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Why are you attending CodeLand this year?

Hey there, CodeNewbie Community!

With CodeLand 2022 coming up NEXT week (June 16 & 17, 2022 โ€” right here on CodeNewbie Community), our team is curious to hear your "why" โ€” why are YOU attending CodeLand this year? Perhaps you have a specific goal and could use some extra motivation? Or maybe you're simply excited to connect with other early-career developers? Tell us in the comments below!


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Ayu Adiati

I had a great time attending CodeLand last year.
I connected with some early career devs and learned a lot from the speakers! ๐Ÿ’œ

I hope this year I will meet more early career devs and learn much more from the awesome talks! ๐Ÿคฉ
I also need some motivation boost which I believe I will get from attending CodeLand ๐Ÿ˜„

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Kat Fay

Hi Ayu, weird question but can I ask how you went about connecting with other dev learners at the conference last year? I'm new to coding and conferences this and would really love to build my community of other dev learners so we can encourage each other, but not quite sure how ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Also - thanks for sharing your posts and resources ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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Ayu Adiati

Hey Kat, thanks for reading my articles ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜„

How did I do that last year, exactly as what you do here! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Codenewbie will create threads before and more during the conference. We can drop comments and interact with each other, just like what we're doing right now ๐Ÿ˜Š

I still communicate with some other devs through comment in our posts and Twitter ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

You can always try to gather people to learn together. Maybe create a #discuss post here on CodeNewbie to throw the idea of learning together and goes from there ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Kat Fay

Hi Ayu, thanks for the reply and all the detailed advice, it's really appreciated and a #discuss post sounds like a great idea ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Oh, it's good to know I'm not totally off the mark here ๐Ÿคฃ That's nice you're in touch with other devs from here!

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Sarah Bartley

CodeLand always has lots of great talks. The talks on the program this year are going to be great and are going to be diving into important topics new developers will be interested in and dealing with as they continue coding. I am also excited to connect with other developers and see what other surprises CodeLand might have in store.

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Kat Fay

Hi Sarah ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ "Inclusive Web Development" looks interesting (actually all the topics do!). But as a newbie I think it would be good if I could learn inclusive and accessible practices early on - as an essential dev toolkit rather than an addon.

I would like to connect with other webdev learners too ๐Ÿ˜ƒ It looks like you're much more experienced than me, but let's encourage and follow each other on here and Twitter if you like!

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selver

I'm new both in coding and at CodeNewbie community. I'm attending to get to know more about everyone and the talks :)

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meddifera

Same! This will be my first online convention and I'm not really sure what to expect but I'm super excited!!

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Kat Fay

Me too! Not really sure how to go about it, but hoping to learn as I go and connect with others! What topics are you attending? And ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ from another regional Victorian (now living in Melbs) ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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meddifera

Hi! I haven't really checked the schedule yet and I'm only just starting to learn how to code, I'll attend whatever is relevant I guess.

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Kat Fay

I'm just checking out the schedule now, so I'll message you with my picks in case we can join in together ๐Ÿ™‚

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meddifera

Yes, thanks! I'll be on as much as I can to start with since I'm still not sure what's going on ๐Ÿ˜…

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Kat Fay

Okay so I'm thinking Inclusive Web Design Friday 4.21am

And 3.54am our time ๐Ÿ˜ฑ the Teaching through Code review one looks interesting.

I also like the sound of -

Building Your โ€œAccomplishment Journalโ€: the What, the Why, the How - Sat morn our time 6.22am

Accessibility is not a Mystery - Playing Live at 3:43 AM Fri & On Demand at 2:40 AM Saturday (but the times ๐Ÿ˜ฑ)

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meddifera

They all sound very beginner friendly. The timing is crazy though, I'll have to set my alarm. Do you know how do we join the talks?

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Kat Fay

I think it's on this link: community.codenewbie.org/codeland

And if you join the Discord you can chat, it's in a recent email

Yup, talk about an early alarm โ˜•๏ธ โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿซฃ

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meddifera

omg thanks for this. I didn't even know this is a thing!

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Kat Fay

haha me too tbh, i'm kinda just making it up as I go along ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Kithmini๐ŸŒธ • Edited on

This is my first time. I've heard that codeland is a such a great event.Therefore um so curious to see whats going on there.Thats why I'm participting as a newbie.๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ’œ

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Thomas Bnt

Youhouu ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿš€

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Nick Taylor

Pam from The Office saying Nice!

