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Welcome Thread - v4

thepracticaldev profile image dev.to staff ・1 min read

Hey there, welcome to dev.to!

WELCOME TO THE INTERNET

The last introduction thread got 200 comments! Stoked that y'all are introducing yourselves.😁

I'm going to leave some guidelines this time though, just to shake it up a bit:

  1. Reply to someone's comment, either with a question or just a hello. 👋

  2. Leave a comment below to introduce yourself to the community! You can talk about a project you've worked on, some advice for someone else (or your future self), or something that has helped you get where you are today.

Let's do it!

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Kyrollos

is this the new medium.com (the tech part)
also i'm amazed by how snappy the website is, love it

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Ben Halpern

Thank you!!

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Bruno Calmels

Hi everyone. This is Bruno, from Argentina. I couldn't agree more with Kyrollos. Is this the new Medium? We'll see...

The site's really snappy, that's true also.

Glad to be over here!

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Me love too

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Hello everyone

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hello.. i just found an amazing website..

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Sherif

I guess so

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Michael Akanji

Same here... I really love this at first sight...

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n0tt

Hello everyone !

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Ilyes Baali

Hello all, I am ilyes from earth:), pleased to join this new platform. I'm a machine learning engineer, hope to learn and share with the community here :))

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Ben Halpern

Welcome!!

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Ben Halpern

Welcome everyone! If you have any questions about how to contribute, don't be afraid to ask.

One thing I'd suggest: If you're not sure what to write yourself, feel free to add questions to some of the posts. The authors usually love to answer these. It's kind of like a conference talk. Follow up questions about any of the material is a great part of it.

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unDeveloper

Hi Ben! thanks for give us this new coven to share with the dev world.

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Ricna

Hello (y)

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Parth Krishna

Hello World!

My name is Parth Krishna. Currently, I am learning how to google code solutions, and bug fixes(mostly segmentation faults), and get answers from stackoverflow[I am a second year CS student] :P

I came across this website as an advert on facebook, and I liked it. It's a really good project. I find it really useful because it's linked to your github account, so I can stalk people and their repositories both, side by side XD

My college course includes, data structures in C[I freaking hate those sigsegv errors], using python libraries to visualize datasets(Data Science), and some other. I'm trying to script many things using bash currenly[check my repositories], also, I'm learning Django on the sides[ wait until I create a website better than this @thepracticaldev ]

My advice to the current and future self - Stop procrastinating alreadys. You have so many things to do but your attitude is making you refrain. You have the potential. If someone can do it, YOU can do it too.

P.S. ask her out already man :3

Thanks for reading this.
Love from India.
Parth Krishna
parthkrishna1611@gmail.com

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dequaina

Hey Parth!

Great advice -- procrastination is a dream killer!

Good luck in building your skill set--seems like you're on the path to success.

In hiring for technical roles I see all sorts of motivated, hard workers come across my desk and I'm in awe of how much focus they have. Focus is key, and it kills procrastination. Good luck with everything!

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Parth Krishna

Thanks a lot for all the wishes!
Please keep me guiding in the future also =D

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CarlyFrancis kamau

Hello,am also interested in tech issues. I study computer science online

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frhtcftc

Good for you Carly. Never give up

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Alex Parker

Hello! I'm procrastinating something by writing this. Perhaps i should keep this short and get back to it :)

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Ritchie Einstein

Hello my Brothers and Sisters through 1's and 0's. I'm a masters in Computer Applications guy (Similar to Msc in Computer Science) from India. Finally landed in my first job close to 10 months back.

I've been writing code since 10 yrs old. But I learnt more in this 10 months more than what I learnt over the 14 years of education about programming. My love for Programming is now unquenchable. But couldn't find how to progress further or a place to stay updated and be like a real developer.

Finally found this community accidently in facebook. After reading first few posts itself I understood this the place I've been searching for.

Hope to share and learn more knowledge with all you people.

Ritchie Einstein
Programming is The Art. Programming Language is just a way to Express your Thoughts and Solutions.

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Ben Halpern

Great to have you!

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Jess Lee (she/her)

Hello! I'm Jess, one of the co-founders of this thing. My advice for current and future self: if you're stuck on a problem, go for a jog.

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Iain Mullan

Hi Jess! I've just joined the community but been reading articles for a while now. I can totally relate to your advice! I find running somehow both frees and focusses the mind at the same time.

Cheers!
Iain

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Christian Howard

Hi! I'm an aspiring software engineer looking to work with fullstack JavaScript.

I'm thinking about writing a tutorial based on my own experiences learning how to build a CRUD app using React/Redux and Node/Express. Would anyone be interested in that?

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Ben Halpern

Welcome Christian! Thanks for discovering dev.to

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Gabriele Rapone

🤚 That would be great!

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Uchenna Nwosu

Hello, I'm a late bloom beginner in C#, although I've had prior experience in Oracle 11G as a database administrator. I also have basic understanding of SQL and Linux (RedHat distr.).

