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wangonya profile image Kinyanjui Wangonya ・1 min read

Hi guys. I'm currently working on a project idea targeting developers from my country, Kenya. I'll probably post it on #showdev when I'm done. Problem is, I won't be able to reach my target audience -- developers from my country.

If I were on twitter, I'd probably post it with #kenya #kot (kenyansontwitter) tags and It'd reach a few Kenyan developers and people who like the idea, then the word would spread.

So, just a thought, would it be possible to achieve the same result on dev.to? It would be nice if people could get follow suggestions of people from their own country so that they could connect and maybe share ideas on how to solve problems in their own locale, organise physical meetups, etc. Because people have their location info on their profiles, it would also be great if they would get posts tagged with #theircountry show up on their feed.

I don't know how viable this idea is. Would it cause any problems with the way dev.to currently works? Any ideas on how this could be achieved? I really wouldn't want to get back on twitter just for this.

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Allan N Jeremy

Hi Kinyanjui;

First of all

I am a Kenyan developer and you are the first or second Kenyan I've seen here.

On the idea

I think adding the location tag to dev.to would be a neat addition. Since dev.to went opensource, you can try contributing to the git repo and making a pull request if no one attends to it. @ben may consider this as an addition in future?

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Kinyanjui Wangonya Author

Hey Allan! Nice meeting you.

Yeah, I'll definitely look into contributing.

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Matheka Josef

Hello Kinyanjui, I'm Kenyan too. Looking forward for you contribution on the same

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Kinyanjui Wangonya Author

Nice to meet you Josef. Hope we can connect and do something useful

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Lewis kori

Did you implement this? I'm kenyan too.

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Kinyanjui Wangonya Author

Hey Lewis. No, I never got around to doing this.

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Lewis kori

Alright. In Case you have any open source projects and need contributors hit me up. Been reading your content. Good work. 👏