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Welcome Thread - v71

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Welcome to DEV!

  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.

  2. Reply to someone's comment, either with a question or just a hello. ๐Ÿ‘‹

Great to have you in the community!

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Ali Afghah

Hello there! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ
My first encounter with a computer was a big a** IBM mainframe in National Iranian Oil Company offices in Ahwaz, Iran, around 30 years ago! From that day on I've been playing with things that compute ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Jess Lee

Wow!!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Heyoo! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Welcome to DEV.

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Alex

Sup)

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Carlos Chacin โ˜•๐Ÿ‘ฝ

Welcome!!!

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Ruairi MacTiernan

I worked with Big Blue for nearly 10 years, Actually really liked it there. Only left due to personal circumstances. Still keeping an eye on the boards for an open position so I can try to go back again.

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Nirbhay Vashisht

Hello Veteran ! :D

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Sergey V.

Hello Ali, it's nice to meet you!

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Julio Castro

Welcome to dev

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Ali Afghah

Thank you all for their warm welcome โœŒ๐Ÿผ

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MindWaveStudios

nice to meet you Ali! =)

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Ali Afghah

Likewise

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Mikkie

Hey, welcome!

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Alexandre Josรฉ Lucena de Amorim

Welcome!!

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Daniel

I'm a former chef who left due to an unknown virus attacking my nervous system causing mainly my legs to be really weak. I started pursuing coding because it seemed fun and I could do it sitting down. I'm a coding newbie. Currently, I'm a college student for programming, and i've been learning to use Python for electronics with the raspberry pi.

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Dan Edens

I'm a former prep cook who got into programming to get make inventory tracking and recipe's hands-free and it changed my life forever, Now i build sensor networks on construction projects.

If your into using python for electronics, You should checkout eventghost.net/forum/viewforum.php....
Some really cool stuff you can do and it's all python.
You can connect it to your raspberry pi very easily with node-red and join.

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Daniel

Inventory management would be a nice app to develop. Ive tested a lot of preexisting ones and didnt like them.
Thank you for the link.

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Dan Edens

I built a interface for the various phone trigger options as a way to use it while in the kitchen.
Tasker is a really great way to learn some heavy programming concepts in an applicable and functional way.
Here's my project, The idea is as an example more than anything.
The inventory part is internal so I can't share it.
taskernet.com/shares/?user=AS35m8m...

Enjoy! Happy to answer questions hmu

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Daniel

That's really neat.
It'd be pretty cool to be able to take a picture, and have the app recognize each item and how much, and based on par sheets tell you how much to order.
I think this would be a really extensive app though.

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Alicia Fasciocco

I hope you are doing okay, Daniel. Glad you found coding!

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Daniel

Coding has really been fun, there has been times when I doubt if it's right for me, but when I was playing with the raspberry pi, and successfully creating electronical circuits and the codes to use them, I was really glad and happy.
I'm currently trying to make an RC boat, but right now money is the thing that is causing a standstill.

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Mikkie

Hey, nice to meet you)

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Alicia Fasciocco

Nice to meet you, too!

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Daniel

Doing as ok in this quarantine as the next guy.

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Pradeep kolli

Hey!!! so nice to meet you!! I am a newbie myself... Hope you succeed... May the force be with you!!

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Daniel

Nice to meet you too.
Few more days til star wars day!

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Carlos Chacin โ˜•๐Ÿ‘ฝ

Welcome!

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Daniel

Thank you

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Mikkie

Hi, welcome to this great tech community!

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Daniel

Thank you.

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Janson

Just curious, did you consider Lambda School? Just came across their site yesterday while looking at YC list of companies. (I don't work for them.)

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Daniel

The one thing I really like is that the first programming class, teaches you the logic and design of codes. We dont even learn the syntax of any language. The thought is if we learn a language, we only know how to code in that language and may not know how to code well. If we learn the logic, we can just learn the syntax later.

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Daniel

Havent really considered the bootcamps. I like the college's curriculum.

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Sergey V.

Hey! It's nice to meet you! Good luck with coding and becoming a super professional!

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Daniel

Nice to meet you too, thank you.

