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Welcome Thread - v2

Hey there! Welcome to!

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Our last welcome thread was even better than the first. It's gotten a bit long again though. Let's get this started one more time!

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! ✌️

Also, here's a random question to get you started:

What's your favorite project that you've worked on?

Top comments (113)

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Ayomide Aro

Hi everyone, I'm new here. Write javascript both frontend and backend, golang, python, java(android). Currently freelancing on Fiverr.

My most favourite project is an SMS application i built to collect users' feedbacks on a particular drink

i'm happy to be here

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Brad Ledford

Hi folks. Favorite project I've worked on recently is my current! Helping a small engineering team do great things while learning something new every day.

Love Node.js, Javascript, CSS, and even some Java. Currently focusing on leadership and building high performance teams.

Happy to be here.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Nice project! I love anything that overhauls enterprise systems, since they're all so outdated and NOT useful. Still remember the pain of using Blackboard for registration and having to email professors EVERY semester.

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Brad Ledford

Oh yeah, the students love the service. Having seen what universities ask their students to do in tools like PeopleSoft, it's very clear that the need is there for an improved experience. Thanks for the comments!

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Dev Fest NYC 2017

Hello World!

I'm Nitya (@nitya ) from New York and I'm currently setting things up for our annual end-of-year developer conference, DevFestNYC. This is a by-community, for-community event and is currently in its second year. You can see last year's event page here.

This year, we are planning to hold the event on Dec 2-3 at Galvanize NYC, and make it accessible to more people both for learning about new technology from experts in the space, but also to get more hands-on learning for devs through workshops and codelabs.

So what kinds of content do we hope to share on this account? Well, the conference is focused on mobile, web, cloud, machine learning and emerging technologies (e.g, conversational UI/UX, IoT etc) and we hope to share both pre- and post- event content related to these topics, with some focus on speakers who might be there in person.

I am also personally interested in spending more time writing longer posts (vs. 140 char tweets). So I am hoping to also share some of the behind the scenes stories on what it takes to organize and run a developer conference. What works, what doesn't - and why.

It's a work in progress but I love the GDG NYC community and hope that we continue to repay the support of our members by doing more things to help them reach their personal and professional goals in tech. Have questions or comments, or want to get involved? Just say hello!


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Gosha Arinich

Hiya. I'm Gosha from Minsk, Belarus. I'm a consulting developer, doing React Native lately for my awesome clients; I'm trying to help developers by blogging regularly about things I see/hear come up often, and have self-published a book on forms in React after writing quite a few articles on the topic.

I've also been digging Haskell for quite a while for its interesting ideas in purity and its type system.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Welcome! Excited to read about the React Native posts.

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Usually IDK what to put or how am I going to introduce myself so:
Nelson, self-taught webdev student at FreeCodeCamp, Udemy, eDX among others platforms which are useful to practice. Mostly I spend my time reading about everything but I like politics, economics and code which was my first love (aww!) in high school but go to university was expensive doing CS, so I did my second passion (politics and economics) and finished my BA in International Relations.

Now I'm practicing (not a lot as I would like) in order to build something awesome but in the meantime, I want to help NGOs to build something. Oh, I write about bitcoins at Bitcoinlandia in spanish, something like a personal blog or something.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

We definitely have users who understand Spanish that I'm sure would be interested in reading your Bitcoin posts.

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They're welcome if they like to write also, my programming concepts about Bitcoin are very basic.

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David • Edited

Hi my name is David. I've been working on my thesis for several months (about 4 months) to get my engineering degree in telecomunications and information networks. This project is a distributed system for tournaments of programming. Contestants can be choose between java or c# to solve proposed problems.
I've been using vuejs, golang, docker and AWS. I hope that it soon can be deployed on the cloud to execute tests with real contestants. ;)

I've worked with PHP, Nodejs, Java, C# but I love Golang now!

If you want to see some my projects on my Github profile, you are welcome!.


Thanks for reading me!