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alokikyadav

This is my first time attending CodeLand, I'm kind of excited and feeling like I'm a part of a community of like minded people and being a part of community keeps me motivated. Reading and listening others thoughts, journeys and experiences helps in keep moving forward, gives you different insight to learn and do things.
Looking forward to meet new friends, inspirations and Fun!! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

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Kat Fay

Love this, I feel the same reading other people's plans and progress - it really cheers and motivates me. Keep them coming ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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๐•๐•ฆ๐•๐•š๐•’ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

I am eager to learn from others and already last year there were many great speakers, talks I felt related to. CodeLand is the perfect event for early career developers (and more experienced ones) to see other perspectives, listen to other stories, learn from each other and connect <3

There are so many whys, it would be easier to ask why not!

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Alexander Bourlotos

I'm attending this year because I have broken into tech but only a little hap-hazardly. I have skills, but they're not refined, they have no focus and I need to direct my attention fully to an area that I'm interested in. I'm currently shifting from my current role to web development and maybe some web3. I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's stories and where they've come from in transitioning to tech!

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Matt Eves

Joined again this year as I really enjoyed the past 2 CodeLand's I've joined - came away really motivated each time. Arrived a bit late this time due to conflicting commitments so will need to catch up with the on-demand talks ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Ahamed • Edited on

This is my first time attending codeLand so far its pretty exiting and great topics. I have got to know new tools that I can try out and specially I was able to connect withmore developersโค๏ธ.
Exited !

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Bobby Trejo

I'm joining CodeLand this year because I heard great things about it on Twitter and now that I'm currently attending. I can see why it has such a postive following. I look forward to seeing how it is next year.

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Bobby Trejo

My Codeland would be similar to how it is now. Allowing many CodeNewbies or even curious people who are unsure of what coding is and want to learn more of what Software Development is to join. I would say the cherry on top would be to get some really high up CEO's or Technolgy Influencers to join and give insight on what they feel would be the best way to break into tech from their perspective.

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Dulya Perera • Edited on

Why ๐ŸŒˆCodeLand 2022

The world ๐ŸŒ I'm dealing with, is a lot different from other fields.
The technologies currently using would get changed rapidly๐Ÿ“ˆ like within one minute since the great developers found new things๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ.

๐ŸŒˆSo the CodeLand is one of the best place to share their๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป new experiments, findings and all. And I'm here to listen them๐Ÿ˜.

๐ŸŒˆAnd also it could be the best place/platform to get to know with career developers to hear their advices and team up with to design/develop an innovative ideas๐Ÿ’ก.

๐ŸŒˆAlso, this time CodeLand 2022 talk line up is more interested which makes me to participate๐Ÿ˜.

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Randy Macdonald

Even though I teach computer science at the high school level, I still consider myself a #codenewbie. ;-) Attending CodeLand is my attempt to push myself to learn more about coding and why you all love this field so much. :-)

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Carolyn

I'm a complete coding noob but from what I understand conferences are an important way for developers to learn new skills and connect with others. So this seemed like a great opportunity to start getting into the habit and meet others who are early on in their coding journeys!

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Maria Silva

I just started learning how to code a few months ago! I am attending the conference because the CodeNewbie podcast was the first coding podcast I started listening to and I found it so useful and it has kept me motivated to continue this coding journey. My favorite podcast was What are some common mistakes people make when learning to code with Ceora Ford.

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Hussain Codes

I'm an early-career software engineer and super stoked to be a part of this amazing conference! I want to hear from the people doing great work in the tech space, discover things I have never heard of before and make new friends!

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Rebecca Hockley

I'm a soon-to-be graduated Full Stack Dev so I'm hoping the talks will not only improve my knowledge, but inspire me too! Hoping to land my first job by the end of the year ๐Ÿ˜

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Congrats on your upcoming graduation! Can't think of a better reason to attend CodeLand!

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Nicholas Cruz

I am in my final year of my university and want to learn as much as possible and make the connections I can with others in the industry. This also seems to be a unique type of conference that caters the content to newer developers. That is greatly appreciated because it is difficult to find communities that are not inclusive of emerging developers. Lastly, I also appreciate the pay-what-you-want model allowing those on a limited income to attend without paying.

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LynnieB

I am new to Codeland. As a beginner, it can be daunting joining some conferences with more seasoned coders. This seemed to be "newbie friendly" and really looked like it would appeal to me as a new coder.

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Pablo Hernandez

To assist in my Journey of coding and software development. I am a bit older but truly love the community. I come from a healthcare field in which team work is the essence of success. I am looking forward to learn and assist in any and all aspects of this conference.

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Anya Brun

To soak up the knowledge of all the experienced and talented speakers presenting at the conference! Unfortunately, I could only attend today live, but Iโ€™ve learned so much already and am looking forward to watching the on-demand talks later.

