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Welcome Thread - V6

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

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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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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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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 dev.to 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 community.codenewbie.org/ 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 dev.to 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 Dev.to platform. Yeah Dev.to is also friendly to newbies but Codenewbie does that a lil bit closer.
Addition to that both Codenewbie and Dev.to 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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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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defsm

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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Roonie

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

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Cybear Tron

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

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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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dz70

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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sleeptown

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

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Raza

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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swvangil

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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swvangil

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: udemy.com/course/the-complete-web-.... 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: udemy.com/course/the-complete-web-...

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swvangil

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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Raza

Thank you for the recommendations !

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Andre053

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.

Cheers,
Andre

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Neha Maity

Hi Andre, welcome!

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ShaunR23

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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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: github.com/michelleann815

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

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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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On Corners Design

Hello from New Mexico, thatโ€™s a state in the USA! I am excited to join this community. I love to learn new things. So when an opportunity came long early this year for me to learn to build a WordPress website, I jumped in with enthusiasm and loved it. From there I have tried to learn some HTML and CSS. However, the big adventure was this summer, when I started to learn Python with my 13-year-old daughter. I had planned on learning JavaScript, but itโ€™s not as teenager friendly as Python. The Python course I found on Udemy, while not for teens specifically, covered many things she loves. So we started to learn Python together over the summer and completed 50 days of code. It was so much fun talking coding with her over breakfast and coding together in the afternoons. However, she is back in school and has a responsibility to learn algebra and physics so her Python lessons are on hold briefly. I suspect she will find a way to work Python into her classes, but in the meantime I find myself without my โ€˜coding buddyโ€™. I also have found I am not as motivated to get myself back into learning Python or the JavaScript since she went back to school. Its fun to work with others. So I am joining the coding challenge and look forward to reading post and sharing progress with other in this community. Happy Coding!

Darhla

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Pam

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. youtube.com/c/JumpstartCode. I am happy to join this community and hope I can be of service!

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sbstn98

Hey Guys,
i am signing in for the #CodeNewbieChallenge2021!
Hopefully i can learn a lot about Coding here and maybe change my Job in the future to a Coding Job :)
I can already programming in HTML + CSS, trying to learn JS as a next step!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Welcome!!!

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Abdullah Furkan ร–zbek

Hello guys.

I am Furkan. I have interested web techologies like React, Vue & Node. Actually I got here from dev.to. I see the new CodeLand conference.

Then I saw codenewbie so I thought I also check it out. And here I am. Grateful to be in part of community.

I have one question though. I noticed that both of the desings looks very similar (dev & codenewbie). So what are the differences?

Thank you!

Thanks

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Ayu Adiati

Welcome to the community, Furkan! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Both CodeNewbie and DEV are part of Forem. Hope that could answer your question about the designs โ˜บ

The big difference is contents in DEV are for all level of devs, while CodeNewbie gears towards newbies in programming world, such as people who are still learning and early career devs.

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Squirrel

Hello,

I don't really call myself a developer I have a deep understanding and I've done research for years and I've dabbled with plenty of virtual machines and other environments but I've never really worked on an active project I just don't think or have a thought process to where I feel comfortable as if I'm ready. I've been mainly dabbling with front end and back end web development and data analysis of my own small projects and tasks here and there. Sorry if there's others like me or others with the patience for people like me I'm all ears and excited to seek new opportunities and adventures as I dig deeper into the understanding and concept of development.

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filipdite

Hi there,
First of all, I do know very little about coding.
That's the reason why I'm here.

Also, I need to understand devs minds, cos I need it in my job.
I've recently come across a no-code/low-code attitude (using API calls), and I wonder if anybody can clarify it. What does it mean for the future of coding?
nordicapis.com/will-the-rise-of-lo...

thx
Filip

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danrare

Hi everyone, my name is Daniel, just graduated from college. I am passionate about tech and programming. I joined this platform inorder to interact with like-minds, motivation and expand my horizon. I am on a journey to become a self taught web developer. Nice meeting you.

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danrare

Hi everyone. My name is Dan. I am passionate about coding and on a journey to become a self-taught web developer. I joined this platform to interact with like-minds, for motivation and to expand my horizon. Nice meeting you guys.

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mgeders

Matt here. I found you through Compassionate Coding after having sought out help on other forums that always left me solution and bitter about the way I was treated.

I'm mainly a hobbyist who bashes through things that interest me but I've always had my eye on wanting to learn more and maybe try a career switch. I'm not good enough to pass coding bootcamp entrance exams, but have developed solutions a PhD in computer science said couldn't be done after I offered to pay for his services. Even the few coding courses when I got my mechanical engineering degree were taught by condescending personalities who would rather watch me suffer for hours chasing down everything else but the missing semi colon that was giving me problems in the first place.

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Louise Windsor

Hi everyone, I am Louise. You can find me on twitter @louiselovescode
Currently doing the 100 days of code challenge and seeing where this all takes me, just enjoying the ride.
Thanks for tagging along, nice to meet you all.

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Vanza Setia

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello Everyone!

My name is Vanza. I am a beginner on Frontend web development.

I currently learning HTML, CSS, Sass, Git and Vanilla JavaScript. My goal is to become a Full Stack Developer.

I already learning about 6 months and right now I'm spending most of my time on doing Frontend Mentor Challenges.

That's it! Hopefully I can learn a lot and make friends in this community!

Fun Fact: Right now I'm doing the Chat App Illustration Challenge from Frontend Mentor

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Ajay Boro

Hello there! Brogrammers, Greetings from India
I'm learning Web Development from The Odin Project and freeCodeCamp both are amazing platform to learn coding for free.
I came to know about CodeNewbie from First Timers Only, and guess what!
without wasting anytime I've joined the CodeNewbie๐Ÿ˜

Fun fact: My neighbours thought that I'm Anti-Social Freak, but I'm not okay๐Ÿ˜Š

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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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Roun Kim

Hello
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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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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itsdeepaklodhi

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 :)