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What was your win this week?

Heyo 👋

Hope that everybody is enjoying their weekend. 🙌

Looking back on this past week, what was something you were proud of accomplishing?

All wins count — big or small 🎉

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Going go-karting with friends 🏎

Two dudes dressed up as Mario and Luigi. They're racing around a shopping center (possibly a grocery store) in motorized shopping cart scooters. The one dressed as Mario throws a banana and Luigi runs over it, his cart swerves out of control, and Mario fist pumps in celebration.


Did you know we feature wins in our "Wins of the Week" email every Friday? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter emails to get wins delivered right to your inbox! 💌

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Anita Olsen • Edited

📰 I published a post on the DEV community, read it here!

How was your coding journey like post

💟 I got the 1 Week Community Wellness Streak badge! See it, here!
1 Week Community Wellness Streak badge

🖼️ I finally figured out how to link a file from the same folder into my HTML file! Check out my website here!
linked a file from the same folder into a HTML file

👥 The follower count on my DEV profile has exceeded 300 followers! ✨
Follower count exceeded 300 followers

🧩 I completed a difficult programming puzzle on Exapunks! ✨

difficult programming puzzle on Exapunks

I found and replaced the keywords in the target message (file 212) as directed by the AI and moved file 200 to the outbox! on #EXAPUNKS by @zachtronics! #exaprogramming #programming #hacking pic.twitter.com/IOxkLI4cgD

— Anita Olsen (@iamAnitaOlsen) November 9, 2023

🔓 I also unlocked the games issue zine in-game and the TEC Redshift development kit, so now I can make games for the TEC Redshift player!

I just unlocked the second zine in the game! I also unlocked the TEC Redshift development kit! I can make games now! on #EXAPUNKS by @zachtronics! #exaprogramming #programming #hacking pic.twitter.com/CJ3MhBz46D

— Anita Olsen (@iamAnitaOlsen) November 9, 2023

📕 I got a book for free! ✨
A free book I got

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Juan F Gonzalez

I love your very well formatted wins. Keep at it!

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Anita Olsen

Thank you! I will! 😄

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Giuliano1993

That has been a great weeks it seems! So happy to read about it!

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Anita Olsen

Thank you, yes, it has! :D

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Dumebi Okolo

Way to go! 🥳

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Anita Olsen

Thank you so much! 😊

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sc0v0ne

Very good, I was inspired to do my own. hahah

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Pascal Thormeier

In Switzerland there is a thing called "national future day" where kids aged 11 to 14 can visit a company to learn about the jobs performed there. Yesterday was that national future day and at my employer we organised a day for 14 girls (yes, we made that day girls-only on purpose) to show them what it's like to be a software developer, a UX expert or an agile coach. They received a participation certificate at the end that they can use to spice up their applications for apprenticeships later on in their lives. Most girls were surprised how fun computer science was and they really enjoyed it. For me, this day was a huge win because the entire organisation went very smooth, we had no incidents and perhaps we inspired a few of the girls to get into computer science!

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Michael Tharrington

Wow, that's awesome Pascal. Cool holiday and sounds like y'all did a great job organizing things — happy to hear about so many girls getting siked on computer science. The future is looking bright! ☀️

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Shameel Uddin • Edited

I got:

  • 8 week streak
  • 4 week community wellness streak
  • This blog was posted as discussion of the week.

Also learned and prepared content about Auth2.0.

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Mitchell Mutandah

Great wins

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Giuliano1993

Great community and coding wins there! That is great 💪

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Shameel Uddin

Thanks @giuliano1993 =)

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Anita Olsen

Congratulations, well done ✨

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Shameel Uddin

Thank you

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Giuliano1993

This week i published my first npx command ( you can give It a look here) , I'm totally thrilled 'bout it and looking forward do code more!
I also just fixed a bug I have been struggling lately for a personal project of mine!
Has been a great week for coding!

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Anita Olsen

Well done, Giuliano! That was a great week with coding! ✨

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Giuliano1993

Thank you! 😃 yes it actually was 💪

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Erin A Olinick

Hey, everyone! I'm just hopping in the comments today to share some standout wins from last week's thread: @anitaolsen conquered DEV, Sololearn, Exapunks, and shared it all gorgeously (and they're tearing it up again this week!); @raskyld triumphed in Hacktoberfest with a stellar article; @carlarjenkins soared professionally, submitting federal apps and diving into new opportunities; and @stefanobartoletti made a significant impact with social sharing!

