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Special Announcement from DEV

Ben Halpern on January 22, 2020

We are delighted to share some exciting news — DEV has made its first acquisition, and it could not be a more perfect partnership. We are welcomin...
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To add to all of this, I just have to say that I'm not sure where I'd be in my career without CodeNewbie. I was truly a newbie myself when CodeNewbie first started and it was my connection to the broader coding world. I really didn't know any other software developers in my personal life.

CodeNewbie has absolutely been an inspiration for so much of what we've done at DEV. Getting to work on their initiatives alongside Saron is a dream come true.

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Tony Cletus • Edited on

Congratulations to the DEV and CodeNewbie teams. Looking forward to the exciting things that are gonna be coming out of this great partnership.🔥🔥

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Peter Kim Frank • Edited on

We look forward to helping newbies all over the world shed impostor syndrome and do big things in code.

I can't re-iterate this last point enough. CodeNewbie has already positively impacted so many people across the world, and we're humbled by the opportunity to continue and expand this work. As we all know, learning and growing through community is critical to making progress in this industry. To that end, ensuring that everyone feels welcome and supported must be one of our highest collective goals.

The more that we learned about CodeNewbie as a company and operation through this process, the more impressed we became. Saron is an incredible entrepreneur, and she's built an amazingly well-run operation. We're so excited to continue all the great work that she has started. Expect big things from DEV + CodeNewbie going forward!

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Jess Lee

The first time I met Saron, we were meeting with Ben to discuss civic tech and how we could make an impact. What came out of that meeting was a non-profit called "Make a Diff" (get it? 😏), where we organized events for less technical people to learn about security best practices.

Through that joint effort, we experienced how excellent it is to collaborate with Saron and how precisely aligned our values are, through and through.

Bringing DEV and CodeNewbie together is truly a dream come true.

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Vaidehi Joshi • Edited on

tfw two of your FAVORITE companies join forces 🥰

so excited for this power team and collaboration!!

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Gift Egwuenu

This is amazing news!! Congrats to the team 🎉

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Alex Patterson

How amazing is this! Two great development communities coming together!

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C. Pure

My two favorite places on the internet have combined forces! 🚀 So amazing!! I can’t wait to get my ticket for Codeland, last year was my first time attending (attending any code conference for that matter) and I just had so many good vibes.

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Aminu Bishir

That's really awesome!
What a great news!

Saron has been a great source of inspiration and motivation for me and, perhaps, for others too.

Someone here on DEV recommended a podcast, The Command Line Heroes, back then in a particular post. I subscribed to the podcast and I must confess that it's the first podcast I found that 'speaks to me' directly. I became so emotionally attached to this podcast to the extent that it became a source of motivation for me, whenever I feel like giving up on coding.
Very recently, I also joined the Base.cs podcast and I must tell you that, as a CS graduate, I found this podcast to be a great refresher to me (I even learnt lots of things that either I didn't know or I understood not).
So I feel like I'm the most happiest person to have read this very impressive and historical announcement!

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Michael Puckett

Since DEV is already very newbie-friendly, we want to assure you that we are a vibrant ecosystem of developers that span all experience levels. We have product adjustments in mind right now to ensure a more relevant and enriching home feed for all users. You can already adjust your experience level in /settings/ux. We have more shipping in the upcoming weeks.


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dAVE Inden

This is wonderful news! So very exciting to see DEV growing to better assist the community. I look forward to seeing what CodeNewbies and Dev can do together to foster more people to get into code. So cool!

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Juanita Soranno

What wonderful news!! I can see so many great things to come with CodeNewbie joining your team. Congratulations!

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Levi Sharpe

I am so stoked about all of this!

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Stephen Charles Weiss

Really amazing announcement(s)!

Saron and Levi - it's funny because I feel like I know both of you already from how much time I've spent listening to your podcasts.

Love seeing DEV continue getting better and better!

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Damien Cosset

Congratulations! Two great communities with the same purpose getting together! Nothing but amazing stuff will happen <3

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// , Awwwwww yeah. This is great.

You can already adjust your experience level in /settings/ux.

I didn't know about that. I really like to see that you're paying attention not just to the neebs (gotta bump that Monthly Active User count) but also to the l33t haxxors whose needs are more esoteric.

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Sarah-Jane Morris

Dreamiest acquisition EVER! <3

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Amara Graham

This is a great announcement! Congrats to everyone involved.

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I love this news! Excited to see what is to come!! 💛

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Congratulations!! I'm so excited about what y'all will produce in the future!

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Sarah Chima

This is amazing, the Dev team keeps making great moves. Congratulations.

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Christina Gorton

This is wonderful news. Glad to see the two communities I have felt really comfortable at as a learner joining forces. ❤️

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Vaibhav Khulbe

What a great announcement! Huge congratulations to every member involved in this! ♥

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Claire Collins

Incredibly exciting news. As a coding novice and newbie myself I look forward to what this collaboration will bring in terms of knowledge and support.

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Fabulous news! CodeLand sounds amazing...wish we had that in the UK!

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Nihar Raote

Two of my favorite dev platforms coming together is awesome! A warm welcome to the new addition to the Dev family.

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Utkarsh Talwar

That is awesome news, you guys! So happy to see this, and excited about the upcoming conference. I bet y'all are going to crush it. 💪🏽💯

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Huge congrats to the team! I’m really impressed how you are building such a strong and vibrant community here 💪

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Pachi 🪐 (she/her/ela)

Codeland Will be 2 days this year?
Omg! It was my very first conference and I can't miss it!!!

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Rodion Gorkovenko

Congratulations :)

Honestly, I thought the banner color is strange. But then I realized it is part of CodeNewbie color scheme.

Very, eh... bright :)

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Al Chen

Awesome to see two of my favorite communities come together!

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Very cool!! Congrats everyone - we love the work you do!

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Ali Sherief

So Ben, newbie here. What kind of posts do I tag with #codenewbie again? 😉 🔖

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Dominique M.

This is truly exciting news! Can't wait to see what the future holds for DEV and CodeNewbie.

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Aweys Ahmed

Congratulations to the DEV team and to @saronyitbarek . The CodeNewbie podcast has kept me motivated and helped me land my first developer job. I look forward to seeing the new content.

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Aubrey Fletcher

I am happy to hear this...congrats Saron, Ben, and everyone in CodeNewbie!! Love this site, love the podcast!!!!

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Yuriy Markov

Great news! Congratulations!
This is a big step for the community!

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In 2014, Saron visited the Flatiron School bootcamp where I was studying and was an inspiration for all of us. I have so much respect for CodeNewbies and am excited to see ya'll join forces!

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Lautaro Lobo

Google gasps

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Pandiyan Murugan

Very happy

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Some of the best news to start a day on/with

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This is very exciting!

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Congrats! This is exciting news!

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Benjamin Mock

Congratulations! I'm definitely going to apply to talk at CodeLandConf! Sounds fun!

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That's great news, when I started out as an instructor all my courses/posts were specifically geared towards newbies. Even now I try and post advanced topics as newbie friendly.

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Muhammad Wasif

When will you hire me as a newbie? 😅😅😅

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Kaleb M

This is really amazing - keep up the great work!!

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Jenna Pederson

This is awesome news! Congrats to both of you!

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Matt Studdert

That's awesome news. Congratulations to everyone involved! 🥳

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Joe Zack

Can't wait to hear the new shows, bring on the podcasts!!

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CodeNewbie's podcast is the only podcast I listen to. Really helped get over the imposter syndrome at my current job. This seems to be pretty relatable here.

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Brilliant. I don’t know where I’d be if it wasn’t for CodeNewbie 😍