Welcome Thread - v3

thepracticaldev profile image dev.to staff Sep 05, 2017

Hey there! Welcome to dev.to!

International Welcome Taco

These welcome threads just keep going! And that's cause there's just more and more of you!

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! 😀

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

How has technology changed how you connect with others?

Leave a comment below to introduce yourself to the community!✌️

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Hi, my name is Iren, and I'm a technical writer at Syndicode. I do write and read about everything happening around IT and digital. I'm addicted to news. And can do nothing with it.
I'm glad to join you community with the 1st entry article: IT education in Ukraine which is special by reflecting what is happening with education in my country.
In the near future, I decided to learn JavaScript, because I think that it's quite powerful. But still not sure if I can manage it. Will see.
For now, I mostly write about RoR, different js frameworks, useful hacks for programmers (despite I'm not a coder yet, I know where to find them) and trends in IT and development. Also I'm interested UX and UI design.

And more things I'd like to share :)
Hope, it's useful enough (dev.to/iriskatastic/syndicode-digest)

Hello all, my name is Francis Sunday and I've been a Software Developer since 2014. I'm Nigerian.
I am mostly interested in software engineering with specializations in Front-end and Back-end technologies.

I write technical articles here and also on my Blog. I work remotely with some cool agencies and startups around the globe.

I also help out other Techies and newbies on various Developer forums and meetups. I'm an Expert Mentor at Codementor.io a market place for 1:1 technical assistance.

That's a bit about me

Hi Francis, good to meet you. I'm from Nigeria too and I'm a freshman computer science major.

Can you please tell me what this place is about ?

It's an online community for programmers. Members can share their knowledge with others through posts and commenting on other users posts.

Hello all, my name is Antero Kärki and I've been a software developer since 2012. I live in Sweden.

Been working web so mostly PHP and JavaScript for me but looking to replace the former with... anything really. I like Ruby, most functional languages like Elixir, Clojure, Haskell, Erlang, am looking at Elm and liking it so far and will probably do some Rust and Go in the future as well.

I try to get out, meetups and stuff. Tech meetups, writer's meetups. I like cooking and mixing cocktails.

That's a bit about me

Hello everyone! My name is Alex Miranda and I have been a Software Engineer for the past three years. I specialize in web technologies but I am also pursuing a second Bachelors in Computer Science at Oregon State University so I can diversify my technical competencies. I plan to revive my portfolio site as a static site hosted on AWS s3 so stay tuned! I joined this community so I can improve my technical abilities and to meet people doing cool things in the hopes I can find my next professional opportunity!

Hello World!

I'm Diomari Madulara a software developer based in Davao, PH. I'm interested on UX and frontend development. Right now I'm expanding my knowledge in javascript as well as learning how to properly design products that can be used by the majority.

I hope by joining this community I can learn more and become a better designer and developer. I'm also willing to give back and contribute in any way I can. Please feel free to contact me my personal site

Hi everyone, my name is Daniel. I'm a computer science freshman/sophomore. I'm super interested in Android development.

I've been in tech for a while but I've mostly had tech support jobs. I'm a big fan of tech as a whole, so I try to get rid of biases for/against different companies. If it's tech and innovative, then I love it.

Technology has helped me connect with and remain connected with most of my friends.

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I live in Seattle and work for the security of my family and the enjoyment of life.

I like ruby and golang best. I am getting over my first (negative) impression of python.

I spend a lot of time in zsh and atom automating IaC in AWS with packer, terraform, GoCD, and a cornucopia of other tools.

I am learning ansible and kubernetes.

I love the outdoors and can be found many weekends of summer in the North Cascades.

Let's get coffee or drinks and explore what we should collaborate on.

Hello, hello everyone! Hope you're enjoying the platform and community so far. We've all got something to share, and this is the place where people want to hear!

Technology has really helped me hear everyone's stories, in ways that I definitely couldn't have. Whether it's reading a fiction book my e-reader or learning about the Chinese in the Mississippi Delta, I've learned so much about people that I probably would never have the chance to meet.

Met two friends one from Denmark and one from Norway because of technology. Not possible without the PS3 and Call of Duty :P

Hah! Game friends can be lifelong friends.

Hello, I'm Ash. I blog a bit and tweet occasionally. I mainly work on microservices in the cloud.

