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What was your win this week?

Jess Lee on March 01, 2019

It's the end of the week...you know what that means... Weekly retro time! Looking back, what was something you're proud of? All wins count -- bi...
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This week, I...saw this in my google feed!

But in reality land, if this article didn't get posted today I would have felt like I had nothing to say. I had a pretty off week -- maybe it was just adjusting from coming back from a mini vacation, or the constant gloomy overcast or both, but I had a lot of internal resistance when it came to getting deep work done.

I think my biggest win (or a much needed reminder) was/is to cut myself some slack when I'm in this state and not get overwhelmed with negative thoughts about my own performance or productivity.

The business insider feature was truly uplifting though :)

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Matthew Wilson

That is so cool, congratulations! I would be on Cloud9 if that happened to me. Keep up the great work. Fight the good fight!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)
This week, I...

Actually, just today, I got a new guitar!!

Gretsch Streamliner!

... it's a Gretsch Streamliner G2655, for anyone that's into this sorta thing.

Looks like I'll be rocking out to the blues this weekend! 😎🎸

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Andrew (he/him)

Ooh nice! When I have some extra spending money, I want one of these. Only about $2k new. Oof.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him) • Edited on

Oh awesome. That's a beautiful bass! Kinda reminds me of the Joe Dart Bass that just went on sale today! Not sure if you're familiar with Vulfpeck (gotta love their site)... if not, then check'em out and enjoy the funk!

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Andrew (he/him)

It's an Ernie Ball bass, just like the Stingray!

jambase.com/article/vulfpeck-the-j...

Vulfpeck are pretty good! This is one of my favorites of theirs:

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Robin Victorino

VERY late to the party, but I have to inform you all that my life is now complete: Vulfpeck is on dev.to

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Javid Asgarov

Oh, this looks so cool. Congrats!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Appreciate it!!

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John Peters

Did you know the Beatles played Gretch Guitars early on. I think the song "Nowhere Man" had Gretch guitars jingling in the background. Such a nice sound.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

I did not know that, but that's super cool! I def dig the Beatles and guess what I bought myself for Christmas...

https://p78.f0.n0.cdn.getcloudapp.com/items/L1ukdA4q/Image+2019-12-30+at+3.08.07+PM.png?v=1c8f1e7eaf5de7632e60c92984409c57

That's a Vox AC-15. I know the Beatles were famous for using Voxes! 😀

My Gretsch has a little extra jangle now. 🎸

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John Peters

I'm sorry. Nowhere Man did not have Gretch, but others did.

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Utkarsh Talwar

It's a beauty! <3

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Thankya much! And confirm that it plays as nice as it looks... was a good weekend!

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Ali Spittel

This week, my first changelog worthy feature shipped!

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Ben Halpern

I'm really happy we shipped this:

It's not fully fleshed out, but it will open up a lot of doors in providing the best possible experience to all users.

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Joe Fiorini

Cool! I just started my blog this week and I'm thinking about doing that. Seems like it would be helpful.

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Andrew Bone

This week, I had a job interview to become a front-end developer!

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Frogbeerr

I believe, I finally managed to wrap my head around vim and it's plugins.
Just took me like... half a year 😓

Also I finally managed to delete my last Windows Installation and am now running 100% powered by Linux.

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Ben Sinclair

Welcome to the collective.

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Ondrej

Now you're on a good path :)

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Filip Luchianenco • Edited on

This week, I...finally published my first article on dev.to 🎉

Making git commit messages useful with Jira, Jenkins and scopes

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Tiffany White

Welcome!

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Ryan Latta

This week, I...

  • Spoke at my 4th national conference and the feedback I got was it was the best talk of the day.
  • Wrapped up my mentoring engagement that dev.to started
  • Got a lead on some new consulting work
  • Chatted with a role model about some consulting topics
  • Scheduled some pair programming with someone who is amazing (May be a stream that I'll post here if we do that)

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Ben Halpern

Amazing week!

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Matthew Wilson

Awesome! Mic drop...

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Lindsey Kopacz

This week, I... made a stacked area line chart in d3. I made it accessible which was a huge challenge but very fulfilling! I made sure you could access the data points with a keyboard, didn't depend on color to reflect meaning, and that read the data outloud when you tabbed to the area.

man screaming from side to side with his hands near his face.

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Matthew Wilson

Geez! I’m exhausted just reading that. Way to go. That’s a huge win!

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morgana

That's awesome!

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Edwin Klesman

This week, I

A: reached 400+ followers on the awesome Dev.To Community 🙌🏻.
B: I earned my first €70 Ads income on my blogs
(mainly, thanks to Shipharder.com)

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Tiffany White

This week, I...
figured out a lingering problem with my flagship, get me hired app. I really struggled understanding the library and the library authors React component example. Ive wrestled with this for two years now.

