Why you should join a Developer Community

January 7th, 2021

In this article we are going to outline why it is important for you to join a developer community as a software developer.

Developer Communities are networks of developers either volunteer driven, self-led and self-managed groups allowing members to receive mentorship, share challenges experienced with coding, and genuinely build craftsmanship with others of like mind.

As a software developer it is easy to work alone or only relate to fellow developers in your team. As much as there’s nothing wrong with this approach, you can definitely gain more by being part of a group and benefit your career and professional development.

Developer Communities can be online or both online/ physical. These networks help to solve problems, create learning opportunities and encourage networking.

These communities provide a virtual/ physical place for developers to meet, improve and share code. With more companies shifting to more remote work, communities become a paramount place for connection, collaboration and job opportunities. Most of these meet-ups involve free food and informative talks with like-minded developers. They also allow open source contribution to existing libraries .