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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 🎉

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 😄

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Happy Friday!

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I started my Youtube channel, made a few posts on Dev.to and lost another pound of weight. I'm getting closer and closer to my goal weight and healthier life.

 

Hi Gwyneth, I just found your Happy Friday and eh I say that to peeps hoping that I haven't bummed them out as they might have to work the weekend. ;o)
I subbed your youtube channel and wanted to say if you include lots of search terms and hashtags like #condenewbie #womenwhocode #100daysofcode etc that will help you with the searches and though I like your header image I think you could do better (what guitar is that on the wall, looks nice but it's hard to tell with so many makes these days), not being critical just a few thoughts. Have fun!

 
 

Share your channel name with us, we want to see 👀!

 

I don't have a name yet, I think you need 100 subscribers in order to get a custom name and URL, but here is the link youtube.com/channel/UCbjgKwnWnGG7s... thanks for possibly watching :)

Got you one step closer to that 100 mark. Looks like you have some great content there, I will definitely check it out later.

 

Congrats! What's your channel about?

 

awesome, just started the azure durable functions topic :) thanks

 

Congrats, on a journey to get healthier myself, well done!! 👊

 

It's a daily struggle for sure, but well worth it. In it together!

 
 
  1. My project Emoji Button passed 400 stars on GitHub!
  2. I made more progress on my book! Hopefully there are folks out there that will find it useful.
 
 
 

This week I finally put an application using Elastic search in production! I've worked with it on another project but was never able to actually put it into production. I now have it running and it works really well. That's the second new technology I've put into production this year. Even after 4 years I'm still learning new things every day!

 
  • Finished that C# course with Udemy this week.
  • Got to make a small program to test what I learned (gonna finish it tomorrow, probably).
  • Got my LinkedIn profile set up.
  • Made drafts of Dev.to articles to post.
 

I found a apartment to share near the college, so I'm planning to move again. I also have a chance to participate in a project of developing a software for the college (I'll have to wait for the the interview). I'm pretty excited with that.

 
  • I wrote my first dev.to post for #TheyCoded.
  • I applied for three more developer jobs!
  • I cleaned and organized my work area so it was easier to sit down and focus on getting my work done.
  • I reached out to people I worked on group projects with and asked if they'd be interested in working on them more with me which was hard because I've got a lot of social anxiety. They agreed and we're going to clean up our project and make some improvements!
 

I conducted a React Workshop (that I've been preparing for months) to university students and it went great!

I'll make a post about it at some point but here's the link for now if anyone is interested:
bit.ly/2IzK7go

 

This week I felt like I was stuck in a rut with my writing, I couldn't think of any good or "fun" topics to write about and I didn't think my post on styled-components would do very well (because I'm sure lots of other people have written about it already) but it didn't do too badly so that's my win for the week!

 

I wrote about partial application in javascript. In english and spanish.

Also, I did a refactor on a messy codepen, now is good.

 

I finally made a github repo that reached 1k stars! Super happy for it!

 

Well done! I have about 5 stars. Total. Any tips?

 

I wish I knew a secret formula, but I think good promotion helps.

  • Make sure to have pictures/GIFs near top of your README demonstrating your project.
  • Let relevant subreddits know of your project, check out the subreddits I used for my repo on the repo page!
  • Post on producthunt, a large influx of traffic actually came from producthunt for me as my post got #4 product of the day.
 
  • I ate bao for the first time and have a new lunch destination
  • I got my RPG night group to change venue from a crowded gaming store for a few weeks (social distancing) with zero push back.
  • I preordered Animal Crossing :)
 

I wrote and shared 2 blogs here, one of the blog is for #shecoded and I got 50 new followers and 200+ views on my latest blog post 😍 😍

Here is my latest blog

 
 

I worked a lot on Gwion !
I removed cryptic symbols (eg: no more #(0,0) but Complex(0,0) instead),
added some kind of constructors for these kind of structures (Unpack() for instance rebuilds the ast of its arguments).
I add a problem with vararg.start end vararg.end, but now varargs can be copied and there is a statement for its loop:

fun void test(...) {
  varloop vararg {

  }
}

And much more...

I'm currently implementing structs users side:

#! this is a comment
#! let's define a struct
struct S {
  int i;
  float f;
 #!  ...
}

such structs are like object (they can also have static variables and all kinds of functions) except they are stocked as is, whereas an object stores then in a data field.

 

I completed a cool proof of concept at work that involved SSR, Node and React. It was a fun challenge and overall really successful. After demoing it today it was accepted and will be scheduled for implementation 🙌🙌🙌

 
 

This week..Since I lost one of my biggest prospective clients on UpWork. I learned that I have to be more detailed in creating a project timeline/schedule for the client to understand non-technical things.

 

Prediction and explanation are tough arts to master. Kudos to you for framing a disappointment constructively!

 

Tackled some tricky javascript! I haven't touched javascript in a while, so relearning its quirks is definitely giving me a good challenge.

 

Survived a killer bootcamp session! (fitness bootcamp, not code bootcamp :D ) Feeling fitter and stronger than ever and actually missing the gym which, for me, is unheard of!

 

I sent my 2 weeks notice on my hopefully last non-dev job.

 
 

Getting better after being sick earlier this week, and got my personal website updated!

 
 

My win this week... Well, I submitted an open source contribution to rollup.js and I wasn't familiar with the codebase. But they accepted my bugfix and it unblocked me at work! So that felt good!

 

I got offered a job as a Data Scientist (which is something I've been trying to get into for a while) and it sounds like they're going to train me up! 🙌🙌🙌

 

I was a part of a coding live stream for the first time and it was a ton of fun! Shout out to Nick DeJesus and Kevin Cunningham for making is such a great experience.

 

I've been wanting to open source a small utility that I created for reducing boilerplate when you interface with APIs through VueX, and I finally did it! 🎉

github.com/krishnagopinath/vuex-ap...

 

Wrote a contract article and completed a set of assessment questions, both for Pluralsight.

 
 

My win this week was letting my brain/mind have a rest ;o) it seem to be what is going on at the moment as things get a bit crazy ;o)

 

I found a slack group for Orthodox-Jewish software devs.

 
 

I published a github action to the marketplace.

 

// , Didn't swear at anyone I like. I think.

 

This week i'm proud of joining the Auth0 Ambassadors i can't wait to start the journey as an Auth0 Ambassador and about to start my youtube channel

 

just started working on a blazor components library using the IBM's Carbon Design System components BxBlazor :)