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What was your win this week?

jess profile image Jess Lee (she/her) ・1 min read


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˜„

Happy Friday!


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I launched my personal portfolio/blog.

It's built with @gridsome and hosted on @netlify.

I'm really happy with it. Speed and Design all at once. I also implemented NetlifyCMS πŸŽ‰

You can check out: justaashir.com


Just checked your blog, very nice and the pages load without a reloading the entire page. Very cool. Is this all done using vue.js?


Thanks, It's just simple VueJs with Gridsome.

You should check out GitHub as it's open-source: github.com/justaashir/justaashir.com

I'll also write a post about it.


I checked out your page. It's blazing fast. I like the design as well.
Well done.


Thanks, for checking it out. I'm also loving it


Hey Dude, check your links - they are malformed. Otherwise - well done ;)


Thanks, I'll correct everything, in next push


Mine was posting my first article! even though I'm not much of a writer/blogger!


Haha cheers Nick.

Now comes the hard part - consistently posting articles. πŸ˜‚


Nice. Cool topic.
Keep posting.


I published my first book!

It was inspired from some of the mentoring I've done through dev.to and it even references an article or two by people here.


That's so cool! Congratulations! πŸ₯³ How did you publish the book? I'm looking into publishing as well and don't know where to start...


I was thinking of writing a series of posts about it here, but I'm happy to help you out!

The main platform I used was Leanpub. It is really easy to get started with, developer-friendly, free, and plays nicely with other tools you'll need.

To write my book I used an application called Highland 2 which is Mac only, and I wrote using Markdown. To motivate me through the process of writing I signed up for NaNoWriMo and then told everyone that I was going to write a book. In April of 2019 I wrote 52,000 words. That is close to 200 pages.

The rest of the steps are kind of specific in terms of cover designs, editors, ISBNs, and getting into Amazon.

If I could go back I would have started marketing before I wrote my first word.

Anyway, reach out and I'm happy to help!

Thanks a lot, Ryan! That's just the tools I was looking for! 😊

What sort of marketing would you have done before starting? And how do you do your marketing now?

I am going to lean on email marketing as my primary method of getting my book out.

So I started a newsletter!

I work to attract people to sign up to it, and then I make it a point to send something helpful to the people who do sign up. I wind up with a community of people who trust and vouch for me and will then buy this book, future books, classes, etc.

If I had started that first, I could have vetted the contents as I wrote, tested pricing, collected more stories from everyone, etc. When my book was done more than likely most of the people would have happily bought it.

FYI: The total cost for me to self publish was around $900. I got off lucky at that price.

Sounds like a good strategy for a book. πŸ™‚ Did you learn email marketing somewhere? Or you're just figuring it out as you go?
And where can I sign up for your newsletter? πŸ€“

I was introduced to Tim Grahl's material on book marketing. I've been working through it. I will say that most of his easy to get material is very high level, so it takes some thought to fill in the blanks.

One place you can sign up for my newsletter is here.


My CFP for a talk on "Web Performance Hacks" got accepted in Mumbai JavaScript Meetup! This will be my first ever talkπŸŽ‰


Secure a partnership hunted for a long time: AppSeed <-> TeleportHQ - an AI-Wired Front-End Development Platform.
Sorry for the lack of modesty, but I'm super excited :).


Never apologize for your accomplishments. It's not about modesty.


I got approved as a Pluralsight author for writing course assessments.

That company means a lot to me since they helped me stay focused and get through temporary paralysis and back into the work force 5 years ago.


It's a great feeling to give back and make something dear to you better. Congratulations!


Stay course are you producing


I will be adding assessment questions for courses and I don't have the full details yet. I hope to potentially do courses as well, but for now, I'm helping with questions.


I finished my first week in a new job! Senior Software Engineer, working in front end (react) on a product that helps freelancers / sole traders / small businesses keep on top of their accounting!


DEV's Mohonk Meetup!


Did you know you can use

{% link https://dev.to/maxmonteil/how-to-start-coding-up-your-design-system-in-vue-1m08 %}

so that your post preview will show up:

Helps make the link more clickable!


