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May 07, 2019 23:47:13

Personal site: About Me Draft (Need your thoughts)

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Chris 🤔🇵🇭

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I'm currently revising the copy of my personal site. It will be cater more for Remote Web Developer Position

Hello. Welcome to my site. I’m Chris.

I started tinkering in programming at the age of 16 (I’m 24 as of this writing). From that age, I’ve never found any hobby that is much more enjoyable than programming. It feels like you have magic in your hand to make things work the way you expected.

The hobby that I used to love before now becomes a big part of my professional career after I take my Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. As much I love the theory in Computer Science, I always make sure that my hands get dirty by playing around with the technology and building something out of it.

Along with my 4 years professional career(2 years corporate and 2 years freelance), I work in different digital agency and startups with a small team with diverse skills and talent. I always love startup ‘cause I get to wear many hats not just my current expertise in technology.

In my free time, I love attending tech meetups, joining hackathon, tinkering with programming languages and reading books about business, self-improvement, technology, entrepreneurship, and startup. And lately, I’ve been writing a lot on my personal blogs and writing community. 

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    @chrisdeuda Description is fine but a thought: "I don't have the attention span to read all of that."
    I would encourage you to have something above the description that summarizes it.

    Example:
    BA in CS -> 2 years corporate -> 2 years freelance -> Startup

    Abhinaya Konduru avatar Abhinaya Konduru | May 09, 2019 19:34:23
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    @chrisdeuda - I am not too familiar with using personal website to get job offers so I may be totally off. Why not make the writing more like a resume... After maybe one small paragraph introducing yourself - then break it up into sections with experience, knowledge etc like a resume?
    I would also include any links to things you have completed that is relevant to the position you seek to get.

    Keni avatar Keni | May 07, 2019 14:12:08
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      Thanks, @keni for a recommendation. I'll really appreciate it. Yes, you are right, it seems I'm leaning more into a resume type.

      Chris 🤔🇵🇭 avatar Chris 🤔🇵🇭 | May 08, 2019 16:55:30
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    @chrisdeuda A suggestion, but can't say it's mistake-free :P :

    "Hello. Welcome to my site. I’m Chris.

    I started tinkering with programming at the age of 16. I immediately enjoyed it tremendously: making your code work the way you expect it to feels like magic at your fingertips.

    I'm now 24, and what used to be a hobby is now an essential part of my professional career after I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. As much as I love theoretical Computer Science, I always make sure to get my hands dirty by playing around with new technologies and building side-projects.

    Over the last four years, I worked with several digital agencies and startups in small teams with varying skills and talents, both as a freelancer for two years and as a corporate employee for another two years. I love working in startups, I'm not afraid to wear many hats, even outside of my current domains of expertise.

    In my free time, I love attending tech meetups, participating in hackathons, and tinkering with programming languages. I also appreciate reading books about business, self-improvement, technology, entrepreneurship, and startups. Lately, I’ve been writing a lot in my personal blogs and with different writing communities."

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 07, 2019 18:20:24
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      @basilesamel Thank you so much, Baz for paraphrasing my sentences. I didn't expect that you will actually update each paragraph. It seems it was much smoother and adds more clarity on what I'm trying to say. I'll definitely include most of it on my personal site.

      Chris 🤔🇵🇭 avatar Chris 🤔🇵🇭 | May 08, 2019 16:52:58
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    @chrisdeuda I think this totally depends on what you want your site to achieve. Writing copy to get hired is different from writing content purely about you.
    For getting hired, you probably need to mention about what specific languages you're using etc.
    I guess it depends if you're going to expand on this elsewhere though.

    Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | May 07, 2019 17:00:17
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      @craigpetterson I realized my goal was confusing at first. It will more about me. Yes, I have sections for some of the skills that I have.

      Initially, my personal site I was targeting freelance works( more on what value I could provide to business) but I decided to move to remote work which will focus more on the skills.

      Thanks for the feedback :)

      Chris 🤔🇵🇭 avatar Chris 🤔🇵🇭 | May 08, 2019 16:48:34
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