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What was your win this week?

graciegregory profile image Gracie Gregory (she/her) ・1 min read

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Looking back on your week — what was something you're proud of?

All wins count — big or small 🎉

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Getting a promotion!
  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Cleaning your house...or whatever else that may spark joy 😄

Have a great weekend!

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I work for a small software development company DITDOT and we have released our open source project we worked very hard on ditdot.hr/demo/vff/quiz/. It's a form generator built with Vue you can use to create multi-step conversational forms, surveys, quizzes and you can integrate it into your site or app.

The guys did 99.99% of the job, but I'm still super proud of 0.01% I've contributed (it was my first open source contribution ever!) and it's great to be the part of the open source community. Here's another demo ditdot.hr/demo/vff/questionnaire/

So, support us and give us a star on GitHub github.com/ditdot-dev/vue-flow-form or contribute. I'll buy you a coffee next time you're in Croatia :)

 

Many people seem interested in my book 📙 Buiding Your Mouseless Development Environment.

50+ signup to my newsletter this week and, more important, many questions and encouragements from wonderful developers! 🥰

My motivation went through the roof 🌠

 

Got away from vacation mood and started writing articles again.

Also got 500 twitter followers. 😊

 
 
 

Landed an offer to work abroad, rewrote my resumé, and added more (un)needed easter-eggs to my website 📺

 
  1. Your website is really cool.
  2. You're a man of good taste if you have a playlist beginning with Aquatic Ambiance from DKC.

Love it! Great job.

 

Thanks, Matthieu 😁 !

It indeed deserved the first place in that playlist, it's so soothing ✨

 

Great website, man.

 
 

Updated my LinkedIn, resumé, and website in order to apply to a certain front-end position 👀

 

Website looks good! By the way, the links for the hashtags/categories on your articles are incorrect, should've been preceded with /t/, just a heads up.

 

Hey briwa, thanks! I'll fix it up 🐛

 

Your website is really clean. I love the font!
All the best!

 

Thanks, Ramit! A friend of mine designed it and I built it with Gatsby :)

May I say that you and your friend have a really sensible taste for fonts?

 

Made my very first webinar (teaching HTML, CSS) for ~100 people yesterday, that was a great experience.

 

I received my Beloved Comment badge and was featured in Top 5 DEV Comments from the Past Week.

But a more important victory, people in my engineering departement have been doing great recently.

Junior devs have grown to become middle levels. By now they all have a couple of successful projects under their belts, they have learned a lot and even had time to write some great articles on dev.to about psalm, react hooks cheat sheet and even about The basics of using the delegation pattern.

Middle levels are taking on more and more responsibility and are slowly walking down the path towards seniority and leadership. They are already very strong individually and in time, will make great technical leaders. I am really proud of them, they have great potential.

Our top talent senior engineers who left us in April, considering a career change after their 5 year mark, decided to return back to us this week. This victory is special to me, it is a statement about the culture in our organization and a very positive feedback signal.

My little "agenda" in all of this, is that I can take my vacation starting today, knowing that operations will continue to run smoothly while I'm away. Getting to this point was hard, but feels extremely liberating now.

Dear team members, thank you 😊

 

Started a new job \o/

 

I coded for fun this week! It felt like it had been a while.

I built Candy Crush following Ania Kubów's tutorial

GitHub logo scrabill / candy-crush

Candy Crush build with Javascript, CSS and a whole lot of sugar

And made a palindrome checker from scratch.

GitHub logo scrabill / palindrome-checker

Insert a string and see if it's a valid palindrome.

 

I finished working on my post which started as just translating to english and become a major rewrite.
And got 3000+ views. 😊
Write clean code without loops

 

Gave my 1st interview of life, was grilled on Java :)
It was a great experience giving an online interview. I do need to learn alot of things from the interview's point of view. Dev's posts helped me alot for preparation !!

 

Today, I published my first article.
dev.to/statst/how-i-deployed-djang...

 

Moved cities for a new job! (and for personal reasons) Definitely excited

On a smaller scale:

  • put in some work for my hobby project
  • made a blog post on my github hosted website about financial investing
 

I've made Awesome Libs - iPhone app that allows you to test open source UI components without Xcode. You don't need computer, you don't need compiler. You simply test libraries in your iPhone so you can see how they work in real app. Awesome Libs includes built-in demo screens and Appetize.io online simulators.

You can download free version (which is open sourced under the MIT license) and paid version which is more powerful. The difference between free and paid versions is described here.

If you have any questions, drop a line to hello.wizman@gmail.com

 

I started my first day at Google and living my dream working in this great company!

First Day

 

Finally wrote another post for here/blog after wanting to get back to writing for over a year :)

If anyone likes VueJS and wants to read a somewhat specific article: dev.to/jwkicklighter/pass-props-to...

 

I convinced an experienced coder to resolve all the warnings on a big project made by a group of rookies, and the coder wants to award me a medal for the convincing skill.
github.com/named-data-iot/ndn-lite...

 

Had a few members in my team!!
I now have to make it responsive 😄

By the way, I'd really like lot of people reacting on Gwion development, so if you're interested, let me know!

 

Created a new repository that demonstrates how I setup my speedlify instance and submitted it to

#actionshackathon

This tag is for submissions and content related to the GitHub Actions x DEV Hackathon.
 

Here's my win for the week. I saw one of these electric scooters when I was deployed in Singapore for work in 2015 and really wanted to buy one ever since. But because of the crappy jobs and expenses here and there, I wasn't able to save up to get one of these. 😄 And it finally arrived early this week. 😆😆😆

Side story on the paparazzi photo: I bumped into one of my village friends in the bank before buying foods and the next day, he sent me this. 😆 😆 😆

 

speaking of "Cleaning your house...", last week, I channeled my inner Marie Kondo and refactored a ton of code. Felt much better than actually cleaning the house. These days I feel more accomplished when I remove code rather than adding 🤔 Anyone relate ?

 

No.2 Product of the Day on Product Hunt 🥳

 

Started my first full time paid dev position!

 

My OpenAPI article is one of the weekly top articles on DZone.

 

A project that I directed 5 years ago and was stopped and removed from any priority os getting attention again and I was asked to start managing it again.

 
 

I finished freecodecamp's Responsive web design certification this week! Feels great!

 

I basically convinced my boss to create a new role for me at my company! 🥳

 

Starting working with divi theme for the first time and got it installed on blissnaija.com

 

I got 3.4K subs in youtube :)
and 3.7K followers on instagram :)

 

Built a website for a client 4 days after sign-off on the visuals. It’s going live on Monday.

 

2 Product of the Day on Product Hunt 🥳

 

I managed to motivate a coworker. The project is finally progressing again!

 

I'm back at DEV after a week of vacation and I generally just feel great. Reminder to all: take time off for yourself, it'll make you feel better even after you've returned.

 

Realign with my work, learnings etc. Past week an unexpected event occurred.

 

Finally getting back to the gym after months in quarantine.

 
 

Built first Graphql backend server with Postgraphile, Postgres, Node/Express and implemented Google login authentication with role based authorization

 

I've been working to support configuration for TDB v0.4.1. How about everyone else, what projects are you working on?

 

Published a project on hackster.io for the first time after a lot of procrastination😅
hackster.io/yadu10a2000/network-wi...

 

I have 2 talks about kotlin and introduction to programming!!!!