Introduce yourself to the Hashnode community! 👋

Hey there! Thank you for being an important part of Hashnode. This post is all about introducing yourself to the fairly new and rapidly growing dev community. We love hearing stories of developers from around the world. So, tell us something about yourself, your interests, what you hope to accomplish in the future, etc.

PS: It’s absolutely OK to introduce yourself here even if you are an old member! 🍻

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Sandeep Panda's photo

Hi everybody!

I have a passion for learning programming concepts/tech/tools etc and explaining them to people in a concise manner.

Currently, my primary tech stack is MERN (Mongo, Express, React, Node), but I am always curious and love to learn something new everyday.

I like coffee and my fat bike. If you would like to know me (or Hashnode) better, ask me anything on this thread.

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Miami Larry's photo

Software Developer

Hey im larry,great platform you have here

UDOKAKU UGOCHUKWU's photo

Data Science & M.L Enthusiast ||| Avid Reader & learner ||| Music Lover || Python Developer Mentee @ SheCodesAfrica

Thank you for putting this together

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Hi, I’m Gergely, and I code for money.

OK, that totally sounded like an anonymous code-aholic introduction, so let’s start over.

I’m Gergely Polonkai: father, coder, maker, Linux user, and a child forever, from Hungary.

I code since the mid 90s. I used a lot of things from Commodore and a bunch of old IBM processors like the 8086, to high-end servers hosted both by myself and by different hosting companies. I coded in a lot of languages like BASIC, Pascal, Delphi (yeah, that’s Pascal, too, I know), C, TCL, Perl, PHP, Vala, Python, and a lot more.

Python and coding for the Web is my $job right now, even though about 5 years ago I was pretty sure I’ll never use Python. I help my company creating a good back end software so their business runs smooth and secure.

I use Linux since about 1997, and tried a lot of distributions since then, including Debian, Ubuntu and Gentoo. I also gave a shot to OpenBSD, and I do own a Windows computer, although I barely use it. Right now I’m on Fedora Linux (27 beta; I like living dangerously).

For editing my code, I use Emacs. I use it for 3 years now (before that I was a heavy ViM user), and I converted because of the awesome NyanMacs package (seriously). I happen to be the manager of the Emacs node, however rarely it is used.

I’m a big fan of the GNOME Desktop Environment (although not the typical fanboi; I know it has a lot of cons besides its pros). I use it since I know Linux, and I always get my hands dirty with the betas as soon as they are available.

I’m also a security enthusiast. I wouldn’t daresay I’m a pro at it, but I tend to find solutions whenever such problems arise. I’m a fan of secure coding, even if that makes code a bit less efficient. I’m eager to find solutions where security and convenience can go hand in hand (and trust me, it is damn hard).

I’m a road warrior. I use a 2-in-1 notebook that I can convert to a tablet in need, and I have my whole office in my backpack (including, but not limited to, a trackball and a keyboard). I like to work in the office as the atmosphere is awesome, but if I need a distraction free environment for some serious tasks, I go to a tea house, or stay at home in one of our empty rooms.

At home, I’m a father first. I have a 3 years old daughter and a 4 months old son. Being a role model is a hard job in itself, but I also try to keep the house in a good shape, building walls or fixing dripping taps if necessary. We also make a lot of stuff for ourselves, including toys and everyday objects if we can. One can even consider that my hobby.

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Introvert 😊 || Backend Developer 💻 || Technical Writer at Dev.to and Hashnode ✎ || Open Source Developer and Advocate ⬛

Really nice

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Fullstack Engineer & Talent Developer

Awesome

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Hello lovely people! :)

I am Fazle, Co-founder of Hashnode. I started my career as a front-end developer by learning necessary HTML, CSS, and JS. I used to design templates and sell them on freelancing websites along with Sandeep in early 2011, whose job was to make the templates dynamic. ;)

After graduating, I joined Capgemini and worked on Smart TV banking applications (Samsung TV's SDK in 2013 was a complete mess). In 2014, Sandeep and I left our companies to publish and teach developers online through SitePoint.com. We released a couple of books and made some quick money to survive!

What started as a simple development blog (htmlxprs.com) is now Hashnode. In late 2015, we raised money from Accel Partners and started working on the first prototype of Hashnode. It has been a great journey so far, and I am very proud of being a part of Hashnode.

Looking forward to reading your stories! :)

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Aina Oluwatimilehin's photo

SysAdmin | Linux tinkerer

This is awesome!!! Namaste

UDOKAKU UGOCHUKWU's photo

Data Science & M.L Enthusiast ||| Avid Reader & learner ||| Music Lover || Python Developer Mentee @ SheCodesAfrica

Kleo Petrov's photo

Hi all,

I'm Kliment (but everybody knows me as Kleo), a software developer working at Coherent Labs Endava.

One of the projects I've worked on was a graphical editor for creating interactive UIs, built using web technologies - HTML, CSS, JavaScript (now TypeScript) and C++.

I've been part of Hashnode from the early days when the site was still called devmag. What made me stay was the great community, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the ability to help others.

Thanks to Hashnode, I've found one of my previous jobs, moved to a new town, gave several talks and have been contacted by several companies, who found me on Hashnode.

