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Welcome Thread - V6

CodeNewbie Staff
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Welcome, one and all to the CodeNewbie Community!

Plus, an extra special welcome to those of you who are joining us via the CodeNewbie Challenge 2021! We hope you enjoy being a part of our supportive community of programmers and people learning to code.

Valentine that says "hi how are you?"

  1. Leave a comment below to introduce yourself! You can talk about what brought you here, what you're learning, or just a fun fact about yourself.

  2. Make some new friends by responding to another newbie's comment ๐Ÿ‘‹ Feel free to follow one another, too!

P.S. If you have a technical question, you've come to the right place! Use the #help tag in a new post to ask the community for assistance with writing your first line of code, picking a tool to use for a particular project, or anything else. No question is too basic.

If you're looking for some moderator-approved resources for coding beginners, head to #webdev101 for web development content and #compsci101 for computer science content โค๏ธ

Discussion (53)

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kawazack • Edited

Hi there Coders. Greetings from Spain!

Nowadays i am a Digital Adventurer trying to get on board of the Digital Boat.

I have been learning Python, Javascript, React for some months trying to shift to contribute to this Digital Ocean World is around us. ๐ŸŒŠ Just right now i am doing some basic web scraping.

Hope we can connect and build cool things together! ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽ 

FunFact: Love bonsais, animes, latin accent and afro hairs for name some things.

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Ben Halpern

Great to have you!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Heyo! ๐Ÿ‘‹

If anybody has any questions about this community, please ask away. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cybear Tron

what is the difference between and codenewbie?

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Fantastic question!

For starters, both DEV and the CodeNewbie community site (this site ๐Ÿ™‚) are built on the Forem platform, so there are some obvious overlaps there.

Also, DEV acquired CodeNewbie at the start of 2020, so CodeNewbie is managed by the same team that manages DEV.

The difference between CodeNewbie and DEV is that CodeNewbie is specifically geared toward offering content for new developers. Not long ago, CodeNewbie launched the CodeNewbie Challenge 2021 meant specifically to encourage and help beginning devs. We also just announced CodeLand 2021 which is a conference geared toward early-career programmers and their mentors.

So, CodeNewbie is really trying to fill the space specifically for new, beginner devs. Also, because is a newer site, the community is still much smaller. There are fewer posts in play on CodeNewbie than DEV.

With all of this being said, DEV is still very newbie-friendly as well. This is partly due to the friendly community that DEV has built up over the years โ€” take a read of the DEV Community Code of Conduct and you'll find that we strongly encourage for folks to treat each other kindly and welcome folks from all backgrounds. Setting this tone early on (and strongly enforcing the CoC) really helped to shape the conversations on DEV and I think encouraged the newbie-friendly atmosphere.

All in all, there is a lot of overlap between DEV and CodeNewbie, but CodeNewbie is aimed more toward beginner devs than DEV.

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Cybear Tron

Oh...I get it know :) you are a nice person mate :D!!! I came here through by seeing the codeland event. And yea earlier writing the first reply I found out about the forem engine. Its actually good !!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Happy to help! And thanks very much for the kind words about Forem. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Cybear Tron

Did you develop it?

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Nope, I did not! I'm one of the least technical team members. ๐Ÿ˜…

That said, I have put in my fair share of feature requests and bug reports.

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Cybear Tron

Oh that's cool ๐Ÿ˜Š it's not a problem

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Wathsala Gamarachchi

I don't know much but as I understood, Codenewbie is more friendly and closer to newbies rather than the platform. Yeah is also friendly to newbies but Codenewbie does that a lil bit closer.
Addition to that both Codenewbie and are powered by Forem so both platform looks similar.

Hope my answer helped you even a little :)

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Cybear Tron

Cool thanks :D

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Robin Jaiswal

Hello fellow coders.
I am Robin Jaiswal a self taught web developer whose interest lies on the front-end side and have deep love for JavaScript. I hope to learn a lot from this community. Thankyou

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Andrei Jiroh Eugenio Halili

Hi! I'm came here from DevTo regarding Codeland 2021, through I can't attend due to my timezone is Philippine Standard Time, and as an high school student, this might be not for Filipinos who wish to join events based on these times.

Btw, I code in Node.js and Python. Currently working on Code Server Boilerplates and Community Lores, among other things, on spare time as an student.

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Hey @ajhalili2006 , welcome to the CodeNewbie community ๐Ÿ‘‹

Thanks for letting us know about your disappointment regarding CodeLand's timings.

I'm grateful you gave us the opportunity to clarify for you that there will be a combination of live and asynchronous content ๐ŸŽ‰ (We will have threads here on CodeNewbie about the content so anyone tuning in async will be able to take part in the discussions! ๐Ÿ˜Š)

More details are coming soon about how pre-recorded and live elements will mix, so stay tuned to the CodeLand website for more details. We know thereโ€™s a strong interest in the conference from CodeNewbies in Asia-Pacific timezones, and weโ€™ll definitely have more details out soon about specifically what that conference experience would look like for those who canโ€™t join for the live portions.

