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Chingu Weekly #117 - Voyage 24 Starts Sprint #3 & Chingu’s Start Completing Hacktoberfest!

Shout-outs & Showcases

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🚀🚀🚀 Congratulations to Humble K who landed a new gig this past week & to C, First of Her Name who submitted her first PR against the main app at her work.

🎉 🎉🎉 The Chingu Quiz team is making steady progress with 10 contributors , 19 open issues, 29 closed issues and 1 open PR!

🎃🎃🎃 Trion, Diemention, Humble K, Soren, C First of Her Name, Abandoned_VarunR, & jdmedlock successfully completed the Hacktoberfest requirements last week!

🎉 🎉🎉 Congratulations to the new Chingu’s who have submitted Solo Projects in preparation for the start of Voyage 25 — Peter, hiVan, RyanJT, & Abby. You are ready for Voyage 25!

🚀🚀🚀 Completion Certificates for Voyage 23 have gone out!

🏃🏽‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃🏿‍♂️🏃‍♀️️Voyage 24 Sprint 2 ended yesterday and Sprint 3 starts today!

🚀🚀🚀 Voyage 25 will be starting on November 2nd and it’s deadline for Solo Project submissions from new Chingu’s is October 27th! If you’d like to join in visit to sign up.

Overheard in Chingu

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It be a buggy old machine, but it works. That’s the one that actually had real bugs in it? LoL. Yeah, I opened it up and blew it out. They’re gone for the moment.

You could run a linux distro as a second os. You can also just install postgres and run the server and front end from two different terminals

Nothing like spending your Tuesday evening explaining how a TV app works to your father in law. Lots of ‘I say words’ — ‘he stares blankly’ — ‘I try again’ — ‘he nods, but expression on his face doesn’t change’

I’m writing a flashcard application and using an SQL database. I have a one-to-one foreign key from english to spanish. Is there a way to implement a key in the other direction so I don’t have to search the english words for the match to the spanish word everytime I need to use the match? Right now I’m getting an error. I’m using SQLAlchemy to produce my models.

Doing the open source project has opened my mind in that regard. “I didn’t write it, I don’t understand it, but let’s give it a try…”

Basically the way the docker container works is that if you don’t delete your docker volume it doesn’t run the initialization part of the app that has the schema changes. It see that you already have data so it persists it to the new container. That way your data doesn’t erase every time you restart.

Sure thing. I’m usually a night owl for the open source stuff so if you ever run into issues with the back end i’m not too far away to trouble shoot with you

It’s going to be a great day. I’ll complete my daily admin tasks in an hour which leaves time for coding!

Currently we’re working on a variety of features with a main focus on getting the BE & FE setup for the quiz pages! P.S. there is still an issue waiting for an assignee

Du du dummmmm, you, sir, have some merge conflicts

I love this team. They call me UX Goddess

Resources of the Week

Quotes to Go


The hardest part of any remote team project is understanding what everyone on the team is working on at any point in time. Especially when it’s not possible to hold daily stand-ups in realtime.

It’s important due to the dependencies between the components team members are working on. Lack of information can result in these components not working as expected when they are brought together.

So, what is the solution?

  1. Communicate with your teammates to ask questions and report issues.
  2. Monitor team messages daily so you don’t miss updates and key information. Even better, see if there’s a time of the day where all team members can be available, even if it is only for a few minutes, to chat.
  3. Post your status daily in the form of a text-based standup using this template:
- My mood today: <Happy face|Meh face|sad face>

- Tasks I’m Working On
 1. Task #1 + expected completion 
 2. Task #2 + expected completion 
 3. … 

- Tasks I’ll Be Working On Next:
 1. Task #1 
 2. Task #2 
 3. … 

- I Need Help With:
 1. Question/Issue #1 — short description & what do you need to get around it? 
 2. Question/Issue #2 — short description & what do you need to get around it? 
 3. … 
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Remember that reaching your team goal is more about coordination and communication than it is about technology.

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