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Why Communities Are So Important?

Why Communities Are So Important?

The Communities You Should Know As a Developer ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ

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Ganesh Patil
ยทOct 31, 2022ยท

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Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Community Role for Developers
  • Platforms to Grow Community
  • Top 6 Communities for Developers

Introduction

Hey Everyone ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

Welcome to the new article here we are going to learn about community importance and community role in developer day to day life, especially in the open-source world. We are going to deep dive into the community culture and at the end of this article, you will get an amazing list of communities that are impacting developers' life and adding the best values.

We ar going to know all the answers to all questions such as why to join communities and why communities as important and other questions as well. So, Let's get started with the first one the community role and its importance!

Community Role for Developers

The communities play a very crucial role in the open-source world because collaboration with all folks of the community and managing all the contributors is not an easy role as well for the maintainers. โœ๐Ÿป

Community helps you to grow and scale your career in the right direction and networking is the best part of communities, You can interact with folks from other regions, you can share ideas with the, work on those ideas, and pretty amazing stuff you can do by networking with right folks.๐ŸŽฏ

Benefits to joining communities

  • Networking opportunities
  • Career Guidance
  • Access to a number of resources
  • Creative minds environment
  • Opportunities to Learn & Improve Skills
  • Chance to work on Real-Time projects

These are basic benefits that will help you to grow in your career and I personally believe this is the right approach to learning if you're a student or new to the programming world. The best thing you can do after joining communities

  • Be respectful to all
  • Read the code of conduct
  • Follow all rules & guidance
  • Start connecting with other folks
  • Start helping to them
  • Be active in the community
  • Look for meet up or events
  • Share your work with other

and so many other things!

Why to Join Communities

I already mentioned why you should join communities and why it's important with all benefits but wait where to start there are a number of communities are there and you're absolutely right ๐Ÿ’ฏ

There are a number of communities that are there you don't need to join find your niche and what works for you at the first level and start researching communities that suit your niche. I love to code, write, and create content as well so, I look to active communities which are supports coders, writers, and content creators as well and that's how I joined aviyel and the same things for you start figuring out your niche and join communities and start growing! โœŒ๐Ÿป

How to Grow in the Community

1. Start connecting with other folks

After joining the community there are some people who are always there to help you may be community managers or maintainers so you have to start connecting with them and other contributors who actually contribute to the community.

2.Ask good questions

Asking good questions is actually a great skill and multiple people face this issue and are stuck with problems but try to ask a good question don't repeat one thing again and again which is already mentioned somewhere try to find yourself and if you don't get then look for the help.

3.Help others

Try to help other folks in the community with resources documentation basically, beginners need resources to get started so you can help them as well, and if you're getting something issue and you figure out the solution share it with the community by creating an article or any videos it helps a lot!

4.Create Content

Try to start writing articles, creating content or videos around your communities to help other folks, and also it gives you the benefit to explain and break down complex things in a simple manner so other community people and actually relate to it and then can actually get something out of it!

5.Share your Ideas

Start sharing your projects and ideas that you have with the community and ask them for feedback so you will understand the actual data to work on your projects. These are some ways to grow in the community.

Platforms to Grow Community

if you're a developer or maintainer o any project and you want to build a community for a product or service then you have to pick the right platform to grow your community and need a team to as well, below are some platforms that are the most popular ones right now!

1. Discord

Most of the communities use Discord to create and grow their communities and the idea is pretty simple and straightforward there are different channels you have to create like introduction, about, project link and etc. for very different aspects of the community one community server with multiple channels! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ

2. Slack

Slack is pretty simple and works simply as discord not completely but some sort sounds similar so you can also use slack to build and scale your community.

3. Gitter

The hitter is new to me, I recently found a gitter platform but people are also building their communities on gitter as well! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Top 6 Communities for Developers

  1. Community Classroom

Community Classroom leads more than 50k community folks in their community and is one of the active communities for students, developers, and beginners. It's available on every social platform with amazing support and contributors.

  1. Aviyel Aviyel is a rapidly growing community for non-cde contributors and tech writers to learn practical things by contributing to open-source projects, You will learn different things by joining aviyel and it also has amazing community support.

  2. Hackerbad The discord server is pretty active to get updates regarding every event and opportunity out there and amazing maintainers are maintaining the Hackerbad community!

  3. Codedamn Codedamn is a platform that helps you learn to program at an affordable price and 30% of the course content is available for free learn there are different opportunities there you will get creative resources and community help by joining the codedamn discord server!

  4. Collab Collab is beginner friendly community that is growing and you have to join the collab discord server to hang out with same-minded people creative folks are there with amazing creativity and ideas so you can learn from them! ๐Ÿซ

  5. freecodecamp Everyone knows the freecodecamp platform is one of the biggest hubs for developers and everything is available for free for everyone, with access to o many things and the largest networking opportunities out there!

That's pretty much stuff that, I want to share with you all and these communities are best for me to learn a lot from them also there is a number o amazing communities south there you can find and learn from them! ๐ŸŽฏ

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