I'm extremely happy to announce that today, I've officially joined the Google Developer Expert program. I'm looking forward to the opportunities it has to offer such as expanding my own horizons as well as providing some support for other developers. An interesting step to take for the future of helping out the developer community.
Opportunities to learn and share
The best thing about becoming a GDE is by far the community. Being able to get a lot of chances to learn and share at the same time. I think it’s a wonderful thing and I’m really looking forward to it.
So, I’m an “expert” now?
Let’s keep things real. I never was the biggest fan of the word “expert”. I’m very curious by nature and I read and learn a lot of things on a daily basis. I try to learn something new every day. I don’t want to downplay it completely, I’m aware that I know a thing or two, but it’s not like the “expert” badge will change anything from a personal standpoint.
I have noticed that I love sharing with the community as I believe that this is an important feature. A lot of developers need to work against the clock, get burned out, or even just find it hard to keep up with all the evolutions on the web. If I can at least help a few people with that, then it’s worth the extra hours I spend on a daily basis, besides my full-time job.
Web technologies, because I love the platform
I will be taking on the Google Developer Expert role in the category “web technologies, UI and tooling”. This is mostly for my love for good UI and CSS and of course my interest in Open UI.
I’m really looking forward to what the Google community will mean for me in the future and I won’t let this chance go to waste, that’s for sure.
But first I have some more reading to do and just looking around in this community. Really excited for this. And to all the people who read my little tutorials, stories or tips and tricks. Thank you. It wouldn’t have been possible without you.