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Welcome Thread - v19

Hey there! Welcome to dev.to!

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  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: What are you learning about right now?

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Ece

Hey people. I'm technically a lawyer but I thought "who needs that in their lives" and somehow found myself learning and loving HTML, CSS and JS. It's only been 7-8 months since I started learning, so everything is a little intimidating still, but I'm hoping to be the best frontend developer anyone has ever seen (lol). Anyway looking forward to chat with you all :3

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Shashi

Love HTML. Gives so much control over the code. Welcome! I am a newbie too.

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Ran Lottem

I'm learning more and more that, while HTML decides the content, CSS exerts a lot of control over how that content is displayed. It's a whole new world!

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Ece

And isn't amazing that when you write a couple lines of code, it only takes you 2 seconds to refresh the page and see the results of what you did? I absolutely love that about coding :)

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Shashi

Agree. In fact there are websites that allow you to test it LIVE! Real time changes to what the code is doing. Have found these spaces excellent resources for both learning and teaching.

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Boris Jamot ✊ / • Edited

You made the good choice by learning to code. Welcome here !

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Ece

Thank you, I definitely feel welcomed!

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Rima Paskeviciute

Hey! I was transport manager and i thought the same :D Welcome!

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Ece

You go girl, best of luck to you!

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Mescaline87

Hi Ece! I also just left my safe Managing position in a travel agency to pursue my dream and start coding coding coding! Wish you all the luck in the world!

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Ece

It takes a lot of courage doesn't it? I love success stories about changing careers and chasing dreams :)

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Mescaline87

It does! but choosing with the heart is the only way to choose! now its the time for hard work and determination! see you along the way!

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Daniel Tumelo

Awesome

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jess unrein

I registered about a month ago, but I've only really spent time here over the last week or so, and I just published my first dev.to article today!

I recently got my first Data Engineering job. I'm busy learning what Data Engineering is and how, if at all, it's distinct from Software Engineering as a discipline. I'm very excited. 🤗

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Heladio

When you find it out, let us know! :)

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jess unrein

I will definitely update you with any useful data engineering insights. Right now I’m just kind of flailing about and my team is being very kind and informative 😜

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Shashi

Hearty congratulations! 👍

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Ben Halpern

Woohoo congrats 🎉

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Ben Halpern

Welcome welcome welcome.

In addition to commenting here, I recommend finding a post that someone else made and asking a question. It's a great way to get the knowledge flowing from smart folks in the DEV community.

Happy coding!

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BADRI NARAYAN BHADRA

Hello, I'm a fresher in this community and I want to learn about programming. Please help me.

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Sung M. Kim

Hi Badri, welcome to dev.to 👋

Please help me

We can all help each other as nobody knows everything 😁

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Andrew (he/him)

Please help me.

I feel the same way, brother.

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Thomas Bnt • Edited

Hello, I'm on dev.to for well over a year, and I'm more and more in recent months.

🙋‍♂️ My name is Thomas, I'm French and I'm 19 yo (writted un french). I love web development, I learn this time Ruby and RoR, I also do my first code under Ruby, I invite you to fly over and tell me what you think. (Nothing crazy I know but I was proud for my first program).

I'm looking for people to follow who will post articles around the web domain #html, #css, #js, #rails

let me know 👋

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Andrew (he/him)

Bonjour et bienvenue, Thomas! Mais je suppose que vous êtes la personne qui devrait dire "bienvenue" à moi

(je vais vous aider avec votre codage si vous m'aidez avec mon français (= )

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Thomas Bnt • Edited

Yes ! Welcome or if you want : Bienvenue ! 🙋‍♂️👋

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Ellie S.

Hi everyone!

My name is Ellie, I'm a new frontend web developer.
I live in San Diego, California and work full time as an Admin Assistant, but I'm determined to make the career switch. I practice code after work and try to attend meetups too. Shoutout to Women Who Code San Diego! :D

I've been working with HTML and CSS so far. JavaScript is my next challenge! I'll probably be bumbling through it, but I will do my best and learn!

I'm really glad to be here. Thank you, dev.to community for being awesome!

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Karam Jabareen

wellcome

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Lyndor

Hey everyone, I'm currently sharpening my JavaScript skills,I'm also looking at reactjs. I joined this community today because of the amazing content I've been reading, I'm learning a lot just from reading the content posted here.

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Sung M. Kim

Welcome 👋 Lyndor to dev.to.

Amount of content can be overwhelming so you can follow/filter by #react tag as you are looking at React 👊.

