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Today, we're excited to share that we've redesigned the beloved DEV Shop to be more representative of our community's structure and relationship with CodeNewbie Community and Forem.
Introducing... the Forem Shop
Now, you'll be able to find all the DEV merch you love alongside a brand new CodeNewbie collection — all underneath the umbrella Forem brand (and yes, there's new Forem merch, too!).
A peek at the biggest changes to our shop...
As you'll see when you head over to shop.forem.com, DEV merch is now a collection underneath Forem — as is CodeNewbie merch. The reason for this change is that our ecosystem has changed dramatically since we launched the DEV Shop a few years back. Now, DEV is just one community underneath the Forem umbrella of open-source communities and we wanted the structure of our shop to reflect that.
Inclusive Sizing and Fit Language
One of the most important changes we've made to the shop is the removal of gendered language from our sizing and fit terminology. We think our new language better reflects our values at DEV of inclusivity across the gender spectrum (and many other human spectrums, too).
You can now buy sleek Forem-themed merch to show the world that you believe in a more transparent and accessible internet with a greater emphasis on healthy communities. We hope you love it as much as we do!
It was high time we released a dedicated collection of CodeNewbie products that represents the friendliest community of early-career software developers, coders, and mentors! We look forward to adding to the CodeNewbie Collection over time.
"Computers, Amirite?" Merch
Just for fun, we've released a small sub-collection of "Computers, amirite?" merch under our DEV Collection. Because really... what more is there to say?
Today, we also released the 2022 #SheCoded Collection. If you publish a valid #SheCoded, #TheyCoded, or #SheCodedAlly post on DEV by March 9th, you will not only create a $20 DEV + GitHub donation to Girls Who Code but you'll also receive a credit to purchase swag from this collection. More info on #SheCoded (DEV's International Women's Day Celebration) here.
Forem Shop Giveaway 🎉
For a limited time, we're giving a $15 USD Forem Shop credit to anyone who shares a post on social media with a link to shop.forem.com and a picture of their favorite item.
Instructions to enter our giveaway:
From now through Friday, March 11 @ 11:59 PM UTC...
- Take a screenshot of your social media post
- Drop that screenshot in the comments below alongside a link to your social media post
- Please tag @forem if you choose to publish a tweet!
We hope you enjoy the reimagined Forem Shop and the fresh new items we're offering! 🌱
Top comments (54)
OK so this was a big reminder that I have $100 worth of vouchers for the DEV store (I hope they are still valid, they are old now).
If they are valid, what is a good way I can run a competition that adds value to the DEV community to give them away (I don't do merch) and would anyone be interested?
Word up! Your code should indeed still be valid.
This is a super cool idea and I really appreciate you asking for feedback on a way to do this that would have a positive effect on the community. 😀
I'd love to see a competition that encourages folks to do something cool like:
I'm thinking this might be measured as the discussion with the most comments... that said this could be game-able and cause folks to create fake accounts to boost their own comments. You could of course try to filter out comments that feel low-bar or like they're from fake accounts, but that'd be tricky and potentially error prone! Alternatively, you could choose the discussion here subjectively based on what ya think is the most interesting prompt.
Yeah, this ones subjective, but I think you would be well qualified to judge these posts and pick out a valid winner.
I'm definitely coming up with a lot of ideas that are tricky to measure. 😅 This one is probs subjective unless you wanted to quantify it by number of likes, but when there's a quantitative way to win, I just slightly worry about folks gaming the numbers...
I'm sure that you can come up with some good ideas here so feel free to take or leave these!
As a logistics thing for these, you could require submitters to use a particular tag that you create on each of their posts or have folks embed their post as a comment in your post about the competition. Getting folks to comment on your post would boost visibility of your post, so keep that in mind!
And if you would, just make it clear that this isn't a DEV official contest. You can mention that I have given you permission to regift your Top 7 code in this way though! I think this is an awesome idea. 🙌
Thanks a lot for the great suggestions and how to go about it!
Obviously something around #a11y would be right up my street!
I don’t mind them being subjective (my vouchers my rules 🤣) but I will see if I can come up with some simple rules that are hard to game / cheat!
Thanks so much for taking the time for such a well thought out comment, competition will land in the next couple of weeks then! ❤️🔥
Happy to help out with a bit of advice. 😀
I think it's an awesome idea and am excited to check it out when it goes live!
that will be great!
Sure, You can start a giveaway competition! That will be great!
Congratulations on the new shop! It looks great!
That's really generous give away 😯
Congratulations Team forem🙊❤
📌Link to the tweet:
Congrats on your new redesigned shop @forem ! 🥳🎉🎉
Congratulations Forem!! This new site looks 😎
Link to my tweet!!
Here's my tweet...
Mugs are great!
Excited for my first goodies from Forem
link to my tweet :twitter.com/_Jaystwt/status/150112...
Congratulations to the Team! 💜
📌 Here's my tweet:
Looking forward to the voucher
I haven't received the gift card yet
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Update: The Forem team will be in touch with your swag codes the on or soon after Tuesday, March 15, 2022!