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What was your win this week?

jess profile image Jess Lee (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 πŸŽ‰

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 πŸ˜„

Happy Friday!

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Ankit Beniwal πŸ™‚

Mutual Feeling. Here's my first post with 1500+ views and almost 100 reactions.

Thanks to all the Developers around the world. ✌️

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

Congrats on your first post!

You did it!

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Manolo Edge

Thanks! It's not the first one, just the first with over 50 reactions :P

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

I had an amazing first week at my new job. πŸ€—

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KJ

Congrats on the new job and a successful first week! Any advice for someone close to an offer for handling the first week at a new place?

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

Do the onboarding if they have it. If they don't, or it's lacking take some initiative to improve it. In one place I didn't have an account for something, so I added it to the docs. In another, I documented something about some processes for devs. The next person that comes along will thank you for it. πŸ˜‰

Get the code running, see if you can understand what's going on. Ask questions, generally just be hungry to learn. I wrote a bit about onboarding in this post.

For the record though, the onboarding at DEV is top-notch. Even though it is top-notch, they still asked what could be improved. πŸ‘πŸ»

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KJ

Awesome! I really like the part about improving it if you can. "Leave it better than you found it" and all that. Thanks for the advice!

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In one place I didn't have an account for something, so I added it to the docs.

sniff You, sir, are an everyday hero.

What you're describing is basically the first activities of the heroine in The Unicorn Project, spanning multiple chapters. It's an underrated type of work.

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Sara Given

Had a great 1-on-1 with my team lead. Got some positive feedback, a few things to work on, set priorities, etc. And set some good back burner items to work on while waiting on deliverables from other teams. Was super productive and also enjoyable!

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Jess Lee (she/her) Author

It was a busy week at work but I managed to check-off all my major to-dos. I'm also so excited that we've launched the CodeLand site and CFP!

Big shout out to @lisasy who worked super hard (and fast) on getting this project out the door!

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Lisa Sy (she/her)

Yay! πŸ˜€It was awesome.

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Matt Eland

Got my first pay as a writer, making me... a professional writer!

Started some discussions to do some paid written content for a company I love.

Almost crossed the 2k daily views marker on Medium. Likely crossed it long ago on dev.to but the stats aren't that granular here.

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Matt Eland

Oh yeah, and got accepted into the .NET Foundation and some code accepted, merged, and deployed at this company called Microsoft.

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Helder Burato Berto

Moved some of my posts to dev.to and received great feedbacks from community.

It give me a lot of motivation to write another posts.

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

This week, I created my first PR : github.com/cozy/cozy-stack/pull/2340 and it was accepted and merged.
It's really cool !

Cozy-stack is a self-hostable french cloud aimed at privacy: cozy.io

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JΓ©rΓ΄me Laforge

Well done and welcome in Go open source community.

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Izzy Baer

I had my first technical interview loop in over a year! It was rough but I got my feet wet and I'm so relieved it's over. NEXT!

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KJ

Same! It's been wild but there's only more to come. Congrats on the progress!

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Izzy Baer

thanks, one step at a time! congrats to you as well :)

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Gabe Ragland

I made some tweaks to my product homepage (divjoy.com) and saw 100% jump in sales. I talk about it a bit here: indiehackers.com/post/how-i-double...

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Idris Rampurawala

This week I completed 1 year being part of this awesome DEV community.
One year Dev badge

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Ania

Got back to doing coding exercises! :D

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Practicing Developer

For a while now I've been helping a client of mine build out an event registration system for game stores.

While we've had several events successfully run through that system over the last several months, this week we managed to hit a new milestone: Our first totally sold out event!

Because this is a bootstrapped project still in its very early days, every small win feels great.

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ogrotten

My latest Lambda School post

I'm in Lambda School. 2 weeks ago I 'graduated' to the Lambda Labs where you work in a team on an 8 week project. The design and planning phase ended today and we transitioned into principle coding.

Today was the 2nd of 2 presentations of our plan showing Release Canvases (milestones, basically). I led the presentation with a teammate.

It was off the chain.

We showed the paperwork they wanted filled out. It was OK paperwork, but seemed to be missing a component between the generalities that they wanted us to describe and File > New of starting the project.

In the past, my planning phase of personal projects was to create a Design Document, in outline form, where I go into detail on the parts of the app that need to be created. For example, I'll put "User Onboarding" as a top level item, and then underneath that break it out into Registration and Login. Then underneath that, detail say Login with "Email field". Then again underneath that put what field validation library I'll use . . . stuff like that. That's just a single tree example of how the entire outline in the Design Doc would be laid out. No code, but generally getting down into the middle details. Sometimes, if a detail sounds tricky I may get into pseudo code, but not often.

We did that kind of doc as a team. We called it "Scope of Engineering -
Technical Specifications and Design", and detailed the 3 progressive milestones/Release Canvases, with a 4th, super general, wishlist milestone.

