work

Co-founder at Forem

How the DEV {% embed %} codes were created 🎙

How the DEV {% embed %} codes were created 🎙

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Pitch me on Rust

Pitch me on Rust

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What developer products/tools should exist, but don't?

What developer products/tools should exist, but don't?

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What you need to be prepared for any job interview 🎙

What you need to be prepared for any job interview 🎙

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Pitch me on Go

Pitch me on Go

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What’s the most annoying part of your job?

What’s the most annoying part of your job?

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Pitch me on TypeScript

Pitch me on TypeScript

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Pitch me on Ruby

Pitch me on Ruby

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Pitch me on PHP

Pitch me on PHP

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What is the most rewarding part of your job?

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

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Based on what you know: Name the 3 best companies to work for as a developer

Based on what you know: Name the 3 best companies to work for as a developer

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Call to action for all VS Code users!

Call to action for all VS Code users!

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Season 9 of DevDiscuss is here! Let's talk about design patterns...

Season 9 of DevDiscuss is here! Let's talk about design patterns...

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What are your top three everyday pain points as a developer?

What are your top three everyday pain points as a developer?

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Pitch me on Python

Pitch me on Python

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What do you spend the most time on as a developer? ⏳

What do you spend the most time on as a developer? ⏳

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Remember to Hydrate

Remember to Hydrate

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What is your top priority as a developer in 2022?

What is your top priority as a developer in 2022?

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Introducing the Mayfield + DEV discussion series

Introducing the Mayfield + DEV discussion series

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How do you work with computers and the web that is different from non-developers?

How do you work with computers and the web that is different from non-developers?

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What jobs exist in IT?

What jobs exist in IT?

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Final Weekend of the Appwrite Hackathon on DEV!

Final Weekend of the Appwrite Hackathon on DEV!

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It is great to see what Wasm Builders is becoming

It is great to see what Wasm Builders is becoming

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What tools would you choose to create a personal portfolio site if starting from scratch?

What tools would you choose to create a personal portfolio site if starting from scratch?

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What do your friends and family think software development is like?

What do your friends and family think software development is like?

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Describe the worst job interview you've ever taken part in

Describe the worst job interview you've ever taken part in

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What do you wish you had time to learn?

What do you wish you had time to learn?

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What is the future of remote work in software development?

What is the future of remote work in software development?

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Have a Community-Powered Earth Day 🌍

Have a Community-Powered Earth Day 🌍

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What misconceptions do early-career devs have about this work?

What misconceptions do early-career devs have about this work?

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Which git commands do you struggle with?

Which git commands do you struggle with?

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Remove all your local git branches but keep main

Remove all your local git branches but keep main

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What are your command line tips?

What are your command line tips?

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What cloud services do you use? (Personal and team)

What cloud services do you use? (Personal and team)

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When did you know you wanted to be a software developer?

When did you know you wanted to be a software developer?

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What are simple tools for creating a standalone API-only service?

What are simple tools for creating a standalone API-only service?

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How long do you sit for at a time?

How long do you sit for at a time?

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Interested in the social impact you can have as a developer? Read this post.

Interested in the social impact you can have as a developer? Read this post.

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How do you use git when working solo?

How do you use git when working solo?

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What's playing in your headphones these days?

What's playing in your headphones these days?

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Share a code snippet in any programming language and describe what's going on

Share a code snippet in any programming language and describe what's going on

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The Deepgram x DEV Hackathon ends soon! Don't miss your chance to join the fun ⏰

The Deepgram x DEV Hackathon ends soon! Don't miss your chance to join the fun ⏰

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What jobs did you have *before* software development?

What jobs did you have *before* software development?

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How has your specialty changed throughout your career?

How has your specialty changed throughout your career?

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Web3 Enthusiasts Have a Home: MetaPunk

Web3 Enthusiasts Have a Home: MetaPunk

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Which principle or saying is wrong and/or misused?

Which principle or saying is wrong and/or misused?

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What is the best part of being a software developer?

What is the best part of being a software developer?

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What is the most frustrating part of software development?

What is the most frustrating part of software development?

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What does "using the right tool for the job" mean to you?

What does "using the right tool for the job" mean to you?

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Curious about content-driven micropayments? You may want to join the Web Monetization Community

Curious about content-driven micropayments? You may want to join the Web Monetization Community

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Pitch me on the pros and cons of your preferred web app framework

Pitch me on the pros and cons of your preferred web app framework

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What is the future of CSS?

What is the future of CSS?

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How has JavaScript development changed over the last decade?

How has JavaScript development changed over the last decade?

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What domain names are you holding on to?

What domain names are you holding on to?

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Deepgram Hackathon Reminder ⏰

Deepgram Hackathon Reminder ⏰

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How do you start your work day?

How do you start your work day?

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Role Call! Tell us a bit about yourself.

Role Call! Tell us a bit about yourself.

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Interested in learning more about Commercial Open Source? There’s a Forem for that.

Interested in learning more about Commercial Open Source? There’s a Forem for that.

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What's a new thing you've started using recently?

What's a new thing you've started using recently?

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Do you have family and friends interested in a job in software?

Do you have family and friends interested in a job in software?

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