Welcome Thread - v26

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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.

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  3. Or answer this question: what was your first programming language, and what may be your next?

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Hello! My first programming language was Ruby. Think it really was the best starting programming language for me because it is:

  1. reads kind of like English
  2. doesn't require understanding too many symbols to start
  3. has an overall wholesome and kind community

I have high hopes for my next language, but it'll be fun to play around with either WebAssembly (I think it's a language?) or Rust.


I just became certified as a full stack developer @ Free Code Camp. My first language was HTML, of course, but I'm currently working on learning JavaScript in depth and seeking my first dev job on the Front End. On that note, what's the best way to find a remote job?
Thanks for all the great advice already. Keep up the good work!


Did you use anything to supplement the React portion? I feel like I need something outside of the curriculum to get up and going on that cert!


I just tried looking for help on the FCC forum and then googling the sections if I couldn't find the answer. What really got me through a good portion of FCC was Colt Steele's Web Developer course on Udemy. It's only around $10 last I checked. Also, I just thought "If HTML and JavaScript had a baby, it would be React." My mind is funny that way. :D

Haha, that is a really funny and apt way to think of it. Thanks!


i just want to be a react native developer?? if you can assist me with the resources then i ll be grateful. i have some sort of knowledge of es6..


Hey, I'm sorry I didn't get back to you. I haven't been on here that much. I don't know many other resources that are free other than Free Code Camp. I'm currently taking Flatiron School's online Software Engineer boot camp. It has a React section I'll be working through. If your looking for concentrated courses, I'd check Udemy courses. They're affordable with great content. Also, check out Free Code Camp's Youtube channel. Good luck!


Hello everybody!

My first language was Java, but I am working diligently on JS right now in the hopes to become a full-time Front End Developer in 2019. I'm moving to Austin in May and want to start my new career then!

I am here to learn from and interact with awesome people in the community!


Hi 👋,

My name is Milo, am an architect, who got sick of doing architecture, and decided to return to my first passion, coding and design, and am currently learning js and react. I'm originally from Serbia, but I lived for a long time in Milano, and am now based in Berlin :)


Hey Milo! Nice to meet you.

Serbia looks good, what city are you from?
I was in Berlin 13 years ago, it was good but I don't really like for living there I think. How's the life there?


Hello there. I was introduced to this site by a friendly WebDev who gives me advice sometimes. I'm currently studying HTML/CSS/JS, did some courses in person and will begin watching online ones to carry on with the learning. I pretend to work on the Back-End too someday, maybe with PHP, but right now I got my hands full.

Hope to have a good time here and not be a pain in the ass.



I am a recent bootcamp grad. I've been reading dev.to for a few months now but not participating but I will become more active. I've learned so much from this community already so I hope to be able to give back in some way!

I'm trained to be a full stack developer but I hope to build my UI/UX chops. I love making beautiful things...


Hi everyone! Kai here :)

My first language is C, I learned it back in uni, but I'm a parseltongue these days. I've been using this wonderful language(Python) for more than 10 years and I love it deeply.

I was browsing through my RSS items and bump into an article and realised that this is the 3rd time that I've visited dev.to today, so here I am. :D



I am from Turkey. I started programming with c++ and still it's my best. Also I am related with mobile so xamarin - c# and android - kotlin are in my menu. I like reading code :)

I am here to follow community as much as possible.


Hey guys. I found this site through people talking about it on Twitter. My first language was Java in college. I'm currently mostly working in Lua for a WoW add-on and C# for a few other personal projects relating to game development. I'm not sure what my next language will be but most likely learning more about C++. I've learned the basics but get discouraged when I get to things that don't quite make sense to me.


Hey everybody! It feels so cozy here, like in old times :)

So, I am a software engineer from Berlin, originally came from Russia.
I like everything about IT, especially JavaScript. I could spend hours on studying something or solving puzzles.

Currently playing with Serverless, will do some brief study of Kotlin soon! But actually, my "to-learn" list is written for ages ahead:)



Hey am Zainab, I have been learning HTML/CSS for a while now with video and online courses.. on and off I hope to do better this year and actually start a career with it by the end of this year and also very Intrested in python from some video tutorials I have watching


Hi. I began programming almost a year ago and recently completed a programming bootcamp and General Assembly. While I'm still very much an amateur, programming, the web, and computer science fascinate me and I'm eager to learn as much as I can (and hopefully get a great job in the process!). Most of my experience thus far has been with Javascript, but right now I'm working on learning Python. My academic background is in international studies and human rights so I'm also interested in how to secure our data and make the internet a safe, productive space for everyone.


Hello all! I'm Mike, new to the development world, but eager and very excited to learn all I can. I hope to learn from my time here, develop some friendships and maybe even teach someone else something new in return.


Hello Everyone,

My Name is Danielle, I am currently in school for a BA in Cybersecurity and currently teaching myself java along with some classroom assistance. I have been interested in tech most of my life and I finally decided to make it a reality by enrolling into school.


Hello, I am a Java full stack developer, Java is also my first programming language, I am currently working on Spring, Struts2 and JPA. I am also learning Hibernate.
Happy to join you all, and looking forward to some interesting projects.