I'm passionate about web development, JavaScript and its surrounding ecosystem. Lately, I've been working on several game projects, experimenting with Web Assembly and robotics and home automation using Arduino.

Aside from programming, I like to travel, play basketball and read books. Feel free to ask me a direct question or mail me.

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Nice meeting you

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Nice To Meet You To

Kashish Grover's photo

Hello everyone,

I am Kashish and I am a Software Engineer at Hashnode. This is my first real job, and I am working hard with the team to give you all a great app for your phones. That being said, I am also relatively new to the JS community and I absolutely love it here.

I started coding back in school in my 11th grade. C++ was my first language. I studied Information Technology in college and I got my first real web dev experience while interning at Shippable in 2016. It's been a great ride so far and I am excited for what's next.

I have been tinkering with tech since a very young age. In my free time, you may find me soldering broken electronics, playing my new drum kit, clicking photos, watching Netflix, or drinking beer.

Cheers 🍻

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Data scientist

Hi all ,I am raghu as Data scientist and new to this one.

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Hey Friends,

My name is Andrew. I graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Multimedia Design. I'm a UI Designer/Developer and illustrator, and I take everything very seriously all the time....

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Design

My educational background was largely in traditional design and art (drawing, painting, composition, etc.). I became interested in software design because, though I certainly value fine art, I also felt like I wanted to pursue aesthetics but in practical or 'commonly useful' ways. For me, UI Design ended up being a perfect blend of creative, and functional work.

UI Development

My interest in development grew from a personal belief that an understanding of how software was built was critical to my growth as a designer. I started with the top layers naturally: HTML, CSS - but gradually moved more and more into Javascript -> Modern JS Frameworks (Angular, React), and even some data systems like GraphQL.

Over time, I found myself 'designing' with code, and skipping all the graphical software unless it was absolutely necessary for something.

Becoming a huge Tool(er)

For whatever sick reason, I've also gotten really into tooling. Maybe this is because I recall the first encounter with "liveReload" back in the 00s blowing my mind. I get a real kick out of efficiency and streamlining build processes and trying to get computers to automate all the stupid annoying jobs I don't want to deal with (I gravitate toward games like Factorio for this reason, also).

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In the past couple roles, I have been in charge of developing and promoting design systems.

Designer or Developer? I walk the line

I have had the chance to work in Education, Healthcare, Games, and Financial software over the years. Each position tends to push me a little more in the design, or development direction, but I feel like I still walk the line between both disciplines professionally.

Illustration: a hustle in a sideways direction?

After about a decade of neglect, I returned to traditional Illustration , after taking part in Inktober 2016. I draw when I get a chance, and have been toying around with whether to not I want to turn illustration into part of my career.

I work remotely out of Austin Texas, and love it. However, (after Twitter's rapid decent into depressing madness...) I do miss chit chatting with folks in the industry, so feel free to say hello!

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~adc

Andre Crypto's photo

I`m good guy. Studying technology on the internet!

Nice to meet you!

Sandeep Panda's photo

Co-Founder, Hashnode

The best intro I have seen in a while! :D Welcome to Hashnode.

So, what are you working on today: hashnode.com/post/hey-peeps-its-monday-agai..?

Komeyl Mohebian's photo

Hi everyone 🖐️

I'm Komeyl, and I'm from Iran. I entered the dev world around 5 years ago by someone introducing me to web design, it was really fascinating for me back then learning to build web pages. I worked as a freelancer for most of the early years and not taking it very seriously but recently I got hired as a front-end developer in a startup company based in Tehran which I've been working for almost a year now. I started by core web technologies and kept at it until recently where we started using React Native in our company. I must say that I'm totally lovin react and hoping to upgrade myself on it. Besides work, I love traveling, bicycles, tv shows, movies and music. I'm fairly new to Hashnode, and I'm really enjoying the vibe here; hope to connect with more people.

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Hallo, Hello, Salut and こんにちは! Nice to meet you :)

My name is Marco. I am a young German B.Eng. Engineering Informatics software engineer working for Robert Bosch GmbH (CI and AS). My job involves creating task automation, developing tool-applications and working on eCommerce solutions for the Bosch Group. As a result, I have contact with many technologies, including HTML, CSS, JS, Java, C# and Rust.

Aside from my professional work, I love to do web development and tinker with my game project, though you will also see me post electronic engineering related stuff from time to time. I am especially excited about combining stuff I know, for example integrating Rust into websites using WASM or creating mobile apps with Cordova.

Whenever I am not working, I study for my M.Sc. Applied IT Security, enjoy flying (Cessna), watch Anime / read Manga (-> MAL) or party with friends. Also, I really love music and bands and the dark side of life, so if you go to Metal or Goth events, we might see each other :)

As for Hashnode, I joined in early 2016. At the time, I already had finished my first studies and worked for some time, however I was very ignorant about many programming principles and how to do things. On top of that, I was quite shy and had imposter syndrome, so writing freely was hard. Hashnode did not only help me with my social issue, but the community also taught me so many very important things, that I believe I wouldn't be the engineer I am today if not for Hashnode. I would never have been able to grow at such a speed, so THANK YOU A LOT! All of the Hashnode team and alumni, who created this platform and, of course, all of the community - the people I met in the past and all the new faces - for giving me fascinating input, correcting me, and working out problems with me. You all are very important to me and that's why I will always try to give back to you ;)

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Hello everyone, I am Desmond Obisi from Nigeria (not the fraud Nigeria you know, we are nice people between). I am a tech enthusiast and a beginner Frontend Developer. I am here to document my journey, inspire people like me and learn from the masters.

