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Welcome thread - v1

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Welcome to Forem.dev!

  1. Leave a comment and introduce yourself! Let us know where you're from, what you're hobbies are, or just a fun fact about yourself. When you're done, check out the other comments and leave a reply to someone else. 👋

  2. Tell us what brought you here... Are you interested in building your own Forem community? Are you here to share some feature ideas specifically for the DEV Community? Anything else? 🙂

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Masao Yoshida

Hello seniors! 👋
I am Yoshida from Japan.
I am a full-stack engineer from Japan.
I have found this forem in dev.to community.
I want to contribute to make DEV community better.
And I want to learn a lot from you, worldwide talents.
Best regards.

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Michael Tharrington • Edited

Welcome Yoshida! 👋 Great to hear that DEV brought you here and really hope you like learning about Forem through this site. 🙂

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Masao Yoshida

Thank you.

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Veerbal Singh

Welcome Masao🥳

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Ron Sheridan • Edited

Hello folks,

I own BassGuitar.com and am very interested in standing up a FOREM based community for Bass Guitar enthusiasts. I also manage a Facebook page for BassGuitar.com that has 17K followers so there is a seed community to be drawn on.

My hope is to find a team of developers who are familair with the FOREM platfrom and who also are interested in a musician centered social network.

While I don't have any dev or product management skills, I do have a lot I can bring to the effort in a few critical areas.

All the best,

Ron Sheridan

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Michael Tharrington

Hey Ron,

Really awesome to hear about your community!

I'm a singer/guitarist so naturally have created a Forem for synthesizer enthusiasts called synthusiasts.club. 😅

I'm no bassist (yet!) but just give me time.

Anyway, I definitely think Forem has a bright future for hosting music-focused communities. The ability to easily embed YouTube videos and Soundcloud within posts is pretty dang sweet!

For instance, here's my band (commencing shameless promotion...):

And a really cool jam by Victor Wooten:

If you have any questions about Forem, don't hesitate to hit me up! You can visit my profile:

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And should see a button to chat with me!

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Ron Sheridan

Hello again Michael,

Would it be possible to arrange a brief chat with you?

I want very much to find some help standing up a BassGuitar.com community using FOREM.

For example are you aware of a FORM community member who might be able to assist me on a contract basis or other arrangement?

All the best,

Ron Sheridan
ronsheridan.com
(213) 926-2669
ron@ronsheridan.com
My Virtual Lobby​​​: beta.workfrom.coffee/@ronsheridan

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Michael Tharrington

Hey Ron!

Apologies for the delayed response. I took a long weekend trip to see some family... anywho, back in action now. 🙂

I'd love to schedule a time to chat with you!

I'll shoot you an email and we'll figure out a good time to meet up.

Just a heads up that I may need to wait until next week to meet, because this week my team is hosting a conference called CodeLand so it's kind of all hands on deck right now.

Anywho, I'll be in touch and we'll find time to meet soon!

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Ron Sheridan

All good Michael,

Thanks for the reply!

You ok planning a call for next week?

I'll make time.

All the best,

Ron Sheridan
ron@ronsheridan.com

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Michael Tharrington

Awesome! We'll get some time in the books. Emailing ya now!

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Ron Sheridan

Sorry for the delayed reply :(

Get this, I don't play Bass either, I'm a drummer.

I checked out and joined your Synth community. So you've already learned a bit.

Any chance you'd jump on a screen call w me and share you FOREM experiences and thoughts?

I am eager to stand up a BassGuitar.com community and def need some help.

Have a great weekend.

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Michael Tharrington

Haha! Well look at us... a drummer starting a bass community. And a guitarist/singer starting a synth community. Love it! 😀

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Yaroslav Shmarov

It's time for forem to have another baby!
I'm willing to self-host Forem on DigitalOcean and create a discussion board for the legaltech industry.
Hopefully, also contribute by doing some i18n work (I see not much has being done there yet)

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Michael Tharrington • Edited

Hey Yaroslav,

This sounds awesome!

