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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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Follow Friday!

Following folks on dev.to has always been key to customizing the kind of content you're more likely to see in your feed and notifications, but now that we have DEV Connect I feel like there is even more we can do by following folks with shared interests and willingness to be helpful.

So I made this thread. Below you can either write about why someone might want to follow you or devs you think others should follow and why. Feel free to do both.

Everyone is encouraged to follow-back, but obviously not a requirement.

Edit: I'm not sure why all the follow buttons are pink right now. That's a bug. I'm pretty sure it's because the last one on the screen is currently pink and we've messed up the styling scope on these. Will fix soon. πŸ˜„

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Ben Sinclair • Edited

The only people I stubbornly refuse to follow are the ones who beg for followers in their posts. Puts me right off, that does. If this is going to happen every Friday, though, there are far too many people to list.

For technically interesting posts l like I'll push these folks:

All of them have made interesting posts where I've actually learned something new. That should be all I need to say about that. At least I kept it under ten :)

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Jason Yu • Edited

Follow me follow me!🀣

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Victoria Drake

Thank you Ben! :D

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Michael Lee πŸ•

So many awesome folks to follow on this platform!!!

Here are a few I'd like to highlight for some following love!

@juantalon all around solid guy who shares a ton of details about caring for yourself and being a healthy developer. Super talented in programming and design.

@lynnetye creator extraordinaire of the resource called Key Values. Key Values is an awesome way for devs to find engineering teams based around values. This is super important in my opinion cause the hype of tech and product can only go so far. It's about finding a healthy team and a company culture that enables you to blossom as a dev.

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Lynne Tye

@michael , YOU'RE TOO KIND! 😍

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Saurabh Sharma • Edited

I write on JavaScript, setups and start a lot of discussions.

2 of top 3 most commented post are mine on dev.to *

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😢 * Saw last time when infinity posts were sorted by comments

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Ben Halpern • Edited

I'll start.

Follow @nitya if you're interested in the Google ecosystem. She runs a big GDG group and is super knowledgeable on a variety of subjects. Recently she's been all in on Flutter.

Follow @dogweather for Ruby/Rails content and overall great discussions. He's been a great boon to the community since becoming a part.

Follow me if you're excited about what we're building at dev.to because that's mostly what I talk about but it's kind of hard to avoid me on-platform. πŸ˜„

by the way

Mentioning the user and using the tag ({% user ben %}), as I have, is a good format. But feel free to use any format you like.

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Nitya Narasimhan, Ph.D

OMG I am ridiculously gratified by this - thanks @ben ! I had not thought about following & engaging people in a more deliberate manner but am now inspired to do so.

Hope to participate in the next #FollowFriday rounds. And yes, definitely excited about #flutter and starting off next week on a 2-week sprint to explore Flutter features in earnest.

Also the use of the user tag when mentioning people is a great tip. Did not know that. Keep up the good work at dev.to! You folks are the best!

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Galdin Raphael

I think there's a bug. I only see the follow button on alternate user cards.

(Like if you see it too 😁)

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Ben Sinclair

I changed my comment to use that format but it ain't working.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Curly braces and not parenthesis :}

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Ben Sinclair

Gosh darn it.

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Tomas Forsman

Follow me if you think the best stage is the n00b stage. I love learning and follow others that are learning new things. I'm 40 years old and if I don't feel like a newbie at least a couple of times each week I'll consider myself old, that won't happen anytime soon.

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Pierre Bouillon • Edited

Follow @ben for all his articles, open-minded, dynamic and no matter the subject all his posts are well written and inspiring (even his website)

I would recommend @damcosset for his very clear and clever articles which helped me a lot, especially about the blockchain technology.

Follow @ice_lenor too if you want very well written articles about plenty of subjects, from interviews to several very useful tips.

Finally, you may follow me, because you can and so we can try this super beta feature together Β―\_(ツ)_/Β―

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Elena

Aw, thank you Pierre, I'm flattered you mention me. Happy you like my posts! :)

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Elena

Follow me on twitter too though :-P

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Kyle Galbraith

I'll go second because this is an awesome idea!

Follow @michael for some awesome content on building Twitter bots.

Follow @grantwinney for a swath of #devtips and to get insights into a bunch of different languages.

Follow me if you are hungry to learn more about the cloud, specifically around Amazon Web Services. I love geeking out on all things cloud and could talk for days about how to use or not use it.

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Michael Lee πŸ• • Edited

Thanks Kyle! Appreciate suggesting me!

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Austin Spivey

Follow me and @Wiaio for detailed tutorials and great hacks!

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Ben Dowen • Edited

Follow me, if you are interested in hearing me learn and share about test automation. QA hero and Code Newbie. Also, I follow back :)

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Chuck Ha

Follow @amycodes ! She posts quality content about software engineering as well as things like career advice. She's also got a youtube channel!

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Amy Codes

Awwww thanks so much @chuck_ha !

On the same token. I would encourage folks to follow you too! I think Chuck is a great follow too!

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Victoria Drake

Thanks Grant! Glad I could save you some time :D

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