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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 got a job offer I was waiting for almost a month. And now I have to pack my stuff, sell my car, apartment, things, throw old junk away and then travel ~6.5k kilometres away from my place. A whole new life in less than 2 weeks from now! Yeehaw!


It's a huuuuuuge win. Congrats!!! You will figure it out. no worries. Hope all the best!


We added a protocol in standup-style team meetings that everyone says "thank u, next" when they are done talking, to cut down on awkward silences and keep things moving.

Big success so far.


That's what happens when Ariana Grande is your scrum master lol


Sweet, we have a scrum masterish person who comes up with random orders to do the stand up, by age, by name, by the time you started work, and a few really crazy criterion too.


Our team just goes in a circle for those in person. For those that dial-in, we just use alphabetical order by last name. This is the order that people show up in Chime, so it's just going "down the list" for them.


I will suggest this in my team. Really like it.


This week, I finally published my first open source npm package πŸ”₯

It's a small JS utility library for sharing text content via WhatsApp or via the native sharing widget of your device.


This week, I...finally fixed a bug that I'd been putting off for a few weeks!

(i don't know what these scary puppets are but I love them)


I completed my MSc πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ. Last week, I submitted my dissertation, the code of which I will make open-source once it's graded. That was a hectic last year, but Iearned a lot and look forward to getting back in the product development game.


So now only your paper and project has been shipped, but also you are onboard to the job market now.
Congratulation, and Good luck with the big game!🌟


I was on a podcast -- as a guest instead of an interviewer 🀠

It was the Remote Ruby podcast with Jason Charnes and Chris Oliver!


Wow, congrats! may I get an autograph from you, before you got more fame?
(and selling it on eBay...πŸ€”)



  • Delivered Front end Prototype
  • Got 3 New Exciting Job Offers from Saint Louis, MO
  • Guidelines Compiled for Open Sourcing Two of My Projects
  • Understood that One should fall in love with the process not the result, for only then can the result be obtained.
  • Made an Exciting MEME


I created Postwoman πŸ‘½ - An online, open source API request builder which helps you create your requests faster, saving you precious time on your development.

I wrote about it on dev.to here and getting lot of support from my fellow devs. Best week ever!!


I just delivered the last of my 3 back-to-back talks this Wednesday ... which were my first "serious" talks. Nothing more on deck -- phew!

I'm a year into conference/webinar speaking with no serious background in rhetoric, acting, or teaching (although, luckily, also without too much stage fright).

It was a lot of work. Like, part-time job levels of work.

But I gave 3 talks (1 conference and 2 "guest" webinars on YouTube series) that I'm proud of.

  • In 5 years, perhaps I'll look back on them and see how far I've come.
  • But I'm certain that I won't look back on them and cringe. They're solid enough to be in public for the rest of my career. I did it.

I hope to write a retrospective post with proper thank-yous to people who got me here.

Now off to a well-earned break of just doing my "real job!"

P.S. I presented about:

  • XML and JSON
  • An obscure new feature of Salesforce
  • Python as an alternative to Excel for editing spreadsheets

I've deployed a really big feature I've worked on for almost three months!πŸ₯³πŸ₯³


I learn't how to separate piano notes from a recording device. (I kept on to Electrical Engineering after CS degree. This topic is called Fourier Transform)


My name has been listed on two sorta biggie local organization's website.
My crazy volunteer is getting unexpected paying me back, by making me recognised.

As a result, when I google my name, I am on top, ahead of the other one who has the same name(, and funnily, similar background with my previous study).🀘

Result two: I have three (non-paid) job title now.


This week I interviewed at YouTubeβ€”and no matter the outcome, I’m beyond thrilled with how well I performed. πŸ˜ƒ I decidedly DID NOT FLOP. If I can get through an interview at YouTube without breaking a sweat, I can do it anywhere. πŸ₯³


Two wins for me this week. One of them is definitely a little more visible than the other, but...

  • Update jQuery dependencies for three of our apps. The most recent version we had in production was 1.11!!!!! The better part of my week was spent just looking for and updating deprecated call sites... R.I.P.
  • Second, I was also able to set up a prototype dashboard for a new application feature without the use of Kendo. Folks around these parts have an aversion to just writing the HTML / CSS / JS they need, but when I showed them how easy it was to set the tabs up (instead of using Kendo's MVC API) everyone loved it.

Here's hoping I can keep pushing simplicity on my coworkers as opposed to more, obtuse frameworks to create really, simple things πŸ˜…


Update jQuery dependencies for three of our apps. The most recent version we had in production was 1.11!!!!! The better part of my week was spent just looking for and updating deprecated call sites... R.I.P.




Did I mention we're still using jQuery UI in production as well?



Pairing up with a mobile dev to smash a bug with Android push notification icons not showing up right on random phone models. Not being a mobile developer I was able to be a rubber duck / junior developer and ask all the dump questions to rethink the existing implementation and we managed fix the issue finally.


