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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˜„

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Liyas Thomas

Developed and deployed Postwoman API request builder. Which went viral, now trending on GitHub.

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Jess Lee (she/her) Author

This week, I coordinated with @mrisdal and @sarajchipps to make this happen:

Also, check out their org account:

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Suzanne Aitchison (she/her)

I launched a side project and wrote my first ever Dev post about it 😁

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Chris Achard

Recorded my first youtube video!

youtube.com/watch?v=srT3yqFsgCQ

And it was inspired by DEV! I was doing the daily code challenge (dev.to/thepracticaldev/daily-chall...), and just figured I'd record me doing it... so I think I'll do that for awhile, and see how I like it :)

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Dzhavat Ushev

Really well explained! You should definitely do more videos :)

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Irma Mesa

Keep it up! Looking forward to your future code challenges :)

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Tim JK Strickland

This is awesome! I want to work up the courage to do this soon...

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Chris Achard

Thanks! I've done screencast / video coding tutorials before (just not on youtube), so I do have practice doing it :)

But yeah! It's funny how just talking into a microphone, while home all alone, can give you some type of "stage fright"...

Basically, the only advice I can give is just get started! It gets easier the more you do it πŸ˜€

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Ana Liza Pandac

This week, I submitted 2 merged PR's to github.com/flexdinesh/typy and made a significant progress (50%, including unit tests πŸ”₯) on the second open-source JS library that I'm working on right now.

Both involved TypeScript so I learned more new tricks and I gained a deeper understanding on the usage of Regex so it's a huge win for me ☺️

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Ben Halpern

Wow what a week

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Ana Liza Pandac

Thanks Ben, and yup this was quite a week for me and it doesn't end yet, we have an incoming holiday on Monday (Malaysia FTW) so I have a lot of time to focus on my personal projects ☺️

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Ben Halpern

Amazing, good luck!

USA has Monday off as well, what should I do? πŸ€”

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Ana Liza Pandac

The things that you enjoy doing which can be anything πŸ˜†

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Kurt Bauer

I had my first post that surpassed 4096 views! Not much, but I went into it scared that I was gonna say all the wrong things, and came out with tons of validation and new perspectives. Super proud and looking to write some more ☺️

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Edison Ade

Please share tips. My total views is like 2000 for all post.

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

I got to meet a bunch of awesome people and interview them for my podcast.

I published one of those today! It was with Taylor Otwell, who created Laravel, it was really fun to talk with someone that had built such a prolific project.

I also had a chance to meet five or six other amazing developers this last week, and I'm really excited to share the stuff I learned from them πŸ˜ƒ

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Lewis kori

Taylor otwell is awesome. I really respect the guy even though I don't use Laravel.

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

I really enjoyed getting to know him.

It was also really fun to find out that he lives in Arkansas (where I live)!

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Phil Tietjen

I created my first Gatsby theme and published it on NPM as also my first package!

It's still a WIP but working through it to make a starter and make more themes!

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

I did this recently too! I'm going to follow your pattern and make a few based off of a starter theme, good idea!

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Aadi Bajpai

100% code coverage! Seriously, feels so good. Spent the whole week refactoring and writing out tricky unit tests.

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πŸ“ƒ Get lyrics of currently playing Spotify song so you don't sing along with the wrong ones and embarrass yourself later. Very fast.

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Fetches the currently playing song from Spotify on Windows, Linux and macOS and displays the lyrics in the command-line or in a browser tab Refreshes automatically when song changes. The lyrics are fetched from Genius Turns out Deezer already has this feature in-built but with swaglyrics, you can have it in Spotify as well.

I'm mainly trying to build this project as far as I can, for practice and to learn and work with more technologies and platforms.

Initially developed this for personal use. Pretty much functionality oriented -- I usually develop something that I can see helping me and other users in the same situation. Packaged so I can first hand handle production-ready code to an extent and to make distribution and usage easier.

Why SwagLyrics?

SwagLyrics is the fastest and the most accurate package for getting lyrics.1

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It's nice to be able to share something on here :D
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Fernando Doglio

I started working on a brand new book. In fact, it'll be a series of small easy to read books for JS developers! And I'm going self-published, so I'm really excited about this, I'll be sharing with the community as soon as I have news!

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Matt Eland

I submitted 3 abstracts to CodeMash, the first conference I've submitted abstracts to. I've spoken at 3 user groups and once a month at my job for the last year. We'll see what happens, but submitting is a huge win in its own right.

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Dillion Megida

This week, I was able to write 4 articles and had people reposting on Twitter while appreciating me 😭. It was a big win for a week. I plan to make the articles 5 before today runs out.

I also converted my website to Gatsby, would be globalizing it soon.

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Matthew Daly

Rewrote a crappy search service from scratch. It's now using MariaDB's full text search so that it actually has some concept of relevance and sorts the results accordingly. The client was really pleased with the more accurate results.

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Kevin Pennekamp

Getting over 600 reactions on one of my articles, here on dev.to

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Akashdeep Singh

I got a job! At Amazon. And this one, pretty close to my dream job. All that time practising DS/Algo problems online finally paid off.

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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

I had purchased 4 Echo dots which were sitting to be configured for weeks and finally hooked up them all throughout my home.

