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Hey there! Welcome to!

The many faces of computer users

  1. Leave a comment below to introduce yourself! You can talk about what brought you here, what you're learning, or just a fun fact about yourself.

  2. Reply to someone's comment and say hello or ask them a question. 👋

  3. Or answer this question: Do you prefer working remote or in an office?

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Hey there! I work here at DEV :) I think I mostly prefer working in the office, but I'm growing to like working remote. I think a successful remote location means an environment with little distractions. Communication is also key for remote workers, both from the team and to the team.


I'm going to respond to this one, because apparently I've never commented on an intro thread before!

So hi! My name is Karyme Virginia. I'm a student at Flatiron School learning full-stack web development with mainly Ruby and JavaScript. It's fun. :)

For now, I would prefer working remotely because I don't like commuting, but I quite enjoy the office environment!


Everyone I work with is shocked that I chose to move where I did because it means commuting over an hour into work. That said, I heard a big predictor of happiness is commute time, so you probably have the right idea!


I'm actually on the fence about that! If I'm taking public transit, there's sort of a dual-edged blade with that. Oftentimes I feel uncomfortable on public transit, but in theory it frees me up to read a book or something else I'd otherwise do in my free-time anyway. If that's the case, I feel I could handle a long commute. Even if I'm driving, I suppose I could listen to good music (which I hardly ever do on my own) or a podcast, or an audiobook!

Absolutely! I'm on public transit and am usually reading a book while listening to music. Sometimes a podcast (that's what I did this morning).

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Welcome! I can see Python is one of your main weapons. 😃


Thx! Not only but one of my favorites 😁 the truth is that my coding skills are definitely better than my english and I thought our common language here on is clear, coding/dev! In a way, everyone will understand me here, maybe in a different syntax😊


Hello! I am a self-employed website developer. I do business as the Web Witch from my home. I specialize in ASP.NET Webforms and the Visual Basic language. I am an expert in creating accessible, data-driven, and mobile-friendly websites.


Hi all! I'm a student at the Turing School in Denver. I stumbled across this community by happenstance and am excited to become involved. I'm very new to programming..and I'm not sure if I prefer remote or in office, as I've never worked remote before.


Hi, and welcome, to both DEV and programming! I'm sure you'll love it.


Why thank you! Programming is great-as someone coming from an entirely different background its a consistent exercise in being completely literal at all times-which I find hilarious and amazingly frustrating all at once :D Rails has been making things so much easier, though!!!


Such a great question. Its certainly the most challenging thing I have ever done, technically and personally. The biggest point of growth, I believe, is in how I'm learning to dissect huge problems into tiny bits, and also in how my viewpoint is changing on how to address social issues as well. Its a great school that does an excellent job on teaching technical skill and is very committed to evolving education such that ethics are addressed so that those technical skills can be used by their students to better the human condition. It is certainly not perfect and there are some faults that come with any kind of human organization, but whats most important to me that I resonate with there is that Turing is 100% committed to constantly growing, and they practice what they preach in that area. Its very refreshing.

So in summary, its hard and the academic demands and workload can be brutally tough (and who likes that, really, unless you're a masochist....) but I am glad to be there. I'm confident I will come out prepared to enter the job market AND have real tools to make a difference in the areas I care about.

I'd love to hear any other Turing students or alums chime in and give your thoughts on what you experienced.


Hi! I'm Zephyr! I do full stack PHP/Angular work currently and like the elementary school-sourced magnets on my fridge say, I 'Love to Learn', 'Love to Write', and 'Love to Create'. I work on-site mostly because I have way too many projects at home.


What's up, I am a DevOps and Backend Dev from Ghana. I write .NETCore, Python, And Some JS when the need arises. I am addicted to Linux and i3Wm. I have a battle horse which I am struggling to part ways with, its the Lenovo ThinkPad T410, this guy is a workhorse. :sparkles:


Hi everyone! My name is Lou and I came to a realization about 3wks ago that I dislike my current career path and coincidentally read an article about becoming a software engineer in 9months. I was hooked. I must admit that I was always intrigued with programming but assumed that it's only for smart people and I would never understand it. Tomorrow (Oct. 15)I will be joining Thinkful's Full Stack Flex program and hope that I land a job after the program. I don't know which language I will be diving into yet, but I think I'm leaning towards JavaScript.