From all indications, joining hashnode is worth it! I am really excited about that.

PS: I love the sound of "Open Source", can someone take me down the ailes....

Siddarthan Sarumathi Pandian's photo

Hey Everyone,

My name is Siddarthan, a backend engineer who hopes to be full stack someday.

Building and designing APIs is my favorite thing to do and I currently write code predominantly in NodeJS and React.

My other areas of interest include cricket, politics and science fiction.

And lastly, I work at Hashnode. :)

James George's photo

Hey there people!

  • I'm James, CTO of Mad.Hacks which is basically a Student Dev Community aiming to assist students in their pathway to be industry ready.
  • Full Stack Engineer well versed with the MERN & MEVN stack.
  • OSS enthusiast

These are the actively maintained OSS projects by our community:-

  1. Mevn-CLI
  2. teachcode

GitHub Org

Be sure to check them out :)

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Hello world!! :),

  • I am Folajomi Shotunde from Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Project Management graduate and now a freelance student of programming :)
  • Need collaborative mentoring ( made that up in my mind)
  • My stack is React, Mongo, Postgres, express, node..., basically anything that helps me write good code ( is this good )

I have passion for learning new concepts everyday and learn in many different ways. I am very open to mentoring and collaboration

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Co-founder & CEO, Hashnode

Hi Folajomi Shotunde, welcome to the community. :)

He Li's photo

Hi guys,

I am girl who comes from China,I graduated from college last year and have been worked for 6 months after I graduated in a small company.I like learning new things.I am a front-end engineer, which is always around by HTML, CSS, JavaScript technologies and so on.I am enjoying diving computer science and some great thoughts.I think that concentrating on one thing for a long time is a cool thing, so I always choose some difficult things to learn and stick it out until I master it.Such as learning English(Still on the way).Also I like music especially singing it.

Milica Maksimović's photo

Editor in Chief @appsignal, former Community Manager @Hashnode

Nice to meet you He Li 🙌

Hope you'll have a lot of fun over here! I'd love to see some of your posts over here. You can share your knowledge and practice English that way 😀

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Hi everybody!

I am Stephen Emmanuel (aka Emmy Steven), I am a Software Engineer I essentially build web apps that help businesses solve the problem of making more money and/or save more money.

Currently, my primary tech stack is MERN (Mongo, Express, React, Node), but I am always curious and love to learn something new everyday.

For my side projects I use Flask and PostgreSQL and in my free time I write blog posts and do a lot of mentoring...

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Co-founder & CEO, Hashnode

Hi Emmy Steven, welcome to Hashnode. :)

Nana Adjei Manu's photo

Hi Guys, I'm Nana from Ghana, I am a full-stack developer. I have a great passion for learning new stuff and tools. I have failed at starting my own startup after so many tries. lol. I am currently employed as a front-end developer. I love Ruby and Javascript. I am very fond of Rails and React but these days i am writing so much Node and Express apis. I have been able to build juniorjobs.site mainly because finding a junior role as a developer is hard, so I intend to crowdsource information about such roles. You can add a junior role is you find any.

Outside of work, I like playing basketball and having long challenging debates about almost everything. I am very happy to be here and I hope to learn so much from the community. I would really like to learn how to write technical articles though.

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Full Stack Software Developer at a confidential company.

Your name rhymes with your country. Nice! :)

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Hello!

My name is Adam Listek and I've been a web developer for roughly 15 years. I run a small business, listekconsulting.com, doing web development and I also work for Illinois State University, currently as an Applications Analyst (though I was a Systems Administrator for many years).

I've been a part of Hashnode for quite some time now, from early on (I believe right after it was renamed from Devmag) and found it to be a pretty awesome community.

A lot of my development is for custom Wordpress sites, but I've dabbled in a lot of areas. I run my servers on DigitalOcean and automate via Ansible.

I am also doing a podcast called Bit v. Byte at bitvbyte.com about web development and small business as short 15 min. episodes. Looking forward to branching out into creating a lot more content in the future.

I have four kids and split my time between Illinois and California, two vastly different states so you can say I am a bit busy.

I have been very fortunate to be a part of the community here and looking forward to spending even more time as it allows. Thanks!

-Adam

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Full Stack Dev at Agentdesks | Ex Hashnode | Ex Shippable | Ex Altair Engineering

Very curious about how you commute often b/w Cali and Illinois, Adam. :) I got to visit Chicago once and wanted to take the Southwest Chief to LA, but the time wasn't on my side.

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Owner and web developer at listekconsulting.com and weekly podcaster at bitvbyte.com

Monthly I take United (since it has the most regional flights and I need to get to upper northern Cali). Basically O'Hare to San Fran and then a hop up to Redding. I personally live in Bloomington/Normal about 2 hours south of Chicago. It's a hike, but well worth it!

-Adam

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Hi everyone!

My name is Phil and I am a developer evangelist at Twilio based in Melbourne, Australia though I'm originally from the UK.