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John McCracken

Hi all,

After following on twitter for a few months I've decided to register and hopefully start to contribute.

I live in Scotland and I've been a developer in one form or another for the last decade.

Currently feeling a bit stale and jaded and hoping I can be re-inspired by the DEV community.

Feel free to begin anytime! ;-)

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Chris

Hi all!

Found out about DEV via a Reddit referral (r/webdev, iirc). I started a new job as a senior systems analyst over the summer. Prior to this, my career and education has focused primarily on network and server administration, but my new role is in the web application and web site development space, so I want sharpen my current development skills and acquire new ones as well.

I'm actually working on my Master's (IT Management, though I may take a second one with a security focus), and at the moment I'm taking a bunch of business-related courses. Right now I'm taking a course called Technological Globalization and will be working on advanced networking and project management next.

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bongfactory • Edited

Hi all! I'm just a common guy from Italy.

I always loved computers and wrote my first line of Basic at 4.

After years wasting my time doing other stuff, I'm rebooting my career at 38yo as an amateur dev -- and I'm loving it

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Jean Karlo Obando Ramos

Hi everyone.

I'm Jean Karlo. I from Ecuador. At the moment I'm studying Computer Science in the University, also I'm learning English jejeje so I have mistakes with grammar. Sorry.
I'm so happy to be here.
Where are you all from?

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Peter Kim Frank

Hey Jean, welcome to the community! I live in New York City (USA), but we have a very global community with folks from all around the world. Look forward to seeing you around the site!

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Ashwin Vaswani

Hiya! I'm a full stack engineer based in LA. Been a lurker on this site for a while but decided I should actually jump into the community and start writing / participating more! I'm pretty excited to have opened my first PR to dev.to! Right now I'm excited to learn more about Crystal and the Amber framework. Cheers! 🎊

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Phil Nash

I look forward to seeing you post about Crystal! That's something I've been experimenting with too, though not Amber yet.

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Anna Simoroshka

Hi! I just joined, after seeing several posts on Twitter and getting curious enough to try this platform out. It seems so cozy!
I'm Russian, moved to Finland to get a master's degree in CS (Algorithms and ML) and to stay, which worked well. :) Currently, I'm a javascript developer in a tiny company located in Helsinki. I'm also developing a platform for online diaries, together with a few friends. It has a similar set of values as this community, maybe that's why I feel instantly at home here.
I have lots of ups and downs in my career path and I am still not sure who I want to be and what I want to be doing. Before starting my own project I was considering to quit dev altogether. But now there is a purpose.

I haven't written anything yet and I don't know what I can write about. I never feel confident to talk about technical stuff because I know so little. Maybe I will write about struggles of balancing work, project, life, or about leading development in a small team of amateur enthusiasts under a constant pressure of impatient audience. :D

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🌟

Hi! I discovered this community thru researcing about ReactJS v17. Currently, I'm researching/studying the effect of the new version of React (16.6.0) to our app at work. Even though, I have experience, I still consider myself as a beginner. Happy to know other dev better! ☺

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Tony Greeley

Hello everyone, Tony here. 36 in Chicago and currently enrolled in a part time full stack coding bootcamp at Northwestern University here in Chicago. We are about a third of the way through the program and am having a great time so far. We are just starting to dive in to backend code starting with node.js. Looking forward to learning all I can.

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Thuku

Hello, I am Boniface I am getting my grasp on React and Javascript and I am here to interact with fellow devs and learn more.

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Vasilis Baimas

Hello everyone.

From some strange reason.. Twitter brought me here and I'm so happy that I am finding this community.
I am a WordPress Geek with a lot of passion for design (UI/UX). Front-End Developer. I am get involved to WordPress Community. Ice Tea drinker and Runner.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Ice tea is great. Gotta drink it fast though before it gets too watery... 😅

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Saud

Hi everyone I am new here, I try to learn coding so I struggled a little with what I learn basically I am learning c++ and reached a point where the learning circle stopped moving for a while since I can't understand some basics, so I will be appreciative if anyone gave me an advice on how to improve.

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Andrew (he/him)

Hi Saud! When I needed to re-learn C++ in grad school the website learncpp.com was invaluable. I basically just worked all the way through all of the exercises! After that, though, the best practice is always coming up with a project for yourself -- make a data plotting program, build a game, code something that makes your life easier. You'll find that the projects you're most interested in are the ones where you learn the most!

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J. Marchán

Hi all!