Feel free to drop any further questions you have about CodeLand in the CodeLand announcement post!

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Hi fellow coders!

I am currently learning Python. I hope to work on projects in the future to advance the lives of the visually impaired.

I am looking for more coding friends to go on this journey with and for moral support. Please don't hesitate to reach out!

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Cybear Tron

Hwlo there!!! I am a nooby coder and came here from for checking CodeLand out :)
Happy Coding!!!

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Hey Roonie from Cape Town currently learning Java Script and hoping to be a front end dev by December 2021

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sleeptown • Edited

Hey everyone! I'm typing this in Montana.
I am currently 45% complete with my Udemy JavaScript course. I've completed Intro to Java and Intro to C++ in college. I'm looking to change career fields from currently being a locomotive engineer, to something I am passionate about! I look forward to this being another thing to keep me motivated and grow as a software developer ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Hello codenewbies,
I recently started in the world of web development and for some reason I fell in love with the idea of โ€‹โ€‹being able to build anything from scratch. I decided to start with Javascript and React. Every day I fall more in love with this!

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I definitely feel this way too!! It feels like my purpose in life (other than my wife and kids) ๐Ÿ˜

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Hello code lovers. Greetings from Atlanta Georgia USA!
I just joined this community and I am excited to engage with everyone here creatively.

I am here to network and learn more about JavaScript, html, CSS, and React.

I know 80% of whatever I learned about, but I still feel as if I only know 50%. I need help !
If you are in Atlanta please hmu; we can help each other.
I am looking for a professional network seriously!

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Hi Raza! I spent most of my career in Atlanta. Currently living in Ellijay, about an hour north of Atlanta. Personally, I'm a little more interested in backend stuff, but happy to help you any way I can. Are you connected with TAG (Technology Association of Georgia)? There's also an Atlanta Developers Facebook group that might be helpful. Curious where you work, or if you're running your own business?

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Raza • Edited

Thank you for reply! I am not owning a business or work at the moment. For the past two years before may 15 this year I was working as Math and Science teacher at a private school southwest of Atlanta. I felt like I need more than just math and science teacher, so I resigned from my job and start learning JavaScript, html, CSS, and now React. I am still very new in this kind of thing; I don't have supporting system other than websites. I need someone to guide me and give the ins and out of the industry. I will appreciate your help. My real name is Rama Hawai. Educationally wise I have a degree in Applied Mathematics; I majored in Math and minored in computer science.

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Understand. Thanks, Rama. If I had one recommendation, it would be to take one of the web developer masterclasses on Udemy. There are several that are excellent, but this one seems to have the best connection to the industry: This course should cost about $15, as it goes on sale regularly at this price. I also subscribed to the "Zero to Mastery" newsletters - they continuously update me on the industry. This one from Angela Yu is also excellent - everything she teaches is amazing. You might check these out and see what you think:

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One other thing: Something I've learned whether you're studying web development, Python, or something else: You NEED to have a real project to create. The courses have interesting sample projects that are quite good, but I always try to make them my own by creating something I really want to use. For example, in my last Python course, the sample project was to call an API that found cheap flight deals to anywhere in the world. i added my own enhancement and voice-enabled the entire thing, so that I got an audible report in addition to the screen information. If you make these projects your own, you will learn more, it will be more fun, and you'll have something interesting and useful when you're done. Stay in touch and good luck!

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Thank you for the recommendations !

andre053 profile image

Hey everyone!

My name is Andre, and I am looking to transition into a software development career.

I have a mathematics background and over the last few months I have been self-teaching myself important computer science concepts and popular softwares using LinkedIn Learning, YouTube, and the multitude of other coding resources available online.

I am new to programming communities, so I hope to connect with likeminded, and similarly skilled (because I consider myself a huge newbie), people. I am also open to advice from anyone who has went through a similar situation and has any insights.


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Neha Maity

Hi Andre, welcome!

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Hello everyone!! I've recently gotten into coding in the last few months. I've done some freecodecamp to learn some HTML and CSS, and some tutorials on treehouse. I have become obsessed with learning more about coding and also obsessed with the podcast. Now I have decided to pursue a career change. I've been in the food/retail space for 17 years and I just cant do it anymore lol. I just bought the 100 days of Python course by Angela Yu which has encouraged me to try the 100 days of code challenge that I will begin tomorrow. I'm really excited for the challenge and I look forward to the Journey!

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Hi there! My name is Pamela Price, or Professor Pam. I have taught Computer Science programming classes for over 20 years. I love helping new learners in their coding journey. JumpstartCode is my youtube channel that provides great fundamentals. I am happy to join this community and hope I can be of service!

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Varadu S #EdgeEDU #MSFT

Hello everyone, I am a Program Manager with Microsoft Edge team.

