What are Software Development communities?
The software development industry is an ever-changing beast. Every year new programming languages emerge, new technologies hit the market, and existing languages and technologies are either left behind or completely re-imagined. It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle when you’re new to the industry — your skills are too outdated to help you land a job, but they’re not modern enough to help you keep one. Software developers are always looking to learn more about their craft, but they don’t always know where to look. This list of communities is dedicated to engineers, software developers, coders, and hackers. Some are online communities dedicated to a particular technology or programming language, and some are general purpose communities or those that help developers early in their career. The communities on this list are an excellent source of inspiration, knowledge-sharing, and networking.
Online Communities for Programmers94
on slackVirtual Coffee is a laid-back conversation with developers twice a week. It's the conversation that keeps going in slack. It's the online events that support developers at all stages of the journey. It's the place you go to make friends. Anyone can join! Whether you're thinking about getting into tech or have been in it for decades.
CodecademyWhen we started Codecademy, our goal was to give anyone in the world the ability to learn the skills they’d need to succeed in the 21st century. We set out to create a new, interactive way of learning — making it engaging, flexible, and accessible for as many people as possible. Since then, we have helped millions of people worldwide unlock modern technical skills and reach their full potential through code.
SuperHiWe make online courses that help creative people stand out. Learn how to code, design, and manage projects among our global community!
Blogging for DevsBecome part of the private community for developers, indie hackers, freelancers, and tech creators growing their audience through writing online. Private community of 300+ developers you can learn from and collaborate with. Get feedback on your articles, blog, newsletter, content, or distribution plan. Join live Workshops and AMAs with experts and creators in tech you already follow. Access to the Video Vault containing weekly screencasts and past events (all captioned).
Karma CommunityKarma Community is the only community based on a digital currency (karmas). - Stop doing tasks you hate and help others by doing what you like - Give and get feedback, vote, comment in a scalable way
Work With Indies
on discordWork With Indies is a job board and inclusive community supporting careers working for and with indie developers. We're creating a safe and central place for 1. people to find cool jobs in indie games and 2. for indie studios to find talent specifically interested in indie games, away from the crowded AAA job sites.
on slackDataTalks.Club is the place to talk about data. It's a community of aspiring and professional data enthusiasts.
on discordAn artistically diverse community of creators that support, collaborate, inspire, and push each other. We regularly host creative events and activities on discord.
skillShack(⚡);skillShack(⚡); is a community for software professionals looking to share the projects they are working on and get feedback. From side projects to startups! We allow submission of GitHub Repos, links to your website/platform, a video URL showcasing your product for you to fully showcase what you are working on!
on telegramAccountability groups for developers. How it works: Buy a seat in the group. Fill out form. Join group from invite. Post updates for 30 days. Get charged for missed days. Current groups: Job Hunters, Founders, Crypto Devs, Builders, Creators, 30 Days of Customer Interviews, ConvertKitChatApplyPairingPaid
on redditA community dedicated to all things web development: both front-end and back-end. This community has a dedicated discord server.
on slackYour DevOps Community. Find DevOps Jobs, Events, Articles or make connections with 19,038 members in our Slack Community
on discordStart building the future of the internet. If you're a dev that's curious about web3 but not sure where to start -- this is the spot for you. Learn + start building cool stuff right now, earn NFTs, access secret work opportunities in crypto.
on slackFrom San Francisco to Berlin and everywhere in between, developers around the world trust Changelog to deliver the best news and podcasts for developers. Our community and content is in every corner of the globe. Connect with like-minded developers from all over the world. Hang with us and Slack in realtime during our live shows. Be the first to hear about upcoming shows and projects. This is your all-access pass to everything we do.
Django GirlsDjango Girls is a non-profit organization and a community that empowers and helps women to organize free, one-day programming workshops by providing tools, resources and support. We are a volunteer run organization with hundreds of people contributing to bring more amazing women into the world of technology. We are making technology more approachable by creating resources designed with empathy.
on slackHack Club is a nonprofit network of high school coding clubs and makers around the world. In the Hack Club Slack, you'll find a group of 16,000+ fabulous people to talk to, active at all hours.
CodeNewbieCodeNewbie started as a weekly Twitter chat to connect people learning to code by Saron Yitbarek. Since then, it's grown into a supportive, international community of people learning to code. Whether you're in need of early-career mentorship or you've just graduated from bootcamp and you're ready to pass along some wisdom, the CodeNewbie community is your place to champion beginner programmers, get support, and talk about the field of programming. In January 2020, CodeNewbie was acquired by Forem, the open source software company behind DEV — and this very site! Together, both communities have become a large support system for programmers of all levels, offering podcasts, Twitter chats, the annual CodeLand conference, hackathons, a platform for developers to write about their knowledge and experience, and connection with one another. We are so happy to have you as part of the CodeNewbie + Forem family. 💚 Happy coding!
DevOps, SRE, & Infrastructure (DSI)
on discordDevOps, SRE, & Infrastructure, DSI, is an online community that includes anyone with a shared technical interest. The people who make up this community share a wide range of technical-related knowledge and experience in networking, databases, IT, software, security, programming, DevOps, site reliability engineering, infrastructure, systems administration, and much more. We have people here who are freelancers, entrepreneurs, and those who are employed at small companies to large companies such as Google, Facebook, Hashicorp, and Uber. We like to think that the people who work in these roles "keep the lights on". With a community, we are able to share the knowledge with others who have a desire to learn about their specific technical interests or even wanting that next fix to the project they are working on. If you have a passion for technology, this is the place to be. At DSI, our goal is to be the place with a wide range of technical-related topics and to share them with the world. Rather than just learning something and keeping it to yourself, DSI is the place to not only share it but to learn it. We strive to make people successful and to live their dream. We do that by providing information.
on discordReplit gives you computing superpowers. Write and run code directly in your browser. Everything is hosted automatically. It comes with built-in environments for many languages and frameworks, including Kaboom.js, p5.js, Phaser, etc. Check out our forums and our discord for more.