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Dani Sancas


Let me introduce myself. My name is Daniel, but I'm usually known as Dani Sancas or just Sancas.

I've been into programming for less than a decade, but I found myself too passionate about it since the first minute. I've been developing web projects (mostly backend) for many years. I've started with ASP /w VB6, and then moved to PHP, I also worked 1 year with Delphi (Visual Pascal) and, as most programmers, I've been doing some things with Java.

However that's all in the past. My new love is the Big Data ecosystem. 2 years ago I've started using Big Data tools, such as Hadoop, Hive or Spark, but now my "toolbelt" is broader since I've included other tools like Nifi, Kafka, Flume, HBase, Zeppelin...

And, of course, I've switched my main language to Scala, embracing Functional Programming. Now I can say that "once you go functional, you never come back imperative".

My goal here is to write about Big Data, from the technical point of view (no business, no sales... no smoke at all!) so you (and me) can learn about it. I think I can improve my skills a lot while writing posts for other people.

I hope you find my articles interesting,
See you around!
Dani Sancas

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Juanjo Salvador

Welcome Sancas :-)

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Can't wait to read your posts! Welcome :)

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Victor Tomilin

Hi everyone! I'm Victor, from Kiev, Ukraine. I've found a lot of good articles with high quality on this site. So, I would like to follow you guys and have share some knowledge with you. Favorite languages is Ruby and JS. Last two years I works only with Nodejs. Thanks!

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Thomas Leathers

I'm a self-taught programmer, auto mechanic by trade. By far my favorite project is also my biggest, The SBTCVM Project, a project that aims at creating balanced ternary Virtual machines and related tools, for witch i am chief developer.

My main programming language is python, though i do know bash shell, and have explored c and HTML in the past. Also, i do work with SBTCVM's assembly language quite a bit, as one may expect.

I also have a decent understanding of mathematics and logic, and do enjoy programming quite a bit. besides programming, i enjoy art, crafts, and videogames.

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Hi ! I'm Paul from Paris, France. I'm currently working as a backend developer, mainly in Go and I'm passionate about what I do. I wrote some articles, even though I quite don't have the time now.
I love developing open-source projects, most of them are completely useless though hehe
My favorite open-source project is goploader, which I self-host at even though the main goal for this project is for people to self-host their own instance !

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Will • Edited

Hi everyone! I'm Will, from NC, living in LA. I do back-end computer stuff, and work for a university library. Not formerly trained in code, but my graduate education was related to creative coding for experimental art and music.

Before the Summer (2017) we built a web-app with vue.js and laravel. It was a fun, fast, agile, and data-driven project that I was really happy with. We collaborated with university graduate students working on TEI encoded journals.

While the project isn't public yet, it was a really good team building exercise, and proved we could all learn, and develop without much overhead.

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Ben Halpern

Awesome to have you on board, Will.

creative coding for experimental art and music

Damn cool.

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Hi all, I like writing JS in the frontend and backend. I like playing with the DOM with JS too. I like to be involved with talented teams and engineers who help me motivate myself and help me enhance my skills. I believe that I still need more work to be good in programming but I tend to learn something new every day.

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Hello everyone!

Favorite project I worked on was one of my freetime projects that I had to shut down about a year ago. Its (lack of) success depended largely on having a large userbase, since it was meant to have people interact with each other based on location.

It never really got off. I'm still trying to come up with solutions to make it more attractive...

I'm really looking forward to explore this platform! Have a good one to you all!


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Hi Everyone, I'm Abubakar in Nigeria. I work at a company where my project is building a learning platform to allow kids practice for high school exams. I'm the front-end guy so i work with react/redux. I'm new to javascript so i'm always trying to learn as much as i can

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Santhosh K

Hi, I'm Santhosh, from India. I'm working on iOS platform from past 5+ years, hv created mac utility tools in my free time. Have expertise in objective C , swift , C n C++. Beginner in python. love to learn new technologies.

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