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Peter Kim Frank

Consider an echo dot as a shower speaker (in the bathroom). I've been pretty happy with that set-up.

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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Load up karaoke soundtrack.

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Michael Kohl

Wrapping up preparations for RubyConf Thailand next week.

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Ben Halpern

Good luck!

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Michael Kohl

Thanks Ben!

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coderasha

Learned MLπŸ€– basics with Python and created new DEV to post about Python🐍

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Scott Simontis

I realized I hate the career trajectory I've been on and I want to get more deeply involved in open source and find a position where I have more freedom to be myself. And Chef is finally starting to make sense to me!

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Shannon Crabill

This is the best Friday gif I've seen

I got unstuck with a Ruby gem/Rake error I was getting. I am so happy to be past that.

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Gayan Hewa

Slow week. Paid my sleep debt. Started reading Eloquent Ruby.

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Gabriel Arazas

I created my first Hugo theme and successfully launched a demo for it.

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AndreKelvin

Created my first and official app
play.google.com/store/apps/details...

It's a note application with a reminder feature please feel free to download and give review thanks

Here is the GitHub feel free to dig in

github.com/AndreKelvin/NoteKeep

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Shahid Shaikh

I noticed this week that one of my codepen has reached 195 likes 🀯 and also I completed my first Node JS and VueJS project for a client, who seems to be very happy with the end result :') Couldn't ask for more

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Takahiro Kudo

Declined meaningless meetings😠
It has needed courage, but productivity has increasedπŸ˜†

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Roelof Jan Elsinga

My win was definitely being allowed to work on open source packages during work time! It's very rewarding to be able to build something cool, get it fully tested and then share it with the world!

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Spacie

Realised that working on smaller silly or pointless projects occasionally can be a great stress relief! And that code != big projects with a reason to exist!

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

Wrapping up second vacation of the summer. Back to reality Tuesday.

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Fulton Browne

I finally got a server for one of my projects live! (normally being a front end android developer this is huge for me)

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Jeremy Morgan

This week I hosted an event at Pluralsight Live called "Tech Insights" where I talked with 16 tech leaders over 3 days on a stage on the conference floor. It was my first time being at Pluralsight Live, and the first time ever doing anything like it. I planned for it well and put a lot of work into making it great, but was still a bit nervous.

It turned out the guests I had were totally awesome, they rocked it, and the feedback I've received from both the guests and audience members was overwhelmingly positive.

So I'm pretty happy with that win. Here's a Twitter Thread talking about it. It was really fun.

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Jer

After a week of pushing pixels back and forth, I finally got to the point where the design for a site I'm building "clicked" and started coming together into a cohesive whole. Ready for the mountain of details I'll need to build -- the fun part.

At the house, I stripped 40 year old paint off of a 50 year old chest of drawers I'm refinishing for my kiddo. They want "black" as the color, so instead of painting, I'm going to ebonize the wood (chemistry is awesome).

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Lee Warrick

I wrote a post about my story of becoming a developer after a Japanese language degree, becoming a firefighter, and then a nurse.

I've been a developer for about a year now, it's been a wild ride!
dev.to/leewarrickjr/finding-the-co...

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Saurabh Daware 🌻

I wrote my first article here and got more reactions than i expected so yeah i am just super happy about it :D

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Dan Conn

Saying farewell to colleagues and choosing my leaving drinks date as I prepare for a new role in a new company in 2 weeks time!

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am i angie?

All my tasks flew through JIRA board like a breeze, without any single one ending up in Test Failed. QA complained I'm leaving them without work, lol.

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Paula Penedo (she/her)

Wrote my first post here! My first time ever sharing knowledge "on the web". I wrote about Angular 8 and IE 11, something that I'm not familiar with.

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Molly Struve (she/her)

So Impressive!!! Sometimes writing a blog is the best way to learn 😊

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Helen Anderson

I bought a house! It was stressful and kind of an awful process but I moved in this week and now I fancy myself as an interior designer. The Pinterest rabbit hole is real ....

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Vitali Pomanitski

The exponential increasing echo you once has on P2P voice connections without headset? So I've learnt how to cancel it. 😎

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Forest Hoffman

Moved and starting a new job on the 3rd!

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peter279k

I will host a internal Azure cloud training in my department successfully.

And it includes deployment and an overview of cloud computing.

Hopefully our developers will enhance their skills!

Hop

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Santhosh Kumar

Launching my first module in Go πŸ’™
oops

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Jennifer Bradford

I started a new position and the last project I worked on made the nomination list for an award.

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Jonathan Thorne

Launched my site, a theological based blog type thing. Self hosting using an old hp elitedesk, ubuntu, nginx, cloudflare w/ ghost as the platform.

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Alan Solitar

Discovered dev.to on twitter and started posting some of my blog articles on here. It's so nice to have site similar to medium aimed at our industry.

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Edison Ade

redesigned my job site front-end web app,
Teaching students how to read Excel files and manipulate it with Pandas

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TJ Mapes

Finally launched my redesign and new job board at eCommTalk.com/jobs

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Jasper Stephenson

I made a literal version of auto chess that I think is really fun!