The project heads loved the plan. They had zero questions (IMO the true mark of completion), advised on how to avoid feature creep, and sent us on our way.

It felt great, especially since I was about 12% unsure of what exactly they wanted in the presentation.

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πŸ¦„N BπŸ›‘

They had zero questions (IMO the true mark of completion)...

In my experience this is not the case with real customers, but I'm impressed. Design docs are handy tools for thinking.

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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²πŸ‡΅ David J. Taitingfong

Started my first full-time job (excluding mil service) and got thru the 1st week πŸŽ‰

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Paramanantham Harrison

Prepared the content (Project folder structure and workshop lessons order) for my workshop. It was more work than I expected but loved it and learned a lot about how to make a sequence of topics while building something real

Next weak, need to create text content for the workshop πŸ˜…

eventbrite.com/e/api-design-for-be...

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Alex

I published my first post on Dev.to :) part of a series, so more to come.

And I got my first interview for frontend developer :))

So two wins this week!

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Kiel

Submitted my first major PR to master and successfully merged! 124 files affected and 500+ lines of code into a product that folks pay thousands a month for... Yikes!

Started in November, so i’m excited to contribute something within 90 days;)

Thanks to Dev for getting me here!

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Naveed Ahmed

Not much but i m breaking my achievements into chunks

  1. implemented strategic time management workshop framework in daily routine

  2. Planned the whole week last six days since monday

  3. Executed everything smoothly with plans worked 95% successfuly

  4. Decided to read min 5 dev( technical articles) min 30articles weekly and relate it to my proffesional life which worked like charm

And the list goes on

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Thomas Bnt

I finished this website and my new website ! I'm really proud of me and happy for the design ! πŸ˜„πŸŽ‰

I developed a new bot on Discord (weep, agaain). This name is Splash Everyday, It is used to display and search for Unsplash photos.

Preview Splash Everyday

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Kenny Whyte

I finally repaired my coffee machine. Now, my mornings are great!

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C.S. Rhymes

Refactoring a query to run in a second instead of 45 seconds. Result is 99% of the same, but worth sacrificing 1% for performance gain. I’ve still got lots to learn optimising database queries, but happy with the result.

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alokz diptim!

Can you share your experience? What you did

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Michael Caveney

I got paid for writing code for the first time this week, and I'm probably going to be able to say I have my first tech job in a few weeks if all goes well on this project!

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Ashok Gelal

I released my web framework that I've been working on for last few months: alpas.dev

I also started publishing a full tutorial on how to build a website from scratch to finish here on dev.to (two published this week, will publish about 3-4 next week): dev.to/ashokgelal/let-s-build-a-we...

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Shane Kunz

made my first open source pull request!

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Wayne Gakuo

Did my first post on DEV! So excited to write more.

dev.to/wayne_gakuo/picky-picky-wit...

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Ben Sinclair

I phoned up my ISP and told them I wanted to leave because they were charging me more for my package than their listed price for the next package up.

They gave me 20% off and put me on the next package.

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Jeremy Schuurmans

My win this week was accepting a job offer from an amazing company! I'm relocating to a city I've never lived before and it's more than a little scary, but I'm doing it and couldn't be more thankful.

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Ashwini Manoj

I have a little bit more understanding of Spring Integration. It's been hard, I am new to Spring and the Spring Integration framework.

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Nabheet Madan

Got my first Automation Anywhere certification:)

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Denis NuΘ›iu

I washed clothes in my washing machine, until now my mom always washed them for me.

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Arminder singh

stared my new CSS series last weak.

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Daniel Shotonwa

Launch my first bot, it was rugged facing lot of blockers but I overcame.

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Davide Bellone

I finally bought a domain for my site, and I almost finished re-creating it with GatsbyJS!

Soon, when it will be perfect(-ish), I'll share the new name!

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Dan Silcox

FINALLY defeated this horrible bug I’ve been fighting all week!

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Kim Sean Pusod

implemented real time booking feature of my startup project

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kapeel kokane

Reached 1500 followers here on dev.to. It has been such an awesome experience to interact with such an amazing community of developers. :)

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Manuel Alcaraz

I completed my first Google Code-in!
sevilinux.es/2020/01/google-code-i...

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Vicente G. Reyes

Got my 2nd week's pay. It's fascinating to work less than 15 hours and get more than the norm in where I live.

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steelbeginner

I was paid today my first month as a junior software developer. Being a self taught this means a lot.

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Stargator

I recovered from a 1.5 week illness that resulted in some severe discomfort. Glad to be able to come back into the office.

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Shannon Crabill

I started this week with full-time benefits which was nice.

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Stout Systems

I know we're behind, but our highlight was getting two software developers jobs at awesome companies.

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Gegeh Prast

Redux finally clicked for me!

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Nawwab Zia

It's so small, i starting to create tic-tac-toe games using javascript. Yeah, im a newbie and trying to learn javascript.