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Wuilliam Lacruz

Wow so nice story! Let's play the game so! I love Python too, ping me if you need something :D

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Daniel

What's the game so?

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Wuilliam Lacruz

Share/Coding/Teaching/Learning

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Monkey

Hey there!! I'm new here and new to development. I'm definitely a code newbie. I'm currently working my way through learning some HTML and CSS via The Odin Project/Free Code Camp. If there are any tips or tricks to learning, please feel free to share!!

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Hassan El Mghari

Welcome! For a tip I'd suggest taking notes! I've sometimes spent a ton of time doing a course, then a month or two later I don't recall much from it especially if I don't use it consistently, and have to go back and re-watch portions.

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Monkey

Thank you! I do take notes! It's just kind of hard to organize them all and then especially to search through them later.
Do you have any note taking tips and/or searching through the notes?

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Hassan El Mghari

I think doing your best to group what you learn into coherent sections and subsections as well as going over your notes after the course to make them more readable really helps. If you want to take a look at an example, here are some of my notes on HTML/CSS/Javascript - notion.so/nutlope/Section-1-Front-...

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Gnio

You are not alone. We are onboard the same train! Going through the CSS "Applied Visual Design" in FCC!

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Monkey

Nice!! I've just completed CSS Flexbox!

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Gnio

Let me know when you get to the web design projects. Would love to check them out! :)

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Monkey

If I remember to reach out, I definitely will!! I'm kind of in between a few courses, that's why I say if I remember....LOL
You can always send me another message if you want to follow up.

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Gnio

Will do. I just finished Flexbox and Grid. Will start doing some practice on a side, I got a bit stuck there. I will also share with you once I'm there. :D

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Monkey

Awesome!! Yeah, I've completed Flexbox, but I haven't moved onto Grid yet.

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Gnio

Grid gets wild really quick haha

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Monkey

Good to know, thanks!!!!

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Brayden W โšก๏ธ

I love web development too!

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Monkey

I'm just getting started. So I'm still learning.

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Brayden W โšก๏ธ

Cool! Wish you luck! I am making and will start to sell HTML/CSS templates soon. Check it out on IndieHackers: indiehackers.com/product/buildfast...

They are super easy to use and I think you would like it!

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Sergey V.

Welcome!)

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Marmot

I'm new to coding too. Maybe we can help each other :)

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Monkey

I'm sure we can!!!

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Nikki

Welcome!

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Monkey

Thank you!!! Glad to be here!!!

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Daniel

You start c++ yet?

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Monkey

LOL, no, not yet.

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Nthabiseng-Matsetse

Also new here. Welcome and all the best !

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Monkey

Thanks!! Likewise!!

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Carlos Chacin โ˜•๐Ÿ‘ฝ

Welcome!

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Monkey

Thank you!! Glad to be here!!!!

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Alicia Fasciocco

Hello! I am new to the DEV community (and about to graduate from Flatiron School). Coding has totally changed my life and I feel so lucky to have connected with helpful experienced developers online. Hoping to hold myself to more posting & to connect with more folks here.

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Peter Kim Frank

Welcome to the community!

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Alicia Fasciocco

Thank you!

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Jess Lee

I'm also a bootcamp grad!

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Alicia Fasciocco

!! I love hearing from other bootcamp grads who have awesome jobs.

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me toooooooo

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Hassan El Mghari

That's awesome, I'm currently in a bootcamp as well!

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Sergey V.

Hey Alicia, it's nice to meet you! Good luck with posting articles and notes. Dev.to is an amazing community to share experience, knowledge, and opinions.)

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Alicia Fasciocco

Thanks so much, Sergey! I can see that already.

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๐Ÿšฉ Atul Prajapati ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Hi, coding people ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ.
I am Atul Prajapati from India ๐Ÿž๏ธ
Atulprajapati.in ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Daniel

I have several friends from India, they make some of the vegetarian dishes, and I like most prefer meat. Learnt a bit about the Indian culture from them. Probably my favorite dish was Indian butter chicken.

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๐Ÿšฉ Atul Prajapati ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

That's great ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ I like litti chokkha which is little bit similar to butter chicken ๐Ÿ—

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey there! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ

Hope you dig it here.

