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Hello, DEV!

Vaidehi Joshi
Writing words, writing code. Sometimes doing both at once.
・2 min read

Hello there! 👋 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 yourself—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! 😄

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Vaidehi Joshi Author

HAH 😂

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Jason C. McDonald

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? This is awesome!

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Paweł 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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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. 😃

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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 🎉

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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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Nick Taylor (he/him)

Looking forward to working together Vaidehi! 😺

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Vaibhav Khulbe

Congratulations Vaidehi! 🎉

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