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I joined the DEV team

citizen428 profile image Michael Kohl ・1 min read

On January 6th I joined the DEV team as a part-time core contractor. I joined this wonderful community in October 2016, when Ben messaged me about reposting two of my Medium posts on here.

A little about me

I've been a Ruby dev since ~2004 and work in the language professionally since 2010. I'm a co-organizer of Bangkok's monthly Ruby meetup as well as RubyConf Thailand.

My last job before DEV was as Tech Lead for the financial services department of a "unicorn" startup. I decided to rather work for myself and on my terms and luckily DEV accommodates that through flexible contracting options.

My goals at DEV

Given the limited nature of my involvement at this point, my goals are simple:

  1. Leave everything I touch a little better than I found it.
  2. Share some of my experience as a consultant, CTO, and tech lead and see if we can incorporate some of that into DEV.

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Matt Eland

Good for you! And us!

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Vladimir Dementyev

Great news! Congrats!

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Michael Kohl Author

Thanks! BTW, are you doing confs this year? We have second edition of RubyConf Thailand and I’m considering going to Balkan Ruby.

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Vladimir Dementyev

After moving to US and becoming a father, I have very limited traveling abilities) So, I plan to visit confs only in US and Russia (I still spend a part of the year there), maybe, with the one exclusion β€” RubyKaigi.

Maybe, you'd like to come to Russia? We have two great Ruby conferences: Saint-P (June) and Moscow, RubyRussia (Sep-Oct).

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Michael Kohl Author

First off, congrats on becoming a dad :-) I'm not sure I can make Saint Petersburg, it conflicts with some other travel plans. But I do have Moscow on my radar.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Welcome aboard, Michael!

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LyAVALE95

Congratulations! :-D

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aly quey

Awesome! :) ( Β΄βˆ€ο½€)

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Michael Kohl Author

Thanks Alyson! πŸ‘‹

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Jess Lee (she/her)

It's been a pleasure having you on the team, Michael! Thanks for helping us immediately improve our onboarding process :)

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Stargator

Welcome, Michael! So glad to finally see a anarcho-cynicalist on the team, I think they were desperately in need of one ;)

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Michael Kohl Author

Thanks Milica!

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Peter Kim Frank

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

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Michael Kohl Author

Thanks Peter! Excited to work with y’all πŸ˜€

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Chris Naismith

Congrats Michael!

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Piotr Murach

Congrats! ❀️

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Michael Kohl Author

Fancy seeing you here. Thanks Piotr!

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Marko Shiva Pavlovic

Congrats Michael I'm sure you will make impact on improvement of this already great platform. :)

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Ademujimi Oluwaseyifunmitan

Awwn Welcome πŸ™πŸΌ

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Mr F.

congratulations!

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Helen Anderson

Congratulations! This is great news and so well deserved

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Michael Kohl Author

Thank you Helen!

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Michael Kohl Author

Thanks Ankush!