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Peter Kim Frank
Peter Kim Frank

Posted on with Ben Halpern and Jess Lee

DEV Monthly Report β€” February 2018

Happy March! It felt like February absolutely flew by, but I suppose it is the shortest month...

Let's get to some of the highlights β€”

Workshops: We put together our first few live events! @ben ran a session on web performance, @cassidoo shared her love and knowledge of mechanical keyboards, @annarankin taught testing with React and Jest, and @aspittel showed how to create art using CSS. We've got more great events on the schedule, so be sure to check them out.

Path to open-source: We just invited our very first outside contributor 🎊🎊 to start looking at the core dev.to codebase. This is an important step to open-sourcing the DEV platform in the coming months. If you're interested in early access to help provide feedback, influence our direction, or help out in any other way, please fill out this form.

Sponsorships: This is our second month of working with community sponsors. Ben has the full announcement here, but I'd like to reiterate a sincere thank-you to Algolia, Triplebyte, and Manifold for backing us this month. Their support is critical to the financial sustainability of our platform.

DEV Badge: While we've mostly been heads-down in preparing to open-source, we did put together a few nice features this month. One that I'm particularly excited about is the new DEV Badge. Consider sporting the badge on your personal homepage to show off some DEV Pride πŸ™ŒπŸ½

Strong Numbers: Despite being the shortest month, we showed solid growth in February. We served 1.25 million sessions and have surpassed 60k registered members here in our community. Organic search traffic is also πŸ“ˆ which means that more folks are discovering your wonderful articles after searching for relevant keywords.

As always, thanks so much for being part of this wild ride. Ben, Jess, and I would be happy to answer any questions in the comments section below.

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Ali Spittel

So excited about the social badge!
Just updated my site

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Meghan (she/her)

I love your website so much!

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Ali Spittel

Thank you so much!

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Jess Lee Author

😍😍😍😍😍😍

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Ben Halpern Author

The Path to open-source part is super exciting. Please fill out the form if you are interested in taking part at any point. We think everything we do will be much more awesome and useful once everything is in the open.

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DΓ­dac • Edited on

Can't way to see it open source!

Are you thinking of making the workshops available after they are finished?

I missed some but I think they are interesting for people that are jumping on later or can't be in the event at that time.

My website

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Jess Lee Author

Yes! I'll be sending them out in an email to all sustaining members, but we'll also get it on the site eventually.

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Belhassen Chelbi

I really like the transparency you guys are keeping

🌚 Friends don't let friends browse without dark mode.

Just kidding, it's a personal preference. But you can change your theme, font, etc. in your settings.

The more you know. 🌈