Community Guidebook

Hello, and welcome to the Practicing Developer community!

I am glad that you are joining us here, and I hope you enjoy your stay.

In this guidebook you’ll find a bunch of notes that will help you make the most out of what our little learning space has to offer, but before we get into those, please keep the following four points in mind:

  1. This is not a public forum. Instead, it is a private group of colleagues and collaborators who I like talking with that I think would also enjoy getting to know one another. So think in terms of “Informal private gathering at a coffee shop” rather than “Big tech conference with open enrollment.”
  2. This space has a formal code of conduct that all participants are expected to abide by. Furthermore, it is an intentionally inclusive community, and so you will be expected to do your part to make it as safe and welcoming as possible to all those who join us here.
  3. This learning space is a community of practice. It is not a place to go looking for jobs or potential employees/cofounders, and it’s not a place for hot takes or rants about the controversial tech topic of the day. It’s a place for thoughtful conversation and storytelling around experiences in your work and studies as a software developer.
  4. This is an interdisciplinary space where everyone comes from different technical backgrounds and skill levels. We share things related to specific technologies from time to time, and it’s a great place to ask “Does anyone here have recommendations for where to start with <ThingX>”–but it’s not a great space for asking very specific technical questions about a particular tool.

Alright… with those disclaimers and participation requirements out of the way, we can get into the fun stuff!

NOTE: I am still working on this document, but as long as you agree to the above terms you’re welcome to join us and get started! If you have any questions, use the #meta channel or send me a DM.