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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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[Keynote] Everything We Forgot to Tell You About Forem

In this keynote for CodeLand 2021, I share as much information as I can about what we’ve been up to with Forem*. I try to assume that I need to catch you up on a few things.

Highlights include:

  • How is Forem related to DEV and CodeNewbie?
  • What use cases is Forem meant for?
  • How can you get involved, and how much does this relate to coding?
  • How can your organization make best use of Forem?

>> Download Slides Here

* As you'll discover in my talk, Forem is the open-source software the supports this very platform 🌱


About Ben Halpern

Ben is the creator of DEV and Forem and one of the founders of the Forem company alongside Jess Lee and Peter Kim Frank. He's an entrepreneurial Canadian who has made a career of building community-focused software.


This talk will be presented as part of CodeLand 2021 on September 24. After the talk is streamed as part of the conference, it will be added to this post as a recorded video.

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Ayu Adiati

And yes, I heard Ruby barked 😁

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fizzybuzzybeezy

I bet Ruby will bork for noms. Cute doggo!

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Luis Castillo

Really interest in FOREM I'm a new Dev and I will utilize more FOREM to get familiar.

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Christina

If you start using Forem or want to get started definitely check out forem.dev. A lot of us on the Forem team are there to help as well as a lot of community members who have already started using Forem :)

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Ben Halpern Author

Absolutely!

So much about working in software is understanding the boundaries, how to use vs develop yourself. Forem is a really interesting learning experience that can apply to everything you will wind up doing.

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Richard Dewey Hammers

Thank you for making such a great platform for us to use!

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Ben Halpern Author

Thank you for being here!

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Loreto Espiritu Torres • Edited on

@ben , Love hearing the intent behind Forem.

I’m intrigued, though, about the meaning of the logo. What’s the meaning behind all the characters (besides, making jt look like a face)?

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fizzybuzzybeezy

It almost looks like you could use the shapes to spell Forem. I wonder if that's it!

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Ben Halpern Author

Yeah, basically. We call the shapes that you can make of the sub-shapes a "pictogram", and the idea is that Forem can be re-shaped to make whatever you want of it.

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SUMIT KUMAR

I am waiting for talk 👨‍💻

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Ayu Adiati

Yes! It's here!

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Varghese Jose

Waiting for the Talk

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Ben Halpern Author

Same!

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fizzybuzzybeezy

Very cool tech! Thank you for your dedication to helping the dev community!

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Lee Wynne

Slides are amazing @ben - its shaping up to be a real game changer

❤️ forem