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Why we should care about the community?

swcarlosrj profile image Carlos Rufo Updated on ・3 min read

April 14th, 2018 @ Amsterdam 🇳🇱 GraphQL Day
1st event ever, I met @nikolasburk , @_marktani, helped by @nikkitaftw with some #HowToGraphQL stuff & introduced myself to @manjula_dube with fun results.
Props to @prisma for organizing such event!

September 8th, 2018 @ San Francisco 🇺🇸 Reactathon
1st conf ever, I had great time with @eveporcello , @jnwng & @benghamine . Remember being hacking with @Saeris trying to make @codesandbox his IDE, now he's working there
Props to @reactathon for organizing such event!

October 13th, 2018 @ San Jose 🇺🇸 SV Code Camp
1st code-camp ever, I talked with @paulweveritt & @nebrius . Got to listen Douglas Crockford arguing about all the JS stuff I was believing in, blowed my mind!
Props to @PayPalEng for hosting such event!

October 25th, 2018 @ Las Vegas 🇺🇸 React Conf
1st React conf ever, I met @dan_abramov , @jakedawkins & @jsjoeio . Definitely, we all were hooked that day!
Props to @reactjs for organizing such event!

November 7th, 2018 @ San Francisco 🇺🇸 GraphQL Summit
1st GraphQL conf ever, met @UriGoldshtein & @moontahoe . Remember talking about the cmty with @jaydenseric, few months later he created @graphqlmelb
Props to @apollographql for organizing such event!

December 8th, 2018 @ Lisbon 🇵🇹 GDG
Met personally @dabit3 , he encouraged to jump on public speaking, without those words couldn't be writing this. If you're a DevRel/TechLead, please keep inspiring people!
Props to @GDGLisbon for organizing such event!

February 20th, 2019 @ Sevilla 🇪🇸 TypeScript Meetup
1st workshop ever, having your first workshop in your native language helps but having attendees willing to listen & learn, helps even more.
Props to @SVQTypeScript for running such meetup!

February 23rd, 2019 @ NYC 🇺🇸 GraphQL Patterns
1st podcast ever, 1st talk in a foreign language too. I had the pleasure to join @jimmy_jia at his office, he knows lots of GraphQL!
Props to @dabit3 for organizing such podcast!

February 26th, 2019 @ NYC 🇺🇸 TypeScript Meetup
1st talk ever, I got to meet @jevakallio , he showed me the hidden gems of Manhattan, 3$ beer + shoot combo (btw all the best with restlessldn.dev)
Props to @orta for running such meetup!

February 27th, 2019 @ NYC 🇺🇸 Nordic APIs Livecast
1st livecast ever, shared screen with @motleydev & @lyonwj . Funny the Internet didn't work that day at my hotel, had to figure an office the same day.
Props to @nordic_apis for organizing such livecast!

March 4th, 2019 @ London 🇬🇧 JavaScript Community
1st recorded talk ever. Because I wanted to ensure the recording was setup properly, something was wrong & during the talk my slides wouldn't show up!
Props to @london_js for organizing such event!

April 7th, 2019 @ Delhi 🇮🇳 JSLovers
1st large workshop ever, with 2h sleep, 20h flights & 7h difference, with the love of @hellonehha & attendees, we had a blast!
Props to @jslovers_del for organizing such event!

April 12th, 2019 @ Bangalore 🇮🇳 GraphQL Asia
1st conf talk ever, finally met @rajoshighosh , @tanmaigo , @leeb , @rbzhu & @swyx . Also @sidharta, @shruti & @tanay who will be speaking at @GraphQLHongKong
Props to @HasuraHQ for organizing such conf!

April 14th, 2019 @ Bangalore 🇮🇳 JSLovers
1st 6h-workshop ever, had to be tired enough to get suggested for an attendee to take a break during one session. That break really helped me to recover & finish it!
Props to @hellonehha for organizing such event!

May 22nd, 2019 @ NYC 🇺🇸 Modern Web Online
1st dropout talk ever, couldn't join @ladyleet , @knitcodemonkey & @TatianaTMac. Paid off all previous effort with a well deserved burnout, couldn't barely move.
Props to @moderndotweb for organizing such event!

Sept 29th, 2019 @ Hong Kong 🇭🇰 GraphQL Hong Kong
1st conf organizer ever, 1.5 years later, the cycle is complete!
Props to y'all for inspiring us to organize such event!

It's not coincidence the people I've mentioned they're successful & contribute to the community as well. Shout out to every single person who has collaborated with it, you're all incredible. Let's never miss the main goal of all of this, enjoy what we love!

Sincerely,
Carlos

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