Please holla at me if you've got tips for C# beginners. Counting on your support

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Amrullah Zunzunia

Hello, I am Amrullah. I am a software engineer with 4+ years of experience who has worked mostly on python (django framework). My key area of strength is Object Oriented Analysis and Design. I have the ability to write code that is easily modifiable and self-documenting. You may want to have a look at this small presentation I had created few months ago slideshare.net/AmrullahZunzunia/br.... I look forward to share my knowledge on this platform and learn a thing or two too.

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Omowumi Ademola

Hello everyone!! I'm Omowumi (Lynda) a recent college grad with a bachelors in computer science. I love learning and I'm currently working on a project in Python, a tea database and timer. Also trying to brush up my interviewing skills and read anything that will make me a better programmer!

Nice to be here!

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Omowumi Ademola

Okay! Thanks for that, I'll get my hands on that book!

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Alex Fedorov

Hey, everyone!

My name is Oleksii.

I’m a polyglot programmer and generalist. Currently, I focus on building clean web applications in Kotlin. Also, I work with React/Redux front-end applications lately.

My current side project is the new blog that I’m launching – iwillteachyoukotlin.com. Here I give out my Ultimate Kotlin Tutorial for free. The blog itself has a lot of contents coming up on how to build various applications in Kotlin: ranging from CLI apps to web apps and Android apps.

I’m writing a series of articles on Programming 101 With Kotlin, as well.

Here, on DEV.to community I’m going to write various content about Kotlin and, occasionally, about my personal development journey.

Thank you, ~Oleksii

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Welcome, and awesome to have you here.

I'm thinking about doing more Android development; do you think it's worth learning Java or should I just jump straight into Kotlin?

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Alex Fedorov

Hey, Andy!

If you are already familiar with any other object-oriented programming language, you should be good to go with Kotlin. Notably, for Android, since it is now an official language for Android development.

If you obtain enough proficiency in Kotlin, you’ll be able to maintain older Java code, as well.

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Dominik Weber

Hi, I'm Dominik.
I love the dev.to, the awesome blogposts and how friendly everyone is, and I'm excited to finally be a part of this community.
My main expertise is in C# and the .Net stack, and in Javascript.
Of course, I also do some database stuff when needed, but I guess every developer does, right?
My latest side project is ismydependencysafe.com.
I'm trying to contribute more to the developer community, both by writing blogposts, and also commenting with my thoughts to other ones.
So expect a blogpost about that side project to appear soon ;)

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Welcome, and awesome side project! I've been learning a lot more security stuff than I ever thought I would. Stoked for your blog post :)

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Dominik Weber

Thank you :)

I hope the blogpost will be finished at the start of next week :D

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Paul Jacobson

My name is Paul and I'm a recent addition to the web developer ranks. I'm focusing on learning the core languages of web development, asking with some very cool, related technologies.

I'm definitely in that space where I can see just how much I don't know, but I'm determined to make this work. I have discovered a passion for code, and I'm pursuing it.

Currently, I'm digging into JavaScript essentials and strengthening my grasp of the fundamentals.

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Joshua Ghali

Hi! I'm Josh. I am currently a c# developer for the maintenance team. I really like coding for fun

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Manuel Alonso

Hi there!
I am a CS student. Scripting it has been part of my previous jobs, but I am looking forward to increase my programming skills. I love online learning and have learned Java by my self auditing courses on Coursera. Living in Ottawa, spent some years in Barcelona and born in Havana.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Coursera is great; good luck!

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

I'm Andy and I'm currently a staff engineer at dev.to. I'm sort of a dev relations/regular ol' engineer right now, really a mix of both. It's been pretty rewarding and I definitely am exploring more of that as a continuing position for myself.

If I time traveled and was talking to my past self as of one year ago, I would tell myself to just keep doing what I'm doing. I think a lot of times it's easy to get in your head about what you should be doing, and that sort of attitude is sometimes unproductive and not helpful to yourself. So, former-self, take one step at a time, keep doing what works, and stop doing what isn't helping. :)

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Linda Lam

Hello everyone. I am currently a Senior Field Support Engineer. I have worked on both server and user end support and looking to moved onto the development side. I had studied programming back when I was in college. I am currently studying on my own and from freecodecamp.

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Laura Pinto

Hello hello, dev.to community!

My name is Laura and I recently finished my bachelor's degree in New Communication Technologies. There I learned the basics of Web Dev in classes (HTML, JS, CSS, PHP, MySQL) and some other technologies as a plus but I still consider myself a beginner.

As a job is still not in sight (I tried but got hit with the "we want people with more experience" move) I am committed to learn new technologies and develop my knowledge. And try not to see myself as a failure as of yet.

Currently I'm learning Angular in Coursera and soon I'll be diving into a bunch of other things so I'm excited!

Thank you for your time!

Love from Portugal

(And if you're going to Web Summit Lisbon 2017, see you there!)

