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What was your win this week?

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Hi, everyone! My name is Gracie Gregory and I'll be taking over the weekly retros! On that note...


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

All wins count -- big or small ๐ŸŽ‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜„

Happy Friday!


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Responding to myself here! My wins for the week were starting a new job that speaks to my passions and starting to get up to speed at a new company! AND remembering to stretch โ˜ฎ


Huge congratulations to you!!โœŒโœŒ


This was last week's win, but my wife and I got a dog!!

Her name is Cora and is a 7-year-old, retired racing greyhound. While she definitely gets the zoomies from time to time, she mostly sleeps all day.

We're loving this lazy dog!


Cora is so cute!! And you and Caitlyn look so happy :)


Congratulations!! Cora looks like such a sweet girl


Myself and a friend replaced 125ft last weekend and finished cleaning up this week. We had to remove the old wood post by hand and redug all the holes by hand. For longevity we used steel post and screwed the pickets in instead of nailing them. I haven't been this sore in ages.

Next up... Side 2 of 3.


P.s. the fence looks like it's leaning but the ground is actually super uneven and local code dictates we don't modify the grade at all. This is about half the fence. Wasn't sure how to get a panorama to look decent in the post.


Not sure if it is a win, but it is an auspicious beginning.

I have just bought a very short domain name Actually, a shorter version of the old one. Planned to stuff everything into the subdomain, including something like URL-shortener.


Making it to friday alive. Had a stress-related BP peak yesterday. One would think you would be safe from burnout while working from home... guess you're not.


In these times, making it through the week with your mental health top of mind is definitely something to celebrate! There is a lot to adapt to right now. I hope you get some time to take care of yourself/get a breather this weekend, Manuel! Happy Friday ๐Ÿ˜Œ


So excited that you're on the team!!!!!

My win this week was releasing another episode of DevDiscuss, alongside @maestromac , @ben , and @sophiedebenedetto :

play pause DevDiscuss

I got my first issue on my first open source project! I was so happy when I got the message "Your lib is useful but is missing something!" -"Ay! I will help!!" ๐Ÿ˜„


Hey! Iโ€™ve:

  • Started posting in !
  • Launched a community for digital makers (
  • Iโ€™m debugging a web app Iโ€™m launching next week.
  • Iโ€™ve sent today my first newsletter!

Yeah, wild week!

Have a nice weekend, guys! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ


I had a really great week. I created a custom form field for a Sitefinity form integration, which integrated Google's reCAPTCHA to validate the forms.

I got commended for my timely work, work ethic, and determination to help other departments.

And I found a fix for an issue for Sitefinity for our internal sites, where the Lato font doesn't render &nbsp correctly.


Posted my first article on Dev - a short one about the Web Monetization hackathon!

It's small, but it's a step into starting to write and document my work more.


Submitted my dissertation! Unfortunately I have 3 exams this week so haven't had time to take part in GitHub + Dev graduation :-( But! I'll still write a blog post on it regardless of whether or not I'll get free swag :)))


The code and disseration for my 2019 / 2020 undergraduate disseration.

What is my disseration?

Creating a framework to teach key stage 3 students (ages 11 - 14) reinforcement learning using autonomous (simulated) cars.


Realizing Friday night that I have an important meeting Saturday and did absolutely nothing in preparation, then spending the whole of Friday evening implementing what needed to be implemented and doing a great job. Kinda bittersweet but still a win in my book. ๐Ÿ˜‚


Optimized my website and improved the performance! It's lightning fast now! โšกโšก

(The image below shows the performance report of my website by Google lighthouse.) website performance


Ah!! Great... Minimum but full of information !! Clean & smooth !!๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡


I'm got an order on freelance at the end of the week :)


My win for this week is I've published a post about live code editing in docusaurus and published the link on official docs as well.


Finished my first django app (wait for it... a blog!) and published it without looking at the tutorial with nginx and Gunicorn. Wrote all the process on markdown files and it's now available on my github.


It was my first full week as tech lead of a new team with all mid-senior level folks.

I... didnโ€™t screw it up. Useful things were built, compromises with other teams were made, I remembered to delegate and teach instead of just doing.


I finally finished the first stage of a Face Recognition app I've been putting off for months and wrote a blog post about the process behind building it :D


Finally i made a node module to auto generate templets, literary you just have to type startproject in terminal
and a folder is generated with initial bit of coding and all the linking pre done ๐Ÿค“


My win was my first deploy using heroku. Don't know if I will stick to this service but first impressions are very good for someone who before worked on Apache ๐Ÿ˜‚


My win this week was keeping my promise to myself and taking time out of each day, no matter how seemingly busy, to meditate ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป


That is so important to remember right now. We all have to stay strong during these trying times.


Deployed my first node api in a serverless function.

It handles all CORS, API keys stuff, validation.... Much easier than I thought ๐Ÿ˜Š


I just completed my Dart tutorial from YouTube.
Now I am going to learn flutter, it's UI/UX is lit๐Ÿ”ฅ
Hope, people of this community also crack their goals at weekend!!

Keep Hustling โœŒ๏ธ guys!!


Made it through till Eid holiday! This is my first proper time off since September so I'm really hoping to wind down.


I started a public project, from Idea to Launch in 1 week.
I tweet about my steps every day:


Hi Gracie, I finally posted my first programming related tutorial today! Felt like a win : )


Porting more than 60% of a spaghetti code base to a new, well-organized project. One more week to go!!


My win for this week was starting my own small business in drop shipping!

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