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Carrying the Torch
An ode to BrooklynJS and the communities that sustain us.
I often reflect on why I moved to NYC. There were a multitude of reasons. But it was a particularly memorable evening that ultimately convinced me to take the leap.
For the next few hours we sang songs about variables, prototypes, arrays, transpilers, and everything in between. It was nerdy and it was great.
I left thinking, “how could I NOT live here?”
And so I did!
Heading into 2023, the one thing I can’t stop thinking about is community. How powerful it is, how much care and patience it takes to create, and how quickly it can oscillate between feeling fragile and unbreakably strong.
To me, creating community is one of the most important problems we can solve, but it’s a scary one because I don’t think the solution involves writing more code.
If community is something that has been on your mind, I’d love to hear from you. It’s up to each of us to carry the torch.
Happy new year : )