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Welcome to dev.to! 👋

WELCOME FROM A BEAR

Please introduce yourself to the community! You can start by sharing your favorite programming languages, what you're interested in learning next, or your latest and greatest side project. No rules, just make yourself at home! 😀

Leave a comment below to introduce yourself! ✌️

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Ash Hathaway 💁

Hello!
I'm a dev evangelist focusing on an open-source ETL project. Previous to that I was a dev evangelist & senior product manager in AI. I started as a front-end dev and have recently taken up Python. I'd love to find open-source projects to contribute to and get involved in.
Thanks!
Ash

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Juanita Soranno

Hi Ash! I really love Hood.ie - Gregor is a fantastic maintainer that will help you get started on a bug fix or a feature. Highly recommend checking them out (then blogging your experience here!)

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Ash Hathaway 💁

Awesome! I've heard fo hood.ie. I'll check them out. Thanks!

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Niko 👩🏾‍💻

Ohh, great info Juanita. I'm going to check them out also. I've been looking for a a friendly project to start contributing to.

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Niko 👩🏾‍💻

Hey Ash, welcome to the community. How'd you get into evangelism? It always seems like folks have a fun ride getting there.

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Ash Hathaway 💁

Howdy! Excellent question. I definitely agree there isn't a straight path really. I started out as a front end dev and then moved into product for apis for a few years actually. Kinda go back and forth but getting back into coding more. I really like working with devs and building stuff so found my niche! 😊

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david

hi everyone! I've been doing custom wordpress sites for about 6 years as a freelancer, started when I was in college and have continued since I graduated last year. recently I've stepped into a front end role for a C# application and am loving it so far

outside of dev world I'm all about music. I play in an emo band and go on tour a couple times a year (sleeping in a van, no WIFI, what???)

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Jess Lee (she/her)

WHAT'S YOUR BAND CALLED? 😻

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david

it's called citysick! we be on spotify n stuff. new music coming out end of august :)

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Ben Halpern

How was the transition from Wordpress to the C# app? Different expectations?

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david

it was actually way easier than i thought it would be since i can actually edit the source HTML rather than use a template override, filter, or whatever. there is a C# guru doing all the hard C# stuff though, I'm mostly just changing the cshtml and moving things around

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Awesome, congrats on your new role. Sounds like it's going to be balancing act between your job and the band. That's a great way to get away from the screen though.

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david

thanks! yeah it can be a challenge but luckily my boss is super cool about it. his sons do music and the app I'm working on is music centered so it makes sense!

and yea, it's a great release especially after a day of hairy bugs

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Kevin Eugene Ong

hey everyone, i'm kevin.

I started the journey 18 months ago; I first studied RoR in a coding bootcamp. Got a job at an airline company & learned Nodejs on the go to build Lambda functions for work. Right now i'm the devops lead for an e-commerce venture the under my company. Our stack primarily Magento 2, Angular 2 running on AWS.

In my free time i learn python for text sentiment analysis & the backend of an airline chatbot. Not pro-AWS but familiar; not anti-GCP either.

Who here are from airline companies? Say hi! :)

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Not from an airline company, but that does make me think about what airline companies do with software more.

Also, you're killing it; 18 months later and you're a DevOps lead? Congrats dude!

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Kevin Eugene Ong

Thanks man. It was a super bumpy ride with countless mistakes.

There's plenty of ways airlines seek to innovate from facial-recognition to speed up check-ins to buying flights and luggage via an AI assistant.

but to get to lead the devops my coding time had to take a hit. gotta spend less time looking at Cloudwatch dashboards!

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

I for one am looking forward to the day where we have instant check-ins on planes. Or luggage tracking! I've never had my luggage go missing but I imagine it must be a nightmare.

I don't think I'll ever stop wanting to code. I'm sure that'll change a bit in say, 18 months, but maybe not. Are you going to keep up with side projects or have you done a bit of coding as a DevOps lead?

