Even had them deploy their work to production today.
A lot of folks wonder "How do I get verified in the Fediverse? How can I protect myself from identity theft?"
While there's no Verification body, you can SELF verify by embedding a 'rel="me"' attributed linkback on a site that you own! #FediTips
Advice to new people from Twitter
There have been many waves of exodus from Twitter. When new people arrive they often bring with them their larger-than-life Twitter persona with them. I understand what that's all about, because it's how Twitter trains people to behave if they want to be seen and engage with their audience and so that the timeline algorithm works in their favour.
But here in the fediverse you don't need to put on a big performance. You can be more authentic, and just hang out with friends. Edginess which would be rewarded by the algorithm on Twitter tends to be discouraged here, and might even get you blocked.