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N3il Sentence

I've been building websites for a few years (still consider myself a junior level programmer), and I work for a local art school to establish a digital arts center. My main interest for attending here is that I've been interested in accessibility questions for a long time already and keep finding myself building websites that aren't very accessible. Pulling off responsive is something I already celebrate LOL but that's so not the end goal. Why do my websites not talk more or have buttons to optimize readability etc? It bothers me.

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N3il Sentence

I'll reply to myself as there's no edit option (...-button doesn't respond to my mouse clicks on Win10, Version 102.0.5005.115 (Official Build) (64-bit))

Another thing I'm interested in is ways to engage audiences without a strong STEM background or other "disabilities", kids, elderly, etc.

Basically though art and experimentation - getting people into a mindset of "I can break this can open and play with the settings and observe effects"... The environment of an art school allows me to take the technical aspect less seriously (good for impostor s.!) and focus more on the "let's mess around with it!"

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Amaraee

Well this is my first time attending Codeland as I just entered this amazing world of coding and I just wanted to attend an event where I could gain knowledge of good resources to help me in my journey.

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Mellykid

I found out about codeland not even 24 hrs before the event. I'm here because I want to connect with people and learn from people in the industry. My coding journey has been a lonely one and I wanted to be here for motivation to keep going. It has been a long process, but seeing people here with similar paths and interests, I feel like I'm not alone.

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Dallas Viars

I've really ramped up learning HTML/CSS/JS this year and an acquaintance posted about Codeland on a Discord server and it sounded great. There are so many great and varied subjects I feel they will help me grow as a developer and as a person.

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yt

I just graduated from a front end development intensive and am looking to see where I go can with my new skills! Starting uni as a computer major years ago but dropped out after getting discouraged. Excited to be back in the saddle and looking forward to CodeLand!

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Theba Gomez

Hi friends!! ๐ŸŒˆ Looking forward to my first time attending #codeLand2022 !!
I'd love to get to know more people in the community!! And you have such a great topics' agenda, so very interested in most of them ๐Ÿฅฐ
See U tomorrow! ๐Ÿฅณ

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Christine

Iโ€™m new to the world of coding, so it is cool that there is conference dedicated to that.

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Valeria Cerpa Salas

This is my first time attending. I have seen the videos from last year Codeland. I would like to learn more about the currently tech community and careers in tech as I am starting a career as a software engineer. I also would like to inspire from leaders in tech and professionals participating in the event.

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bkid00

I'm a new one to the community. So wanted to participate this exciting event

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Jim Tรถrnvall

Had fun last year, and this year its a nice break from work as a JR dev

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Leah Godfrey

I'm here to learn anything I can and connect with other early-career devs. I love hearing other devs' stories, and seeing all the cool things everyone is working on!

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Makondu

I want to connect with my fellow newbies and learn from the speakers and CodeLand in general because this is my first time attending this conference. Looking forward to it๐Ÿ˜.

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geoffkats-tech

Because of codeland i hv been able to understand what careers I should offer and take in the technology industry

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Elaine Aquino

To get to know and be friends with awesome people. :)

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Elaine Aquino

To meet new friends. :)

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infopro247

The podcast interested me.

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Varghese Jose

Last Year CodeLand is awesome.Learned lot from talks and networking with others.This year waiting for awesome talks

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Lorna

A mixture of learning through the talks and hopefully a bit of networking as well!

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Agung Sidharta So

The talk, the event, the discussion, looking forward to those and maybe on top of that, I'll get some prize.

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Nad

I'm attending this year because I attended in 2020 and 2021 and had a great time. The talks were all interesting and I learned a lot of new things. Looking forward to doing that again!

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FaruqJada

Honestly speaking, i am a newbie developer, just learning stuff. So, I was caught by the discussion that is for beginners.

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Alyssha

As a new early career dev I'm here to learn and absorb as much possible and am looking forward to meeting other devs! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Anja

I learned coding in 2021 and struggle with having a good network, motivation and confidence - Codeland sounds perfect to improve these things and getting a new perspective on things.

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alex-maldonado-soto

I think i can larn many things to improve as a programmer and web developer and i also think it will be a lot of fun

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timDeHof

I'm new both in coding and at CodeNewbie community. I'm attending to get to know more about everyone and the talks :)

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Denny Biasiolli

I'm really interested in a lot of talks this year, especially to "Next-Gen Inclusivity: How Gen Z Can Make Real Change in Tech" by Haimantika Mitra!

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cycool29

Just want to connect with other devs and learn stuffs from them! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Rohithaditya

To Get Energy Syrups[motivation] From the speakers, For my bright Future

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M.Fahad Imtiaz

to learn new things, polish myself and meet helping members.