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๐Ÿšฉ Atul Prajapati ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Yeah ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿค™

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Carlos Chacin โ˜•๐Ÿ‘ฝ

Welcome!

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๐Ÿšฉ Atul Prajapati ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Thanks ๐Ÿ’ brother

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Mikey San

Hey everyone, I heard about this site while watching a live stream on YouTube. I am currently learning Python and looking for like minded people to collaborate with as we grow.
Looking at Ali's intro below, I am reminded of my first encounter with a computer. It was at a friends place and he had left the cursor with a question "format C:\?". Thinking I was being helpful, I typed "yes". We haven't spoken in a very long while (he did steal my very expensive shoes at the time so that might be why too) :)
As for today, I work with Linux and I am looking to contribute more to open source projects.

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Carlos Chacin โ˜•๐Ÿ‘ฝ

Welcome!

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Sergey V.

Hello, it's nice to meet you! Yes, Dev.to is a great platform. I've been here since August and really enjoy it.

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ColeDrain

Hi Devs.
Just wanna share and learn..
Into Web dev(BS+Django+Postgres)
Fun fact: Can sit for hours :)

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Carlos Chacin โ˜•๐Ÿ‘ฝ

Welcome!

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Gnio

Hello world,

I'm here to read and learn as much as I can. I'm starting my journey of learning to code, following the program in FreeCodeCamp.

I do what I can, as I don't have persistent internet connection. I work as a crewmember for cruiseships and I live onboard for 10 months a year :D.

I'm currently somewhere in international waters until I can leave the ship and go back home, when borders open.

Love gaming. Love programming. Love tech, and I'm glad I found this community. <3

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Michael Tharrington (he/him) • Edited on

Oh wow, working onboard a cruiseship! I imagine you've seen quite a lot.

And woaaa, I honestly hadn't thought that much about the effects COVID is having on folks that work as crewmembers โ€” that's wild. Best of luck to you in getting home!

I'm also a gamer, but not a dev. Still, I know my way around here. ๐Ÿ™‚ Consider checking out the game dev tag:

#gamedev

๐Ÿ‘พ ๐Ÿ‘พ ๐Ÿ‘พ

And, if you're wondering how I made that embed happen it's through a liquid tag โ€” {% tag gamedev %} ... you can learn about more embeds and other editor tricks on this page.

Anyway, great to have you here and I hope you enjoy DEV!

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Gnio

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. It's awesome to be here.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey everybody! Here's a helpful post for folks new to DEV:

Of course, if you have any questions about anything, don't hesitate to ask!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Also, if you're just wondering how to get started with posting a post, then consider checking out this article here.

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Dan Edens

But how do i write my first post about picking which post on how to write your first post?

but(how_do(write(first_post(about_picking_which_post_on(how)+(to write your first post)))))?)

idk but it won't build :D

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

infinte-mirror

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Retiago Drago ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ

Hello there ๐Ÿ‘‹
I was here by accident when I search for something related to git commit message. This UI is so eyegasm. I mean look at those icons around the screen.
I think my two best places to seek anything related to coding and machine learning are dev.to and medium.com ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Jack Tobin

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ‘‹
I'm Jack Tobin from NYC ๐Ÿข
I joined Dev to get more involved with the blogging community โŒจ๏ธ
I'm currently working on my personal website: jacktobin.me
Will hopefully be writing my first post soon... ๐Ÿคž

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Peter Kim Frank

Sending over a friendly welcome from a Greenpoint (Brooklyn) resident!

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Athul Anil Kumar

Hi,
I am Athul.
My first encounter with coding was using LOGO to move the turtle in all directions about 14 years ago.
Still as excited as I was then.

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Falak Sher ๐Ÿ‘‹

Hi there.
I was becoming doctor but I dropped med school to be a programmer.
Just started with HTML.
Needs your support so I become a good programmer and don't repent on leaving medicine even a single day in life.

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Ben Halpern

You won't regret it! (I hope).

We're here to support you ๐Ÿ™‚

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Falak Sher ๐Ÿ‘‹

Thank You for the kind words.