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Janno Liivak

Hello! I'm Janno from Tallinn, Estonia. I've been coding for living since 2002... I've been working with certain Microsoft ERP platform but during last 8 years I've done iOS development and also web development. Swift, Ruby, JavaScript and a little Java and Python. RoR, Django and React. But development itself is not my sole interest ... I also want to learn to design UI/UX ... but first of all, I love to solve problems (which can be solved with coding/software).

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Niko 👩🏾‍💻

It is all about solutions, isn't it? I'm also beginning to teach myself UI/UX to better support my team. I'm looking into a MOOC I can take to start learning a bit more formally though and plan to enter a hackathon soon as UX/UI to improve. How are you planning ot learn design?

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Janno Liivak

Hi! I think I'm going to look at product design and interaction design in general before I dig into UX/UI world. Found myself a book called About Face.

amazon.com/About-Face-Essentials-I...

Haven't decided how or where to learn/study UX/UI design though :)

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overdueocean

Hi Everyone,

I am newbie in the industry with passion for development and learning coding. I like Java & Ruby in general, I been using Linux for a while, I am continuously trying to increase my skills for development in Java and ruby and I particularly like Practical DEV as it provides the solid platform for the newbies like me to enhanced my knowledge and fulfill my passion.

Thanks
OverDue

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Love hearing that you digging the platform as a "newbie"! Although you know Java and Linux, which I really don't know much about, so maybe not-so-newbie after all?

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overdueocean

Thanks Andy if i would have done program like you in Ruby and JavaScript then can say yes not a newbie :-) but me absolute zero in development, Java me only trying to learn and need some good guidance to way forward ...

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Santi Alba

Hi everybody!
I use python for data science and ruby for web development.
Now, i'm studying about sentiment analysis system and trying development through python.

Also i practise martial arts in my free time!!
Thanks!!!

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Niko 👩🏾‍💻

Hey Santi! I take mixed martial arts during every season except summer, a mix of Muay thai, Sinawali/Kali, and Wing Chung (with occasional Tai Chi and fencing workshops). Opinion mining fascinates me, anything particularly cool that you've learned about it recently?

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Paulo Renato

Hi all :)

I am a very passionate Developer... I really love programming to the point I get my wife being jealous of my Laptop ;)

As a self teached developer I am hungry to learn and play with new stuff all the time, like Docker, Apache Kafka, Rust and any cool stuff I came around in Twitter or other interesting places on the internet, dev.to is one of them recently.

I spent my time in OOP land, being a strong advocate of SOLID and Clean Code I really recommend for any Developer to read our Bible, The Pragmatic Programmer book, followed by the Clean Code book. This books changed the way a code forever and led me to creation of the Resource Design Pattern.

But recently I discovered a language with a huge potential on The Canary And The Caterpillar talk by Neil Crawford in this DevOps meetup around moving from Monolithic to Micro-Services architecture using Elixir.

So after reading the articles why Elixir and Why Elixir has Great Potential plus some more Youtube videos with real use cases of adopting it for massive and demanding projects I just got really hooked on it to the point of establish this learning path for Elixir.

Currently I am professionally working on the backend team that builds, in PHP7, the API's for the e-commerce Apps that we develop and maintain for some of the biggest UK retailers.

If you are curious to know more about me just visit exadra37.com or search in Google for my nickname.

Feel free to ask any question you may be wondering the answer for ;)

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Niko 👩🏾‍💻

I should really finish the Pragmatic Programmer and Clean Code, thanks for the reminder of how awesome they are. I love how excited you are about Elixir, I've been hearing buzz around it but as a super new dev I am not familiar with how it could be applied in web dev. I'd love to read some of what you think and you go deeper into it :).

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Paulo Renato

That books are very important to understand the principles of writing solid and clean code.

For web developments is very well suited... see techworld.com/apps-wearables/how-e...

