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GrahamTheDev

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So I got a job ๐ŸŽ‰...and I am as shocked as you are! ๐Ÿคฏ

Yes, you heard me right I got a job as a content creator! 15 years self-employed and someone finally made me an offer I couldn't refuse!

Going to make him an offer he cant refuse - godfather



In a rush?
skip to my over-the-top, epic announcement trailer!
for a giggle!

So how did it all happen?

I will write a more in depth article in the future, but for now here is a quick summary:

3 weeks ago I wasn't even looking for a job, but a friend of mine said there was an opportunity where they worked and asked if I was interested. If you hang around on Tech Twitter you may know them (and get a big hint as to where the job is!):

So Francesco, if you read this, thanks bud, massively appreciated โค๏ธ

To be honest I only took the interview out of curiosity...but obviously I liked what the company in question had to say that much that...well I start there on the 14th March so I think you know what I thought (yes, they move that quickly, 4 weeks from hearing about the job to a start date)!

Enough stalling - where are you working?

As you all know, I like to go over the top. (like way waaay over the top).

So I created a video announcement! (yes, I made a video, no I am not good at it!)

And yes it is that over the top it needs to come with a warning!


๐Ÿšจ Warning: flashing images, seizure warning ๐Ÿšจ

๐Ÿšจ Additional warning: waaay over the top and dramatic...best enjoyed with sound on (OK, this one isn't a real warning!) ๐Ÿšจ


Wow, a face reveal too ๐Ÿคฏ


Exciting, what will you be doing there?

So I have been hired as a technical writer / content creator.

But from discussions with Nimrod and Ido (two of the founders) during the interview process, it looks like I may be implementing processes and systems for a long term content strategy and helping to promote the great work that the team does there (among other things)!

As with any job, I will know more once I "get my feet under the table", I will be sure to keep you updated!

Will you be writing about your experience interviewing for daily.dev?

Yes I will, I actually enjoyed their interview process and want to share the bits that made me go from "I will hear them out" to "I want the job!" and ultimately signing the contract!

I am hoping as part of my writing I will get to share loads of insights into how the company operates, the team there, the culture and the long term vision for the company and share an inside look with you!

I have loads of other exciting things that I think will interest you (especially if you create content yourself) but I can't talk about them yet!

What will change?

Not much!

I will probably be a lot more selective about my personal writing here as I now have someone else's reputation to worry about, but I will just move that to my own blog and cross post introductions here if anything might not be "DEV friendly".

Other than that...more content. So if you already enjoy my writing I should be adding a load more content going forward!

What about InHu?

This actually gives me more time to work on building Inclusivity Hub! It is a win-win!

What about all the content you had planned for this year?

Yet again, I will actually have more free time thanks to this new job, so that will mean that I can release my 4 series sooner and more frequently!

What would you like to see me write about there? (I need your help)

What sort of content would you like to see from daily.dev?

Have you even heard of them? (and if you haven't then go check them out, it is a great solution to the problem of keeping up to date in tech!)

What things would you like to see from a company dedicated to content curation, content creators and the developer community?

Are there any features that you want adding that I could casually slip into conversation there for you?

Would you like me to write about creating content and build an "ultimate guide to writing content professionally"?

Do you want to see beginner content, advanced content, technical content, a mix of it all?

Let me know what you want me to write about there in the comments and I will see what I can do!

Thanks for reading!

Yup, a purely self promotional piece, but I was just too excited not to share the news with you all!

Have a great weekend!

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Pascal Thormeier

Congrats on the job! So awesome that it even helps you fulfil your goals, even though it makes me a bit sad that you're planing on posting less here. However:

Sheev Palpatine from Star Wars telling Anakin Skywalker: "We will watch your career with great interest."

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GrahamTheDev Author

Hey

I perhaps wasn't clear, I will be posting more here.

It is just that my "angry rants", "website roasts" and anything that is even remotely controversial I will only be posting a summary and a link as I need to protect myself and daily.dev from bans, reputation hits for a misunderstood piece etc.

