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What was your win this week?

graciegregory profile image Gracie Gregory (she/her) ・1 min read

Happy Friday!

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

All wins count — big or small 🎉

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Cleaning your desk... or whatever else might spark joy 😊

Have a relaxing weekend!

Relaxed pup in a tent!

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Dan Goslen

I finished my master's degree!!

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Darshan Rander

Congratulations!!

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Anita Joseph

Congratulations !

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Thomas Bnt

Congrats ! 🎉

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Jacob Evans

I had two actually one was pretty huge!

  1. Huge news! I accepted an offer at Cloudflare! It is a pretty significant career jump too but most of all the company culture is awesome and they are in tech 1st company with a focus on web security

  2. I became a "Trusted" user on Dev.to!! SUPER awesome considering I love this platform and community so much.

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Darshan Rander

Completed #100DaysOfCode 😍🥳

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Bernard Baker

I'd do this if I had more time. Hold on.

const smile = createMoreTime();

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Darshan Rander

😂😂 I wish we had 36hrs a day

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Bernard Baker

Let's just make it 40.

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Darshan Rander

More is better😂

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Ege

congrats Darshan

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Darshan Rander

Thanks😊

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Ben Halpern

This was our first week of "cooldown" after our most recent product development cycle.

I learned a lot this week from how folks are reacting to our processes and what needs to change. That was definitely a win.

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Morgan Murrah

when you say folks do you mean users or staff or other stakeholders? curious

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Morgan Murrah

I was assigned a ticket that initially considered 4-5 complex solutions with lots of potential changes but after discussing with another dev and boss narrowed it down to a one line change that genuinely seems to meet all the needs. Its passed QA.

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Luke Oliff

That sounds like it would make a fantastic blog post :)

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Luke Oliff

We found out our second little one is going to be a little girl! We have a boy who is a brute, but can't wait to be dad to a little girl ✨

Also, launched our new developer education platform; learn.vonage.com/ Super excited about the direction our team is taking!

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Raphael Habereder

Congrats on extending your family!! I wish you the best of luck, a ton of quality sleep and lots of fun! :)

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Luke Oliff

Thanks Raphael! :)

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Jason C. McDonald

Just completed the draft for this: barnesandnoble.com/w/dead-simple-p...

Dead Simple Python

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bob.js

Published my first and second open-source projects.

  • Reggie-Docs: Making Regular expressions easier to read.
  • Escape-Button: Domestic Violence button to hide what site you're currently on.

I've got two more projects I've been hacking at, but they're not quite ready.

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ItsASine (Kayla)

I conducted an interview, being the kind of interviewer I wish I would have. Trying to make hiring a little less painful for all involved a little at a time.

Transparency, no whiteboards (at least for associates... I might lose that fight for seniors.), keeping it casual to not play into the power dynamic. Just us chatting to figure out if we want to work together.

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Mike Bybee

Great job. If I've learned anything from interviews, it's that the candidate learns far more about me/company culture (none of it good), than I will about them, by creating an on-the-spot, high pressure, watched/timed environment. Conversely, I've learned that it's far easier to detect BS when the atmosphere is relaxed.

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ItsASine (Kayla)

The hiring manager is a tad miffed I didn't do the high-pressure whiteboard interview... this was for an associate role. Either, he doesn't know the code yet, as we know from his resume and the chat I had with him, or he's a hidden code savant and looking at a little login function and asking him what it does is going to be patronizing. Most likely both, it'll be patronizing and useless as we know he hasn't coded professionally. It's better to just have a chat and figure out what he wants to learn and know and what he's researched on his own. I can teach him the code later.

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Mike Bybee

The high pressure, looking over your shoulder approach (not referring to pairing, that's a whole 'nother discussion) has no basis in the reality of a developer job at any level (and if it is a reality in your job, RUN). Any senior dev who thinks this is an effective interview method should know better.

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Mario García

I presented two talks at the Python Universe WEB Edition Global Summit (python.geekle.us)

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Bernard Baker

What did you talk about?

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Mario García

"Lessons from my DevOps journey with Python"
"Getting your Python dev env ready with Vagrant"
Those were the talks I presented

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Bernard Baker

What was your most valuable lesson learnt?

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Mario García

Understanding how some technologies work and when to use them and as I didn't find enough documentation in some cases, documenting everything I learned was my way to share that knowledge with the community. I wrote some blog posts about it here

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Bernard Baker

That's interesting. Did you listen to DevDiscuss last week? You sound like the architect 👍

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Matteo Bruni

I finally completed this huge PR: github.com/matteobruni/tsparticles...

Even there’s a lot to work to do, at least it was so satisfying.

That PR enabled particles split (and others features) for tsParticles. So fun to work on that.

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You'll find the instructions below, with all the links you need, and don't be scared by TypeScript, it's just the source language.

