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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...

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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!

Winning!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

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 ☮

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Rishabh Singh

Huge congratulations to you!!✌✌

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

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

https://dev-to-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/i/qa40o8lg1xu7j079tbi6.jpg

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.

https://dev-to-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/i/m0tjxluwylx09qstdtgo.jpg

We're loving this lazy dog!

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Jennifer Tran

Congratulations!! Cora looks like such a sweet girl

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Rishabh Singh

Dogs 😍❤

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Jess Lee (she/her)

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

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CamDHall

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.

fence

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.

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Shakti Singh

👏👏👏👏

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt

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

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

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Martin Eboh

Wow! I also got a domain name of my dreams: Clajj.com

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Waylon Walker

Sent out the first issue of my newsletter!

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Jess Lee (she/her)

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
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Manuel Fernandez

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.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

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 😌

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Christine Marshall

My win for the week was that i found dev.to and have contributed a small piece and am finally part of a community which is a big step for me and i finished two projects on codecademy today! Now i am done for the day! That is my win!

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

I made apple pie and didn't burn it!

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Julien Calixte

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!!" 😄

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Roberto Díaz

Hey! I’ve:

  • Started posting in dev.to !
  • Launched a community for digital makers (makersway.io)
  • I’m debugging a web app I’m launching next week.
  • I’ve sent today my first newsletter!

Yeah, wild week!

Have a nice weekend, guys! 💪🏽

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Shakti Singh

June 20 !!👍
All the best dude

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Roberto Díaz

Thank you very much, Shakti! Wish you the same!

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Mike

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. 😂

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Just in the nick of time! Totally been there. A win for SURE! 😅

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Mike

Seems to be a normal every Friday occurence 😂

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Brandon

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 :)))

Disseration

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.




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Emilie Ma

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.

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Nizar

Congratulations :D And best of luck with the hackathon!

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Emilie Ma

Thanks :)

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Zachary Stone

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.

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Vishnu Baliga

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

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

vishnubaliga.com website performance

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Shakti Singh

Ah!! Great... Minimum but full of information !! Clean & smooth !!😇😇

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Unfrozen Caveman Dev

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

I... didn’t screw it up. Useful things were built, compromises with other teams were made, I remembered to delegate and teach instead of just doing.

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Muhammad Ali

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.

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Nizar

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

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lifework

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.

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I am Schulz

This is my 100th comment on DEV. Win!

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Jennifer Tran

My win this week was keeping my promise to myself and taking time out of each day, no matter how seemingly busy, to meditate 🙌🏻

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Waylon Walker

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

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kamilliano

I drew a dog.

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Sergey

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

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salihbezai

i made a new website in this week <3

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Christine Marshall

my win for the week was doing my first assignment for my bootcamp on Sublime text editor 3, which i was freakishly afraid of last week and have now figured it out and got comfortable with it! A definite win to get over my fears!

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Maciej Cieslik

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 😂

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PremJeet

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 🤓

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Doaa Mahely

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

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Hope you enjoyed your time winding down!! Sounds like it's extremely well-deserved

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miku86

I started a public project, from Idea to Launch in 1 week.
I tweet about my steps every day: twitter.com/miku86com/status/12622...

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Etienne Burdet

Deployed my first node api in a serverless function.

It handles all CORS, API keys stuff, validation.... Much easier than I thought 😊

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Amjad Abujamous

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

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GASTONE DERECK ALEX

My win this is I learnt gulpjs, and nodejs

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Rishabh Singh

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

Keep Hustling ✌️ guys!!

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Ahmed Idris

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

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Hannah

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

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