I am Javi from Madrid. I have been a silent reader for months and finally I decided to join in. My long-term goal is to be a better developer. However I feel that so many communities like dev.to are very focus on web development. I will try to write posts about C, C++, safety-critical...

How about you? Do you feel that almost every corner in the Internet is focus on web dev?

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Ovi Trif

Android Dev here, name is Ovi Trif, just joined but I was reading for a while already.

My github is ovitrif, same for my twitter. I'm super passionate about Kotlin and clean architecture in general. As for my work professionally I'm doing android development and working towards implementing best practices for development and the whole SDLC process.

Looking forward to connecting with you here!

Cheers,
Ovi

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Neviar Rawlinson • Edited

Hey everyone! My name is Neviar Rawlinson and I am a full-stack software engineer, currently living in Columbia, SC. I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Limestone University, with minors in application programming and mathematics. In my free time, I enjoy studying neuroscience, biohacking, and the psychology of human computer interaction. I am also a coffee enthusiast, anime lover and dog mom. I am both driven and self-motivated, and I am constantly experimenting with new technologies and techniques.

When I'm not coding, I spend my time on a handful of other passions such as gaming, photography and blogging. I'm also working on tweeting my daily progress as a developer on Twitter (twitter.com/neviarrawlinson) and Medium (medium.com/@neviarrawlinson).

Things I know: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Bootstrap, and tinkering with React.
📚 Things I want to learn: More back end web development and python!

Happy to meet and learn with everyone!

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Congrats on Lambda School! Would love to hear your journey through it.

I was just talking to a friend and we were saying how React is a joy to use once you get the basics down.

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Daniel Liuzzi

Hello there! Although I like to call myself a web developer, I love solving problems of any kind. I thought I'd sign up to contribute posts others might (hopefully) find helpful, much in the same way I found quite a few posts here very helpful and fun to read.

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K Smith

Hi all. I recently joined after learning about this place after hearing about it on a podcast. I don't have a lot of time on my hands, but with the time I have I am trying to make the career shift to become a front-end web developer. Right now, most of my focus is in Javascript, but I also feel lost sometimes on what is best to focus on. I hope to make friends with many of you.

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Poplingue

Hello new community! I'm always in learning time as fullstack dev, I just dicovered dev.to. Seems nice... ES6, React, Vuejs and Python are my favourites, I hope one day I'll be good enough to write and teach someone something

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Aditya Sridhar

Hi Everyone,

Came across dev.to through twitter and felt this will be a good place to write tech articles :)

Here is my first article in dev.to How did that weird bug come in the code

Will be posting more articles as well :)

Also looking forward to reading a lot of articles in dev.to :)

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Duy

Hello!

My names Duy based out of ST Pete FL, originally from Rochester NY.

Javascript developer always looking to expand knowledge from DOM manipulation to imaging sciences with OpenCV. Been a member of FOSS at RIT since 2012 and constantly learning about the world of open source.

Been playing around with Vuejs and Threejs after being inspired by a vuejs workshop at Smashing Conf in NYC (Thanks sdras) would love to learn more and get inspired by the possibilities of what JS code can do!

Fun Fact: My two cats + Cold brew + Metal gets me out of bed in the morning

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Tinashe Kupfuwa

Hello!

My name is Tinashe Kupfuwa and I'm from Zimbabwe. I'm currently pursuing my Degree in Software Engineering and I hope to contribute and learn more from all the professionals on Dev.to

Thank You.

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Norvin Yecla

Hi everyone, I'm a Filipino web developer who's looking to upgrade my Javascript skills. I joined last dev.to month but I only got free time to really browse the site only today. There's a lot of very interesting articles here and I'm itching to read more (and perhaps write one) in the future.

Thanks for having me here. :)

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Sergio Rudenko • Edited

Self taught developer now as i didnt like outsourcing. Want to see what dev community lives and breath off.

I am developing a PWA on my own and got this far: morphistic.app

Hope to learn and share what i learned while building it.

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Gaurav Sachdeva

Hi everyone, I am Gaurav Sachdeva, a Full-Stack developer(in making) and an Open Source enthusiast. One can find me by username gauravano across the Internet. I majorly develop web apps using Ruby on Rails but recently started working with MEAN stack.

Looking forward to learning a lot from all of you :)

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Jen

Hi Everyone!

I'm so glad to have found this community! I'm a newbie currently learning Front End Web Development at Treehouse and participating in the #100DaysOfCode challenge (today is Day 3).

My goal is to contribute toward making the Web more accessible for people with disabilities, seniors, etc.

I'm really looking forward to being a part of this community!