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Welcome Thread - v6

Hello there

Welcome!

  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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Adesola

Hi! I'm Ade, I'm an aspiring developer working on learning Python. So far, I'm learning how to fail gracefully and the value of persistence.

Fun fact: I was born with six fingers on each hand.

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Ben Halpern

Good luck with the failure and the success!

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Adesola

hank you!

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AnasYasin

With 2 extra fingers, you can code faster :)

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Jes煤s G贸mez

The perfect Emacs coder

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Benjamin Petersen

Awesome! Python is a great choice. Keep it up and I'm sure you'll be a pythonista in no time. I wonder if you still had the extra digits if you could code 20% faster... :)

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Daniel

@goatsaretasty so those fingers didn't work and you had them surgically removed?!?

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Adesola

They apparently wiggled just fine but they were amputated right after I was born so I just have nubs there.

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Daniel

@goatsaretasty That is fascinating.

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Roger K.

Imagine what an advantage something like that could be if they functioned correctly.

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Adesola

Now I regret my mum's hastiness. On the other hand, how many more typos would I have if I still had them?

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Marc Mercer

That's a peculiar thought. I would expect that you would run into other issues -- Namely, that you would wind up having to design your own unique keyboard to accommodate your extra digits, as the spacing and alignment/arrangement of existing keyboards would not fit your physiology?

It would be a very interesting thing to evaluate and see if there are any other people with similar physiologies, and see how it has helped or hindered them, and what obstacles they had and benefits they reaped.

Though, I do suppose that also depends on your own interest in things like that. For those of us who have not had the same experiences, it would be interesting, for you, it may very well be boring by this point.

Funny how our perceptions can vary so much based on our own experiences with any given subject.

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John Olubori David

Nice to meet a fellow six fingered programmer, mine was removed immediately after birth and I'm sure it's same with you

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Kelvin Murithi

disq.us/p/1kzr6zq Yes. Really.Goats are tasty.

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Consulting Tech

Hello my name is Lamine Diagne and i'm senegalese in West Afrika

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Ben Halpern

Welcome welcome welcome!

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warmpan

thankyou

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Ben Halpern

No, thank YOU!!

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Mudia Imasuen

Hi. I'm Mudia Imasuen.
Learning python.
I didn't read the code of conduct but I am very well behaved.

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Olav Sundf酶r

I read the code of conduct and you probably have nothing to fear :-)

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Mudia Imasuen

Thanks Alot.

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beau_haus

Hi all! :)

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Ben Halpern

Finally!

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beau_haus

almost spit out my wine.

馃嵎cheers, Ben.

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Ben Halpern

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beau_haus

hahahaha!!!!!! <3

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Benjamin Blouin

hi

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Mikey Dorje • Edited

My name is Mikey and I finally joined this site! Ben (founder of this site) is my younger brother. Hey @ben ! Ben taught me the basics of Ruby on Rails a few years ago and I've been hacking my way around ever since.

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Ben Halpern

Woohoo!

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Lex Martinez

Hi all!! glad to be here!

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pedrojmfidalgopt

Hi, My name is Pedro Fidalgo, I have been around since 1996 working with databases and software.
Since 2014 I decided to start using platforms like Elance or Upwork, I made so much code and I worked with so many persons since then that I decided to start sharing some tricks and thoughts about the projects where I have been working.

I love databases mostly when they are used to help decision makers.
Software development also rings a bell, mostly algorithm development and desktop software development.
I work mostly with Oracle, SQL Server, VBA, PLSQL, TSQL, SSIS / SSDT, IBM Datastage, C#.

Cheers

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cosess.co

Hey, I'm Ashley, and I first learned to build websites when I was a teen, wrote my first program at age 15, and fell in love.

Life took over (bills, jobs, adult stuff) and I lost my way career wise... I'm 28-years-old now and learning all over again. Currently I'm focusing on WordPress development, which everyone seems to loathe, but I'm enjoying it so far.

Fact: I'm 4'11" tall and I wanted to be the Pink Power Ranger when I grew up. I'll settle with just being a developer but being a Blood Elf Paladin would be cool, too. o . O

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Sarzana

Hello Ashley!

Life happens but it鈥檚 great you鈥檙e making your way back to your passion. As long as we do what we love we will never have to work a day in our lives.