Hi, my name is Martin and I am 3rd year computing student. I know few languages like js, java, php, sql and currently I am starting c++. I love to work with people on bigger projects, hopefully I can contribute to this community 😊

Welcome :) Would love to read a post about what you're learning in school and if it's helping you with your projects.

Hey everyone out there!

Nice to meet you :) My name is Marco and I am an Application (especially Rust) and Web Engineer. In addition to that, I engage myself in mentoring and the spread of Enterprise2.0! I work in the web and eCommerce consulting department of Bosch CI (Corporate Sector Information Systems & Services) in Stuttgart, Germany.

I studied B.Eng. Engineering Informatics, which means that I can do technical engineering, software engineering and anything in between. Currently, I am adding the M.Sc. Applied IT Security to my portfolio, so that the world will become a safer place for your data!

I have two major hobby projects: The first is an application host, which focuses on building a good foundation for web applications - stuff like automated security and performance optimization. You write the application, SHPS (that's what it's called) does the rest for you! If you like the idea, give it a try, open issues and maybe even help me implement all the missing stuff (I really need a helping hand!). The second project is a MMORPG game with many ideas which have never been implemented in a game before. For now, it uses very young tech only (Rust, Amethyst (which is ECS-only), etc.)

All in all, thanks for taking interest in me. If you want to know more about me, take a look at my homepage (caution: its old and I am working on a new one) :)

Hope to hear from you!


PS.: Found two bugs on dev.to D: My "Summary" is quite long, however it seems the field should have only accepted shorter inputs. Now everything is saved and I can annoy you all with a giant block of text, haha. The second bug is that I cannot change my avatar, so now I will always use that super cool "real" photo of me ;P Seriously, is there any "report bug" or "feedback" functionality? I am too lazy to write a mail every time I encounter a bug ;P

Haha, yeah that's a hidden feature we have... We do have an error page you can report things, but this is certainly not a bad place for that. We also have a Github repo where you can write an issue.

Summaries technically don't have a limit, but there probably should be one.

Changing my profile picture works though. Shoot me an email at andy@dev.to and we can continue there, if you'd like.

Hey there,
This is Maedah Batool. I'm a WordPress Core Contributor, Journalist and a Developer, who reviews products, provides WordPress support and handles technical documentation.

Currently, I'm working as the Creative Director at WPTie/FinkTanks, and I also write on the WPCouple.com along with my husband, Ahmad Awais (who's a regular core contributor for WP). I have been working with WordPress for more than seven years now. I have written both in-depth tutorials and general articles for beginners and advanced developers.

I've been running a startup named FinkTanks since 2013 through which we teach blogging with WordPress along with the basics of design and code. It's been almost eight years since I've been writing. I started off with contributing at sites like Freakify, ProPakistani, and later partnered with Ahmad Awais (we got married last December :)).

Recently, I've been writing on Creative Market and SitePoint. I co-authored a white paper with WPEngine last year and had reviewed the first book on WordPress REST API with PACKT Publishing. I managed and wrote content for the official blog of InspiryThemes and WPCouple.com. I have shared my life's story as an essay at HeroPress (heropress.com/essays/making-wordpr...).

Awesome to have two WordPress core contributors! Congratulations on your marriage :)

Hello, my name is Chibueze Ogbunude, you can call me Lemuel, I am a software developer who loves Android development and always ready to support the Android OS. I have dabbled with other areas such as 3D design, Network security and also with some languages such as C# and PHP. What I enjoy are communities like this where I can learn and most importantly contribute, not just in Android communities but any software development community. My eyes are on Languages such as Dart, Kotlin and C++ :).

I have a blog LEMUBIT where I share my experiences and share tips on software development.

I actually just graduated from University this year, thus giving me more time for software development. :)


My name is Deepali Mehta, working as writer and editor.

I completely relish writing on various development related affairs, technology trends, management, and much more buzzing things in the IT industry. Her idea of writing is to spread derived knowledge of the latest technologies amongst techgeeks and techlearners.

Hi Everyone :),

My name is Ryhila Ebrahim,from South Africa and I am a Software developer. I have been developing Software professionally for over a year although I have four years of experience prior to this, developing Software for educational purposes along with a personal need to better my skills. Over the years, I grew fond of solving problems and seeing the Software I developed being used in every day life. My drive comes from knowing that I can make a change in peoples lives.

