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Gracie Gregory (she/her) for The DEV Team

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What was your win this week?

It's almost the weekend!

Looking back on your week — what was something you're proud of?

All wins count — big or small 🎉

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 😄

Happy Friday!

Pokemon Relax

Discussion (38)

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Prafulla Raichurkar

My repository started receiving PRs and after doing code review I am learning new perspectives😃

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Jérémie Astor

Can relate, reviewing contributions has been pretty insightful.
I hope it's only the beginning.

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Prafulla Raichurkar

Yes especially it's fun to see optimized code which you haven't thought of, and from next time, you can also write such beautiful code 😃

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Jean-Michel Fayard 🇫🇷🇩🇪🇬🇧🇪🇸🇨🇴

My project got 15+ hacktoberfest contributions and it's only October 9th!

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I manage Atlassian apps for my company and we faced an issue with emails for a month which was a known bug on Atlassian without a resolution. I did some digging and figured out Atlassian's internal api and fixed the issue

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Burdette Lamar • Edited on

The revisions I've made during the last year to Ruby documentation have now been released in Ruby 2.7.2. Includes enhancements to docs for Hash, Array, ENV. I'll be linking to the doc pages in separate posts (Hash already posted).

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Started at my new job and immediately got the tech lead role on an exciting project 🤩

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Ryan Latta

Today I've officially launched my first online class: Your $10k Resume

I wrote about the imposter syndrome I've been feeling cooking this up the past week or two, but I got it out there.

I decided to go for it after I did a listing here on and on twitter looking for 5 people who wanted a 1-hour resume consultation. I got 4 people to sign up in 24 hours. At the end I asked them to pay what they wanted for it, and they did!

I treated that as an indication this is worth more of my time.

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Austin S. Hemmelgarn

I successfully got my first ever Discord bot working. It’s not quite at the point of publishing the code yet (though I plan to do so), but it’s connecting to Discord and the commands that I’ve actually implemented so far are working correctly. Just in time too, because it’s going to be actively used tomorrow evening.

Additionally, I learned how to enter arbitrary Unicode characters in insert mode in vim without depending on the OS to provide a way to enter them through an IME (for those who don’t know, it’s CtrlV in insert mode, followed by uXXXX where XXXX is the codepoint for the desired character in hexadecimal).

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Jérémie Astor • Edited on

I'm starting learning (and teaching 😄) clarinet 🍾.
I also merged some PRs in my projects, some of them where actually of very good quality!

I also managed to not fix things myself (well, I pushed a minor fix to make my swig fork work, but that's all), which is a win.

Overall, this was very good.

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I just published my first ever blog post about my struggle with Imposter Syndrome. Starting the work to better myself 😁

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Vitor Paladini

I bought a nice camera and started learning more about photography 😄

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Timothy Merritt

I finished #100DaysOfCode this last week, so that felt pretty awesome.

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Mike Bybee • Edited on

Things are starting to fall into place with founders of a few other startups, with the vision (my own and convincing them) of how my sweat equity can pay off by bringing them loosely under my own umbrella for cross-promotion and -pollination.

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Chris Jarvis

Had my 4th Hacktoberfest PR approved. First time completing the challenge. PR #1 was done last week. PR #2 & #3 were done over the weekend and approved during the week.
Also updated a side project. waiting for some info so I can update it more.

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Chethana Gopinath

I got selected as a RubyConf2020 scholar :')

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Dana Ottaviani

I passed the first interview and will be pair programming in a few weeks in the next step.

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Published a blog post after like a month. Have been dealing with some work issues and didnt get time to focus on my blog till this week.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

I made it to the end of the week. Phew! 😅

Haha, it's been a rough one.

That said, one up side — I had broken a key on my Moog synthesizer a week or so ago but luckily had paid for a repair plan. After a bit of back and forth, I've gotten them to accept my claim! I'll be getting my synth repaired very soon. 🛠

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🦄N B🛡 • Edited on

Lots of wins this week. I got back on the blog train with a couple solid posts, got the tech aspects of a business proposal approved, automated parsing Vault ACL Policies for high privilege capabilities attached to insecure authentication methods, and streamlined a process for Vault onboarding for Azure AD Security groups to Vault Enterprise at a scale of thousands.

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Lenmor Ld

I open-sourced some of my stale repos for Hacktoberfest, and got some really nice PRs.

I also started contributing to some hacktoberfest-tagged repos. 🙌

Completed the 4 PRs, but I'm still going for more 👨‍💻

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Médéric Burlet
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Pete Stewart • Edited on

Started the second half of my full-stack bootcamp this week and began learning Python. After studying JavaScript for the last 1.5 years, it’s pretty cool to dive in to a new language and be able to recognize the patterns between the two.

Oh, also I posted my first article on DEV and got retweeted. :)

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Alejandro Avellaneda • Edited on

A few months ago I decided to make my own web browser, I did it more by way of learning, I never thought it would work, and it turns out that I started using it for myself because of all this privacy and data management by the giants, but Seeing the statistics I was surprised, people began to enter and as they grow I will begin to pay more attention and improve it.

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Ilias Trichopoulos

Created a blog with Gatsby, decided on and bought a domain name, published the blog on Netlify and already published 2 posts :)

I am thinking of copying the content of my blog posts on as well. Also, I need to figure out adding a comments feature on my blog posts ;)

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Jayant Lohani • Edited on

The first PR of the Hacktober Fest successfully merged. Currently under review. I enjoyed working on it. Looking forward to making more contributions in open source. 😁😊

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Every day was challenging and enjoyed the problem solving.

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Bugsy Sailor

I gave in and decided it was O.K. to launch a project in 2021 instead of 2020. Which now gives me more time to breathe and time to make it a better project for next year. Sometimes I forget I don't need to always launch things at the soonest possibility opportunity.

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Junxiao Shi

I convinced two repositories where I often contribute to to add hacktoberfest topic and got 3 PRs merged.
The 4th PR is waiting for DefinitelyTyped maintainer. They usually show up after 10 days.

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Jameel Tomlinson

Made my 1st step to open source Contributions by signing up to #Hacktoberfest

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Darshan Sen

DefinitelyTyped published my first type definition package on npm:
and this is being used in a Discord bot I started contributing to while learning TypeScript!

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Alba Silvente 💃🏼
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Bought a new laptop

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David Gil de Gómez

I manage to start trying to show the world that I created a game engine. Hopefully it gets some interest and people start creating with it.

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My win was getting my first Hacktoberfest PR entered. It hasn't been accepted yet but just getting down and doing one is still a win.

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Harsh Singh

I learned a lot about Express.js! One of my repos also got quite a few PRs which was quite awesome too :)

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Vesi Staneva

With my team we have published our first Awesome list about Techable Machine and we're already getting some stars from the community 🥳

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Anja • Edited on

I handed in my midterm report for my bachelor thesis. Have a nice weekend everyone. 😊🌻