The Phoenix framework makes easy to start with web development in Elixir, see phoenixframework.org

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Ben Halpern

Great to have you. We'd love love love more Elixir content if you'd like to submit some posts 😁

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Paulo Renato

On the moment I am just learning Elixir, but I will be glad to contribute once I have something useful that I can share ;)

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Pamela Assogba

Hello! I'm Pam, an engineer in the DC area with a background in architecture and design. I currently work in media coding in Ruby, Rails, and lots of Vanilla.js. I'll be moving from revenue work to systems engineering in a bit and I'm pretty excited about that! Advice from other systems engineers is always appreciated as I thread these new waters.

In my free time, I run an organization called Color Coded which is all about inclusivity and learning new skills in tech. Besides that, I'm working on learning some React and React Native for side projects and try to do a challenge daily on Exercism

Excited to be here!

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Peter Kim Frank

Welcome, Pamela! Color Coded looks like an amazing organization. Please let me know once some Merch is available :)

Don't hesitate to start a #discuss thread to spur some conversation around systems engineering topics, and be sure to share the knowledge as you continue learning React / React Native.

Happy to have you here!

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Jess Lee (she/her)

We write a lot of vanilla js too :)

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Sebastian Borza

Hey folks, I'm a golang, C, python dev and am excited to join the community. Been working in fintech for about 12 years, active contributor to all things open source!

I'm originally from Canada but live in the US now, maybe time to go back? :D

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Ben Halpern

Where in Canada? I'm from Halifax.

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Sebastian Borza

From Toronto, and that's just crazy. Small world no doubt.

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Sebastian Borza

Actually was wondering if dev.to was based from Toronto...long shot but it stuck out in my mind hehe.

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Ben Halpern

Based in New York 😊

I was born and raised in Canada but am currently located south of the border.

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Sebastian Borza

Sweet, just moved to Chicago last year from NYC. Good times, but kids have their impact :/

Thanks for putting together the site, it's a pretty sweet resource. Glad to be part of the community.

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Yasha Prikhodko

Hello everyone. I'm Yasha.

I like sushi, beer, BF1, long boarding, playing Pokemon Go... But above all, I like creating new things that I often think of. I started a company while still in university. Since then, I worked with many different clients. I most often use JavaScript (react, node) and Swift.

My goal for the next couple of years is to get more into machine learning. There are many complex problems that could be solved using ML.

Ah, also.. i've been wanting to start writing dev posts.. Maybe one day 🙏

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Ben Halpern

What language do you think you'll explore machine learning in?

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Yasha Prikhodko

Most likely Python. There are great frameworks/libraries for ML for Python (TensorFlow, PyTorch). But I'm yet to try out R. Looks fairly simple to jump into. Also, since Apple release Core ML for iOS and macOS, it might be worth while to integrate some ML features into apps.. There are many possibilities. But I think I'll start with Python 🐍

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João Lopes

Hello,

I'm a developer, mostly doing things for web. I have a passion for robotics and AI. Been programming for almost 10 years and I worked from plain HTML, CSS and JS to ReactJS with Redux, Angular, PHP, Symfony, Laravel, Ruby on Rails, JAVA, on the web, you name it and 99% certain that at least a tutorial I did (get a life right? ahah).
On the mobile apps I developed for iOS using Obj-C.

Anybody here who love to try new languages and/or frameworks?

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Definitely! Gonna get into Preact and some PWA stuff this weekend. If I'm feeling REALLY ambitious I might start some Kotlin stuff for mobile dev, but I think React Native is going to be a good start.

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João Lopes

Heard a lot of good things about React Native. And since I really enjoy ReactJS, I think that what they're saying is true! Also, React has a library for VR so I assume they want us to use React on every technology available xD

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Gabriel Lacerda

Hello everyone, my name is GabrielLacerda, My main programing language is Javascript and I'm working very well with other languages like Python and Php, I'd like to learn the react way of doing things, at this moment this is something a little difficult me to understand this whole things, thank you guys :)

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Welcome Gabriel! We've got some great articles on React via the React tag page, such as this one: Learning React? Start Small

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Stefan Dorresteijn

Ello!