I mainly work with JavaScript (Node.js or web) and Ruby and love to build things, learn from them and teach anything I find along the way that I think might be useful.

I blog on my own site philna.sh (check out that URL 😉) and on the Twilio blog but you'll find that posts from both have started to appear on my Hashnode Devblog so you can follow them there.

Most of my code I write goes straight to GitHub, which is where you can see example apps and open source projects that I've released.

As a developer evangelist I have the fortune to spend time supporting my local developer communities, speaking at meetups and conferences and helping out on Stack Overflow. If you're ever at developer events in Australia I hope to meet you at some point!

I look forward to following and learning from this community as well as sharing my own blog posts. Hello! 👋

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Co-founder & CEO, Hashnode

Hey Phil, good to see you on Hashnode. :) Looking forward to seeing more posts from you and Twilio on Hashnode.

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Hi everyone, I'm Quincy. I'm a teacher at freeCodeCamp.org. I first heard of Hashnode back in 2017, and did an AMA here.

I am blown away by the quality of Fazle and Sandeep's engineering skills and design work, and the caliber of articles and discussions shared by the community.

I have been spending more time here in the past weeks, and appreciating the small refinements they've introduced to the platform over the years.

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Co-Founder, Hashnode

Thanks for the nice words, Quincy. :)

We love ❤️ freeCodeCamp and its mission. Glad to have you here on Hashnode. I am sure our community members will benefit a lot from your expertise and knowledge.

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Hello World..!! Anthony Praveen Thilak here, hashnode was introduced to me by Sivasankaramalan Gunasekarasivam last week. Seems to be a facinating platform to keep track of your learning efforts, i used to do this using several other applications but this seems cool...!!

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Co-founder & CEO, Hashnode

Hi Anthony Praveen Thilak, welcome to the community.

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Hello hashnoders.

I'm Anton and I live in Russia in a relatively small city called "Yoshkar-Ola".

I'm interested in learning foreign languages. So far successfully I have only learned one foreign language: English. I'm proud to say that I learned it almost entirely by myself. Which in a sense a weird statement. Because I kinda had help from all the books that I read. Books don't write themselves you know.

I'm a recent Manjaro user. Before that I've been using Ubuntu and Ubuntu like distributions. Before Manjaro though I tried Antergos which was really hard and I had to give that up because of some unsolvable bugs.

Now, I really enjoy Manjaro.

Currently, I'm growing more and more on the command line. It's one of my goals to become a master of Bash : )

Also currently I'm learning Elm, Elixir and Haskell and a fan of functional programming.

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Co-founder & CEO, Hashnode

Welcome to Hashnode, Anton Rich. 🎉

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Hi everyone,

I am Pierre from France 🇫🇷. I've been, professionally, in the dev world for the past 4 years and last July I quit my job to go the indie hacker way 🛠.

Since then I co-launched PricingBot.co, a price monitoring tool aimed at SMB. We've just had our first paying customers last month and it feels good 💵😊. I love building things and learning new things, starting your own thing is IMHO one of the best ways to do both.

I've also begun to write some post about tech, particularly GIT 🐙 and Python 🐍.

In my last job, I did a lot of geographical data 🌍 manipulation in Python and I'll probably write about it soon.

I also plan to release my first ebook this year.

Aside from programming, I really love pizzas, Paris, and soccer.

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Co-Founder, Hashnode

PricingBot looks awesome Pierre! Thanks for introducing yourself.

Milica Maksimović's photo

Editor in Chief @appsignal, former Community Manager @Hashnode

Nice to meet you Pierre, welcome to Hashnode 🙌

Can we expect to see your blog posts over here? 😀

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Hi everyone. I am happy to be here.

My name is Bernardo from Colombia.

I am a Computer Engineer with 3 years of experience in Software Engineering, Django web framework, and distributed systems.

I have worked in Information Technology with a professional development oriented to the computer networks topics (data networks, telematics services, and Application Support) and sys-admin Linux-based servers to applications deployment.

Three years ago, I did want turn around to my professional profile and begin to learn and make things in the web development field, and were of this way like I arrived in Python and Django web framework, this language and their technology ecosystem are exciting for me

Currently, I am working like DevOps development role on PossibilIT BV a company based in Utrecht, Netherlands. My tasks are manage the building, deployment, and operation as a continuous automated workflow service allowing the software delivery in different environments, making use of container and orchestration services technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes to deploy the applications on cloud platforms like Google Cloud and Azure DevOps.

Candidate for the Master's degree in Engineering from EAFIT University. I am finishing my graduation project which is related to the use of Data science on agriculture, more precisely in banana crops, taking as reference input variables like precipitations, phreatic level, luminosity, temperature, speed, and wind velocity, with the order to analyze and predict how to these input variables on banana crops lots impact in the of banana clusters/bunch weight resultant. My research interests are data science, distributed systems, and e-Health.

I think that the first step to grow: Surround me of people of want the same than me, even that they may be better than me, and I think so that HashNode is one of the places suited for it.

I appreciate highly this opportunity to be here and learn of the community.

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Co-founder & CEO, Hashnode

Welcome to Hashnode Bernardo Augusto Garcia. We are glad you joined. :)

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Thank you @fazlerocks I am happy to be here.

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Hi everybody!