The legaltech industry sounds like a cool niche to target.

Please let us know how ya get on and if you need any help, just ask away via the #help tag:

#help

And I'll be sure to pass on the feedback to the team that i18n is in demand.

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Yaroslav Shmarov • Edited

#help

So, I want to host an instance of Forem and so far it's being a bit more complex than expected...
I've created a DigitalOcean and am following the forem/selfhost instructions

I'm a bit stuck here

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Once DNS is pointed at your Forem VM, you will need to restart the Forem Traefik service (sudo systemctl restart forem-traefik.service) via SSH on your Forem server (github.com/forem/selfhost#ssh-exam...) to generate a TLS cert.

I don't get it: what password can I use to enter inside here:
ssh core@<SERVER IP ADDRESS>

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Yaroslav Shmarov

#help

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Michael Tharrington

Hey Yaroslav,

I'm really sorry for leaving you hanging here!

And, I should've been more clear. You can post this as an article under the #help tag and someone from the team will be happy to assist. Here's an article that explains how to post.

But in this instance, I'm going to loop in @coffeecraftcode to help out with your question here!

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Christina Gorton

Hey @yshmarov I can help. Can you let me know what the last step you did was? I think you might be in the wrong part of the self-host docs but I want to make sure before giving advice.

Are you following the instructions here github.com/forem/selfhost#digitalo... ?

You can also check out the more in depth guide I put together on forem.dev here
forem.dev/foremteam/forem-digitalo...

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Yaroslav Shmarov

Hello Christina! Please see: forem.dev/yshmarov/forem-features-...

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Nia

Hey World!

I am Nia from Colorado.
I am going to start a bootcamp at a local community college her for Front-End Software Development.
I love playing with my kids.
My favorite thing to do on the weekends is go fishing.
I joined this forem to meet other like minded souls to vibe and talk code with!
Don't be shy! Let's talk code.

Best Regards,
Nia

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Michael Tharrington • Edited

Hey Nia!

It's awesome to hear that you're looking to create a Front-End bootcamp for your local community college.

I just recently wrote a post called Why Forem is a good fit for hosting your college community which ya might like to check out:

If you have any questions about Forem, don't hesitate to hit me up! You can visit my profile:

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And should see a button to chat with me. 🙂

Anywho, happy to help if you have any questions about Forem and wishing you the best in launching your community!

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Dominic Duffin ⚡🧭

Hi everyone!

I'm Dominic.

I work as a Junior Full-Stack Developer at an e-commerce agency in the UK, I am also studying at the Open University. I mainly code in Javascript, Python, CSS and Elm but also dabble in other languages. I co-organise a Twitter chat on art, design and technology.

I am passionate about online community building and have registered for the Codeland workshops on setting up a self-hosted Forem as I am super interested in the Forem platform and am keen to see it from the other side, as it were!

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Glad you could join us, @dominicduffin1 ! Sorry for the super-slow response to your comment ☺️ Hope you've been having fun learning about Forem in the workshops.

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Noeltim

Hi Everyone,

Tim here from Singapore. I have been on the search for a good open source forum platform, but have only found discourse back then.

I found this on a article on top open source forums and its interesting to see such a design for a forum.

I have just successfully hosted my forem on UpCloud. Can't wait to get tinkering with the various capabilities of forem.

Thank you @forem for giving us a better option and better user centric design.

Catch you guys around.

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Hey @noeltim - welcome, and congrats on successfully hosting your Forem! We are glad you found us, and can't wait to see more from you and your community!

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Noeltim

Thanks @ellativity

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Ben Halpern

If you want to get a sense of the interesting folks hanging around forem.dev, check out Welcome Post v0 — A ton of interesting folks there to look up and follow on the site.

Otherwise poke around and consider following a few people or teams here to keep up with what you care about in Forem world.