So all that will happen is more stuff will move to my own blog (that I will finally have time to finish) and summaries here. Maybe I will be posting under a different name too as a company representing another company might be strange? I will find that out a week on Monday!

All of the series I have been working on etc. will still live here!

Thanks a lot for the well wishes bud! Fingers crossed it all goes to plan! ๐Ÿคž

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sheriffderek

Substack might be a good platform for you.

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GrahamTheDev Author

I will be looking at all my options to organise things, so thanks for the recommendation! โค

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Pascal Thormeier

That's great to hear! Looking forward to that then, I'm sure it'll work out :)

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GrahamTheDev Author

Well, let the abuse in the comments begin!

I am expecting "what were they thinking", "could they not have found someone better" and similar comments...let rip, I am in a good mood, try and change that! ๐Ÿคฃ

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Elijah Trillionz • Edited on

๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
You're not going to get it man.
You totally deserve this.
You're awesome ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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GrahamTheDev Author

Haha thanks so much! โค๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ

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Elijah Trillionz

Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ
I trust it's going to be a great journey.

Alsp, I must say over your last three articles I have discovered mindblowing things about you

First, you are not a girl which is weird because I always though otherwise ๐Ÿ˜….

And your name isn't inHu rather inHu is inclusitivity Hub. Like seriously ๐Ÿ˜…

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GrahamTheDev Author

Haha brilliant, the fact you thought I was a girlโ€ฆitโ€™s all the hearts I use isnโ€™t itโ€ฆisnโ€™t it! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ)

Well now you know I have a face and everything. ๐Ÿคฃ Next you will discover Iโ€™m not actually angryโ€ฆthen you will really have your mind blown! ๐Ÿคฃ

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Elijah Trillionz

Yeah it's the heart, also the color of your profile picture ๐Ÿ˜…

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thanks for that, will keep it in mind!

The sneaky thing with envato elements is they put templates as part of the annual fee that are synced to the music so you kind of have to buy the music track when you find a video template you like and they donโ€™t include those in the music tracks that come as part of the annual fee! ๐Ÿ˜ค

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mbakoG90210

Congratulations on the job ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Despite what you say about the video, I FEEL SO PUMPED UP AND HYPED ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ it's as if I'll be working there too. They really are blessed to have you there. I hope you will carry the same energy and zeal there as you have been doing consistently here. Congrats, once again.

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thanks so much, that is super kind!

Glad you feel pumped, go take that energy and smash it out of the park and into next Tuesday! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ช

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Template and after effects, got it on envato elements (but had to pay for the sound track!)

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Valeria

Congratulations! ๐ŸŽ‰
You're doing a very important job with accessibility and inclusion (not sarcasm) and I hope you'll need to play the game a little less now ๐Ÿ‘
All the luck and thanks for the giggles ๐Ÿ˜‚

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GrahamTheDev Author

Hehe thanks Valeria! โค

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Siddharth

To the moon!

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thanks bud! โค

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Thomas Bnt

Congrats!

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thanks Thomas! โค

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Thomas Bnt

Oh and THIS IS A BADASS TRAILER

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GrahamTheDev Author

Haha thanks, glad you enjoyed it!

Hopefully it met with the "over the top" brief I set myself ๐Ÿคฃ

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Thomas Bnt

(โ˜ž๏พŸใƒฎ๏พŸ)โ˜ž

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thanks so much...deserved is a little strong though ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคฃ

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GrahamTheDev Author

Sorry I am being silly, I donโ€™t take compliments well I prefer being insulted / a โ€œribbingโ€. Out of fun of course!

Ignore me, sarcasm doesnโ€™t translate well into text ๐Ÿคฃ

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Much better! ๐Ÿคฃ

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Mike Talbot

An interesting direction and I'm sure you'll be making some very interesting content! It'll be interesting reading your work and not bracing myself for "the torrent"!! Perhaps it will be like your favourite stand up comedian taking the early evening slot on TV.

youtube.com/watch?v=WTzM3NnjUuw

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GrahamTheDev Author

haha somehow I have never heard that!