I keep forgetting about the tags! I'll add this to my cheatsheet.


ohh that's awesome didn't think it would work in comments, thanks!


I finally found a searchable select box plugin for Vue that seems to work fairly well!



I finished developing a Law-Firm's static site from a PSD file to live in a week! πŸ˜„


I started the software engineering immersive program at GA SF this week and blazed through html, css, functions, and loops. Finally understood FizzBuzz. Yey. \o/


I've spent the past few weeks struggling to build a portion of my side project. I've been primarily using an object oriented design approach up until now.

Last night, I flipped it and tried to redesign it using pure transform functions. In under an hour, I had the major pieces designed and written in pseudocode. It's a fraction of the size, and is dramatically more easy to reason about!


Launched a project I've been working on. A syntax highlighting theme generator for Prism.



Engaging with and celebrating the achievements of the awesome members of this community πŸ™‚

On the technical side, running OpenVino optimized computer vision on a Raspberry Pi!

  • I re-launched my personal blog and make it simple with Gatsby: dpashutskii.com
  • Wrote a couple of posts for my telegram channel
  • Almost finished most of the back-end/API stuff for my pet project
  • Started to feel happy to code again! Most recently I felt a little burn out, but once again it's best job/hobby in the world! πŸ’™

Slowly setting up a Ubuntu server to host a PostgreSQL server and a blazor app.
Got the Ubuntu server set up, the PsotgreSQL up and running, nginx working with a static index.html welcome page. just need to get the blazor app on the server and get it to work.


Experiment myself with github actions, semantic version package and automate publishing an npm package. Learned a lot doing it

My workshop on api design is this week. Very excited and prepared my slides and flow for it for last one week



Had a blog post for Album Daily featured on Hacker News, which more than doubled my subscribers :)


Made my first pull request to an open source project in github!


That's a good feeling, isn't it? πŸ˜ƒ


Oh, and buying and reading an ebook in the same week is a win.

Stephaine Morillo's book The Developer's Guide to Content Creation is really good! I'd recommend it to anyone looking to improve their technical content.

Harley Queen sipping a beverage, pinky out, and reading a book


Thanks for the recommendation. I will check that out for sure. πŸ‘πŸ»


I started a sorting visualiser application after days of procrastination and I was able to set up the environment and implement bubble sort algorithm.


learned jamstak , created a site for client they loved it and got a referral


Structural Engineer Brisbane.

haven't been on tools since transitional 4


I started my first week as a Front-End Web developer intern!


I submitted a talk to the CFP for the WDC (web-developer-conference.de) in Hamburg, Germany.

I'm pretty excited about it.


At the beginning of the week I had three open PR with severals changes and fails due to sprint changes and they are solved.


This weeks win is a familiar battle...

Apple signing certificates, it was a long fight, we lost some people early on, but we struggled through yet again :)


Deployed one of our biggest projects


Fixed an issue by changing a query name from '-' to '_' after debugging for 6 hours


I got my JavaScript course published on Educative. It took me a couple of months but I'm very happy with the result.


I went to a weekly meetup of startup founders and made some new connections.


Got out my post on how I got my foot in the door as a speaker!



I learned how to use RXJava to retry web service calls. And the difference between a Subject and a BehaviorSubject in angular.


Surviving the week πŸ˜•

Sometimes it's like that. It's a new sprint next week, so plenty to be positive about 😊


making simple deployment with docker and upgrade to k8s. I realized, not too difficult if you have code editor with kube snippet 😁😁😁 love yaml


My win was making solid progress in my Dev job, but staying content and happy at the same time. I love what I do.


I launched my portfolio website built with React and hosted on Netlify.



My dev and I worked through a UI upgrade, and I got our tests back up and running, stabilizing the tests for more consistent reporting.


Having stable tests is super important. Good job.


Finally getting back to work on Janky (next release version: v0.0.2), which will come out April 22nd, and if we're all luck and all goes well.... maybe even sooner!


I've passed my first ever AWS certification (CCP) in with a score of 950. :) On to the SA-A cert next.