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Michael Tharrington

Heyo to anyone who pops in here! 👋

First off, don't hesitate to ask any questions if you have any.

If you're new here and just getting started with launching your own self-hosted Forem, you'll likely want to take a look through some of the articles tagged with #selfhost and #tutorial posted under the Forem Core Team.

We're also encouraging community members to post their own user-guided tutorials under #creatorwalkthroughs... more info on that in this post.

Anyway, just a bit of information for you as you get started here! Hope you enjoy the site and again, ask away if you need help with anything! (Also feel free to post questions under #help!)

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Veerbal Singh

Hello everyone 👏
I am Veerbal Singh from Chandigarh, India
I am Front-end UI/UX developer at New York (Remotely)
I came to this page from Forem twitter page.
I am very curious to learn and practice new things from developers here and want to contribute and make Forem even more better for everyone.

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Welcome, @veerbal1 !

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Zeeshan Haider Shaheen🇵🇰

Hello Everyone👋
I am Zeeshan Haider Shaheen 👨‍👧 a Pakistan 🇵🇰 based Frontend Software Engineer 🧑‍💼 and UI/UX designer

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Welcome! Looking forward to learning more about the Forem you're creating!

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Bob Fornal

I am Bob Fornal ... a Senior Solutions Developer from Columbus, Ohio, USA.

I am here because I saw an inconsistency in the documentation / implementation when preparing an article for DEV.TO ... I sent an email and was pointed to this site. I've created an article on what I found HERE and I'm now thinking I might dig further into the FOREM designs.

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Michael Tharrington

Awesome to have you here, Bob! 🙂

I'll flag your article to the team and hopefully we can get ya some answers on this soon.

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Alvise Feliu

Hello world!
I am Alvise from Spain.
I am a Full Stack Developer from Spain.
I have found forem.dev in dev.to community.
I want to contribute to make DEV community better & also keep learning.
Best regards :)

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Welcome, @alvisefeliu !

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Alvaro Montoro

Hi everyone! I'm Álvaro from Austin, TX. I enjoy doing web development and building weird things with HTML and CSS (like CSS art or CSS games).

I'm here to learn more about Forem and suggest feature ideas based on my use of DEV and CodeNewbie communities.

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Michael Tharrington

Hey Alvaro! 👋

Great to see you here on forem.dev. I've seen quite a few of your posts on DEV and know that you're a trusted user there too. 🙌

Anyway, just to say appreciate all the awesome stuff you do on DEV and excited to have you here in this community to help by suggesting feature requests for the Forem platform that will better the DEV and CodeNewbie communities.

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Ben • Edited

Hi! I'm Ben. I work on AI platforms and AI-powered experiences. Nice to be a part of this community.

Anyway, I've been thinking of creating a new tech+design community for a particular group of people, and also would like to create a place where community members can post and sell their products/designs to external customers. Essentially a place where freelancers/contractors can sell digital products to customers that are not part of the community themselves.

The gap I see with the Forem Listings module is that it's only available to community members. Not all customers will be community members, so it would need to be accessible outside of Forem.

I see the Dev.to community uses Forem+Shopify for the Dev.to Merch Shop, and while that works for a centrally managed company merch shop, it doesn't really allow for community members to self-post and self-manage their shop listings. Any thoughts on that from this group?

PS I'd be interested in contributing to Forem in a sort of Product Management capacity...let me know if and how :)

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Michael Tharrington

Hey Ben 👋

Really great to have you here!

This is a really cool idea for a community and I can totally see how it'd be helpful for you all to have Listings open so that non-community members could purchase items.

However I will note that currently DEV Listings is open to be viewed by anyone (community member or not) and when folks sell items over DEV Listings using the "stuff for sale" category (dev.to/listings/forsale) they aren't actually directly selling the item through Listings so much as they are just advertising it. Most folks selling stuff here are asking to be contacted or linking elsewhere. It's a bit like Craigslist.

