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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 β€” right here on CodeNewbie Community), our team is curious to hear your "why" β€” 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! πŸ’œ

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

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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 πŸ˜ƒ Also - thanks for sharing your posts and resources πŸ™πŸ»

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Ayu Adiati

Hey Kat, thanks for reading my articles πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜„

How did I do that last year, exactly as what you do here! πŸ˜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 😊

I still communicate with some other devs through comment in our posts and Twitter πŸ˜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 😊

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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 πŸ™πŸ» πŸ˜ƒ Oh, it's good to know I'm not totally off the mark here 🀣 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 πŸ‘‹πŸΌ "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 πŸ˜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 πŸ‘‹πŸΌ from another regional Victorian (now living in Melbs) πŸ˜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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ˜…

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Kat Fay

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

And 3.54am our time 😱 the Teaching through Code review one looks interesting.

I also like the sound of -

Building Your β€œAccomplishment Journal”: 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 😱)

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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 β˜•οΈ β˜•οΈ 🫣

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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 πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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Kithmini🌸 • 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.πŸ™ŠπŸ’œ

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Thomas Bnt

Youhouu πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸš€

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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!! 🀩🀩🀩

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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 πŸ˜ƒ

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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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π•π•¦π•π•šπ•’ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

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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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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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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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 😊

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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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Dulya Perera • Edited on

Why 🌈CodeLand 2022

The world 🌏 I'm dealing with, is a lot different from other fields.
The technologies currently using would get changed rapidlyπŸ“ˆ like within one minute since the great developers found new thingsπŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬.

🌈So the CodeLand is one of the best place to share theirπŸ‘©β€πŸ’» new experiments, findings and all. And I'm here to listen them😁.

🌈And 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 ideasπŸ’‘.

🌈Also, this time CodeLand 2022 talk line up is more interested which makes me to participate😍.

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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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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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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 😁

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

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