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What was your win this week?


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 😄

Happy Friday!

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Discussion (51)

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Vitor Paladini

I feel that my ability to focus is coming back.

Whenever I'm anxious or feel overwhelmed my focus gets wrecked and it goes without saying that the last couple of months have been particularly rough.

Yesterday however I had a solid afternoon of deep, focused work and it felt great!

I'm being more mindful of my distractions and feeling more resistant to the grappling hook of social media. It feels like a huge win.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

I love this!

My focus was starting to feel very thin recently and then I took a week off during our company mental health vacation. I really feel like the break reset my ability to focus. Great feeling.

Congrats on gaining some resistance to the "grappling hook of social media" (great description) — that's a goal of mine!

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Vitor Paladini

Thanks, Gracie! It is an ongoing battle really.

Breaks help sooo much, especially if you're close to nature and far, far away from technology. I miss that a lot.

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Jonathan Yeong

After my last blog post, I decided to bring a little more structure in my content strategy. I changed my posting cadence from weekly to twice a month. And I'm setting deadlines on when to publish. It was all getting too much and not having deadlines meant I kept pushing off writing. It's not a huge win, but feeling much less stressed about it now!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

As a content manager, I see this as a HUGE win!

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Spoke on an alumni panel for the first time about my professional journey after bootcamp! I wish this will helps others well as they kick off what proved to be some of the most impactful (and FUN) years of my life!

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Elio Struyf

One thing I'm really happy about is my small sticker business which is finally starting to take off. Not yet in rocket speed, but sometimes slow is not a bad thing. Allows you to keep focus, and room to grow.

With starting a new business, it always takes time to learn new things. Like how to go to market, get your brand known to others, and so on. The fun part is that it lets you step out of your comfort zone.

What is special about this week? We won two small deals with a conference and company that wanted to get stickers for their events.

Besides the sticker business, another win was a great idea that suddenly popped up in my head for a new product. Pitched it at a couple of colleagues, and they were very excited. Over the next weeks, I can start working on a small POC to see if it would work the same way how I imagine it.

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Hrishi Mittal

I spent a lot of time this week trying to help new developers get their first job. I made my Get Your First Developer Job course available for free (there’s a link in the listings section if you’re interested).

I recorded a really fun call with Daniel Sprague, a recent developer bootcamp graduate who is having trouble finding a job.

Daniel showed me his portfolio website and a really cool capstone project (Siqbeets), and walked me through the code. You can watch it here.

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K (he/him)

Was invited to another podcast. 🤖

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Doaa Mahely

I got to use some things I learned from my side project at work 🎉 I also gained some insight into polyfills and the benefit of using Babel and wrote a small post 👇🏽

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Matthew Francis

I reached Affiliate on Twitch 🎮

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Matthew Francis


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Ryan Latta • Edited on

I decided to get off my butt and do something.

I'm preparing to launch my first online class for developers who wanna use their resume to get more interviews and negotiate higher pay.

Oh, a podcast I was interviewed on went live this past week. Like all of them, I listened to the first few seconds, screeched at the sound of my own voice, and erased its existence from my mind. I'm told this is a normal reaction. This one was about the major choices I made that shaped my career in software.

Here it is if you are interested

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Chethana Gopinath

I am in grad school and was always intimidated by hackathons. I just worked on my first hackathon, sort of gave up at first but came back and demoed my half project somehow. :) It was a good feeling, may get stickers from MLH.

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Shriyash Jalukar

I published my first post on DEV!

I've been reading posts and learning a lot from the community these last few months - and I finally decided to hit "publish" on a blog post about "Getting started with React".

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Mike Bybee • Edited on

I have two, resulting from two fantastic meetings yesterday!

  1. Finally connected with an awesome female entrepreneur who, like me, is interested in furthering sex positivity and making sex tech safer and less sleazy, and had an excellent discussion about how it takes not just better products or increasing cultural awareness, but both. While our product ideas may not be a co-founder fit, they could easily lead to a product partnership.
  2. Met a founder who not only wants to explore bringing me into the fold on a product (unlike the first, "safe for work") which aligns with one of my own product visions, but is referring me to non-technical founder friends to explore helping with their products, AND is connecting me with people in the podcast space because he heard from our mutual contact about my idea of using the medium for the cultural awareness aspect of point 1. I'm joining his founders' group Zoom for another meeting tonight, so more opportunities, at the very least, to exchange ideas and network.
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Kevin Alemán

Wrote a new type of article. I was used to large articles with deep explanations. This is a more relaxed way of writing and I'm proud of it.