Nice to meet you, guys. I'm very happy to join hashnode. I'm 19 Years old and I'm learning to be a web developer in the future !!!

Milica Maksimović's photo

Editor in Chief @appsignal, former Community Manager @Hashnode

Lmint nice to meet you 👋

What are you currently learning about?

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Web Developer

Milica Maksimović Nice to meet you too 😄 I learned basic about JavaScript. But now, I don't know what I should learn next... I really want to improve my JavaScript Skills to write the best practice codes.

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Hi, I'm Rohit, a second-year Computer Engineering student from Pune, India.

I believe in learning by yourself from the Internet and not from attending boring lectures in college! With that mantra, I've managed to learn a lot in the past couple of years. However, I primarily like to work with Java and sometimes Python and I'm also developing an interest in C++.

I reckoned that a better way to introduce myself would be through my work. So here are a couple of projects that I've done in the past half year.

Ballad, a simple text editor:

Bookworm, a quite sophisticated library management system, which is powered by a REST API:

And my latest one, which is currently under development, RESTaurant, a native REST API client:

That's it! Ballad and RESTaurant are available on my GitHub and I'm planning to make Bookworm commercial.

Thanks for reading! Would love some comments from you.

Cheers! Have a good one. :)

PS: To the Hashnode team, 10/10 for the website's UI. Really, really well done. I have an eye for good design and this is just satisfying!

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Javascript Developer

I would love to have a dish in your RESTaurant. Nice work.

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Hi I am Abishek Shivan from India... I am a UI UX Designer. One day I will be CEO for my own company... I am pushing my limits so hard for that thing...

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Hi everyone!

I'm Faith, recently graduated and working with a digital health company as a junior software engineer. Software development is an amazing field and so far loving it despite all the long working hours.

I'm mainly developing Django web applications with python being my primary coding language. I love learning new technologies. Hope I will get some great recommendations on where to start here.

When I'm not coding, am either bonding with family or having drinks with friends.

Thrilled to be here!

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Co-founder & CEO, Hashnode

Welcome to Hashnode, Faith!

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Greetings ladies, and gentlemen; boys, and girls! It's always fun to come across personal tidbits of Hashnoders. :)

Alright let's do this! Here goes mine.

👶

I have always been in love with computers. Right from the time, I first saw one in 3rd grade, and fiddled with the programming language, LOGO. But what drew me to computers were those then popular (DOS) games — Dangerous Dave, Bumpy's Arcade Fantasy, Sky Roads, Galactica, SpeedKar

We had a course on BASIC, back in 7th grade. My dad enrolled me in a C++ course to help me avoid an uneventful summer (read: a summer filled with video games); this was around 2002, if I recollect it right!

👨‍🎓

Fast forward almost a decade, and I am at a University; which had a high emphasis on student freedom, and their all round development... which was quite different from your traditional Indian University education.

This meant that the curriculum for the first two years was almost the same irrespective of your chosen major — Programming & Algorithm Design Fundamentals, Basic Electrical Engineering, Intros to the aspects in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering; through various courses!

Also the fact that you were free to choose any elective (from any major) you want meant a lot of Computer Science, and some Math electives for me. My favourite electives to date — Graph Theory; Multimedia Computing; Internetworking Technologies.

I graduated with a dual honours degree — Bachelors in Pharmacy; and a Master of Science in Biological Sciences; but my resume had no dearth of Comp. Sci. projects — from hobby DHCP servers in Java to data analysis computational bio. desktop software in Python! :)

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A bit of this, and a bit of that ... I ended up at Hashnode where I worked for about a year, as a Developer Evangelist, and a Software Engineer.

Hands down Hashnode was the best of all the places I have worked at. While most of it is attributable to the awesome work culture; the best part of working at Hashnode meant a lot of community engagement ... from influencers to chaps who were conduits of inspiration in various ways — by having passionate drive to learn, and teach; by being unapologetically compassionate.

These days, I lead a team of engineers where we build e-Governance applications; a.k.a. Software for Governments!

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I love playing computer games! In fact, I am a huge proponent of the perspective that the field of computer gaming has become mature enough to stand as an art form that has lasting cognitive effects; right alongside its siblings — books, movies, and music!

Following is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite indie games, CaveStory+.

There remains a very delicate balance in this world, between those who create and those who will experience the creations of others. I can't say that I wasn't aware of this. However, I had never experienced it. Now, thanks to you, I finally have.

As long as the there is someone who will appreciate the work involved in creation, the effort is time well spent. To this end, I will continue to create for as long as I can.

— Hermit Gunsmith; Creator of Polar Star, and Spur

You might also enjoy Jane McGonagall's work on increasing awareness of the benefits of this "modern" art form!

Game designers are obsessed with emotion. How do we create the emotions that we want gamers to feel, and how can we really make it this intense, emotional experience?

— Jane McGonigal

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Hi everybody!

  • I am Arpit and I run a weekly newsletter on Language Internals, System Design, and Algorithms.
  • I also run a community Duggup where people can write engineering articles
  • I maintain my blog at arpitbhayani.me where you could find my rants, my tech blogs, and books I have been reading lately.
  • I am working as a Principal Engineer at Unacademy and have previously worked at Amazon and Practo

I feel coding just enables us to translate our thoughts into a language that machine understands and hence I love to dive deep into Computer Science research and fields like Cellular Automata, Distributed Systems, Steganography.