I'm a full stack engineer who mostly works with Ruby and JS. I've been making websites for a good 11 years now and am still surprised every day by the cool stuff we can do. I'm also an avid gamer and writer and have recently decided to start writing about web development!

Cheers,
Stefan

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Ben Halpern

Welcome, great first post.

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Wilson Tovar

Hi! I'm Wilson, from Colombia.

I'm studying Systems and Computational Engineering. I started in the world of code when i was 13 years old (now, i am 18 years old).

So, most of the time i program in ror. But 3 months ago, i started a project with a friend and we are using julia (it's amazing!) and python.

Soooo.... thanks!

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Woah, what's Julia? Never heard of it before.

Also, welcome fellow Rubyist!

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Wilson Tovar

Hey! Julia its an new programming language. Its so amazing. Its focused in maths and stats.

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Enrique Zamudio

Hey everyone, I've been working on the Ceylon to Javascript compiler for 5 years and am fascinated by type systems and programming language design. I also maintain a transactional switch that I wrote in 2005 for the sale of mobile phone topups in México.

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Ben Halpern

Cool! I'd definitely read a post about your progress with Ceylon to JS.

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Wilfredo Pérez

Hello guys, I've worked with C# a lot, but since 3 years ago I moved to Javascript, node.js And mongoDB. Currently I'm learning IOS and Swift because I wanna create different stuff for mobile. Beside I'm a React/Redux Developer (I love React more than Angular but shhhh :D)

Also I'm looking for different project, to help a little bit on github, I'm not pretty smart but I'll be a great help. I think it's the best way to share, help and improve yours skills.

Currently I'm trying to achieve 100 days of code, but when you have a son and daughter is so difficult but not impossible.

Thank you guys!

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Ben Halpern

Good luck with the 100 days of code! Feel free to drop a post here and there on the site about your progress.

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Nilesh Kadivar

Hi there!

We are start-ups and group of full stack developers.

We recently developed the Crowdfunding portal for a social cause- a Singapore based startup using MEAN stack and Neo4j-rare technology combination.

Going to Launch soon...

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Ben Halpern

Good luck!

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Madhu

Hi there, I am embedded software professional by experience and currently writing Android apps (ya ! You read it right !) for wireless embedded products such as Bluetooth low energy, beacons etc. Would like to learn Python going ahead for applying machine learning to embedded/iot :)

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Diego S. Costa

Hi everyone, I'm Diego.

I come from Brazil, my English is rusty and a little bit worse than a five years old child, but I don't care anyway. Despite that, I'm a newbie in Java programming with two years of experience. I started to write a blog at the beginning of this year to help me practice and share my skills and knowledge. Right now I'm focusing on my attention on mobile development. I'm using Linux and Hackintosh, I usually to switch on between these OS all the time, sometimes in iOS programming and other times in Linux programming in Android and Java. I play guitar, and I've started to play with a loop pedal.

That's it!

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Timo Heinäpurola

Hi everyone,

The name's Timo Heinäpurola and I'm a game/technology engineer. My background consists of B2B IT experience and game development. I have worked on games such as Wreckfest (Bugbear) and The Walking Dead: No Man's Land (Next Games). I'm currently maintaining the vision and architecture of the in-house game engine at Reforged Studios.

I'm also an active speaker at events and the occasional blogger. Looking forward to contributing to this community!

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Welcome! I always like seeing game developers. Not sure how much other types of development you have, but I've heard that game development is super hard, especially compared to web dev. What's your take on it?

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Timo Heinäpurola

It depends, as usual. One feature that does make it more complicated than say the IT projects that I have worked on is that games can change quite significantly if something just isn't fun. Something not working out can easily cascade requiring modifications to other systems too. This is especially noticeable when planning new features. It's really hard to plan for the game to be fun. You actually have to build prototypes to make educated guesses. In B2B IT projects it's often enough for the first iterations of the product to just work and that can then be improved upon, but a minimum viable product must be a polished high-quality piece or otherwise there's no market for it.