This community really is the best. 🥰 Thank you all so much for sharing with us and cheering each other on! For those of you who haven't contributed yet, I hope this inspires you. You just might get featured in next week's post and our Friday Weekly Wins email! 😉 🙌

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Anita Olsen

I am honored by your comment 😊 Thank you! I love being here and well done, everybody! 🤗

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Carlarjenkins

Thank you Erin for the mention. I truly appreciate it this supportive community!

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Enzo Nocera

Thanks a lot for your mention ! 💜
It's really warming my heart :)

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Keith Solomon

Finished the nightmare project I took over last week…the client getting hung up on “but I can do this in Figma, why doesn’t it work the same on the web?” 🤦‍♂️

I think it’s prolly for the best that she won’t be a repeat client…

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Jon Randy 🎖️

Got around to checking if my fillPoly algorithm that I came up with in my head weeks ago was correct. It was!
Low res triangles

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Keff

It appears I've finally gotten out of the rut I was in! I'm a mostly functional human again!

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Bogomil Shopov - Бого

Care to share some learning?

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Keff

Well, It's very personal this, and what worked for me might not work for you. I will share some stuff that has helped me. I've had anxiety and depression, it's not gotten to extreme levels, but enough to not be able to do most things I like.

Share it. Talk about it. And do, do stuff. Don't let it stop you from doing what you like. It's hard to do when you're in that situation, I know, but after forcing yourself to do them, they start to help.

In my case, I stopped doing almost everything, from socializing to not doing what I like most (climbing). I even stopped relaxing, resting and taking care of myself. Any time I was not doing what I was supposed to do, the bad thought appeared and made it even more difficult to do. I thought I didn't deserve to rest as I had not done the chores or obligations I had, even if trivial.

One key point for me has been, acknowledging that there will be periods where I will not want to do as much stuff and periods where I might not even do anything. But that's okay. At this point, take care of yourself, but really care. Force yourself to read, do sport, anything that has given you joy in the past, not necessarily at that moment.

Don't force yourself too much at the start, go little by little. One day or week go for a walk, the next week try taking the walk and also do a chore that you've been ignoring, the next week do all that plus something else. But if at any point it's too much, or you're starting to feel bad again, take a step back.

Another key point has been opening myself to my family about how I'm feeling. Seems trivial, but exteriorizing the issues makes them seem smaller. And if you can, go to therapy. They might not directly help you, but they will give you tools so that you can help yourself.

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Keff

Note that this process, has taken 3 months. It could've been less or more depending on a lot of factors

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Juanda Martínez

Finally got a job after two months unemployed, lots of rejections and tons of studying hours 🥹🫶🏻

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Michael Tharrington

Woaaa, that's fantastic, Juanda! Your perseverance paid off. Major congrats and wow, what a cool welcome package. I hope you dig your new gig!

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Matt Eland

I had a few this week: I had a really good talk with Packt about a potential book in the new year, I got a quarterly award at work (my first full quarter at the company too), and it looks like "Refactoring with C#" is doing well on pre-order as I've now seen them increase the price a little on both Kindle and Paperback editions.

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Netsai

Fixing a tricky bug

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Rafael Dória

Here we go again!!!

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Bogomil Shopov - Бого

just one :)

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Jamison Bryant

Today I merged my first feature into a framework I've been using for over 10 years. I've submitted ideas & updates to documentation over the years, really tiny stuff...but this is my first ever FEATURE! I'm so excited to know that my code is going to help millions of people worldwide, not just me!

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Michael Tharrington

That rocks, Jamison! So cool to hear that... major congrats!

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Ezpie

I have finally did a release of our all new social media app called lambda, it's now on product hunt!

Visit the product hunt page here and please give us an upvote.

And since I believe in Abraham Lincoln's words,
Lambda is a product of the people, by the people and for the people

Lambda is also open-sourced! Here's the github link.

I would really appreciates the support of fellow developer in this, do give us an upvote in product hunt and give us a star in github. This project can be a game changer!

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Adhiraj Kinlekar

I published two blogs on the Dev Community. Please read them here and here

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Michael Tharrington

Rock on! Good stuff all around, Adhiraj.

I checked them both out and left a couple comments. 🙂

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Adhiraj Kinlekar

Thank you Michael, I really appreciate it.

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Pasquale De Lucia

My first PR in the worl of open source, has been accepted! The project where I'm contributing is Qwik a very innovative front end framework

You can find details here.