All this said, I know we have future plans to improve Listings, I just don't think it's a big priority for us right now. Still, if you have any ideas to improve features on Listings then please do let us know by writing up a feature request under #features.

Also, really cool that your interested in contributing to Forem in a sort of Product Management capacity — we just got 2 new product folks on the team and are onboarding them now. I honestly can't speak to how you might be able to contribute in this capacity. However, I'll point you to our open source repo here so that you might get an idea of things we're working on. Hopefully in the near future we'll be able to offer a product roadmap that makes things clearer.

Really appreciate you sharing your interest in Forem, and don't hesitate to ask away if you have any other questions + feel free to contact us with any feedback.

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Hilmi Hidayat

Hello World!👋
I'm Hilmi from Indonesia.
I'm a Software Quality Assurance Engineer from Indonesia.
I've found Forem in the dev.to sidebar banner. Currently I am still learning about web development. And I am very excited to learn from you all 🚀, the world's great talents at Forem 🤩.

Best regards.

Hilmi

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OLUWASEYI AGBOMABIWON

Hello World of cool!!! 😎
I am Seyi from Lagos, Nigeria..
I am a wanna be Cyber Engineer and a backend programmer...
Started my journey with the basics of python and networking....
Found FOREM through dev.to community.
I would love to contribute to make FOREM and the DEV community cooler and more fun.
I also want to better myself, and become an informed Cyber Engineer with complete understanding of backend programming.
I love playing with words 😋
I enjoy learning new stuffs, always ready to... 👌
Hoping for the best...

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The Mogul Dev

Hey peeps,
This is Sujay or you can call me "mogul" from India.
A Technology Enthusiast & Entrepreneur , Developer/IOT Developer, AI/ML Engineer, Data Scientist, Designer & Digital Artist. Learning Bio-Tech & Start-up Ecosystem. Currently, Working with Touchable Lasers Tech Professional in Japan Utsunomiya Science and Technology University's Professor.
Well, Looking forward to contribute to this community.

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Yash Datir

Hey there;
I am Yash Datir;
I am from Gujarat, India;
I am a full-stack developer;
I feel motivated when I find something developed by me makes someone happy;
I want to build and be a part of developer community;
God bless everyone.

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Tanwi Kumari • Edited

Hello everyone!
I am a Passionate Learner.Open to new experience and willing to work as an key player in challenging and creative Environment. Love to enhance my existing skills and gain new skills by exploring the technologies deeply. Extremely passionate about Development and Looking to find a long term position where my passion for development can be brought to some new projects.
Looking forward to Contribute more to Open Source Project.

Key skills include:

  • Experience in creating responsive mobile friendly Websites.
  • Front end coding Knowledge HTML,CSS,BOOTSRAP,ReactJS.
  • A keen Interest in latest Trends and frameworks
  • Knowledge of developing Wordpress Theme From Scratch.
  • Some Experience Of working With PHP and MYSQL.
  • Ability to debug Front end site using inspector Tools.
  • Understanding of Version control :Git/Github.

Learning,Exploring And Growing!!

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Joshua Burke

Hello Everyone! 👋

I've been working as a programmer since 2013, starting in Ruby-on-Rails, and more recently in full-stack JavaScript. I love the React ecosystem and have moved all the projects I can to a serverless runtime environment. My Linux administration chops have been getting pretty rusty over the last four years, but if I had to go back to running commands on a server I would use Ansible and Docker as much as possible.

For the last several years I've been leading a full-stack web development bootcamp called Burlington Code Academy, and since 2018 we have graduated over 150 people into the tech industry. Many of them have been able to change their lives with the skills they learned during the program.

If you have questions about web development, React, Ruby, or then JAMStack then drop me a line and I'll do my best to help you. Remember that feeling overwhelmed is normal, and nobody knows everything. Embrace your community, and be open to receiving help and feedback.