I'm not a developer but a web marketing specialist.
I'm interested in connected topics between dev and web marketing, such as a lot a good stuff here about UX, web performance (loading times), crawling.


Hello! am Steve and it lovely to be here, am a UI/UX designer my new area of interest is Front-end web development(new bee) and am enjoying it because the learning seems never to end, also in need of a mentor if any one is ready to help out will be glad



Hi everyone

I discovered this platform via Twitter and I've already read a lot of interesting articles here, so I thought it's about time that I become part of it.
I've been working as a software engineer for about 7 years, starting with Java and now working on NodeJS/Angular projects.

I just started to learn Kotlin in my free time and I love it from the beginning (is anybody else here also using/loving it?).

My plan is to publish some articles here on dev.to about Kotlin to get a deeper knowledge of the programming language for myself and to hopefully give something useful back to the community here.

Looking forward to exciting discussions with you guys.


Hello everybody 👋

My first programming language was Pascal (am I too old? 😅).

I'm full stack developer focused in Java and TypeScript. My hobby language which I'm learning and using in my hobby projects is Rust.

I'm here to share my knowledge and to learn something new 😇


Hey all!

To introduce myself: I'm a first year MBA student at Stanford currently, coming off of a five year career in tech finance, most of which I was a venture capital investor investing in enterprise software and consumer internet companies. Prior that I graduated with a degree in Economics from Yale University.

I have always been a huge tech nerd - building desktop computers, coding up websites as a kid, and most recently self-teaching myself Python and the various machine learning / deep learning packages (Sklearn, PyTorch TensorFlow).

I am passionate about using software and machine learning to make human beings more productive in what they love doing.

To that end, while an investor I lead investments in incredible developer tooling companies like GitLab and Epic Games (known for both Fortnite and the Unreal Engine).

Look forward to interacting with all of you!


Hi all!

I started my career in 2008 as a backend Java developer, and I've been slowly migrating towards full stack ever since. I'm excited to learn more about React, Node, and Angular.




Hi All!

I've been lurking for a while but love what I see in the community here so decided to join. In my career I've been a dev working on control systems, hardware and lots of web. I've done a bunch of hiring and team building in the past couple of years as team lead and dev manager in but I still love coding.

I've learned loads about modern stacks, new language features and better ways of working from articles on here so happy to give back if I can.

Thanks for creating a positive place to learn!


Hey everyone! I'm Richard, 21, freelancer by trade!

I was brought here originally by another member of wip.chat when I was launching jinx, my nginx wrapper, and I received absolutely amazing feedback on it.

I'm currently working on a few site projects and trying to take up blogging as a habit. You know, growing an audience and all that jazz.

My first real programming language was probably JavaScript. I learned it when I wanted to make cool interactive things happen on my website. My next language will most likely be Go, because I'm oddly fond of its syntax. :)


Hello, World!

I just stumbled upon this site and decided to join. I am currently looking into Frontend web development although I like to mess with Backend technologies as well. The first programming language that I messed with was C++ but I haven't used it in a while so I'd consider Javascript my first well-known language.
Currently, I am learning Reactjs in hopes of finding my first web development job.


I am Ashok Kumar from India. I am new to this community. Actually am beginner in programming language. My friend suggest me about dev. I am here to learn. I started my programming with c Language.



Long time watcher first time caller! I'm a Lambda School alumnus. JavaScript was my first love, though I'm intimately aware of its faults. I've been focusing on improving my technical documentation and testing.

Recently I've been playing with Elixir and Reason to produce awesome applications.


Hi everybody!

my name is Victor. I just stumbled upon this site and decided to join. My first Programming Language was HTML. I am currently looking into Backend web development although I like to mess with Frontend technologies as well.

I have been developing using the Procedural method of programming as that was how I learnt in college.

Currently, I am learning Vuejs and Laravel in hopes of building my first web development project with the Object Oriented methodology.



I am a embedded systems programmer and spent quite a bit of time in silicon validation, Linux device driver development and computer architecture simulation. My understanding about algorithms and data structures is not beyond linear data structures. In 2019, I want to dedicate time in learning algorithms and Python.



Hello there! Glad to join the community :)

My first programming language was objective-c that I learned to build native apps for iOS in the early '10s, then moved gradually to web technologies and almost exclusively JS.
The next language I'd like to tackle is typescript, been on my radar for a while but I'm ready to get my hands dirty this year!


Howdy. I started developing apps in 1996 and I've been doing it ever since. These days I work full time remote and spend a lot of my time managing projects, dev teams, designing architecture, etc. At the moment I'm working mostly with C#/Javascript/Typescript/Angular/React.

I've spent a lot of my career working fairly independently, which has suited me as someone who's never been particularly outgoing. However, I feel like I should always be looking to improve myself in a variety of ways. So I'm focusing more on meeting, working with, helping and learning from other people.

Some (possibly) interesting personal notes: I'm an American expat living in England (for nearly 14 years now). I'm working on a new podcast about building software. I'm also a hobbyist photographer and love spending my time taking pictures of things I find beautiful while hiking/biking/running.

Now I've rambled on a lot, so I'll leave some room for others!

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