Our community is wonderful in that anyone's voice can rise and help someone with a coding problem. We've elevated a lot of developers right here on DEV.
But we are also a place where existing industry leaders have come to share and be a part of this, and we hope to attract more folks like this (without becoming too elitist). Industry "leadership" isn't easily defined, but it usually means that either you invented something that took off, or you became notable for teaching and developed a big Twitter following. 😄
I probably have some of these folks' titles wrong. Feel free to correct me.
Still waiting on Ryan Florence to show up and make his first post, he has the right idea with this recent tweet. 😄
Feel free to check out his empty profile
In addition to elevating the voices of anyone from the community who wants to weigh in, teach, and build their professional identity here, having some of these industry leaders hanging around is really special. We hope they'll keep it up and invite their friends. Of course, we accept and encourage crossposting for folks who have an established blog. We also strongly encourage tapping the community for discussions, as Kent has begun doing.