Hi everyone!

Hi all, My name is Alex. I grew up in a small farm town in Illinois, USA. I majored in business in university(college). I graduated early and started an online-based, auto broker right out of school. I figured I'd find a programmer to partner with after graduating, but soon realized good ones are hard to find and even harder to keep, especially starting out without any revenue. I ended up shutting down it down to take an unexpected offer to intern at a financial company in London for a year. On the side of it all, I traded stocks for around 5 years until I felt I needed to have more self-worth and get into a field I've always been interested in but could never fully grasp until now: software/app development.

I self-taught myself many computer languages but could never fully grasp how everything connects. I eventually took a 6-month, online coding bootcamp that specialized in ruby on rails and that really helped me connect the dots. I moved up to the Colorado Rockies a little over a year ago to get better at skiing and focus on app development, and eventually found a techie workspace with like minded individuals and programmers to help me grow as a developer.

I believe I found Steemit through a Youtube video talking about cryptocurrencies that mentioned steem. I got into Bitcoin a little over a year ago, at $400. I also got into Ethereum at $13 when it became available on Coinbase. I I bought into them more for the reason to diversify money. I knew a little about Bitcoin, after watching the documentary, "The rise and rise of bitcoin". With the recent, massive increase in its value, along with Ethereum, I needed to know more about why this all was happening. After a ton of research, I have fallen in love with blockchain technology and its future for our world.

There's a saying I first heard while my time abroad, "Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand" (Confucius circa 450 BC). So, for a little over a month I've been on here, I've been trying to get more involved by reading more articles and contributing through upvotes. This is my first post on here and not sure what more I could post at the moment.

Currently, I feel like I am learning more on here than I could produce so I'm just waiting for my time I guess. I'm starting to focus a lot on learning React.js because of its cross-platform compatibility. I'm hoping that it helps my learning curve with Solidity for Ethereum contracts in the future, and I do have plans to learn how to develop on EOS as well. I'm hoping I can contribute more in the future with the knowledge I gain developing on the blockchains.

Thanks for reading. I truly enjoy this community, the blockchain it was developed on, and look forward its future.
Cheers!
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Welcome to Steemit, Alex from Illinois!

Good intro, Alex.

I agree that you should definitely get involved with coding on the blockchain. You will be one of the pioneers, and there is such a limited supply of programmers in this sector.

_Rob

Hello @alextracy Great introduceyourself post!!

I'm @andyluy and I've been here for a a month, a can tell you that steemit is the most amazing thing I've ever seen at the internet so far. I'm happy seeing it grows every day!

I had some hard time on the firsts week, so I spent some time searching information to improve my experience with steemit, latter I've decided to make posts about those things in order to help the new ones to have a shortcut to get deeper on steemit.

here is some of my posts, I hope It mitght be helpful to you:

steemit-crime
Usefull steemit tool
Minnowssupport!
The Randowhale
Getting videos from facebook

Here is one post from @yoda1917 That i think Is useful to have a look too
just halt for a moment

I intend to keep posting useful info that I may be able to gather, and in a near future some give away. Feel invited to follow me and if you have any question about steemit you can ask me in any of my last posts, I'll try my best to help.

Je suis Français, et je suis comme toi, je rentre tout frais, il va te falloir traduire pour me suivre. tu as raison avec ton age de intéresser à la technologie block-chain, et pour ta présentation, et ce que tu es, je te suis, tu vas certainement apprendre vite.

salut Philippe, alors....pour ton 1er post cliques sur submit a story, en haut a droite, c'est la que tu dois mettre tes posts, sinon personne ne les verra. et a la fin de ton post, tu dois le taguer, dans 5 catégories...si ce n'est pas clair, regardes mon 1er post, tu verras les tags tout en bas de mon post.
et enfin pour agrandir notre communautee, j'ai quelques personnes que tu dois follow, (@sakoyo, @cocorobert) et je leur dirai de te follow aussi, mais il va falloir aussi liker leur post et commenter, en fait on doit se construire une réputation, et être actif, c'est a dire poster tous les jours, au moins 1 post et liker et commenter, il faut aussi savoir que tu peux partager tes posts sur facebook regarde en bas a droite de tes posts.
voila je crois que je t'ai tout dit, n’hésites pas si tu as des questions, et poses tes questions sur steemit, pas sur facebook, comme ca, ca te fait de l'activitee, et ca compte. merci de me suivre. c'est sympa.
A bientot.

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Hi @alextracy welcome to Steemit!

This is a great place with a great community
-- glad to have you around!
I look forward to reading your blog.
All the best...

@evilplague

Hello, and welcome to steemit!

What do u think, in what topics will u post?

I think I could see myself posting on topics about any blockchain technology, as well as future technologies that I see going mainstream. Then it is always possible I post about daily life experiences/learnings.

welcome to steemit!

This submission has made it on the @MutuWhale MutuList!

Hello Alex,
Welcome to Steemit family and our ever-growing platform. You have made a great decision by joining us and helping us to create decentralized entity that will change the way social media and other business models work in the future. If you wanna increase your followers fast you can sign in the following link: https://steemfollower.com/?r=757 By @shaon81 Good luck and steem on. Nasir.

Welcome to Steemit! Upvoted! I am also interested in cryptocurrency. Look forward to your future posts. Have a great day!

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Welcome to Steemit! I wish you a good day and inspiration to create in our community! Please follow me :)

Welcome @alextracy aboard the steemit express. This is a great platform to express yourself just like any other social media outlet except this one pays its users for interacting with each other. Post good content and your rewards can be limitless but always stay true to yourself.

Checkout this post and give me some feedback on it
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Hello Alex, welcome to Steemit family and our ever-growing platform. You have made a great decision by joining us and helping us to create decentralized entity that will change the way social media and other business models work in the future. I would like to help you out in your early days by using my steem power to upvote your first few posts. Simply follow my account and tag me by @czechglobalhosts in your posts and I will make sure to read your post and upvote you! Good luck and steem on! Tomas

Hi, and welcome to steemit!
I gave you an upvote and a follow.
feel free to follow back for a larger network, and maybe upvote my latest post:
https://steemit.com/minnowsupport/@bachone/300-followers-reached-thank-you
:)

A new Steemian :-) hello @alextracy I hope you enjoy your time here, its a great community ! Nice post, wish you much luck! I Have upvoted and will follow your account. Don't hesitate to contact or follow me at any time :-) See you around @tradewonk

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