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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2021

Sep 23, 2021
Sep 23, 2021
Contributed to open source
Ran a workshop
Our CodeLand 2021 workshop, Open Source Blastoff!, is done! Thanks so much to my co-worker Arit for co-leading the workshop with me and thanks to all the attendees!

Here is the issue we worked on during the workshop. The pull request is also up!


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
Aug 08, 2021
Aug 08, 2021
Contributed to open source
Looking to get the most out of open source? Whether you’re a contributor (even first timers), maintainer, or both, you might find a talk I gave last year for Hacktoberfest helpful.

slide deck and other resources

Jul 30, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Contributed to open source
Delivered a livestream
I've been working on my Twitch bot, affectionately called the dotca-bot, on and off for my stream. Yesterday's late night stream was me doing some cleanup in the project.

If you're looking to get started with an interactive overlay for your Twitch stream, check out the dotca-bot repository.
Jul 27, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Contributed to open source
We've been on husky 4 for a while at Forem, so I finally took a bit of time to upgrade us to husky version 7 for our pre-commit workflow.
Get your own page like this