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Chingu Weekly #118 - Voyage 24 Enters Sprint #4 & One more week in Hacktoberfest!

Shout-outs & Showcases

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๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€ Congratulations to Humble K who has been assigned by his employer to lead a new project.

๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ MasihTak has been inspired by Halloween & created a cool new app.

๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€ Jatin2003 submitted two PRโ€™s to the Chingu Resource Listproject this week. Thank you!

๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ ZumDeWald published his first NPM library, useIntlDates, this week and gave a great overview in our weekly Chingu Technical Roundtable session.

๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€ Leonyangela successfully completed the Hacktoberfest requirements last week!

๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday Trion!!!

๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ The Chingu Quiz team is making steady progress with 10 contributors and a total of 59 PRโ€™s since it was started at the start of Hacktoberfest!

๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Congratulations to the new Chinguโ€™s who have submitted Solo Projects in preparation for the start of Voyage 25โ€Šโ€”โ€Šces. You are ready for Voyage 25!

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๏ธVoyage 24 Sprint starts today! There are only three sprint remaining in this Voyage.

๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€ Voyage 25 will be starting on November 2nd and itโ€™s deadline for Solo Project submissions from new Chinguโ€™s is October 27th! If youโ€™d like to join in visit to sign up.

Overheard in Chingu

OMG โ€ฆ.I did not notice you guys wrote so much you gave me advice on how to make gif videos

Just saw your comment on the light/dark mode feature! So sorry, missed it completely! Will look into the PR later

It was fun figuring it out, but Iโ€™m totally open to doing it differently, if you prefer a different approach. Itโ€™s all learning for me

How does it work with the group project? I would like to build something in React or Angular, but when it comes to these frameworks i would be a Tier 1

Hallo Freunde, wie gehtโ€™s euch!?

Let us know if you have more questions about the project. It can seem intimidating to contribute to open source, but thatโ€™s part of the point of this project, to give others a safe place to work through the process!

Programming. I hate it. It hates me. Itโ€™s true love

We had a great discussion about that today in the AMA. Knowing the base languages better makes getting into frameworks much easier to navigate.

I just googled TMI hahahahaha

I made a comment on the PR I was requested for. But Iโ€™ll say it here too. It looks like formatting changes are coming through on the PRs anyone noticed anything funny with prettier locally?

We were so worried about putting out an MVP we didnโ€™t realize that we already had the MVP

I requested yours cause youโ€™re my partner in crime and you run Linux as well so we can go ahead and hit all three OSโ€™s since Iโ€™m on OSX

I took my car to the mechanic because it was making a horrible noise. He removed the Justin Bieber CD and now itโ€™s fine.

Just the env stuff for Postgres specifically since the library we used doesnโ€™t require a connection string. If we used MySQL weโ€™d probably have needed to build the connection string in the API from the env variables

After the internship, I landed an interview at another company, that decided to take me in due to my experience in Chingu. Showing that you have experience in working with others goes a long way. I still work at that company today

I clicked on a Twitter ads about Pulumi long time ago. It looked pretty cool, itโ€™s in my to-do list to try it out. Not much documentation but I recall they have some videos showing some examples

Praying to almighty Odin and Thorโ€Šโ€”โ€Šdrinking beer in their honorโ€Šโ€”โ€Šand wild boar!

But do you code from layout to components or components up? I tend to do React front ends so theyโ€™re usually built up from components. Iโ€™m trying to stick to plain CSS to improve my CSS skills.

Sounds like just a simple case of forgetting to calibrate the package for your level of coolness

Resources of the Week

Quotes to Go


In any project problems can be generally placed into two categoriesโ€Šโ€”โ€Šbig stuff and small stuff.

When you hit a big stuff problem create an issue to document what it is, where it lives in the project, and why itโ€™s important. This is so you can discuss it during a standup meeting to assign the proper priority and determine when it needs to be resolved.

Unfortunately, when you encounter small stuff itโ€™s too easy to say โ€œIโ€™ll get to his later.โ€ or โ€œI need to complete a higher priority task first.โ€ As a result, all too often the small stuff is overlooked until it grows to become big stuff. When you hit small problems fix them immediately so they donโ€™t become technical debt!

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