The other day I was looking for the issue I raised; no music, just me and the code and...well...it all began to make sense. I thought I'd need some sort of state management when really, all I had to do was pass a function as a prop to another component.

I also figured out, without much help, how to implement search on my blog. Yes, I used a pre-made component but I struggled with gatsby-plugin-algolia and getting the hits on my blog to index, as well as figuring out an undefined slug and 404 page when I would search in a test, click the article, and it wouldn't work.

It took me at least 10 hours over a period of two days to figure out my bug and hack some stuff together. Once I figured it out I was...ecstatic.

Two wins in one week. I'll take it.

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Brian

This week, I... Set up SSL on an aws elastic instance! It was my first time working with aws and docker containers so I hit a few walls I definitely overlooked in the heat of the moment, but I'm glad I didn't pass it to someone else on the team (that's how I ended up with it haha).

YAY

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Matthew Francis

This week, I...successfully installed Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro with Bootcamp so I can play Overwatch when I should be working 👀

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Matthew Wilson

Ha ha ha! A win...is a win. Nice!

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Jason C. McDonald

This week, I finally upgraded my development server to PHP 7.2! It only took about 30 minutes, on account of my having meticulously documented the entire server configuration in Sphinx, and always updating it as I change the system.

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Ben Halpern

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morgana

This week, I achieved the perfect number of followers on dev.to!

1337 followers

Seriously though, I appreciate everyone who is following me. I don't post a ton, but I'm glad what I do put out there is useful to a the few of you out there so I guess I better keep at it 😄 Stay 1337!

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Yechiel Kalmenson
  1. One of our pipelines that was red all week finally went green right before it was time for me to leave today!

  2. After a long break I finally got a blog post up:

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Mykezero

This week, I...

Learned how to use Pandoc to combine multiple markdown files into one big html file.

PowerShell
pandoc (ls *.md).Name --ascii -o tfs-setup.html
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode
Documents

010_introduction.md
020_installing.md
021_install_XYZ.md

That way, I could break the documentation into sections and re-arrange them by only changing file names!

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Tommi

Wow! I've been trying to find an easy, simple and quick solution to do this for ages! Would you be so nice to link here other resources, articles, or docs about it?

Thanks a lot!

Cheers,
T

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Jaime 🔥🧙‍♂️🔥

This week, I...

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Jess Lee Author

Wow, so much productivity.

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Jaime 🔥🧙‍♂️🔥

Thank you! It was really cool to recount what I had been able to achieve in such a shitty week and realize Woot! Great job! :D

All thanks to Teo who has honed my focus to be razor sharp XD

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Jaime 🔥🧙‍♂️🔥

Thank you for asking! :D

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Michael Kohl

This week, I...

  • Released a new Crystal library
  • Announced the first RubyConf in Thailand to a wider audience (tweet)
  • Crossed 1000 Twitter followers
  • Actually managed to go to the gym 4 times
  • Finally read a book by Epictetus

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Tresor Tshimanga

My question is I can create an app and make it as accomplishment of the week? And how to share it on this platform

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Michael Kohl

Sure can, just wait for next week's post. Or if you don't want to wait, just write a post yourself.

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Molly Struve (she/her) • Edited on

This week I made a code change that replaced two jobs with one and sped it up 10x!!!

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Todd Eidson

This week, I... Had my first pull request accepted for an open source project in a couple of years.

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Essential Randomness

This week, I...

  • Published my first technical article 🔥🔥🔥
  • Wrote my second ever talk proposal for a tech conference 🤞🤞🤞🤞
  • Shared my visions for future coding projects with people who share my passions ♥️♥️♥️
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Yury

This week, I... got a response from another department in my company that they want to work with me. after so many blown interviews

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Vitali Pomanitski

This week, I starteda crazy idea! I'm up to learning how to write a script for a script. Wanted to do it long time ago, but didn't come across an opportunity for learning it.
The idea is to allow things like taking 20k lines of code ylu don't know and finding for instance all the impacts of a variable to rewrite a usage of it. Basically it means when i finish the ramp up, I will be able to parse crazy project with insane amount of code and modify them.

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Harsh Shandilya

This week, I...went on a weekend getaway after being holed in at home for months :D

Here's a panorama I took of a place I saw just this evening photos.app.goo.gl/w7zbwryKpznG7P6P7

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Jim Medlock

This week, I helped coordinate a global meetup of 100+ participants in Slack. It was a blast and next weekend we're going to try YouTube Live Streaming

Happy Meetup

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Iván González • Edited on

This week, one repo I have created with a list of resources about mental health in the software industry to bring awareness about the topic has reached 1k stars, and it started to get new issues and pull requests of people contributing with new resources 😊

awesome-mental-health

You can check the repo here: awesome-mental-health

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Ceora Ford

This week, I finished my portfolio website🥳🥳🥳 Feel free to check it out🤗🤗:

ceoraford.com

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Jess Lee Author

wooohoo!

