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What was your win this week?

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

Hey!

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

All wins count — big or small 🎉

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Visiting a beautiful place near where you live ... or whatever else might spark joy ❤️

Happy Friday!

Lucille Bluth Excited

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Gedalya Krycer • Edited

This week has been the culmination of a lot of studying, praying, and support from some awesome people around me.

  • Win 1 — I quit a stable job (just got promoted too) last year to pursue development because I was genuinely un-fulfilled in what I was doing each day. Through that transition found I really enjoy doing front-end development and this week everything paid off! I just got hired full-time as a Front End Designer / Developer at a company I deeply admire and respect. I genuinely can't wait to start working there.

  • Win 2 — Over the last few months I also discovered a love for writing about design, code, and productivity. This week I got a badge for 16 weeks of consistent posts. I love being a part of this supportive community. I learn so much more from all of you than I could ever give back. Looking forward to keeping the writing journey going.

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Drew Bragg

Got promoted to Senior Software Engineer!

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Atul Prajapati

Congratulations 🎉 bro go ahead 💐

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Mike Harding

Got a new job! Spent a month being unemployed, which I feel extremely blessed it wasn't longer. But during that month I found out I'd been taking less than half of what I could have been for a salary, and I hadn't realized how toxic my old job was getting until after I left. They'd just about convinced me that I wasn't cognitively capable of programming at all.

Spent the month submitting applications and contributing to open source to keep my skills sharp, and found that I loved development again, and now I've started this job and I feel passionate about software dev again!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

So glad you got out of a toxic situation and are feeling passionate again!

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Adam Mikulasev • Edited

Nice work Mike! Finding a great job can take time, hey. A place where we feel empowered to give it our best.

Contributions to open source really do help web devs stand out. Proves that you can use github on a team and that's a big advantage.

Sounds like it's also helped you with motivation too? How do you think it's helped most?

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Mike Harding

Absolutely! I've found that it helped me to not only help me stand out in my job search, but it helped prove to myself that I really enjoy writing code. Rust seems to be the language my brain thinks in, so being able to work on rust projects and just see things click into place was a massive first step into rebuilding my confidence.

Now, I'm seeing how the team I'm on work together and really lift each other up, either through directly helping on a story, or just through words of encouragement or expressing appreciation. It's been huge for me to join in on that and see how it boosts morale and motivation.

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Thomas Bnt • Edited

Fixing multiple bugs yep of course but also advanced on my website and some projects. 💚🥰
And took the air this weekend in the mountains. 😄

Beautiful no?

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Gedalya Krycer

Great work!

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Atul Prajapati

Wow great ☺️

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Bobby Iliev

I published an open source eBook 🙌
github.com/bobbyiliev/introduction...

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Abhinav Pandey

Amazing. Congrats.

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Bobby Iliev

Thank you 🙏

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Elio Struyf
  1. Created a new Visual Studio Code extension for Microsoft Graph API autocompletion
  2. Finally started to put my thoughts on paper for a new product
  3. Three blog posts

This was a good week and would've loved that I had more time.

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Atul Prajapati

Good job 👌

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Vincent Milum Jr

I helped identify and fix the build system for the FreeBSD installer ISOs so that users with Legacy BIOS hardware can still boot the installation media and install a fresh copy of FreeBSD :)

I'll have a full write up of this entire process later this weekend probably.

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Oscar Pacheco Ortiz

Honestly, I don't even know where to start. So I'll make a list.

  • Published an article about Javascript
  • Managed to get get my physical workouts in all week
  • Almost done with my second book for this month
  • Did some code challenges
  • Been catching up on blogs and following new ones (like this one)
  • Applied to a few jobs
  • Bought Javascript Definitive Edition (can say I am learning a lot)

Man and the week is not even over yet! Still, 48 hours to get a lot more done! :)

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Syed Faraaz Ahmad

My post got featured in a meme, so that's a pretty big win I guess 😅

meme

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Jason C. McDonald

Finally got my game Omission packaged for both Windows and Linux (Flatpak!!). (Mac should be straight forward, but I'll need one of my teammate's help, since I don't own a Mac.)

mousepawgames.com/games/omission

May not sound like a big deal until I mention I've been trying to package this since 2017.

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Ryan Brown
  • Getting a good start on moving our org's source from a very large SVN repo into several distinct GIT repos, including massaging our CI platform to maintain build continuity.
  • Deploying Squid proxy on my home network to more securly allow my personal CI/CD operations to work with the external sources (Octopus & BitBucket)
  • Setting up a Terraria server in docker for my friends and I
  • Getting 100% of my bonus potential, even though I feel I've not given 100% this very tough year
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Ben Force

Passed my AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam!

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Atul Prajapati

Awesome 👍

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Andrew Baisden

Completed two new blog articles and worked on some React and Flutter projects.

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Atul Prajapati

Nice 👍

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Joseph Maurer

This week I implemented a new feature that my manager thought ran so smooth that I had upgraded the hardware. Same old hardware, just good code 😊

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Charanjit Chana

🎉 Launched another project this week: inmyb.io

It’s one I’ve wanted to work on for years but was never quite sure what the format of it should be but I figured it out this week and got a reservation page out so you can register your interest, join the queue and reserve your username!

Looking forward to getting stuck in and building something that will hopefully be useful to a lot of people.

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Shinigami
  1. Becoming a triage team member of Vite
  2. Creating and publishing defineConfig for eslint

... Also finding a really nice co-worker in patak

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Sandor Dargo

My submission was accepted by The Boost Foundation, I'll speak at C++Now2021!

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Raphaël Pinson • Edited

We released devops-stack.io and I gave a talk on it at our meetup 😁

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Alex Georgiev

This week I'm once again one of the weekly winners of @devdojo initiative "Write a post and Get Paid!" - which you can all check here devdojo.com/featured/info

It's great that with the help of an RSS feed you can post your content of @devdojo and re-post the article here on DEV as well!

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Mario García

I gave a talk on "Introduction to CI/CD for Rust with GitLab" at Rust and Tell, a Meetup organized by Rust Berlin. The recording of the event is on YouTube.

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Ahmed Somaa

Finished freeCodeCamp JavaScript Data Structure & Algorithms Regex Module.

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Raphaël Pinson

Helped two colleagues publish new blog posts on camptocamp's dev.to org.

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Emily Cain (@data_bae)

I published an article on my company’s blog!

blog.newrelic.com/culture/security...

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brunobraga

Finally going for my first post in this community :)

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Milo

Getting on Rust trending for my new project, glitter! I was so proud of my self 😄

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Prakhar Yadav
  • Found my peace in reading fiction novels.
  • Progressed my AngularJS learning
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Médéric Burlet

Became a shareholder of my company.

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vickyktk

Completed my first task (Woocommerce Plugin) in office.

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pontakornth

Reach day 6 of 100 days of code challenge. I cannot use Twitter for a challenge because of somethings I cannot say. So I have a mini blog for that.

100days-pontakorn.vercel.app/

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zer0

Finally set up vs code properly.

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Vittorio Morellini

In a react app I'm happy I joined the the user authenticated with oidc client to the principal I've added in my app.
I'm happy also to use react Player to share and show video

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Rakshaa Viswanathan

I just got interned as a software developer at my dream company ❤