Introduction: Lydia Krupp-Hunter, Developer Advocate

Lydia Krupp-Hunter

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Hello everyone, I would like to introduce myself! My name is Lydia Krupp-Hunter, and over the next few months, I’ll be interning at Shopify as a developer advocate to reach out to the community and help you guys do cool things.

A big part of what I’ll be doing here will be to put together tutorials and sample code in languages that haven’t been used yet to build Shopify apps. So, if you’ve been dying to see a Shopify app built in Lisp, or Haskell, or something else, you should get in touch with me, and we can start blazing trails. I have a background in .NET and am an unashamed Microsoft fan, and it just so happens that there is an amazing new Shopify .NET API adapter out there (with huge thanks to Colin McDonald for opening the door for the Windows kids!). One of my first orders of business will be to get necessary information into the hands of developers to start building cool new Shopify apps with .NET, and I really look forward to seeing what you guys make with it.

Another big part of my recent past is student politics, which anyone who was involved in their student associations in university will know wasn’t nearly as much politics as event planning. I really hope to bring my experiences from running events for university students to the developer community, and organize some really cool things, both online and off. Again, I want to know what you would like to see from us, so don’t be afraid to be in touch!

More than anything, I want to see more developers building better apps in bigger numbers. I want to know what gets you guys excited to build Shopify apps, what makes it difficult, and what we can do to make development faster, easier, and more fun for you.

I’m really excited to be working in a position where talking to developers is a significant chunk of my job description, and I really want to hear from all of you. You can find me on Twitter @lkrupphunter, or send me an email at lydia@shopify.com if you need more characters. Or, if you’re in the National Capital Region and really want to make my day, we can meet up in person. I couldn’t be happier to be here, and I really look forward to connecting with the developers who are making all the amazing apps that I’ve been seeing.

Don’t be strangers!

Photo credit: Blair Beckwith