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Challenger Approaching: I am joining the DEV team!

jacobherrington profile image Jacob Herrington (he/him) ・1 min read

It's official, today is my first day working with the DEV team.

I've made a handful of PRs to DEV and posted a few articles here, but I'm stoked to be contributing to this platform in an official capacity.

I'm a self-taught software engineer from Northwest Arkansas (πŸ—), and I help maintain the Solidus ecommerce platform. I also run a podcast about developer career paths.

Joining DEV as Senior Software Engineer means I'll be shipping new features, helping maintain the project, and working to improve the existing codebase. The opportunity to write code for this platform excites me, but I'm also very interested in finding new ways to get involved with this community.

While I'm working with the DEV team, I will strive to be open and accessible. I care deeply about inclusivity and transparency, so I'll make every effort to model those ideals in my actions. In the spirit of being accessible, I'm always happy to receive DMs on DEV or any other platform I use.

I look forward to growing with DEV and seeing my contributions benefit this group of people. I'm super grateful to the DEV team for trusting me with their project and the DEV community for making it possible to do this kind of thing for a living.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Welcome to the team, Jacob! πŸ₯³

And might I add, that's a great last name you have. So familiar, yet still so different. πŸ™‚

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

πŸ˜‚ Glad to be here!

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Yaser Al-Najjar

Congratz Jacob πŸ₯³

I really enjoy your content... All the best!

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Thanks Yaser, I'm glad you get something out of it πŸ€™

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Laurie

So fun! Congrats Jacob!

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Yeah, it seems like a pretty good gig πŸ˜‰

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Pauline

Congratulations Jacob! πŸŽ‰

Your name looked awfully familiar to me and I just realised that it's because I found your instagram profile early 2018 and really liked your "coding pictures" ha! Very random fact but I wanted to share it anyway. πŸ˜‚ Great to see you here on DEV.to and wishing you the best of luck on this new chapter. πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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Johannes Lichtenberger

Congrats, very cool :-)

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Thanks! I'm excited πŸ€ πŸ‘

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Yash Dave

Congrats! πŸ˜ƒπŸŽ‰

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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Chris Achard

Congrats! πŸŽ‰

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Alan Barr

Congratulations!

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Loftie Ellis

Congrats!
I'm curious since you mentioned you are from Arkansas, is Dev.to mostly remote working people?

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Yup! At the moment I'm the westernmost employee at DEV, but it's a pretty distributed team.

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Ahmad Awais ⚑️

Congrats! πŸŽ‰

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Dzhavat Ushev

That's awesome! Congrats! πŸŽ‰

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Thanks 😁 I'm pumped

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vinodchauhan7

Hey Jacob, Please guide me on this. I also want to contribute in open source community and want to grab opportunities like you.

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Howdy! I saw your DM and I promise to get back to it soon :)

I'd love to help you get some PRs on Dev during Hacktoberfest if you're around!

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vinodchauhan7

yes will wait for it.

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Felipe Rueda

Awesome! Congrats πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€™

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Thanks Felipe! I'm excited πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

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Simon Holdorf

You earned it!

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

I'm just excited to get to work on this platform officially :)

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Paul Rumkin

Congrats! What you doing is inspiring.

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Wow, thanks, I'm glad to hear that you like it πŸ˜…

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Victor A. Barzana

Congrats to you but also to the dev team. They are also getting a valuable resource. I'm always checking out your posts and there is always something to take from u.
Best regards,
Victor

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Thanks Victor 😁 I'm glad to hear that!!

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Michaela Greiler

Congratulation Jacob! That's so exciting!

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Purwanto

Congrats Jacob, Nice to meet you

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Thanks! Hope to see you around DEV!

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Xiaoru Li πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Congrats Jacob! Also been really enjoying your posts here for a while!

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Cool! Glad to hear it. Thanks πŸ˜€

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Lewis kori

congrats Jacob!! I'm a huge listener of devpath.

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Neat! I'm glad you're enjoying it. Let me know if you have any feedback 😁

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rhymes

Welcome to DEV Jacob! :-)))

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