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The Developer Community Gives Back

I’ve been writing developer related content for a few years now, most of which I distribute for free. Sure I have some donation requests around this blog, but I never demand any and I try not to force it on you. I enjoy helping the developer community, and more, I enjoy creating a healthy developer community that helps each other.

This is a short story on how the developer community that I created, heard my request for help, and offered to lend me their skills.

There are many things that I do well, primarily in the realm of development. I know many programming languages and I’d like to think I’m good at explaining various concepts and strategies.

There are plenty of things that I do poorly, specifically in the area of creativity. I am not a designer. I am artistically incompetent, or in easier words, I have no artistic skills what-so-ever. This stretches from graphic design, musical composure, or anything else that is pleasing on the eyes or ears.

Recently I put out a request on Twitter for help with a logo:

Any of my followers with design skills interested in giving back? I am in need of a logo for my blog.

After a short amount of time I received several responses from people wanting to return the favor for all the help that I’ve given them. This is fantastic! I made such a difference to these people that they were willing to help me out.

Jordan Jones (@Pr0x1ma) was the first to respond to my request. Since my request was for some logos, here is what he had made me:

Polyglot Developer Logo by Jordan Jones

Although I don’t have a use for them yet, I’m sure I will soon. He did a great job on them.

Conclusion

I am glad that I was able to create a healthy and positive developer community. A community that is willing to help me out and possibly others as well. I’m hoping that these great things continue.

Nic Raboy

Nic Raboy

Nic Raboy is an advocate of modern web and mobile development technologies. He has experience in Java, JavaScript, Golang and a variety of frameworks such as Angular, NativeScript, and Apache Cordova. Nic writes about his development experiences related to making web and mobile development easier to understand.