Check it out here, it's about Node.JS!

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Timothy Merritt • Edited on

I’m job hunting, teaching myself development, and juggling my kiddo’s online-based school schedule, but I think I’ve managed to find a good balance for everything as of this week. I’m getting in around 35-40 hours a week in coding and studying, while being able to (mostly) keep up with everything else. That feels like a win. :)

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Nicholas ―M―

I just got a new laptop and start a new position on Monday 🎉

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author


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Deepak Chhitarka

My biggest win was getting my blog live. It's my first project which is live 😂 and so it's very special for me. I would love to get your feedback on it.

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Jesse Phillips

I was able to automate some deployment tasks, allowing for a client team to focus on work and QA to have comfort their isn't a possible human error release to release (the error will be in every release).

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Jérémie Astor • Edited on

I made a post who failed to reach its audience ... but I (might have) figured out why, @ender minyard also provided me insightful documents to fix it 😄
So I guess next week I make this post again, but in color so to say!
Overall a win after all.

Gwion continues its growth, slowly but steady.
According to the traffic page of the repo, I had ~700 views by ~200 users, so that not much but it shows the people who reach the page are quite interrested.
I already had two PRs and a few stars, and I hope october continues this way!

I also managed to not fix issues myself, which lets them open for contributors and hopefully will help me improve my technical writing skills.

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Eric Smith

Got to twitch affiliate - streaming Rust development!

It was the fiftieth follower that was the hardest part:

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I feel amazing, i'm getting my curiosity for coding back and i feel super productive on my job

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Love to hear it!

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I ran a mile in 7:23. I haven't hit that kind of speed since high school, and I just turned 40 this year.

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Junxiao Shi

My paper is the runner up in Best Paper Award of ACM-ICN 2020 conference.

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Michael Kohl

I moved and this is the view from my terrace now.

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Nuno Vieira

This weekend I wrote my first ever article, something I wanted to do for quite sometime but always gave up:

Now I want to keep the momentum :)

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Kat Markava

Big win this week for the whole team was that we successfully finished phase one of the big project. Did not waste time on discussions that did not matter and focused on the absolutely necessary functionality.

Ready for phase two!

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Kostia Palchyk

I've published npm package to make queries to RxJS streams

[A --a--------]
[B -b-b-b-b-b-]
[C --------c--]
[= --ab-b-bc| ]

Reactive Query Language

📖 Intro

Extract events from multiple streams using query commands

📦 Install

npm i rx-rql

Or try it online


Query root

Your query should be wrapped in a query or $ function

query(A, B, C).subscribe(console.log);

It returns an Observable of query results!

A, B, C — single emission

To select a single event from a stream — just pass that stream to the query function or one of the operators:

// $ A
// A ---Hi-----
// = ---(H|)
const A = of('H', 'i');
query(A).subscribe(console.log); // > H
// $ AA
// A ---Hi-----
// = ---H(i|)
query(A, A).

that wasn't easy

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Mike Bybee


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Evaluating Flutter for Android development. I'm not really a fan of the original Android/Java development, good to see a different paradigm.

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Médéric Burlet

Asking the team to update the spam filter

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scroung720 • Edited on

Landing a new job. I shared with the guys who did my interview one of my articles wrote here and they are following me now.

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Ivan Pozderac

it would be burst of creative ideas last week that I noted down and organized so I can start easier on all of those.

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Jason Steinhauser

Starting week 2 on the new job, and I pushed a couple of fixes for issues that had a bigger impact than I realized. Loving it!

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Jayendran Arumugam

This week was lucky for me as I won the #ServerlessSeptember learning collection and going to receive a Raspberry Pi Kit !

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Peyman Eskandari

I published my first official package on npm called "Aha!" which is a CLI tool to manage your ideas on your terminal 😊.

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Christopher Wray

I released my personal portfolio, built with Nuxtjs and Strapi! It was a lot of fun.(:

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David Yao

Got a chance to work with other product managers like myself to promote a nonprofit event for 'make the world better' tour.

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Al Chen

Published a lengthy blog post walking through building task dependencies on various platforms.