Nick Taylor

  • @nickytonline
  • Lead Software Engineer, Forem
  • he/him
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
My name is Nick Taylor. I am a Lead Software Engineer with a focus on the front-end at Forem, the sof...  
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What Nick's working on

What Nick's working on

2021

Sep 22, 2021
Sep 22, 2021
Preparing for Hacktoberfest
I'm looking forward to giving a talk about Forem at Appwrite's Hacktoberfest kick off!
We'll go over what Forem is, issues available for Hacktoberfest, and I'll share some first-time contributor tips and guidelines for open source.

Come by and say hi on September 29th!
Sep 21, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Contributed to open source
Forem has been using Gitpod for a while now, but the configuration has been broken for I'm not sure how long.

Today I merged some bug fixes that gets us back up and running with Gitpod, a super-fast way to load up a development environment.

This has a huge impact on folks interested in contributing to the Forem project. Typically when I've pair programmed on the DEV Twitch stream with folks, there's usually 2-3 hours working with them to get the project up and running locally. Now, with Gitpod, that time goes to 5-7 minutes with no intervention from me or a colleague. 😎

Just in time for my CodeLand workshop and Hacktoberfest. Let's go!

https://github.com/forem/forem/pull/14764
Sep 20, 2021
Sep 20, 2021
Published a YouTube video
Gave a Twitch Tutorial
My Virtual Coffee Lunch and Learn, Getting Started with Streaming on Twitch is up on YouTube!

If you're looking to get into streaming, you may find this helpful. After this talk, I wrote a follow-up blog post if that's more your jam. It also contains some additions that weren't in the talk.
Sep 17, 2021
Sep 17, 2021
Published a Twitch highlight
This was a great question from Prince Wilson with a great answer from Chris Coyier on our last DEV Twitch stream in regards to learnings from failures.
Sep 16, 2021
Sep 16, 2021
Received a shoutout
Sep 15, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Was a guest on a podcast
I got to hang out with my coworker Ben Halpern, Cassidy Williams, and Jonathan Carter on the latest DEV Discuss podcast episode to talk about all things Visual Studio Code!

Grab your favourite snack and give it a listen. 🍿
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