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DramaticBean🇵🇹

Olá Laura,
Queria te perguntar se alguma vez trabalhaste com Laravel, eu ja fiz tutoriais de tanto Laravel como o Tour of Heroes do Angular e honestamente acho Laravel mais prático que Angular e queria saber a tua opinião.

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Laura Pinto

Olá!

Nunca trabalhei com Laravel, infelizmente só foi introduzido no meu curso no ano depois de eu o acabar. Mas pelo que entendi o Laravel é uma Framework de PHP (backend) e o Angular é uma Framework de Javascript (frontend), têm propósitos diferentes. É um pouco difícil comparar tecnologias de diferentes áreas e diferentes objetivos.

Mas isto é só a minha opinião, se houver alguma coisa que não esteja a adicionar à equação diz.

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DramaticBean🇵🇹

No meu caso, eu prefiro o Laravel porque acho que tem uma organização dos ficheiros melhor que o Angular. O Angular tem tudo na mesma pasta (em principio deves poder alterar como quisseres) mas o Laravel já tem os ficheiros que correspondem ao CSS numa pasta, ao JS noutra pasta e assim por diante entre outras coisas , tambem permite criar bases de dados automaticamente e criar um sistema de login e recuperação da password predefenido. O meu curso foca-se tanto em backend como frontend por isso é que já experimentei os 2 e tenho esta opinião.

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Gabor Szabo

Hello there!

Usually I try to help companies, or rather people at companies, to improve their engineering practices. Some places need help to streamline their version control practices, start writing automated test. At one point they get ready for Continuous Integration and sometimes even for Continuous Deployment.

For fun I maintain several web sites. On the Code Maven site I write about, well programming and related subjects. I also wrote this Perl Tutorial. Recently I've started to write and publish books at Leanpub

I guess I'll try to see how to include my RSS feeds here.

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Luis Valdés

Hello people from the world of the electron and the switch.

I have coded with C/C++, Java, Python, Ruby, JavaScript and others. I am currently working as a remote software engineer using Rails and React.

I <3 Linux (I use Ubuntu, Fedora and Centos), Docker & rkt containers; and I really like Kubernetes.

This is awesome, I wish the best to all of you.

Luis Valdés
Paraguay
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dequaina

Hey there Dev.to community!

I'm a talent acquisition manager who's having a great time on Dev.to -- having the opportunity to read through the insightful content here and converse with all of you passionate developers is one of the reasons I love my job!

It's really inspiring to read about all of your experiences and all of the hard work you're doing. If I can be of any help in offering insights from the world of tech hiring, please let me know, I'm happy to answer any questions (as long as you don't ask me to code anything, I leave that to you experts!)

I'm super excited to be in on the ground floor of what promises to be a great future for Dev.to!

Advice to live by: Do not let self-doubt overtake the reality of your complete and utter awesomeness!

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Tope Ojewale

Hi, I'm a trained Quantity Surveyor turned Software Developer.... I am passionate about using technology to solve problems logically. I love JavaScript and Angular.

This community has been a great help to me and I'll love to give back to the community

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Cory Zue

Hi I'm Cory. I write code and sometimes blogs, mostly about what I learn about entrepreneurship while building a place card making SaaS.

Happy to meet you folks! You can learn more about me on my website if you're so inclined.

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Bryan Nickson Kimani

Bryan here working as a fullstack developer for a taxi company in Kenya called maramoja (maramoja.co.ke). I mostly work on our nodejs services, handles react, used to power our web app and also do android development for our customer and driver app

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Gabriele Rapone

Hi everyone!
I'm Gabriele Rapone from Rome, Italy.
I'm currently studying interaction design focusing on the user experience and interface design field.
I fell in love with coding almost two years ago and now I'm still improving my skills learning Javascript frameworks like Angular and React.

Planning to dive into VR development as soon as I can!

It looks like a very useful community, hope we can share our knowledge each other.

Cheers!

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Nagarjun Palavalli

Hello all! I'm Nag and I'm a full-stack JavaScript developer and designer. I'm also the founder of TripCloud - a travel and expenses tool for companies. It's built entirely using Sails.js on the server-side and Ember on the front-end. :-) Hoping to learn from you fine folks.

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Weuler Borges

Hi! Loved this platform!

I'm wondering if you guys plan to launch versions on other languages or if at least I'm "allowed" to blog here in Portuguese. I already have a blog on programming and I would love to share some of my content pieces here!

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Sudais Asif

Hi Everyone, I'm Sudais, A WordPress enthusiast, I have started contributing to open source recently, particularly in translating WordPress into Urdu, apart from that, I was introduced to this community at a Hacktoberfest so looking to learn some dev stuff!

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Lucky Nucube

Hello, there

My name is Lucky, I have been a developer for the past 15 years. I became a really good developer in the last 5 years , before i will scratch by and get the application finished. I am now looking at achieving some amazing thing, in the next 3 years I want to be one of the top 10% developers in the world and I mean full stack developer. I am big fun of javascript, C#, .NET Core. MVC makes me love programing more. I want to learn PHP next and Python. Hadoop is in my learning path too