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A New Year, a New Start: I'm Joining the DEV Team!

nickytonline profile image Nick Taylor (he/him) Originally published at iamdeveloper.com ・Updated on ・2 min read

I can't believe I'm saying this. I'M JOINING THE DEV TEAM!!!

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For those of you that don't know me, my name is Nick Taylor, a senior software developer from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 👋 You can find out all about me on my site, iamdeveloper.com which I cross-post to DEV.

Aside from DEV, you can also find me on GitHub, Twitter and Instagram as @nickytonline . I also run the Twitter handle @vscodetips.

Over the years I have worked in many different kinds of places. From a social media platform, to e-commerce, fintech, security, AI startup land, and most recently the film/VFX industry.

The majority of my career has been in the .NET ecosystem in some full-stackish capacity, but I have always loved JavaScript, so I made a conscious decision to switch to the frontend back in 2016. You can read a bit about that in one of my rare career advice posts.

I love this community and have been a code contributor and content creator on the platform for quite some time now. I also moderate a couple of tags.

Hackerman from Kung Fry typing on a keyboard with a Nintendo Power Glove

One of the many things I love about DEV is that the team interacts with the community. I give you exhibit A.

Welcome, Nick, fellow Canadian! 🇨🇦

Some fun facts about me:

  • I was the first person outside of the core team to contribute to the DEV repository.
  • I'm not a big fan of spiders. 🕷
  • I dyed my hair pretty frequently in university
  • I played rugby for many years.
  • I've gone as Wolverine for Hallowe'en one too many times. 😆
  • I used to play in a handbell choir (yes that's a thing)

In my role at DEV, I'll be focusing primarily on the frontend (although I wouldn’t mind getting my feet wet in some ruby), building out new features, improving the codebase and interacting with and learning from all the lovely humans on this platform.

That's all folks! Super stoked!

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P.S. I made this very expensive short film to accompany my announcement that I'm joining DEV. If you’re viewing this on mobile, it’s best viewed full-screen in landscape mode. And the Oscar goes to...

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Glenn Carremans

Wauw I did not expect this at all! I have been following you on DEV and twitter for some time now and love your blog posts and contributions to the DEV project.
I think you are going to be a great addition to the DEV team!

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Thanks Glenn! I'm super pumped to make DEV even more awesome in an official capacity now.

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Paweł Ludwiczak

Congrats and welcome!!

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Simon Landry

Hi neighbour! I'm also from Montreal ;)

I honestly thought you were already part of the team because we see so much of you around here (not a bad thing!) so I guess it's only natural that you would join!

All the best and good luck in your new endeavor! 😄🎉🎉

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

MercI Simon and hello neighbour!

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Rogue Halo

I honestly thought you were already part of the DEV Team, haha. Great Job! You deserve it.

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Thanks for the kind words. Looking forward to making DEV even more awesome in 2020 and beyond in an official capacity now.

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Yechiel Kalmenson

Wow, Nick!

That is awesome!!!

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Alex Smith

I love the video! Congratulations and welcome to the team. I look forward to working with you.

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Haha thanks. I'll be waiting for my Oscar nomination LOL. Looking forward to working with you as well! 🔥

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Yuriy Markov

Congratulations and best of luck!

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Yuriy Markov

You are welcome!

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Dzhavat Ushev

Awesome! Congrats 🎉

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Ahmad Awais ⚡️

Oh wow, congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Thanks man! Looking forward to working with Team Awesome Humans! 🔥

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Sung M. Kim

Holy, mate. Great news and congrats, Nick!

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Darren Vong

That's awesome! Have fun in the DEV team 😁

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Davide Pizzoli

Yeah, congratulations!

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Stuart Miller

All the best Nick

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Helen Anderson

Congratulations!

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Saurabh Daware 🌻

woah I'm super happy for you! congratulations Nick 🎉

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Vaibhav Khulbe

Woooh! That's so good to hear!!! A big congratulations to you Nick! 🎉

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Awesome to officially welcome you, Nick! 😁

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Thanks Andy! Super stoked to be working together!

Noice!

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Ananya Neogi

Congratulations Nick! 👏👏
All the best!

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Thanks Ananya! 😺

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Anna Wijetunga

A very belated congratulations! And your video IS Oscar-worthy! What a hoot!

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Haha thanks. I still don't know how I lost out to Parasite! 😆