I currently live in Portland, OR and I'm super ecstatic and grateful to have found and soon join a career with an unbelievably supportive community. I like the idea of mostly working remotely with an option of reporting to an office environment for building rapport and human interaction. I like people and being cooped up at home most of the time is not my thing.

I'm looking forward to this journey and is a great resource. Thank you!


Welcome Lou. I am new myself here too, but of course we are smart people lol.


Hey everyone! I'm an undergraduate student studying IT with a passion for the web. I've been working with node and React for about a year now. Got here from Medium and I already feel so at home here! This place feels so much more developer friendly


Hello everyone! I'm an I.T. student who lives at Monteiro, state of Paraíba, Brazil. I'll finish my college next year, on Systems Analysis and Development, but, like almost everyone who are graduating on the same college, even recognizing the importance of both on software development, I prefer programming over systems analysis (doing UML diagrams, writing use cases, defining business rules, and so on). Because I love thinking about graphical interfaces, my favorite part of development is doing the front-end. Actually, I can write programs in Java, Python (Django) and JavaScript (worked with PHP but I'm forgetting it because it had some time) and now I'm learning Spring Boot and Angular, but have interest to learn other languages and frameworks, too. On my vacant hours, my favorite hobby is to change the UI of my Galaxy S7, with themes, icon packs, launchers and widgets (I used to install custom ROMs on my previous devices too).
About the question, when I'm home, I'm so lazy. When I take a bath, switch my clothes, drink my coffee and go to the college, a "trigger" is activated on my brain and I finally feel ready to work. Even on start of graduation, I always tried to do my projects on college laboratory or library. So, if I can choose, I would prefer work on an office.



I am a relatively new developer looking to connect with other new developers! This seems like a really cool community!

I'm building this - , a portfolio site for developers. Check out my profile -

Love to learn about what people are building and connect!


Hi guys, I'm Luthfulahi, I joined this community to get help on my upcoming technical interview as a Frontend developer, what material or link can I learn and understand GraphQL query and mutation as a Frontend dev.


Hello, my name is John Slivinsky and I'm new to


Howdy, folks! Knew Jess Lee, one of the co-founders, growing up. She told me to check it out, so here I am.

Definitely prefer in office. Communication feels easier and more natural. Always nice to have the option to do the occasional remote day though!


Welcome. :) So far I really love it here, and I hope you will, as well! Thanks for chatting with me about commuting!


Hi everyone! My name is Akash Gheewala. I'm an undergrad student at UMBC studying Information Systems. I've learned Java, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and PHP. I'm here to continue my journey as an aspiring software developer and explore my interests in web & iOS development!

fun fact: I was on my school's dance team for 2 years 💃


I am Nilkamal Shah. Earlier i am .NET developer, right now focusing on learning react and to become front end developer. I am from INDIA. I am currently looking for job, i like to work in office enviornment initially until i got good knowledge on react.


Hello, Simeon Khuntha here. I've known about programming for a long time, 5 or 6 years but only now do I have an interest in doing something about it. Currently doing webdev but should branch out more in 2019 and 2020.

My goal/dream/hope is to be a Linux SysAdmin, I'd appreciate any and all opinions, ideas and any kind of help that can help me achieve this goal.

As for working remotely or in an office, both are appealing to me and I'm hard pressed to choose one but if it is my first job then I'd be more on the side of working at an office to build relationships.


Hey everyone, my name’s Maggie and I stumbled here from a twitter rabbit hole and made an account after realizing the sticker I picked up from a women in tech conference wasn’t just a generic “DEV” sticker, but a swag product from this company. What a noob.

I just graduated at the end of June from a coding fellowship in LIC, NYC and I learned Swift for iOS mobile app development. I’m currently working part time at the fellowship for the next cohort as a teaching assistant and staff member while I look for a full time iOS engineer position.

Fun fact: I was a volunteer junior fire fighter for 3 years in high school.