Some of my most famous blogs are

I post an engineering article every week so follow me to get regular updates.

Keep exploring!

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Co-founder & CEO, Hashnode

Hi Arpit Bhayani, nice to meet you. Looking forward to seeing you more on Hashnode. :)

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Developer Advocate at Hashnode

We're super excited to have you here Arpit Bhayani. Welcome!

Bolaji Ayodeji's photo

Hello there! I'm Bolaji Ayodeji. ⚡ I'm passionate about developing and designing JAMstack applications with #a11y and #m11y

Milica Maksimović's photo

Editor in Chief @appsignal, former Community Manager @Hashnode

Welcome to Hashnode Bolaji Ayodeji! Hope you'll share some of your tips with us over here :)

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Developer Advocate at Hashnode

Yes sure. Thank you!

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Hi everybody!

  • I am Guido, known as Guy.
  • Currently know 3 languages, these languages are not mastered but soon will be!
Milica Maksimović's photo

Editor in Chief @appsignal, former Community Manager @Hashnode

Nice to have you Guido Francis! Hope you'll teach us more about all the languages you know 🙌

Rattanak Chea's photo

Hi everybody, I am new to Hashnode. I have been a developer for 4 years and writing a technical blog on different platforms. I am eager to join Hashnode and learn more about the platform, more importantly growing professional networking with you all.

Sandeep Panda's photo

Co-Founder, Hashnode

Welcome to Hashnode Rattanak. Looking forward to interacting with you. :)

Davey Jacobson's photo

Hi everyone--

My name's Davey and I am the web dev and sys. admin for one of the Team USA Olympic sports where oversee 13 websites. Prior to that I was a freelance IT guy just fixing computers out of a garage.

I first started coding when I was 15 but have been playing with computers since forever. I remember learning DOS on my dad's old IBM just because I wanted to play the golf game he had installed.

My dev-environment-vices are usually...

I'm always on the lookout for a solid, lightweight framework that lives by the credo, "Less is more." It's those frameworks that ultimately shape my thought process when writing any/all lines of code.

When I'm not coding you can almost always find me engulfed in my other passion: Rugby🏉. Yes, I am an American and I refuse to watch the NFL and (pretty much) any/all American sports. They are just too boring for me.

My sport interests are found overseas, mainly...

If anyone has any questions or needs any advice on things, please feel free to ask. I'll always make it a point to help anyone in anyway that I can.

Cheers🍻

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Co-founder & CEO, Hashnode

Welcome to Hashnode Davey Jacobson 🎉

Ju Chun Ko's photo

Hi all,

I'm JC from Taiwan. An assistant professor teaching Interaction Design in Taipei University of Technology, where we train design school student to learn how to code and make creative things with SW/HW dev skills and VR/AR/AI & Blockchain technology.

I co-founded two company - Linkwish: the first LBS mobile app company in Taiwan; LUNA: a spherical 360 camera crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo which funded over $350K, won RedDot Design Award and was invested by HTC VIVE investment.

I'm also the first participant from Taiwan to get into Singularity University in 2014, where the first time I'd learn about BitCoin (only bought one :P ) and write my first line of DeepLearning ML code.

Now I'm in deep love with Ethereum tech and smart contract thing, and just launch my first experiment ILO (Initial Lottery Offering :P). Passionating to learn Solidity and Smart Contract, which led me to this place. Love Sandeep Panda 's in-progress book. Like this platform. Really looking forward to learn a lot from you guys.

Peace.

JC KO @ Taipei

Jayme Edwards's photo

Hi I'm Jayme, and I've been developing software for 21 years.

I spent the first decade of my career as an employee, and the second decade in consulting.

Over that time I learned some hard lessons through many mistakes I made. These led me to realize software development is more about people than technology.

I created a YouTube channel 7 months ago to help budding devs, and industry veterans, have a healthier and more sustainable career.

You can visit the channel here: youtube.com/c/JaymeEdwardsMedia

I'm sharing everything I've learned (good and bad) to try and improve the way we can all work together.

Thanks for having me in this wonderful community! I look forward to learning from and helping all of you.

Sahil Satishkumar's photo

I don't live here, but i do visit often.

I listen to your podcast on SoundCloud!

Jayme Edwards's photo

After 20 years of working with 30+ companies, I'm sharing the healthy ways I learned to develop software. 🍃 💻

Thanks for your support Sahil, hope it's helpful to you :)

Oluwole Eesuola's photo

Hello world!

I'm Eesuola oluwole from Nigeria, a computer science graduate, web developer and a programmer. I love learning more on tech, so I'm looking forward to learn more from this platform

Noelle Anderson's photo

Hi all! My name is Noelle, and in my normal life I'm an Arts Administrator and performer for a resident theater company. But I'm unofficially the CTO, IT head, and general "can you figure out this technology thingy?" person.

I'm a lifelong learner - I'm a self-taught Wordpress & Front end Developer, and I'm working my way through the magic of the backend and mobile development. I've built sites for friends and family, but my dream is an app that helps people manage their money when you live paycheck to paycheck.

