https://www.duolingo.com/profile/myra

Happy Incuversary!

Two years ago today, the Duolingo Incubator was launched in response to thousands of requests for more courses and hundreds of offers to help build them. The Duolingo Incubator team created this platform to empower people from all over the world to learn a language for free and help build the community they want to see in the world.

We want to celebrate today with you and hope you'll join us in thanking the passionate volunteer contributors who have made so much of this possible. You inspire us every day.

Thank you ❤

The Duolingo team

October 9, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

Thanks, and thanks to you guys for making it possible for us to provide free language education. I sometimes disagree with Duolingo's decisions, but I still believe in this truely unique project. Keep it up everyone! :)

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andrekhorie

A huge thanks to our contributors and our community!! Let's keep giving free and accessible language education to everyone!

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

.

Thank you for giving to me hope

motivation to learn and help

a reason to smile and enjoy

and share knowledge throughout

.

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergio.A.D.Pile

can you really speak all of that language? you are amazing

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bruno_de_Brito

Wohooo congratulations to us !!!!!

P.S.: Loved the message'BRIGADÃO XD

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

A very dedicated group of people with big hearts, big dreams, and the will and skills to make it happen. Thank you so much to everyone who has worked on making these courses a reality!

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DXLi

Woohoo! Congratulations to everyone and thanks for all the hard work!

#hatchtag:awesome

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Thank you all those who have , and are , participating in incubator activities :D

We are one, yet we are many,
From all the lands on earth we come.
We share a dream and sing with one voice,
You are, we are, Duo-lingarians.

We were born, from a small dream;
To a world, that heard our call;
We have grown to be a great stream;
Sharing talking, you and I, and us all.

With dreams so large, and dedication,
With hard work, and awesome skill,
With such big hearts, beyond expectation,
The world enriched, by kindness gift, in this gift of will.

We are one, yet we are many,
From all the lands on earth we come.
We share a dream and sing with one voice,
You are, we are, Duo-lingarians.

For our voice - is many voices,
From all the cultures that enrich our world,
For we seek, to create so many courses,
Sharing learning, as communities, is the goal we hold.

subnote ( There are other duolingo verses hovering in the "imagine-a-sphere" to this rhythm pattern - just shimmering out of my grasp at the moment - maybe someone else can grab them ... ? )

Thank you to every one of you who has contributed, and continue to contribute, your time, knowledge, skill, and imagination - to create this amazing resource.


p.s.
- With acknowledgement to Bruce Woodley and Dobe Newton, written in 1987 for whom the first 2 lines are sort of from, ( and also especially to AnIsAPan and SiblingCreature, who started me on this, (all their fault ;P )) ( and also Usagi for always inspiring me and grounding me and saving me , )
- And this amazing community that opens doors that were locked and creating possibilities that give hope to my spirit and to all in my world - when it is in such need.

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamuna10

Aww Linda those are so beautiful words! :) I really liked the poem! ^_^

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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oh, ta - these are just from the imagine-a-sphere - and are just there to freely share :) Ta though. ;P

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamuna10

Haha xD ^_^

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

For any who don't know the tune, here's the original song, as sung by Bruce Woodley's group The Seekers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QEdUwor9pc

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Thanks SiblingCreature for how you inspire and challenge me, and AnIsAPan of course ! ( I can't express the inspirational debt I have to annie ).
And back on track -
Thank you to the efforts of all those that contribute and create the content (MOST IMPORTANTLY) , and also those those that create the structure that results in the produce from the incubator that inspires and connects us and expands the opportunities and positive potential life changes for so many.

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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I am one, with us we're many,
To reach the hopes of futures dream,
For it is, by our sharing,
The future bright , shared tonight, beyond past it may have been.
....

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

Pffffffft my fault :P You decided to read it ;)

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

To be fair, we did kind of leave off mid-chorus. That's almost an invitation for someone to come along and provide the next line. ;-) Something to try next time you're with a group of friends: During a lull in the conversation sing the first line of a verse or chorus from a song, or the first part of a quote from a movie, (pick one that most of the group would be familiar with) then stop, and see if anyone picks up the next line. :-)

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

Hahaha. I do that. A lot. I'll just randomly sing a song that's stuck in my head and my friends follow after me :P

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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ohh - I must pluck up the courage to do that ! It sounds fun.

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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hee hee - duolingo is an amazing community is it not ! I am glad I am in your universe Annie ;P

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sommerlied

Two years already, time goes by very quickly!

Thank you everyone ❤

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PonyDesu

I remember the celebration a year ago. Oh God, I'm aging with Duolingo.

Anyway, I'm glad that you've made it possible to create new courses in the Incubator. I would like to thank all the course creators!

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/writchie4

Your Spanish tree poster on the side of the shelf there is outdated. Old icons and no bonus skills. Y'all ought to be ashamed of yourselves :)

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamuna10

Thank you staff! :) Congratulations to all contribs and mods! You're awesome guys! ^_^

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/no.name.42

Thank you so much for everything, especially adding Irish, Guaraní and Catalan. I can't wait to learn them!

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulaPelayo24

Don't worry about Catalan! It'll be out very soon :)

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bookrabbit

Thanks so much to all the contributors in all the courses. I really appreciate the hard work you have put in to bring them to us.

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

I remember the celebration last year. O.O How time flies! Happy 2nd birthday :)

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RhydianDavies

You guys are awesome! As a software developer myself, I'm really curious what went into designing the Incubator platform.

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALoUSyUseRnaME

I can't believe the Incubator was only released two years ago. It has gotten so far and made so much progress, and definitely has changed the lives of many. Thank you so much for all you've done.

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Selcen_Ozturk

two years :)

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Really? I must've been having trouble keeping track... XD

facepalm it clearly mentions that it's the second year anniversary D:

October 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/med-ben

Beautiful

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlejandroC150367

Congratulations !!! So glad to be part of Duolingo.

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolyglotPrince

Thanks for all you do!

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larisa_L

Great photo!

Thank you everyone - Duoteam, Incubator fellows and, of course, our users, for those amazing 2 years, which were full of interesting work and purpose.

October 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NiveaR

Parabéns toda a equipe da incubadora DUOLINGO!

October 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VivianSudh

So good to be part of this wonderful team. Keep up the good work.

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BartiBar

Thank you Duolingo team for making this awesome platform available - WE ARE MAKING THE WORLD BETTER! Thank you Duolingo's community for all the support and love you are sharing with us! <3 And also a big thank you to my fellow passionate contributors! It wouldn't be the same without you all, you are fantastic!

Here's another language you can add to this cool board behind you: תודה רבה!

Happy Incuversary!

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EpicPowerHero

Thanks staff for making a free place to learn languages! And thanks to the community for being just so awesome and helpful!

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doktorkampi

So proud to be part of this community.

October 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eikoopmit

100,000,000 people is a third of the US population.

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

Yes, though I think you'll find that a fair portion of the population of Duolingo is from outside the US. :-)

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eikoopmit

I know, but still, I just wanted to better put that number in context.

October 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wilkinsnick18

Auguri!

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/compicej

Congratulations! Thank you so much.

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danmoller

A little late here!!! :/

I'm not here from the beginning and I think I haven't reached a year yet, but thank you very much and congratulations for everything!!!

You're the best!

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KodyBuschMD

where is this

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimnicholson

The link is in the first sentence of the original post above.

October 9, 2015
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