What was your win this week?

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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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This week, I got to meet up with some DEV members in Chiang Mai, Thailand!


So cool! My coworker visits family in Thailand sometimes and it sounds like an beautiful country! AND you have DEV members πŸŽ‰


Very cool! I'm also jealous that you are in Thailand.πŸ˜‰


My win this week was publishing my first tech article!

I have 6+ years of experience but haven't been too involved in tech communities, finally ready to change that. Thanks for the question πŸ‘



Congrats. Planning to write my first article this week :)


Love this! Seems like you could make some really cool ambient electro music for folks to work to... I'd really like to hear some drums riff on this.


Hmmm that's a great idea! I'll finish off the tutorial on Sonic Pi then start making more music πŸ˜„ Thanks Michael!

  • I'm working on a very cool project. I will write an article here once I'm done with it :D
  • This week my bestfriend got her first job after graduation so I'm super happy for her!
  • Faced a rejection from a company but was able to get through that sad feeling :)🌻

My win this week was setting aside time to do yoga and meditate and actually following through!


Good for you, Jennifer! There will always be more work to do, your to-do list never ends. But only you can make it a priority to take care of yourself.


I know most people won't see this as a win but I put my notice in for my job and told my friend I'd move halfway across the country (just waiting for the apartment application to go through). I don't have anything lined up after yet but I've wanted to move for three years now.

I feel like a weight has been lifted. Equal parts terrified and excited. (Yes I have been interviewing in said city.)


I updated my site's performance, have it rendering with JavaScript disabled, and it works offline. There is still some work to be done but is rewarding to see good results. πŸ˜„


Great, congrats! I know the feeling, been on it also, feels great.

Did you made a PWA or is it planned or not?


Thanks! Yeah, it has PWA features built-in already.


I got my very first Internship as a front-end Engineer!!!


Have you started it yet? Are you going to do that thing where you start for two days then everyone leaves for Christmas and forgets everything they did?

That's fun :)


I released my Christmas fingerstyle guitar album! Guitar is my non-coding passion in a huge way, so it was an AMAZING feeling to release it!

πŸ‘‰ spoti.fi/2Dod9gl

In coding-related news, I finished a cool navigation system for my internship that toggles between mobile tabs and desktop url navigation... it was pretty complex, and I had a blast doing it!πŸ”₯


Finished a lot of tricky backend stuff on my app.


I fixed some concurrency related bug in my language πŸ˜„

I took me almost all the week and might not be perfect yet, but it feels a a win.

I also Implemented UsrUGen class, in which the user can define the tick
function of the generator (the sound it makes).
All that after a big fuzzing session.

Previously, I switched from mkdocs to mdbook, for my docs, and yet I didn't updated any content, seems a good choice too. 🍾


I restarted a side project I had started and abandoned a couple years ago - it feels so good to be working on something just for me (not work), especially because it's been sitting at the bottom of my to-do list for so long!


This week I worked on a non-technical (but related) side project .
I also got to collaborate a lot with the Quality Analyst and UI Designer about some of my front-end tasks. It was really cool and the tasks are all ready to go in production!


Created an account on freecodecamp and I applied for an author account.

I am so happy I got accepted!


This week my wins were:

  • Got a B- in one of the hardest courses in my undergraduate degree! (class average overall is a C-).
  • I looked back at some old code and had one of those "Wow, I've really improved in the last year" moments.
  • Finished my Holiday gift shopping (ouch)

That second one changes once you are in industry from "I have improved" to "What asshole wrote this... Oh wait."


I got to study and practice array methods when doing some necessary DOM manipulation converting one div full of text (from a CMS) to a show/hide feature and kept the component accessible. Unfortunately, we decided to go with a different implementation, but I was proud of what I did and think I should write about it in case someone else finds it helpful!

  1. Completed all my tickets in our current sprint with DAYS to spare πŸ”₯
  2. All prepped for a pair-programming mentor session with a coding bootcamper. We'll be covering Arrays and Callbacks πŸ˜„

Made my personal website davidkwan.dev. Still a lot of stuffs to be done, for example optimizing for desktop view and SEO stuffs. Hope to get it done over the weekend.


I started discrete mathematics after long postponing for tomorrow and new side project in Unity. And still, I am sticking to the gym plan. πŸ’ͺπŸ”₯


I've started being able to wrap my head around postgresql for a project I've been working on.

Postgraphile is a magical postgres -> graphql api tool, but all of your "resolvers" need to be written in postgres functions.

Apparently postgres has the v8 engine built in, so I could write some of those resolvers in js-in-postgresql, but I'd rather not add another layer of abstraction


This week I...

  • Started to create a library for image manipulation with php
  • Learned a lot about Psr (PHP Standards Recommendations)
  • Could understand 2 videos in english (my native language is portuguese)

    I survived, got rid of YouTube for a month starting yesterday, and animated something.

    The surviving part was my biggest achievement πŸ˜… school is stressful sometimes


    It is small but this week I published my first open source code, a component for React to render iframes from YouTube on user interaction to save requests and initial load, react-lite-youtube-embed: npmjs.com/package/react-lite-youtu...


    I started a new project(Automatic time tracking software) as part of the final project for the CS50 Course, and I finished the course and I got my certificate.

    CS50 Certificate


    I rearranged my furniture, in a very teenager's bedroom kind of way.

    My living room which used to have a hidden computer corner now is more "open plan", and I can see out the window from where I'm typing.
    It's a bit of a mess, and the view's not much, but it's daylight!

    View from my desk, showing a messy living room and a window with plants on the sill

    I have a second win, and that's that I've done all the Advent Of Code challenges so far. One of them took me hours, until I finally noticed that "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,7" is not how most people count. Very satisfying to realise what I'd done.


    We ended up 3rd in our company's software testing competition, the first team without any QA Engineer in it.


    I released sunrisemvmtsb.org, the site for my local Sunrise Movement hub. It’s a static site built with Elm, elm-pages, and Netlify CMS.

    I also want to shout out my fellow volunteers who completed scorecard.sunrisemovement.org, which was just featured in the Washington Post!

    • I got an A+ in grades in our programming subject!
    • A classmate and I, did a presentation on GitHub for our class explaining how it can be used for collaboration and project management.

    I have updated my codingAI mentors applications and fixed the all the issue and improving the performance.

    I have created the awesome api tools list and it having famous awesome apinteating tools.


    Moved our back-end code from .Net Core 3.0 to 3.1
    Not a totally trivial operation as there were still a few gotchas.


    Upgrading my Babel and eslint configurations for testing a Vue 2.x project.

    ... Which made me realize how wrong I was for not going with TDD from the start πŸ˜”


    Getting an email saying I was one of Practical Dev's top 500 author πŸ˜€β˜ΊοΈ


    Completed a small course on TCP/IP suite on LinkedIn. Now understand the process bit better. Also, read some other blog posts and decided to add what I read on LinkedIn.


    Not only did I bang out my first blog post in months this afternoon, I got it done in one sitting! dev.to/dylanesque/how-to-create-a-...


    I got the promotion! :)

    Also, refactored some major flows that we have been putting on the back burner for months now.


    Solved day 3 of #AdventOfCode! The grid/mapping ones get me every year, but this time I figured it out on my own! πŸŽ‰


    This week, i work on a project related detection using opencv. and ready to for a hackathon.


    I successfully managed to explain to a colleague how SSL client certificates and private keys work! 😁


    Helped the tech lead understand an issue with running gradle on her local. Turns out, it's all about the node_modules...


    Well, I started my first blog ever this year... and ended up on dev.to's top 500 author list 🀯


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