I'm working my way through Harvard's CS50 Intro to Computer Science course during this lockdown, and it's the most I've learned in a while! I also picked up a book from Amazon called "The Secret Life of Programming." Anyone that wants a deeper understanding of the tools we use to build amazing things should definitely check it out.

Anyway, I'm glad to be here. This spot has really good vibes.

Lars Wächter's photo

Hello there!

My name is Lars. I'm a 22 years software developer from Germany. Currently I'm studying computer science and I work as web developer for a tourism company since the last three years.

I started coding ~6 years ago back in school. Most of the time I deal with web technologies like Node.js or React. Besides writing code, I like doing sports and hanging out with friends.

I'm glad to be here :)

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Co-founder & CEO, Hashnode

Hey Lars Wächter,

Nice to meet you. Welcome to Hashnode. :)

Chinedu's photo

Hi everyone,

I am Chinedu. I learned about Hashnode from a tweet by Bolaji, since I have always wanted to be part of a developer community to help add to the interest I have in programming, I decided to join Hashnode and I am happy I did :). I am a lover of Football, video games, books, and philosophy. I took an interest in programming in my finals in the University this year. Currently learning java. I hope to someday really hone my programming skills and help provide solutions to problems :).

Looking forward to learning from everyone!

Mayank Khanna's photo

Hello Everyone,

  • I am Mayank Khanna and I am an Undergraduate Software Developer with experience in Software Development and Project handling.
  • I joined my first internship in May 2019, and have been working on Voice Apps and Mobile Apps since then.
  • I can build a chatbot or Voice App for Alexa or Actions on Google from Scratch.

I am an experienced JS (Typescript preferably) developer and use it in every development phase I can. I have a great love for Open Source and Collaborating with Developers to make something Awesome.

I am always open to ideas and love to try out new things. If you ever want to have a discussion or collaborate over an idea, just ping me or meet me over a coffee.

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Co-founder & CEO, Hashnode

Hi Mayank Khanna, nice to meet you. Welcome to the developers' community.

Omprakash Sridharan's photo

Hello everyone, am a Software Engineer at PayPal and a computer science enthusiast. Trying my best to learn new things everyday.

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Co-founder & CEO, Hashnode

Hi Omprakash Sridharan, welcome to Hashnode. :)

Eric O. Jonathan's photo

Hi everyone! Glad to be in this community where we're bound together in the similarity that our lives, whether it's our jobs or passion, evolves around technology!

Le me introduce myself. My name is Eric O. Jonathan. I am from Indonesia and went to the university in Hawaii, USA at Hawaii Pacific University. My relevant degree to the IT field is my master in Information Systems. Meanwhile, I'm already been back to Indonesia for about 14 years now and been working in various industries and in various IT roles from being a computer support specialist, assistant manager, IT Coordinator, Project Consultant, Lead Software Developer, DevOps leader, and now a Full Stack Developer.

I have been interested in how technologies, specifically software, work since I was a kid and an outsider looking inwards to this type of profession in amazement as how software brought to life the technologies that we use everyday! To fast forward to today where I am in the inside looking at the mess that I'm in dealing with developing software, from patching someone else's work (my current day job) to creating a mess of my own (side projects).

One thing I learnt in the software development practice, is that there's no perfect code! A perfect code now is obsolete in a few years time at most (unless your code is COBOL, then yours will last for ETERNITY). Meanwhile, for mere mortal like me, I just am contented with the ones I'm dealing with. However, that doesn't mean we should write spaghetti code. My motto is to follow the best practices of the day, and get the job done first. For the rest, I guess I just need to debug them as they come.

I'm looking forward to write more blogs and maybe share a story or two. So please check them out when you have a chance! Thanks.

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Co-founder & CEO, Hashnode

Hi Eric O. Jonathan, nice to meet you. Welcome to the community. :)

Rahul Jain's photo

My name is Rahul Jain. Loves to read, & write about the latest technology trends, SEO, sports, and travel. I have over 1 year of experience working in digital marketing. Currently, I work as Digital Marketing Specialist at LambdaTest, improving the website to rank higher on Google SERP by using advanced analytical tools & strategies, expanding the DA of the website by providing backlinks to referral domains with higher DA, and driving traffic through various social media communities.

Previously, I was SEO Executive at HTL Infotech, where I developed a thorough understanding of white hat as well as black hat SEO practices. I also handled PR for the website that helped to educate me about the market on long-term internet trends.

Milica Maksimović's photo

Editor in Chief @appsignal, former Community Manager @Hashnode

Hey Rahul Jain, welcome to Hashnode.

Please check out our FAQs - we're a dev community. Hope we'll help you learn a lot about programming in the coming days :)

Oliver Earl's photo

Hi! I'm Oliver, a postgraduate CS student in the UK. I mostly work with full-stack (Laravel, Vue.js) stuff. Not going to bore you all too much about what I do, just want to introduce myself!

I'm hoping to write a lot more here on Hashnode and I'm looking forward to joining in with all of the discussions.

p.s. I'm one of the mods over on CodeCareer.io (cc Benjamin N. Spak) so you should join us there!

Milica Maksimović's photo

Editor in Chief @appsignal, former Community Manager @Hashnode

Welcome to Hashnode Oliver Earl nice to meet you! Looking forward to reading your posts over here! Hope CodeCareer.io will grow fast!