Hopefully my "transformation" won't be so extreme, I am sure I will slip a couple of swear words in there! ๐Ÿคฃ

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Raunak Ramakrishnan

Congrats and wish you all the best! Also, that video needs a lot more work to be over the top enough :P

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thank you โค

๐Ÿคฃ I tried...what is it missing? 3D next time perhaps? ๐Ÿ˜‹

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Raunak Ramakrishnan

VR face reveal!

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Haha, should be straight forward...buy a 3d laser scanner, learn how to use it, map my face, learn how to manipulate 3d models, learn how the metaverse works, upload my avatar!

I will have it up around 2024 ๐Ÿคฃ

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I could make a cube in blender ๐Ÿ˜œโ€ฆalways wanted to learn it, perhaps something to learn this year!

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Shrikant Dhayje • Edited on

lol I thought Your devto account was an organization instead of individual content creator

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GrahamTheDev Author

No just little old me! There is a company I am building (InHu) but it will take time as it is massive! All will become clear in a few weeks when the site, marketing etc. All comes online! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Shrikant Dhayje • Edited on

all the best ๐Ÿ‘ for your dreams buddy

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Alvaro Montoro

Wait. You have a face? All this time i thought you were just a bot. How can we really confirm that's you and not an AI generated face?

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GrahamTheDev Author

Beep boop beep, input not as expected, return โ€œhaha Iโ€™m a human human doing human human thingsโ€ to placate doubter.

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sheriffderek

"The only developer related product not aquired by Microsoft"

haha! Good choice!

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sheriffderek

So, how do they make money though?

"The only developer related product not aquired by Microsoft - yet."

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GrahamTheDev Author • Edited on

Advertising is one revenue stream, they have ads every once in a while in the feed. I am sure once I start there I will learn of other revenue streams (or future revenue streams) I am not aware of though!

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JoelBonetR

Hahahaha man that's amazing. I didn't know the reason to be shocked before watching the video but now I am. That's nuts. My honest congratulations ๐Ÿ˜„

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thanks so muchโ€ฆyeah I have been told that I โ€œovercooked it a bitโ€ ๐Ÿคฃ a little too dramatic for a job? Naaah! ๐Ÿ˜œ

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JoelBonetR

There's never enough drama ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Andrew Bone • Edited on

Well done Graham. Shock name reveal ๐Ÿ˜ฒ.
I sure it's much more deserved than you're willing to admit or able to see ๐Ÿ˜‰.

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thanks Andrew! Yeah a name reveal, a face reveal...people might start thinking I am an actual person if I am not careful!

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Sakshi Jain

Congrats!

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Tawhid

woah! Congrats man!
Could you book a seat for me as well ;)

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GrahamTheDev Author • Edited on

Thanks! โค Hehe, at the rate they are recruiting, you never know! ๐Ÿ˜

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Mads Stoumann

Congratulations! I wish I had more time to write, so I envy you a bit!

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thanks Mads, yeah that was one of the appeals, I struggle to find the time to write so now I am getting paid to do it I hope I get to enjoy it more often!

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Pratik sharma

Congrats man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thanks so much Pratik! โค๏ธ

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m0nm

Congrats, Interested to see your new posts

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thank you, I hope they will be entertaining or educational (and if we are really lucky, sometimes both!) ๐Ÿคฃ

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Alex Lohr

What a great addition to the daily.dev team. Wishing you all the best!

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thanks Alex, really appreciated โค

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Shashwat Verma

Congratulations man! Those articles paid off at the end. Happy to see you on your new job. :)

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thanks so much, yeah it seems writing silly stuff can pay off! ๐Ÿคฃ

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Hannu-Daniel Goiss

Congrats on your new job!

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Ruairi Shanahan

Woohoo! Great news! Congrats! Wish you all the very best on your new venture

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Ido Shamun

I'm so happy that you are joining on board.
March 14 has never been closer ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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GrahamTheDev Author

Looking forward to it, thanks Ido!

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Francesco Ciulla

This is Amazing Graham! So happy for you!

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GrahamTheDev Author

Thanks bud, looking forward to it, team mate ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’ช

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Francesco Ciulla

Thank you for the mention!!!!!

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