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Vaidehi Joshi
Vaidehi Joshi

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Hello, DEV!

Hello there! πŸ‘‹ My name is Vaidehi. I'm a writer, educator, and engineer based in Portland, Oregon. 🌲

I'm so thrilled to share that I'm joining the engineering team at DEV.

If you've been following the DEV platform over the past few years as it has grown, you might have seen my name float through your feed at some point. I started posting my technical writing on DEV back in 2017, when @ben initially reached out to me in the company's early days to see if I wanted to share my writing with the budding community. (Spoiler alert: I did!)

As the DEV community grew, my content reached corners of the world I never expected, and my work started to have an impact on the larger developer community. Since those early days, I've maintained a wonderful, friendly relationship with the @peter , @ben , and @jess .

A photo of Ben, Vaidehi, and Jess in the early days.

We've worked together on other projects, like #basecs and Byte Sized, and they have supported my creative content as I have cheered them on as they grew DEV from a small company to much larger community, reaching massive milestones along the way.

So, when the founders reached out to me about joining the team last year, it seemed only natural. After many years of watching DEV grow, I'm so excited to join in on the fun. I can't wait to help in leading the technical direction of the product and ensure that it stays a friendly, welcoming community as it scales to serve many different folks and their needs. I'm also excited to be able to produce creative content with the team, and be able to continue my technical writing in a more professional capacity!

Whether you're a member of the DEV community, or interested in knowing more about the product and our mission, I'm always available to answer questions and support you in your programming journey. If you see me at a conference or event, please don't hesitate to introduce yourselfβ€”I'd love to meet you! You can also get in touch with me on twitter (@vaidehijoshi) or via email (vaidehi@dev.to).

I'm so thrilled for this new adventure, and can't wait to see what we can build together. 🌻

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Ben Halpern

I can tell you're a writer because you used a comma in this headline.

Me, the total amateur, would probably write Hello DEV! πŸ˜„

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Vaidehi Joshi Author

HAH πŸ˜‚

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John Daniel

You are so amazing and inspering i will like to know more about you Vaidehi.

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Jason C. McDonald

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? This is awesome!

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PaweΕ‚ Ludwiczak

Welcome to the team!

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Aaron Keisler

Congrats! Really enjoyed your #basecs series. Excited to see what’s next.

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Weston Wedding

Wow, this is so cool! I've been a fan of BaseCS from the start, so seeing these two worlds so directly collide is super awesome! I'm glad to see Season 2 is coming, too! More things to add to my interview prep!

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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

But what about Tilde? Aren't you going to miss the Katz?

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Jamie Gaskins

You may not realize what this question implies, but I'll try to take a stab at it.

To second-guess someone else's career moves, especially that of someone you don't know, can be pretty gross. It implies that you think she should have made a different choice, whether that's what you intended or not. But you don't know about her career goals the way she does β€” they're her goals. And she doesn't owe any of us an explanation for why she made a particular move.

When it comes to your own employment, you should always do what's best for you, not the company you work for. You can count on the company doing the same β€” they'll always operate in their own interests. In this case, it appears the best option for her was this specific move. She's been collaborating with them already for the past 2 years, so she had more insight into the company than any of us do from the outside and obviously has more insight into what she wants than anyone else.

Given the quantity of second-guessing responses that Vaidehi receives on a regular basis, it's probably wise to keep this sort of thing to yourself.

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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ • Edited on

Yahuda Katz and Tilde from what I have seen on Twitter have been very supportive of Vaidehi. My post was tongue-in-cheek.

I'm from Canada and I am quick to apologize. I think if Vaidehi is offended by my post she is happy to tell me so and I'll apologize in kind. ✌

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Jamie Gaskins

The intent of your post isn't what's important. It's more about how it comes across. It didn't come across as tongue-in-cheek.

I think if Vaidehi is offended by my post she is happy to tell me so and I'll apologize in kind.

Not only are you deflecting the responsibility of what to do about offense you caused onto her, but your assumption is also wrong. I've already pointed out that she receives ignorant comments frequently. Do you really think she responds to each one telling them their comment bothers her? Who has that kind of time? Also, if their intent was to bother her, why should she validate that?

It seems you have a lot to learn about the experiences of a whole lot of people on social platforms.

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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ • Edited on

I am sorry I have offended you for possibly offending someone else on a social faux-pas which is the result of holding different ideologies that I may not be aware of.

I would ask that you apologize to me for calling me out publically instead of saving face by messaging me in private.

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Utkarsh Talwar

Jamie, please don't assume malice where there is none. You're not the authority on what something "comes across" as.

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Jamie Gaskins

please don't assume malice where there is none

The post to which you are replying literally points out that intent isn’t important. Please read up on intent vs impact.

You're not the authority on what something "comes across" as.

I’ve known Vaidehi for 5 years. In that time, she and I have personally discussed these sorts of things from reply guys quite a few times. I have more than enough insight to have responded the way I did.

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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

I already said sorry Jamie, can you please stop.

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Jamie Gaskins

That was a deflection, not an apology. Regardless, I wasn't addressing you.

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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Please stop, thank you.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

So glad to have you on board!!! 🎊🎊🎊

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Josh Yap

This is awesome! Congrats!

Just wanted to say thanks for putting out such amazing, high-quality content to help out newbies like me!

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Utkarsh Talwar

This is pretty great! Happy to see the DEV team growing with such fantastic people. πŸ˜ƒ

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Helen Anderson

Congratulations! That's great news!

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Piotr Murach

Congrats! ❀️ This is a great community to be part of!

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Gift Egwuenu

Congrats!

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Maniflames

This is very cool! Congrats πŸŽ‰

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Davide Pizzoli

So cool! Congrats

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⚑️Ren⚑️

YAY!!

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Fulton Browne

Welcome fellow Portland dweller!

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Devang Hingu

amazing keep it up...!!!

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michelemauro

Congratulations!

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Amara Graham

Congrats!!

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John Daniel

Hello Amara

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Nick Taylor

Looking forward to working together Vaidehi! 😺

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Vaibhav Khulbe

Congratulations Vaidehi! πŸŽ‰

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