Wordpress I have not tried out yet but it is highly recommended by universities that are design and art based.

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Ant贸nio Afonso

Welcome. It doesn鈥檛 really matter if other people like it or not, as long as you鈥檙e learning something that is useful to you.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Good luck with learning! Any reason for choosing WordPress?

Also, paladins FTW. :)

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cosess.co

Thanks, Andy.

Main reason for choosing WordPress is that I have two blogs and wanted a custom built theme with performance first then beauty. It seems like all the pretty themes available are resource hogs. I used to love building websites so I figured WP would be a good fit. We shall see...

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Daniel

Hi all! I was an amateur coder back from 2009-2013. Unfortunately, I was in a horrific motorcycle accident in late 2013. I was in a coma for a month and have certain, serious lasting mental deficits. Specifically, my short term memory and my spatial reasoning and spatial memory were most damaged. Despite this, I'm still very high-functioning and good with words, so I'm still able to learn new things (after enough repetition). Nice to "meet" everybody. :)

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Marc Mercer

With the right motivation, anyone has the capability to succeed at anything. Don't let your deficits stop you, and you'll go however far you desire - at your own pace. It's amusing to see someone else who writes with similar structure to myself, it's rather rare.

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Nef Rossano

Welcome, Daniel! Nice to hear you are doing the best.
Regards!

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Alison Gibbins

Hello from Toronto, Canada! I'm Alison, a maker (3D printing mostly), advisor to tech startups, diversity & inclusion activist (working on checking my own white privilege and lifting others up), and get-sh*t-done type of person.

My day job is working for RBC as the lead for Technology Community Engagement. It's a new role for me and the bank and I'm figuring out how to support peer-to-peer tech communities inside and outside the company. I've been spending most of my time connecting with Toronto-based meetups and groups, offering to host events, and finding speakers.

I thought I'd hate working for a big company, especially a bank, but I've been surprised by the amount of freedom I have to build out the tech community programs. I have previously worked for a dev shop, healthcare company, government gambling, digital strategy, and my own startup.

I'm a big proponent of design thinking and often coach startups on customer development.

My biggest regret is that I took typing instead of programming in high school in the '90s and thought that coding/math/technology would be too hard to pursue. Many of my (male) friends went on to do computer science and engineering and I wish I did too.

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Andrei Navumau

Hi Alison,

It's my pleasure to see someone from Toronto here. I'm studying in Humber College at Web Development program.

I'm much like you - regretting, that I haven't chosen programming earlier, in high school in the '90s. Though I was always keen on math/coding. It took me 15 years after graduating from University international tourism management program, that I really-really enjoy coding more, than anything else in my life. So, now I'm back at school again and learning programming)))

You mentioned in your intro, that you were in charge of hosting events for tech people. I was thinking about visiting some of that kind. Can you, please, suggest where to start searching? Have a great time!

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Alison Gibbins

Hi Andrei - I'm currently working on a section of our website for Toronto tech listings. It should be up in the New Year. In the meantime, I find meetup.com, eventbrite, Startup Here, and MaRS to all have great listings.

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Peter Kim Frank • Edited

Welcome to the dev.to community! 馃憢馃徑

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask.

People are friendly and happy to help :)

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warmpan

thankyou

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Adesola

Thanks! Happy to be here.

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Adam Krpan

Hello! I'm Adam, I'm a college software developer working on getting my degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering, working mainly in game development and robotics. Currently I'm working with TrickFire Robotics at the University of Washington Bothell on creating a robot for the NASA Robotic Mining Competition.

I've recently seen lots of the articles on this website and seen so many interesting points brought up that I figured I should join up and see what else is on here.

Pleased to meet y'all!

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Andy Zhao (he/him) • Edited

Welcome to the community! :)

Protip: We write everything in Markdown.

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warmpan

thankyou

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Daniel • Edited

@AndyZhao like this?

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Daniel

Nevermind, answered my own question :)

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Frank Schiller

Hey everybody! I stumbled across dev.to from a twitter post and it seemed like a pretty cool place! I鈥檓 a student about to graduate with a bachelors in web development. I鈥檝e got a great passion for Front-end and recently have been getting into a lot of React!

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