DEV's community is full of people enthusiastic about a wide range of different topics and others who would like to dedicate more of their time to blogging about software development.
Thanks to @jess and the DEV team now there's an official tag to nudge each other:
You can use it to request a post from the community, to send your wishes out there, to gift ideas about topics you would like to write about but don't have the time presently, to ask for a different take on topics you know about or anything else you might come up with.
The difference between this and
#explainliveimfive is the following:
I thought about it but I think there's a subtle difference.
#explainlikeimfive is about asking the community to explain concepts to you or whomever is reading
This should be about putting your interests and posts ideas out there and hoping for someone to pick them up ;-)
So, not "explain me monads because they're a complicated" but "I've always wanted to read something about monads" or "I want to write about continuation passing style, file systems and round robin but I don't have the time".
I admit it might not work because it's not 100% clear to me either, we just have to try :D
Hopefully the subtle difference is noticeable...
A few sample ideas from the tag sidebar and one more reminded me by @helenanders26 :
- The browser of the future as a far reaching and comprehensive developer platform
- "A day in my professional life" (asking a specific professional who does a job totally different from yours, for example)
- Fantastic concurrency models and when to use them
- Window functions and why they are the single most powerful feature in modern SQL