The Best Developer Communities to Join in 2023
If you want to grow as a developer, I can’t over-emphasize the benefits of joining a developer community. There are many advantages, from peer-programming to sharing knowledge, mentorship, sharing support, sharing tools, code reviews, answering questions, and much more.
Communities are usually built on shared struggles of individuals learning in a particular region, and the goals of each community differ per the individual’s collective needs.
Over the years, these developer communities have grown across the world with different goals and missions but still with the general aim of providing a platform for developers to learn, interact, share ideas, support each other and grow.
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
To better help those looking out for communities to join, I have put together a list of 20 best communities in no particular order ranging from Engineering, Design, Data Science, Machine Learning, Developer Relations, Technical Writing, and more.
1. Women Who Code
Women Who Code is an international non-profit organization that provides a global community for women in tech with events, coding resources, jobs, mentorship, and more. They aim to inspire, support, and help women develop technical skills and excel in their careers.
Join now to get exclusive access to their community, events, scholarships, free event tickets, job boards, and more.
Hashnode is an online community where developers share knowledge and grow their careers. Developers from around the world participate in consequential discussions on Hashnode. You can write stories, ask open-ended questions as well as technical questions, ask questions anonymously, and start polls. You can also ask popular tech teams and developer influencers questions or learn from stories of awesome women in tech.
DEV is a community of software developers helping one another out. DEV provides a place for developers to collaborate and network while learning and sharing their knowledge.
Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for programmers with tons of questions and answers on a wide range of topics in computer programming.
You can learn from already asked and answered questions, share your programming knowledge by answering asked questions or share your issues/bugs here.
5. SitePoint Community
Similar to StackOverflow, you can ask and answer all web development questions here.
Kaggle is an online community of data scientists and machine learning practitioners with a vast repository of community published data and code with over 19,000 public datasets and 200,000 open notebooks. Kaggle also offers courses on Machine Learning, Pandas, Python, Deep Learning, Data Visualization, SQL alongside competitions, and discussions to help you grow.
7. Code Newbie
Code Newbie is the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code. It started as a weekly Twitter chat made to provide much-needed support to people learning to code. It has since grown into a supportive, international community of people learning to code.
8. Digital Ocean Community
This is an inclusive place where developers can find or lend support and contribute to the community of DevOps and cloud computing enthusiasts. The community provides comprehensive guides, tutorials, trends for developers, Q/A sessions, and much more.
9. Product Hunt
Product Hunt is an exciting community of featured amazing products launched every day. It’s a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and find out about the latest mobile applications, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
DevCareer is a non-profit organisation that is focused on supporting upcoming developers with mentorship and resources to enable them to become world-class developers. They provide laptops, co-working space, resources, mentorship, and job placements for software developers in Africa who pass through the program.
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