I take care of Microsoft Edge in Education community or #EdgeEDU. I am also setting up the community for devs who build browser extensions for Microsoft Edge Addons

Looking forward to learning and sharing!

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Michelle Ann Terrazas

Hi fellow newbie coders! ๐Ÿ‘‹

My name is Michelle, I'm from the U.S. but I live in Japan now! ๐Ÿ—พ

Currently in the midst of changing my career path to become a front-end web developer. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

So far I've coded in JavaScript, both vanilla and with React. I have created a few solo projects while learning with SheCodes, and right now I'm working on the front-end of a social media project with a small team.

I'm still very much a beginner and trying to learn as much as possible about the tech/dev world. Let's learn a lot together, I'm open to pair-programming!

Here is my GitHub:

Nice to meet you all! โค I'm also over on DEV ๐Ÿ‘€

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hello everyone Myself Pallavit and I am a programmer and looking for a pair programmer.

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Rohit gour

Hello amazing peoples out there, Love from India.

I am learning the frontend development these days, being a college student.
This is my new and exiting experience to learn the webdev,

I am thankful to the frontend mentor for getting me to know about the CODENEWBIE, its a nice place to learn with all of you guys.
Hope we can learn together.

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Hi there,

I am Deepak lodhi from Gwalior , India . i am currently learning java back-end development mostly from books and blogs , but i am not confident about my skills .
so , here i am, seeking mentor-ship so that i can get right directions , and also to collaborate with fellow developers.

can someone tell me how do i start?
thanks in advance :)

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Nadeem Anjum

hello wonderful coders, I am Oracle ERP Tech consultant and I have beginnerโ€™s level experience with python, javascript, html and css.
I am here to learn more about web development. started with react library using nextjs framework. happy learning to all fellow coders!!

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Chris Hansen • Edited

๐Ÿ‘‹ Greetings from the San Francisco Bay Area!

I'm super stoked to be here and I'm happy to have found CodeNewbie!

I just want to introduce myself before I get to hackin'!!

I'm currently freelancing, and working my normal side gig, while learning Web Development. It's super exciting to see how far I have gotten. From HTML, CSS, and Javascript to advanced React skills!! I hope to share my experiences and learning journey with all the CodeNewbie members. Looking forward to meeting people and discuss coding! โœŒ๏ธ

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Junaid Hashmi

Hey there CodeNewbies! I am Junaid from India.

I am a Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate and a beginner to coding.

Currently I am taking my first steps in learning Web Development and joined this community to find support and to contribute what I learn.

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Tristan and I am a developer from Canada.

  • Recently I have been learning mobile development with Android and Java. Make sure to check me out on Twitter and if you want to collaborate or just learn more about Java or Android development.
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Hello all from Georgia, USA. I'm excited to be launching my first online course very soon. The topic is "Concurrency in Go" and is targeted at beginning Go developers, or beginners in the concept of concurrency. I'm hoping to find some people interested in this topic and willing to take the course (FREE), then provide me some candid feedback before I launch to the public. Any suggestions for where / how to enlist some beta students?

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Roun Kim

My name is Roun Kim and I am a self-taught developer from S.Korea. I'm currently working at SI(System Integration) field but I want to study more and take my career to front-end developer both on app&web. Pleasure to meet you all!

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Dwayne Rill Jr

Greetings programmers!

A little intro about me:

  • I'm currently enrolled in NuCamp's Full Stack Bootcamp.
  • I love all things anime/Japanese (unheard of in this field, I know :P).
  • I'm currently working on a site for a nonprofit I want to start that will get coding into underserved communities.
  • I'm also a huge fan of video games, and currently playing through the new Mass Effect remaster.
  • Love watching NBA basketball and 90's action movies as well.

It's awesome to meet you all and I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you as we all continue on our programming journeys!

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Ayan Ali

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ Fellow CodeNewbies,

Greetings from St Petersburg, Russia (although i'm usually based in London)!

I'm really pleased to be joining this community of CodeNewbies and look forward to learning and sharing with you all.

I'm a recent career changer (I was a Science Editor in my 'previous life'), now working as a Junior Frontend Developer for a digital product consultancy.

Looking forward to deepen my learning in everything frontend and hearing fellow coders stories and experiences โœจ ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Ajay Singh Rana

Hi there..!
I am interested in doing stuff with Python and would love to learn more.

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Moeen Mahmud

Hello CodeNewBie World!
I'm MOEEN from Bangladesh. Currently learning JavaScript. Want to become a frontend developer by the end of this year.
WeirdFact (at least for me): I'm a law student.

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Hi, I did a little bit of html and css last year. Found this incredible site while doing a search for newbie resources. Hope to progress and improve through #codenewbiechallenge2021

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Avinash Vagh

Hey! I'm Avinash Vagh. I'm #NewBie Front end learner. Hope I'll get a full support system from this community ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

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Ayu Adiati

Welcome! ๐Ÿ˜Š