Kurt Lourens's photo

Hi 👋

I'm a Software Engineer in South Africa 🌍. I love making awesome front-ends with React, Angular or pure JavaScript, and blazing fast back-ends with C# dotnet core. I have too many side projects for my sanity, love to learn as much as I can and try to live on the bleeding edge of tech 😎.

I look forward to talking to you all 😁

Sandeep Panda's photo

Co-Founder, Hashnode

Welcome to Hashnode, Kurt!

Kevin Pliester's photo

I am Kevin, happily married and permanently employed. At the same time I am still a little independent, but also not really, because the independence became too much for me.

I mainly work with PHP and WordPress. I've been writing PHP since about 2008 and WordPress since 2011, so if you have any questions about WordPress, just write me.

In my spare time I work on Helpful, the WordPress plugin and browse the internet.

Otherwise I like to play PC games. I found Hashnode when I saw an advertisement on Twitter. I can hardly speak English at all, but I can read and understand it perfectly. Writing is also a bit difficult for me, so I have the texts translated with deepl. I love the tool.

Milica Maksimović's photo

Editor in Chief @appsignal, former Community Manager @Hashnode

Herzlich willkommen to Hashnode Kevin Pliester! Nice to meet you 🙌

Your translation tool works great, no worries! Which PC games do you play?

Kevin Pliester's photo

Milica Maksimović Currently Assassins Creed Odyssey for the second time. Otherwise Diablo, Sims 4 and also Anno. Sometimes it's Doom too. I'm quite open. :D

Jacob Cavazos (Jake)'s photo

Hello Hashnode users!

I am Jake from Texas. I am a long time Linux nerd but I didn't start really learning how to program until a little bit over a year ago. I have more of an operations bent and gravitate towards DevOps type work but I also have a love for all things design related including Front End. I went to two different bootcamps last year; JavaScript web application development and a DevOps CI/CD bootcamp right after that which led to some short term work opportunities.

The gig I enjoyed the most was working on Pivotal's PEZ Portal client on a team with two other DevOps consultants which we built with React/Redux and Node. It was a lot of fun and I got to finally see the West coast which was a perk for me. I have been working with Gatsby recently and I am starting to really enjoy it and I recently had two pull requests merged which makes me a part of the Gatsby organization on GitHub as a maintainer. Other than that I am about to take the exam for AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate level in about a week and then I am going to being applying to full time permanent positions so if any has any tips on that I would be very appreciative.

Well, that's about it so I hope to interact with you the community on here to meet other developers and definitely learn a few things from those who are probably much more experienced than I am.

Cheers!

Sandeep Panda's photo

Co-Founder, Hashnode

Welcome to Hashnode Jacob! :)

Santosh G's photo

Hi Hashnode Community! Finally a social media for developers! Hurray! I always wanted to meet new developers, look how do they work, and do some projects with people around the world. At first, Hashnode seemed like just another social network site for me. But what makes Hashnode different from other social network is that it caters to the niche market of developers. So I can make posts of programming, and people would find it relatable here (which you cannot do in Facebook or Instagram). I also look forward to doing projects with people here and contributing to their projects.

Sandeep Panda's photo

Co-Founder, Hashnode

Welcome to Hashnode Santosh! Glad to have you here. :)

Noah Heck's photo

Hey everyone!

I'm Noah, currently the Director of Development for a company creating an electronic medical record for behavioral health providers. I run the Idaho-PHP user group in Boise, and I like to volunteer with our local schools and colleges to help teach young people technical-type things.

Though I'm not a fitness bro, I try to make it to the gym 5 times a week, and I drink enough coffee for me and the dog. My favorite thing to do is to alternate weekends between hanging out at home on the weekend with my wife and kids, and going out and finding fun things to do with them.

Milica Maksimović's photo

Editor in Chief @appsignal, former Community Manager @Hashnode

Hey Noah Heck, welcome to Hashnode! Here's some nice Arabica blend for you ☕

Noah Heck's photo

Solving problems

Thanks Milica Maksimović! That's good stuff!

Rohan Bhardwaj's photo

Hi, I am Rohan from Himachal Pradesh, India. I am currently living in Bengaluru and working as a Software Engineer in a startup. I started this job around 6 months ago. My interest in computers started when I was in 10th standard when I started learning java. Then in higher classes studied c++. Then I took admission on Delhi University and did graduation in CS. Then somewhat lost my interest in CS because of lack of motivation as I was not clear what I wanted to do. Then after graduation, I spent one year figuring out what I want to do in life and found my long lost love for CS. I started focusing on getting a job and found that in web development, I can have many opportunities. So I started Javascript, revised all things related to web development ie HTML, CSS etc. Then jumped into frameworks like Angular and started understanding the concepts. After 2 months of learning and job search, I got a job at a startup as a trainee. 3 months into it I got my first promotion and now I am a software engineer. I am currently working on aws lambda, serverless framework and a lot of interesting stuff.

Apart from the above stuff, my hobbies are singing, exploring new things, reading etc. As I am from the Himalayan region of India, I love trekking and travelling.

Milica Maksimović's photo

Editor in Chief @appsignal, former Community Manager @Hashnode

Nice to meet you Rohan Bhardwaj 🙌 Hope you'll find content on Hashnode useful in your work!