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Day 50 of 100 Days of Code & Scrum: Seventh Week Retrospective (Halfway There!)

Happy weekend, everyone!

Wow, I didn't notice it already is the 50th day.

This week has been fairly productive, which is a nice change of pace from the past two weeks. My Internet coming back helped a lot in restoring my motivation and workflow. I made a lot of progress with my company website, and it is almost ready for deployment (just a few validation fixes on my contact form left).

Let's move on to my weekly retrospective!

Weekly Sprint Goals

  • finish the Rammina Web Development website's homepage (and avoid getting distracted by more interesting projects).
  • continue to learn Next.js and Typescript by using concepts as I build my website.
  • continue studying for Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification.
  • continue networking, but allocate less time to this (coding is more important).

Weekly Review

Here are the things I've managed to do:

  • I finished most of the home page skeleton, styling, and responsive layout.
  • almost completed a functional contact form that uses AWS SES, Lambda, and API Gateway (just need to improve error handling and validation).
  • learned plenty about Next.js and AWS.
  • continue my studies for PSM I (not by much).
  • expanded my network more (but this one took a backseat).

Weekly Retrospective

Moving on, let's tackle what I've managed to do well, what my shortcomings are, and what I could do better next time.

What Went Great

  • I pretty much finished my first prototype homepage for the Rammina Web Development website.
  • continued to hone my expertise on AWS, particularly AWS SES, Lambda, and API Gateway.
  • learned more Next.js.
  • studied Scrum as well as Kanban.
  • expanded my network a little bit more.

Some Mistakes I've Made

  • I pretty much neglected a lot of things that had little to nothing to do with my website.
  • learned almost nothing new about Typescript this week.
  • barely learned new things about Next.js.
  • didn't study Scrum enough.
  • got distracted at times and couldn't focus much.

Things I Could Improve On

  • should probably do just a little bit more of activities related to my secondary goals.
  • make a schedule to do my daily learnings, so I don't have to think about it too much.
  • prioritize tasks that are more likely to help me meet my weekly goals.
  • I should DEFINITELY install something that blocks me from checking certain sites at a specific time.

Resources/Recommended Readings

Thank you once again, everyone! Have a great weekend!

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This is not a guide, it is just me sharing my experiences and learnings. This post only expresses my thoughts and opinions (based on my limited knowledge) and is in no way a substitute for actual references. If I ever make a mistake or if you disagree, I would appreciate corrections in the comments!

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