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Glen McLean

Hi everyone.

Started my coding about a year ago, so still very fresh to it all, looking forward to it though, currently learning HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript to become a front end developer. Although living in South Africa has it's "Perks" in that very often the internet decides to not work for a good few hours or days or Eskom (our "much loved" electricity company) decides that when the power goes down that they'll only fix it later which generally means half a day later. But all in all, glad to be here and get stuck into the learning.

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Alex Shook

Hello! I'm Alex. Mostly I program in Ruby and a little JavaScript, and sometimes I do Clojure for fun. I just started experimenting with Elixir, which seems really interesting so far.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

I've heard Elixir is great for messaging apps and integrating with a Rails app. What got you into Elixir?

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Alex Shook

Yeah that's exactly how I got interested in Elixir! I wanted to pick up another functional language that was also on the more practical side, and there's been a lot of talk about Elixir in the Ruby community over the past year. I'm halfway through the KV tutorial and it seems great so far. I've been trying to come up with a good project to make with it soon.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Awesome, I'd love to read a post about your future project! It's interesting how similar the language's syntax is to Ruby's. I wonder if the language will pick up and become one of the more popular server-side languages to use.

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Melisa Cecilia

Hello, currently typescript, nodejs, and react developer here. I've worked with PHP, VB, C# and Python in the past. Still struggling to join the wonderful market of big data and machine learning since I'm an "old school" Www era programmer lol.

Nice to meet you all!

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Niko 👩🏾‍💻

Hey Melissa. I've dabbled with React a bit myself :). Any resource suggestions for machine learning?

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Sangeeta Thapa

Hello I am Sangeeta from India. I think I found something inspiring here :) I am happy to be here.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Welcome, Sangeeta! I would say the same about here, too :)

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Ruthran

hey I'm Ruth from India . I love coding but sometimes i hate coding but im in love with coding and my aim is want to be an developer ! im currently learning JAVA , my next language is Swift want to create an app ,

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Peter Kim Frank

I love coding but sometimes I hate coding.

I'm sure this is something a lot of us can agree with :)

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Ruthran

:> do you think #blockchain will be our future ?

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Sander Huijsen

Hi there! I'm Sander and I just joined the community. I'm an experienced software dev, currently working on cloud systems (AWS) and programming mainly in nodejs, but my vice is probably embedded programming. Unfortunately, not a lot of that going on in Perth (WA), where I live since 2014.

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Shodocan

Hi, people. I'm Walisson but call me Shodocan. I'm assuming a new hat as QA on bawi.io, I'm very excited about that new job and I'm looking for new toys and techniques to become the best QA what I can be. I'm a Golang lover but I also like java and python.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Welcome from the other side of the Atlantic 🌊 :)

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GnosticMike

Hi all.

Here is a link to my First Post on DEV

I will slowly build my profile and posts in the coming weeks on months. They will be mostly technical and / or my troubles with thinking machines.

Blockchains are my Hobby. Coding is my Future. Hacking is my Present. Troubleshooting is my Past.

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Gopal Patel

Hi there!

I am a self Learner PHP Magento Developer having 1 year of development experience. Learning by contributing and solving issue faced by community people. Having special interest in Algorithms and Data Structure.

Currently learning Python and JavaScript and actively looking for the open source project to contribute.

Thanks!

Gopal Patel

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João Paulo Leonidas Fernandes Dias da Silva

Hi, my name is João Paulo Silva (aka JP) and I have been a software developer for more than 15 years. I've developed in Pascal, C, Perl, Delphi, C#, Java, CUDA, JavaScript, Python and now, I'm in love with Clojure. I also have passion for data engineering technologies like Kafka, Hadoop, Spark and Cassandra. I like discussing about event driven and reactive architectures. I'm always up to learning something new.

Regards,

JP

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

That's a whole lot under your belt. Welcome aboard! What else are you adding to your toolbox these days?