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Utkarsh Talwar • Edited on

This week, my team and I launched DEV CLI on ProductHunt! Much gratitude to the DEV team!

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Joe Hobot

This week, I...was able to create full end-to-end pipeline using builtkite/gradle/helm/chartmuseum etc... point being: github > buildkite > build& deploy > K8s

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Raunak Ramakrishnan

This week, I... debugged a distributed system where the exact same code on 2 different nodes which was working previously was no longer working. Made me question the determinism of computers and nature of reality

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Lars Wächter

This week, I...

  • published my first npm package
  • solved a tricky problem in a side project

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Ross Henderson

This week, I...

I have been working from home the last few weeks due to a broken leg. I've finally started ramping my hours up to be working full-time (I need the money) but I was able to complete a full database creation and insert/update script for our new environment.

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Derek Rosenzweig

This week, I finished a first-step effort to stop using a proprietary software package by reimplementing the features we need for one of our apps. Took a few weeks to get it all in place, but it will simplify parts of our actual app significantly.

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Daragh Byrne

This week, I uploaded the first three videos for my upcoming online course (The Mindful Developer). So satisfying, it’s been in the pipeline forever!

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George Calianu

This week, I did more tests...

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Vicente Reyes

This week, I...was able to make the dadjoke api work with the twitter api to tweet random jokes on my twitter, then binged on You and The Umbrella Academy on Netflix 😆

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Javid Asgarov

This week, I...

  • Finished a couple of new features on my side project and deployed it.
  • Bought a domain for my personal site to be done with gatsby
  • Published an article here
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Ondrej

Lot of commits to my Android App...apart from that I have started to write simple Python malware for Windows (of course for educational purposes only ). Otherwise, nothing new.

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Jesse M. Holmes • Edited on

This week, I...
… restarted our YMCA membership, rounded up the whole family, and went to the gym four days in a row for the first time since injuring my leg last July. I'm sore.
How I Gym

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Damola Adekoya

This week, I learnt how to compile multiple sass files and output multiple CSS files...thanks to Emma wedekind

many approach I saw online everything was into a single file style.css

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Jess Lee Author
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Damola Adekoya

Wow... Idk there is tagging on this platform... I would have tag her...

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Ian Knighton

This week, I...finally published a post I've been sitting on for weeks and found a decent place to post it.

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Tomek Buszewski

This week, I...

Switched a job! Yesterday, actually, but I really love it! Plus, yesterday marks exactly one month after my marriage 8)

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Nour

This week, I...started working on my free web development course that'll go on for free with no ads on my youtube channel.

And i also got contacted by my university to start working and collaborating with them on a new educational web app!

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Carlos García

This week, I...

Finally understood how to use images obtained from DICOM files in a Neural Network in Keras! (The Network didn't give me the results I wanted lol)

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Matthew Villwock

This week I... built and then broke apart a 500+ line component into separate files for logic and presentation, as well as making the widget look nice on desktop and mobile.

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Tierney Cyren • Edited on

This week, I got to help mentor a bunch of extremely talented people on how to submit their first CFP 🤗

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Rob

This week, I...

applied for lambda school and I have an interview with them next week!

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Fernando B 🚀

This week, I wrote a dev.to post and worked on a video game tutorial book, great progress was made.

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John Best

This week, I.Got a new permanent job!

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Glenn Carremans

This week, I... got offered 10£ to feature my DEV post on their blog forum.

This is the blog post they liked:

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Daniela de Oliveira

This week I am trying to wake up early and failing completely!

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Bhupesh Varshney 👾

This week, I...
Made a sample (noob level) chat app
Please Try it and give feedbackk 😋😋
HeckChat

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Gokul Murali

This week, I released my first Rails gem for authenticating APIs using JWT.

github.com/Gokul595/api_guard

Excited

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Matt Ellen

This week, I helped to create the new USB stick to give to manufacturing.

happy

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sam

This week, I got a new job! I'd been out of work for a few weeks, but I'll be starting at groundwork later this month!

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John Paul Ada

This week, I... held an Enterprise Design Thinking Workshop with my team to generate ideas that were being required by upper management. We managed to generate a lot! :D

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DAlperin • Edited on

This week, I started learning React and made my blog with Gatsby! dovalperin.xyz

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Nick Shulhin

This week... I completely disassembled my broken drone and started to attempt to connect each of the parts individually to Raspberry Pi - fun time 🤘

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evey

This week, I did my first contribution to dev.to about the hacktoberfest we organized in France.

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webware

This week, I...failed to meet the ridiculously high expectations of an interviewer.

...but I came out ahead with +30 hours of React practice as a result of my prep!