And I prefer working in an office currently, because working at home usually ends up in Terrace House marathons on Netflix.

Nice to meet you all :)


Oh cool! An intro thread.

Came up here because all the cool kids are doing it :)

I'm currently getting amazed by headless CMS and hosting everything for free and fast!
I like working remote but its good to see some faces here and there...


Hey everyone, I'm Charlie. I'm here on DEV because it's the good parts of tech Twitter without the Twitter part of Twitter! It's also because what I want to say about my self-taught dev journey has needed more and more characters as time has gone on.

I've yet to get my first developer job, so I'd prefer to work in an office. Face to face feels more interactive and personal, especially in a learning environment.


Hi everyone!

I'm Tom, I live in the Czech Republic and I'm a self-taught web developer in the first year of my new career. I'm excited I found this community of people who enjoy programming as much as I do and hopefully I'll be able to learn from experienced devs and also share my successes and failures as a self-taught developer.

Can't wait to get started :-)


Hello! My name's Ben. I'm a self-taught developer that started off as an Android developer with Java, and now I do all the Javascripty things.

I wrote this book (currently still in progress, but will be published via website soon!) called "Modern JavaScript By Example"

I work at the Bouqs Company in Marina Del Rey, CA as a Senior full stack developer, with focus on the front end.

I was brought here by someone linking to my book on someone's article :). Yay sharing!

My preference for work environment is a mix of remote work and on-site work. I like speaking directly to my coworkers, but I also like having some alone time with headphones and jamming to EDM while coding. It's my genuine joy in life. Love coding and helping others achieve their goals and become the best they can be ;)


Hello, I am Alisha Roy. I am an Ethereum and Blockchain Developer. And I am here to learn more about new techniques and currently working in Ftechiz Solutions, An India based Blockchain Development Company, building blockchain applications, and I am a team member of the blockchain team. Hope I will learn more here


Hi there! I'm Edu, a Brazilian fullstack developer. I love Ruby, Rails and Javascript. My front end usualy is VueJS. I'm doing some experiments with Flutter, and beside the strange sintax, the results are very interesting.
If some one want talk about web development, music and series, here I am!


Welcome to DEV :) I'm learning Ruby and Rails as well, and while I haven't started working on Rails, I'm really enjoying Ruby!



I am a French Backend developer. My main skills are JavaScript and PHP and right now I'm trying to improve my CSS skills because I'm not good at front-end and I'm learning VueJS.
My GitHub :


Hi everyone! I am Arun and I am from India. I work remotely in customer support and recently, I have had the interest to learn writing code. I am working on JavaScript courses on Treehouse at the moment.

I am also working on front end libraries certification on freeCodeCamp.

I see myself progressing from customer support to development in the future and I am glad I discovered this community. In the span of two days I have read a lot of helpful articles here. Thankful to all the developers who share their thoughts here! ⚡️


Welcome Arun!! Great to have you!!

You have made a good decision and Wish you the best for your career!


Hi all.

I've been a front end dev for a long time and have recently moved into product design (UX/UI) and I am doing my bit to make the internet less shit. I care about inclusion, diversity, accessibility, appropriate use of HTML, understandable UI, and I am an expert with CSS. My open source light weight reflex grid is something I'm very proud of. Just to reiterate, I want to make the internet less shit. Keep it simple. Talk to your users. Have fun. Drink real ale.


Hello everyone! I'm a front end developer from Sacramento, CA. I write about tech challenges from time to time and am always looking to expand my knowledge. I'm excited to join a community that's passionate about learning and sharing knowledge.

I've been working remotely for the past 4 years and although I do enjoy the comfort of being at home and being distraction free, it can get lonely. There are times when I work in the HQ office as well, so I definitely capitalize on bonding with teammates. Communication is definitely key when working remotely. We use Slack, Trello, Jira, & Zoom.


Hi, my name is Ojo Ahmed. Just a simple guy who is Loves software, game designs & development.
I currently work as a Full-stack developer using js, PHP. While learning game design and development at night/ weekend.
I am very much passionate about Web, DevOps, VR, and ML.
I came to DEV community to meet brilliant and similar minds to learn from.

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