I'm thrilled to announce that today is my first day as a Community Associate with the Forem and DEV team.
I'm a self-taught engineer who learned Java by accident, UI/UX designer, and Community enthusiast. I've worked professionally with frameworks/libraries such as Vue and React, I've built a Streetwear fashion community to ~40K users, and I've been a top-level community admin for a gaming community that had over 4.5 million subscribers between the three owners.
How did you learn Java by accident? Easy! All I did at that time was play RuneScape with a few of my friends. Holy wow, it took ages to get a decent account, even after we’ve been playing for four or five years at that point. I wanted to build a
Private Server - so I tried. I didn’t know what coding/programming was at the time and I was literally using a text editor on my Samsung Series 7 Chronos. Eventually, I gathered an understanding of programming by learning what "Java" was
I'm a husband and a dad to two little babies. I enjoy programming, playing video games, going on hikes/walks in our local redwood forests, and mowing the lawn, yep - I like mowing the lawn...
I was really excited for the opportunity to join the Forem and DEV team as I love writing code and learning new languages, frameworks, etc... I thought I would be a great asset to the team and to all of you wonderful community members around me at DEV.
Feel free to hang out with me here or on Twitter