Achieved my first Angular library component, now road further in my project will get a little smoother.
Got understanding of why I should go with stateless/stateful UI shared components.
And built my first npm package as well for shared UI styling


I fixed a bug that took a week to solve, yeah actually it was easy it was my fault hahahaha :'v


Made it 80% through my first frontend epic at work πŸ‘


I published a couple articles this week here on dev - first time ever - which were pretty intense to write. πŸ™‡

I also started my pull request work to this beatiful wallpaper generator github.com/anirudhajith/process-wa... in order to port it from Linux to Mac OS and Windows. Never worked with Python before. :)


Migrated redux saga from 0.16 to 1.0.x
Migrated react redux from 5 to 7
Both in an extremely large application. Tough but worths the effort


I've posted 5 blog posts on getting started with Docker on my website: bobbyiliev.com and I made 50 contributions to the DigitalOcean community forum!


This week I,

  • (Work) Hosted a new webinar!
  • (Personal) Performed my first sketch and improv shows at the newly re-opened Dallas Comedy House!

Finally finished the MVP for the personal project I've been working on for a few weeks, called "Share Wins".
More on that here - dev.to/sarahscode/share-wins-share...


I finally implemented a Kanban board-like feature in my requirements management software. This is an inhouse development, made to support the work we execute with customers.


It's simple, but underneath I have every need mapped to my contracts and time control, billing software, and compliance with an old ISO 9001 implementation. I want to make this tool the core of the workflow management.


-- Got a new job in an "enterprisy" level where they trust my anarchist side
-- Will offboard current psychotherapy company by leaving a new UI kit with dynamic color themes, fully typed without the any keyword from typescript, and a Typescript serverless API.


These posts are getting nicer and nicer! It's so exciting to see all the different things everyone has been working on. :)

  • This week I released another VS Code plugin. I believe it to be essential for everyone working with CSS! If you do, please give it a try :)
  • The second win is something I look forward to because it hasn't happened yet. I've signed up for a half marathon on Sunday. Let's see how that goes :)

Edit: Just completed the half marathon. It was really though! I'm glad it's over. Now I need to get some rest :)


I built my first project using React Native! :) I usually work with Ionic Framework and now I will surely change my stack!



On my windows machine I wrote a batch script to hide all of my dotfiles. Adding it to the Task Scheduler and learning what commands to type took way longer than I thought it would, but it works!

Now I'm looking for more trivial tasks to automate!


I figured out some socket programming concepts I was struggling with (C). also learned about meta programming in Ruby, it's crazy!


I went to my first meetup in...at least a year...possibly more...and not only was it Not Terrifying, I had fun and met cool people!! s/o to JAMstack Philly for getting me out of my house!!!!


I joined dev early this year with an intention to learn more about technologies. But today I have started writing posts. Started sharing my knowledge and experience to the community. Also, have seen this community grow exponentially.

Besides, the greatest win for me this week is that I crossed 1300+ followers πŸ˜πŸ™ƒ

Thanks you to the dev community! ❀️


I was searching for a progress-bar badge to use in my projects' docs and didn't find any. So I just made one and made it opensource! 😎ProgDown

You guys are welcome to use/hack it: bit.ly/yas-progdown

Happy coding! πŸ’™


Just created a simple calculator app with vue.js 😁


I and the other organising team of the Junior Developer Singapore chapter started our mentoring programme for junior developers!!!

Last Wednesday, we conducted our first session of the mentorship for the first batch of junior developers.

I will be providing a session update on our learning and reflections on Dev and my blog to help people.

Who are looking to start their own mentoring programme for junior developers.


Finished teaching my first cohort of 150+ students at Lambda SchoolπŸ™Œ Start with new cohort in 2 weeks.


I made my first contribution on GitHub to a project that wasn't mine.


Finally decided to bite the bullet and start messing around with Lambda. Previously, I hadn't had a specific problem I wanted to solve with Lambda (or boto, for that matter).

Worse, the customer's IA folks had been sitting on approval of using Lambda in production accounts for a couple years. That changed, this week.

So, I took the opportunity to do some "applied learning": wrote a quick suite of bulk backup (an backup-expiry) Lambda functions. I figure we can "safety" some of our newer-to-AWS customer-teams'accounts by configuring their accounts to do daily snaps of everything. That way, when customer's team-members open up AWS support cases to ask "how do I recover data from a deleted instance" (as one had earlier in the week), instead of AWS replying back, "you can't: the instance's disk is gone and you have no snapshots", AWS can tell them how to try to recover from snapshots.


This week I have fixed a small but very tricky bug caused by maintaining 2 types of the session in our application one is maintained by Memcache and one is maintained by redis. It took me 12 days to identify and 30 min to fix the bug 😌


Finished my summer internship with praisings from my boss and colleagues then was offered a part-time job during my uni semesters. Couldn't be more happy with that!


I reached 1500 followers on dev.to. I am Really humbled.


A month ago, I started the Gitcoin hackaton, and after a LOOOT of things happening and surprises, we finally came up with Koos.


Getting my internship to count as credit for one of my classes! πŸŽ‰


I made my first stripe implementation (a paywall), I was so happy when I saw the transactions appear on the dashboard !


Completed a simple blockchain app with ethereum, solidity, truffle, nodejs, react have better understanding of dapps and blockchain


Successfully learned just enough of ReactJS, Symfony 4 and Google cloud service to deploy a basic user management app.


I just bought uxe.dev

Dunno what I'm going to do with it just yet but pretty pumped.