I'm looking for some motivated computer programmers to learn and collaborate with.
I am the sole developer at my job, and the (mostly) sole developer for all of my side projects; and to be frank, I've been lonely.
My goals are to further study mathematics and computer programming fundamentals in order to become a true professional and not just some "guy who makes webapps". I want to contribute meaningfully to my field and the world.
Feel free to boost, dm, and share links.
@nebunez Thanks to timezones I doubt I can work with you live much. But I might have some readings and projects you might be interested in?
I've written a lot about how GNOME/GNU/Linux systems work at https://adrian.geek.nz/docs
And in my projects I like to:
* Not rely on specific services to find pages
* Simplify datamodels for more energy efficiency & implementation ease
* Promote a radically more secure/private & accessible Web
@alcinnz Thanks for the link, I'll definitely have a look.
My main interests right now are improving my mathematics understanding (in a programming/engineering context), improving my computer programming fundimentals (algorithms, design, etc.).
I'm also interested in a better web, decentralization, privacy, activity pub, and those points you've mentioned.
Currently I am designing a (FOSS) self-hosted file hosting web app - minimalist design, super fast, super light, zero client-side JS.
@nebunez Feel free to ask me any questions along those (algorithms, design, some maths, etc) lines! I can give you my email if you want, and I should get back to you within a day.
@alcinnz That would be excellent, thank you!
I skimmed your link and I _love_ your format. I'm going to try to incorporate these into my regular reads.
For my "Rhapsode" auditory web browser I rely on other projects to do that bit.
Here's my writings on the subject:
Happy to help however I can!
Removing Google's spyware from FOSS code brings us one step closer to freedom on the internet.
@fc Thank you for the offer! I will keep it in mind but, while I have considered it, packaging is not on my short list right now.
@nebunez Arbor could always use some help if you have any interest in Go. We have bi-weekly meetings on BigBlueButton and Chris is great to work with
@amolith hmm this is interesting, I'll have to give it a think. If anything I may want to contribute to a second client and/or general discussion. Good reccomendation, thanks!
@nebunez what do you mean by a true professional? I think you already are one, not many people can make webapps. You're already a professional, you just haven't realized it yet.
Definitely continue to grow and explore new skills, but be confident in yourself because you're already valuable. People will make you feel otherwise throughout your career, but if you're already working with them, they need you, therefore you're valuable.
I can chat more if you're interested.
@tychi Yeah... I realize that's kind of a loaded statement there.
I am really using a personal meaning for 'true professional' to try to convey what I aspire to be.
When I started my programming journey I really wanted to be a systems programmer. I was interested in C/C++ and fascinated by low level operations and how computers work at the bare metal.
Then I went to state college for programming, took the first job offer (which I still love) and slipped further away from my original goals.
@tychi Now, 5 years into this job, which also defines my career, I am reevaluating myself and determining what my goals are for the next 5 years.
I have no intention of leaving my current job; we do wonderful work in neurological disease research, I work with and for amazing people, I get to science the heck out of things, and I even get to _sometimes_ write some CUDA code for our simulation platform.
I just want to be better at everything I do, even if it's just webapps.
@tychi I hope that explains where I'm coming from. And your words are great and valid, thank you for sharing them. I will keep that in mind as I focus on my growth and be sure to not get down on myself.
@nebunez whoa, that's awesome! I've always wondered what it'd be like to work with scientists.
I've been a web dev for ten years, I've done sole web designer, medium team, small team, enterprise team sizes.
Mostly user experience work, specializing in CSS, but I've done full stack with Ruby on Rails, PHP, and Node.
I've always wondered about going from there down to bare metal. I'm down to figure out what a learning collaboration could look like, we might be able to help each other?
@tychi if you are interested in bare metal programming there are few options for you: C, Assembly programming (you can program microcontrollers and use them for home-automation), write/contribute to device drivers, play around with OS kernel (plan9, Linux, freeBSD)
my advice would be research about these and just try :-)
@alex Thanks for sharing! I really haven't looked at Pleroma yet, but I should. I'll bookmark your link and have look later.
@nebunez im not really motivatied, so i dont know if i can help you there...but have you heard of mit opencourseware? they have video lectures on youtube (older ones on archive.org)
it has been a while for me, but their computer science lectures are great. from what you said, maybe you want to start with intro to algorithms.
@sowth Yes I have seen some of these but thank you for reminding me; I had forgotten about this resource.
@nebunez Hey there! I am willing to collaborate with something.
I have been doing the same thing, moving from JS and such to more theory, logic, and general computer science.
Do you have any interesting projects somewhere?
I do have a couple things up my sleeve as a result of the interactions from this post. I'll get back to you soon.
Thinking about developing a midi controllable audio mixer similar to the 4mix of #syntherjack. Likely basing it on the Teensy board. Have only little experience developing electronic circuits, but I think adapting Sytherjacks design should not be hard.
If you are interested in a audio open hardware project, drop me a line.
No worries if not. Whishing you the best of luck finding some coding homies.
This sounds very interesting and appeals to my musical background. I'd love to learn more about what it would take to get done. I haven't the first idea about requirements for a project like this.
@nebunez wrote a little sum up of the idea here: https://qua.name/jsilence/midi-controlled-portable-mixer
@nebunez well, I just paid special attention to this line ": I want to contribute meaningfully to my field and the world." And maybe you can think about your field and just ask some questions like: Whats is missing?, what do you can improve there?.
And about learning, maybe you can take a look yo stuff like design patterns, apply SOLID principes, learn some of mvp, mvvm, etc.
Find that language, that comunity, that framework, that of couple of thing that make you happy to apply to your field. Doing this, you already will be made a good contribution to the world, because your field will be improved with you work.
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