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Hello Dev! Introducing myself to the community

luisaugusto profile image Luis Augusto 惻2 min read

I recently found out through an article that you can create a special repo on Github that can display a Readme on your profile. It's a pretty neat feature, and I'd recommend reading this if you're interested in learning how to do it!

Anyways, I wanted to share what I wrote and introduce myself a little bit to the community and my followers. I've been posting on here since late 2019, and one of my goals is to write 50 posts by the end of the year. Here's a little bit about who I am, what I'm working on, and some other tidbits:

I am a fullstack developer working at a creative agency using the LAMP stack, building websites and applications for companies in the medical and biotech fields. On personal projects, I lean towards a JAMstack with Node and Vue/Nuxt/Vuex, relying on API integrations and static site generators.

šŸ”­ Iā€™m currently working on:

  • Internal projects at work built on Pimcore
  • Building up my online presence through blogging and Twitter
  • A few personal projects, like a small social network for family members, an interactive site for hiking trails, and an NPM package

šŸŒ± Iā€™m currently learning:

  • React - After so many years of using Vue, I figured it would be also good to see what it's like developing with a different framework. It'll also give me a chance to understand JSX and CSS-in-JS.
  • TypeScript - Currently finding ways to introduce it into my applications.

šŸ‘Æ Iā€™m looking to collaborate on:

  • Open source projects built with JS, especially ones that use React or TypeScript
  • Resolving issues with CSS layouts and responsiveness, Nuxt/Vue, or other JS bugs

šŸ¤” Iā€™m looking for help with:

Finding ways to meet and connect with other developers, especially during the limbo of quarantines and lockdowns. I have always been recommended to find a mentor, and would love to hear from other people's experiences in those types of programs.

šŸ’¬ Ask me about:

  • Ways you can improve your lighthouse scores
  • How to get the most out of CSS Grid and Flexbox Layouts
  • How you can preserve the planet and reduce your carbon footprint.

šŸ“« How to reach me:

You can contact me at my email address or at one of the other places I hang out at, such as on Dev, my Twitter, and LinkedIn.

šŸ˜„ Pronouns:

He/Him/His

āš” Fun facts:

I have a Bachelors in Music Production & Engineering, which helped nourish my interests in creativity and design. I later translated those skillsets into programming and web development, and I have enjoyed building cool things for over 8 years now.


You can find more about me on my personal website, and feel free to comment below if you have any questions, thanks!

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Sara Cunningham

Hey Luis, welcome to DEV! Really cool introduction and I believe you can hit your goal of 50 blog posts this year! DEV is a really great place to share your work, as well as learn so much from amazing people. I would say I'm not super knowledgable about the developer world but love learning through people's work and projects, so I am excited to see your posts!

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Luis Augusto Author

Thanks for the support!

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Waylon Walker

Welcome to DEV!!

Love your posts, not the typical "I'm new here" welcome post here. šŸ¤£

Ways you can improve your lighthouse scores

Please tell, how do I improve my lighthouse score? šŸ¤·ā€ā™‚ļø

It was rocking before the latest version of lighthouse came out. I have a gatsby site waylonwalker.com. I tried the preact plugin for a bit, but noticed some jank so I reverted.

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Luis Augusto Author

Hey, thanks for reading! I took a look at your site, and you seem to be getting near perfect scores. I wouldn't recommend aiming for perfect 100s since that might require some unconventional workarounds, but I'd consider anything over 90 a job well done šŸŽŠ

Lighthouse Scores

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Waylon Walker

Woah, I am more than happy with that!!!!

That's what I was seeing a few months back. web.dev is showing 60-80 range now.

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Luis Augusto Author

Yea I think the web.dev lighthouse report has an issue with the LCP metric that brings down your score, because when I try it in the Chrome Inspector Tools it looks perfect. Either way, you are doing a great job with lazy loading and optimizing your content so I wouldn't worry too much about that.