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Hey @dangeranger , you may want to join dev.to or the CodeNewbie Forem to share this information.

This particular community here is focused on deploying and managing Forem software rather than more general coding, so your intro is pretty off-topic and it reads as spammy.

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Joshua Burke

Hi @ellativity

Thanks for the feedback here.

I was attending a workshop presented by the Forem team about how to self-host and, after following a link in a welcome email, landed on this introduction thread. In my haste I missed the topic description and structure at the top of the page.

Would you suggest editing my original post or simply deleting it and re-introducing myself?

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

This is absolutely fine, Joshua! Thanks for clarifying this. We're glad you found your way to the community you intended to be in, and hope you find what you're looking for here.

You've probably already figured out that @coffeecraftcode is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable on the subject of Forem Self-Host! We highly recommend bookmarking Christina's intro to self-host post for future reference. Since it's the beginning of her series on Forem Self-Host it's also easy to find the other Self-Host guides from.

If you have any questions not answered in Christina's series, then we also suggest reviewing topics already posted under the #help tag where you can also post any questions you still have that weren't already answered.

I hope this info helps you to make the most out of Forem.dev!

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Luuhoanghai

Xin chao han hanh lam quen

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Welcome Luuhoanghai! Looking forward to learning more about the community you're building on Forem!

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Marc Raphael

Hi everyone, I'm Marc Raphael from Cameroon
Full-stack software developer student, curious on all about the world of coding, always ready for challenges,
would like to contibute with all other amazing developers here,
Hope all of us will be satisfied

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Alen Abraham

Hey everyone! 👋
I am Alen from India.
I am a UI/UX Designer and aspiring full-stack dev.
I have found this forem in dev.to community.
I want to contribute to make DEV community better.
And I want to learn a lot from you, worldwide talents.
Best regards.

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Welcome, Alen! We'd love to hear more about the Forem you're creating!

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Coderable

Hello 👋
I Am Coderable. Umm I am quite young 😸.
Visit My Profiles :-
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Dev Brought Me Here

Please Follow Me On GitHub, Gitlab, DEV, Codepen And Any Other Websites Where You Can Follow Me.

Thank You

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Sagar

Hello seniors! 👋
I am Sagar from India.
I am a Android developer from India.
I have found this Forem in dev.to community.
I want to contribute to make DEV community better.
And I want to learn a lot from you, worldwide talents.
Best regards.

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Akash

Hello everyone!!
I am Akash and am a developer having knowledge and experience on various technologies like blockchain, cloud, serverless, graphql, react etc. Looking forward to meet and work with likeminded people.

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Sonja Parsell

Hi all,
I'm just outside of NYC and am this close to finishing my software engineering bootcamp! When I'm not coding/studying, I'm driving my two kids around for their after-school activities, or I'm in my studio quilting!

I like the idea of having a community of other mid-life career-changers to encourage each other on. Somewhere that feels safe to unload whatever is keeping you down on a given day, and a place to remember why you started the journey.

Looking forward to the workshop!

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Michael Tharrington

Hey Sonja!

This is a bit of a delayed response but welcome to Forem.

I like the idea of having a community of other mid-life career-changers to encourage each other on. Somewhere that feels safe to unload whatever is keeping you down on a given day, and a place to remember why you started the journey.

This is a super cool idea for a community.

If you decide you want to try self-hosting a Forem, I must recommend @coffeecraftcode 's excellent series of guides here.

And of course, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!

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Subash

Thank you

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Nyareh David

Hello seniors from all around the world.
I'm Nyareh from Myanmar. I'm no one but a student still learning web development.

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Hey Nyareh, welcome! What community are you working on with your Forem?

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Nyareh David

Currently, I'm working on nothing.

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Animesh Dhanuk

Hello Guys
PHP Developer from india
Having 8+ Years of experience.
Wants to share my knowladge with you and wants to learn new things from you
Lets do it togather.