I currently develop Web and Mobile Applications using Test Driven Development(TDD).

Hi all, I am Naren. I work as a Software Development Engineer at Citrix. I am a full stack developer using Python and Go for the web backend and React for the UI. I deal with micro services and stateful components everyday. I do write some opinionated personal and technical junk here (medium.com/@narenarya). I usually speak at various tech conferences about software development and currently authoring a technical book on REST API development & micro services.

In the spare time, I try to cook spicy Indian dishes(since I am from India). If time allows me further, I practice the chess openings and end games.

In the weekends, I also conduct dev workshops to promote the open source tools like NodeJS, Python and, Django in nearby engineering schools.

Hello, my name is Yannick, I'm ... well let's just say I'm considered an "old guy" :-)

I live in Switzerland, and I have been writing software for as long as I can remember.

My favorites languages are python, groovy, and lately I fell in love with Swift. I also like Javascript, Java, and basically everything I can program with.

I like building web sites and web apps, although those last few months I've been developping iOS apps and I love it !

My next goal is to learn to write Android apps, so I'll have to dive into Kotlin and Android studio.

I look forward to sharing my experiences with you guys.

Cheers !

Hello everyone! My name is Ding and I'm a Junior Front-end Developer since 2016. I live in China, Shanghai. I like JavaScript and Python. In my last job, I use Angular 1.x for company projects. I'm learning ES6 and React now and I want to find a remote job.

How has technology changed how you connect with others?

Everyone can share their knowledge and contribute to something great. Just like this community.

Hi all!

I'm not a software developer, but I sometimes play one on TV. :D

What I do is document and showcase APIs. I've just started my fourth job doing this sort of thing and I love it. I've lately started a blog about technical writing and product management and marketing and APIs and the intersection of the things.

I'm pretty codey, as far as non-engineers go, but I'm definitely not an engineer. I do like engineers a lot though :D

I'm from, live, and work in the DC metro area. I've lurked here for a while and finally decided to raise my hand and say hi.


Hey guys, I am 'Naren' from India with 4 years of industry experience and currently I work as a backend engineer for an A.I startup. I just started blogging and found this platform through twitter, I am here, so that I can engage in discussions with other devs as well as publish my posts.

Happy to discuss/help about all things python, golang, databases, postgres, redis, AWS, IoT, backend infrastructure and engineering.

Officially I am more into python, but a while back I started coding in golang by creating this open source command line tool

I am also a regular speaker in conferences and love to guide newbies in the tech I know.


Bonjour, comment ça va?

¿ Todo bien ?

My name is Jonathan (Hebrew: יונתן) and I'm in love with Languages. Both Programming Languages as well as regular languages.


And, replying to the random question "How has technology changed how you connect with others?":

First and foremost it allowed me to connect to people I wouldn't possibly meet or interact with. And I believe this is a very positive outcome of Social Networks.

Many interesting people I met on Twitter, Linkedin or what have you, I have only met because of the very existence of those social networks. And I'm grateful for that.

As an expat (I'm from Brazil, currently living in Israel), I also learned to appreciate the easiness and immediacy that we're allowed to communicate and keep in touch with friends, family and loved ones.

I was born in a time where we had to use letters and hardwired phones... so I remember how hard it used to be. It wouldn't be anywhere as easy to leave a country for a new one 20 or 30+ years ago. I also learned to admire those who did it back then... can we imagine 100, 200 years ago?

Hi there all. My name is Ross Bates and I'm a developer in Dallas, TX. Been working in a variety of industries and technologies since 1999. I'm more passionate about interesting work and solving big problems than I am a specific stack, but if you twisted my arm I would say Python is what I enjoy most.

In recent years I've moved into building products focused more on early stage and startups. It's where I feel like I can have the most fun and make the biggest impact.

Good to be here. Look forward to talking more with everyone.

Hey everyone. My name is Jacob McKinney and I'm a WordPress developer in Huntsville, AL. I work mostly with PHP, JS, HTML, and CSS. I've been programming in one form or another for about 12 years, but only professionally for the past 3-4 years.

I have loved reading stuff from dev.to and hope to start contributing as well. I just recently realized there is a community here so I decided to jump in. Excited to be here!