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Ben Halpern

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What are your favorite hobbies outside of code?

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Ayu Adiati

I love photography! Also bullet journaling & scrapbooking ๐Ÿ˜„

And watch comedy or horror (anything with supernatural/ghosts) movies or series! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Tyler V. (he/him)

What kind of photography do you enjoy most?

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Ayu Adiati

Nature & urban photography are what I enjoy most! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

If only I have the perfect lens, I bet I would enjoy macro the most ๐Ÿ˜

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Tyler V. (he/him)

Nice! I love urban photography but I just don't have the eye for it ๐Ÿ˜…

I would love to try macro, but I also want to pick up a wide angle lens to try astro and landscape as well! If only good glass wasn't quite so expensive ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

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Ayu Adiati

Right??? Lenses are as almost as expensive as buying the body! ๐Ÿ˜…

I was lucky enough that my brother wanted to buy new camera. So he gave me his Canon EOS 60D with various lenses (except for macro) ๐Ÿ˜„
A huge upgrade for my Panasonic Lumix g7 ๐Ÿ˜

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Tyler V. (he/him)

For real!

The high price makes it extra fun to do window shopping/daydreaming though ๐Ÿ˜œ

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Ayu Adiati

Haha... yeap!! :p

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Stephanie Back

I love baking delicious desserts, playing Tetris/video games, adventuring with D&D, spending time outdoors(hiking/camping), and connecting with others over coffee and pie. โ˜•๐Ÿฅง

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Aaron McCollum

I haven't camped in years but miss it a lot. And D&D! As I told Andy above you, I played my first game last year and loved it :)

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Stephanie Back

Congrats on playing your first session of D&D! It is truly addicting and I'm interested to hear more about it. What class did you play for your first character? :)
Also beware of the dice addiction! Haha

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Aaron McCollum • Edited on

Haha yeah. I played a moon elf mage named Aedan. I coded a basic web app to roll various types of dice because I couldnโ€™t decide what type of dice to buy hahaha

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Stephanie Back

That is so cool! A moon elf sounds amazing! I definitely fell into dice addiction because it was so difficult to choose just one set. Haha I have no regrets though because I can now put terrible rolling dice in "dice jail" until the next session. Kudos for making a basic web app for dice rolls! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Aaron McCollum

I do need to get some good dice though! Where is the place you like to buy yours?

It was a lot of fun. Might do a rouge nextโ€ฆdo you have a favorite class or character to play?

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Stephanie Back

I usually buy dice from a local comic book/gaming store but Etsy has some truly incredible dice too.

I typically play cleric or paladin. My current campaign character is a dragonborn paladin named Qadira. She's pretty awesome. :) I am hoping to play a rouge that is literally stinky but can't smell their own stink in my next campaign. Haha It will probably warrant disadvantage on every stealth roll but that's a risk I am willing to take. :D

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Aaron McCollum

Haha that sounds awesome! Props for the creativity there too. And thanks for the Etsy tip!

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Sarah Bartley

I do lots of crafting. I do lots of embroidery, cross stitch, and felt applique. I also do origami, beaded ornaments, and recently diamond painting. I just finished making a stocking kit for my best friend's new baby. The kit allowed me to make a stocking and a little ornament.

stocking with ballerina and a christmas tree. there's a cupcake ornament next to it

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John Stewart

My hobbies are gaming, Football(soccer), programming and i absolutely addicted to Pokemon Go :D

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Aaron McCollum

Same here! I'm a soccer/football fan and gaming as well. Who is your favorite team?

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John Stewart

I support my local team, Motherwell Football Club. Not the greatest on the eye but a great local professional football team. They heavily engage and help the local community. Even more in this terrible pandemic. Who do you support?

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Aaron McCollum • Edited on

Motherwell! They are still up in the Scottish premier league right? Iโ€™ve followed Dundee a little due to Ian Harkes playing there. He came from DC United my favorite club here in DC.

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John Stewart

Yeah still here 30 odd years. Skin of our teeth a few times, however we have had a good amount of moderate success in the last decade. For a club with the smallest budget in the league. Thats me always believing and routing for the underdog. Dundee UTD are similar to us always good games against them(especially 1991 cup final :P)similar sized clubs and good banter with fans and we both have a hate for the same enemy in the league :)

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Aaron McCollum

Enemies being the high spending Rangers and Celtic? Haha

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Novice

Listening to music all the time favorite! Other hobbies are- reading, dancing, singing.
In the last few years I've realized that I love to read, but I don't have much books haha.
Reading from a book is very different than reading online โค๏ธ
Also, I love to connect with people all over the world :D

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Luis Castillo

My Favorite hobbies baseball and listing to music.

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smallie๐Ÿ˜‡

I love reading novels.

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Jessie Rohrer

I am a fiber-crafter. I make yarn, and then make things with the yarn ;) I also enjoy car camping and hiking, and a sprinkling of video games.

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

๐Ÿงถ Fibre-crafters unite! I'm always excited to meet other spinners ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Jessie Rohrer

Awesome! I wasn't expecting to find another spinner at a tech conference ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Andy Rohde (he/him)

My hobbies are all over the place. Music, Golfing, D&D, Boardgames, Baking, and Reading.

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Aaron McCollum

Played my first D&D game last summer and absolutely loved it. I need to find a group of people to play again! I'm listening to a podcast called Dungeons and Daddies at the moment about 4 dads looking for their kids. Hilarious podcast.

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Tiffany (she/ela)

For me it's cooking and running mostly. I also love Animal Crossing, but don't have much free time for playing lately. I used to draw, but the lack of free time is not helpful as well.

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Jos O'shea (they/them)

bikepacking & riding bikes generally, photography, and enjoying music and film!

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Tyler V. (he/him)

What kind of photography do you enjoy most?

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Jos O'shea (they/them)

I typically shoot film with lo-fi cameras to document my bike trips! Heres a little bootstrap demo I did that has some of my film photography joshea.dev/bikepackingbootstrap/

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Tyler V. (he/him)

That's awesome!

I've never tried film - maybe some day if I feel adventurous ๐Ÿ˜…

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Jelena

My hobbies change quite often :D At the moment, it is learning Chinese language and learning and understanding Chinese culture and mentality since I am based in China.

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Tyler V. (he/him)

Shoutout to the "My hobby is finding new hobbies" crowd ๐Ÿฅณ

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Estelle Orr

knitting reading and gardening I love to bake also but I'm trying not to indulge too much

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Jonathan Yeong

I love climbing, and playing boardgames.

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Aaron McCollum

I enjoy watching soccer and playing video games!

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Khigha Ubisi

Thanks for the thread. I'm learning to play the guitar and unicycling. Not at the same time, mutually exclusively ๐Ÿ˜…. Outside of that I'll be reading, playing chesd or in front of my console.

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Jenny Nickell

I love pottery. It can be a tiny bit mathy like code. Plus it helps to get out of my head sometimes!

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\alexandrammr

Currently, learning Korean, such a good brain challenge to learn a language with a completely different character set โ˜บ๏ธ