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How to get started on Dev.to

jdbdnz profile image Josh Dean ・1 min read

Resolve is not enough; you must be burdened a cause

Or I must be anyway. After months of trying to make Dev.to a habit, I am filled with renewed confidence. My goal is to network and meet web devs that I might rope onto my team at Swayable (and maybe just make some friends along the way).

My original intention was to create content for new coders, but I seem to have forgotten everything that I once didn't know. Topics are hard to come up with. Feel free to make suggestions, otherwise watch this space and hope I publish something helpful.

My cause

I view technology as a means to an end. I am not super excited by data structures, patterns, or test coverage (beyond their utility to me).

I am excited by

  • Supporting advocacy groups and progressive political candidates
  • Understanding why/how people change their minds
  • Creating a team where every feels supported, happy, and successful

Please talk to me if these things excite you too :)

*no prejudice for anyone who is excited by data structures, patterns, or test coverage btw. No prejudice for anyone for that matter.

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molamk

Nice article! I like the pragmatic feel of it!

Topics are hard to come up with.

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I view technology as a means to an end. I am not super excited by data structures, patterns, or test coverage (beyond their utility to me).

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You could write about:

  • Why you're more interested in tech as a tool, than as a "thing in itself"
  • Why/when such a perspective might be useful (or not) in some cases
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Josh Dean Author

I did not expect to see any suggestions :) so this is a nice surprise, thanks! I think that is a fine idea.

A joke in my group of friends is that whenever anyone ever says anything negative about their job to me (friend, stranger, someone attempting to phish me, etc) I immediately attempt to convince them to try coding.

Their protestations usually go something like "Oh but it looks hard" or "boring" or "like math". What I'd like to convey to them (successfully) is that you don't have to love coding to be a coder and love your job. This seems like it could be tightly coupled to your suggestion :D I'll give it a whirl.