The output files are just JavaScript. 🤩

CDNs and npm have all the sources you need in Javascript, a bundle browser ready (tsparticles.min.js) and all files splitted for import syntax.

If you are still interested some lines below there are some instructions for migrating from…

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CodePerfectPlus

Finally Submit my project that was a face filter rest API.
learned a lot of things while creating RestAPI and Image Handling.

Here is the URL for API:- opencv-api.herokuapp.com/
It's in alpha stage yet.

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bairrada97

I built my own calendar component for my app with transition between months

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Bernard Baker

Do we see an article coming?

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bairrada97

thats a good idea, I'll prepare one soon :)

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Ridhik Govind

This week I learnt more about Node.js and Express.js basics. Have been experimenting with Node for a bit now and Node's Async funtionality got me curious to write an article about it.
I have written it as simple as possible because I was always confused of what the whole 'Asynchronous' actually meant - I hope after reading this you understand it better. :)

dev.to/ridhikgovind/asynchronous-j...

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Mikko

Fixing a bug that i had been tracking for a few days. It's always that piece of code, which you first assume that it won't have any effect on your code 🙄 😅

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Navdeep Singh

Published my first isolated & reusable react component on Bit.dev platform.. which anyone can import and use in their React apps.

dev.to/navdeepsingh/published-isol...

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Eevis (she/her)

I was speaking at this one event, and after a couple of minutes of talking, I realized my slides weren't showing. A person from the camera crew came to fix that (and the stream was on the whole time), and it took what felt like forever. What I'm proud of is that when the problems were fixed I could continue with the presentation like nothing ever happened, and it didn't throw me off.

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perpetual . education

Nice! Winning in a situation that could feel negative is some kinda of 3 dimensional win.

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Gautham Vijayan
  1. After a lot of hard work, I published my personal portfolio in netlify which was made with react -> Gautham's portfolio.

  2. I created a wordpress blog to further step into the world of blogging -> Coding-magnified

  3. Finally got admitted to my college(NIT Trichy) for freshmen year which was delayed by covid for 6 months.

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perpetual . education

We were struggling with ways to make our "Design for The Web" program more accessible cost-wise. We wanted to lower that hurdle, but also ensure the student has their fair share of skin in the game.

We were able to organize a really cool hybrid down-payment + Income Share Agreement that will allow pretty much anyone to take the course with no credit checks and all that stuff... so, we're just thrilled - (but still skeptical because it all just worked out so smoothly... - where's the catch!)

Feels like a HUGE win-win-win.

We also were freaking out because of this new noise coming from the other side of the wall... and thought it might be a heater! and it was really screwing us up! BUT it turned out to be connected to a bathroom fan down the hall / and it just got left on! Whew! That was a close call to a possibly disastrous situation.

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Bernard Baker

New project to build a simple self serve advertising platform.

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ヘンタイちゃん

I am kinda getting a foothold with GitHub actions, my current setup is probably not perfect but it gets the job done. I wish there was an easier way to test yml files though, maybe I will just setup a private repo where I test my CI scripts before they go out into the wild

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Ashlee (she/her)

I started a new job! 😊

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Pranshu Jha

This week I wrote my very first post here! and then I wrote two more posts and gained over 500 views (my very first milestone!). I also learnt a lot since I had to do research before making the tutorials. These are really big steps for me 😄

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Abdelrhman Yousry

Started a new position as a Frontend Engineer II at Delivery Hero Talabat.
One of the key reasons I got an offer are my articles on Dev.to which was a source for lots of positive comments and appreciation during the interview process.

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Eleftherios Psitopoulos

Super excited that after two years of postponing it, I finally published my first class on Skillshare, teaching React Native. You can check it out through this link if you’d like - also getting 14 days premium free 🙂 🎉

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Pratik Singh

My swag from HackZurich just arrived
twitter.com/kitarp29/status/132937...

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Médéric Burlet

Being chosen as a Trusted User
https://dev-to-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/i/g2eeqss9j4dsw3uadi44.png

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Edwin

Me too! 🎉

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Mike Bybee

Amazing meeting with an incredibly prepared UI/UX designer as part of my search for potential co-founders. After giving my pitch and going over several of my own product plans*, I gave her the floor and was completely, well, floored by her pitch of her own product idea - to the point that I told her, "I should have shut up and let you lead with this. It's my turn to ask to work with you on your idea."

So we'll be exploring that further this week. 😀

*My own product plans are still very much alive (I run a SaaS "product lab" - eventually with some consumer IoT products as well - where each product gets spun off into its own company but uses a model of sharing code between non-competing internal and partner apps where feasible), but the hunt for co-founders continues as she would instead be an external startup partner bringing me on as co-founder and CTO.

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20codingtom20

Made good progress in my HTML/CSS Course!

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Harsh Shandilya

Got through the first interviews of my life (I've been employed for 3 years now but have never had to "apply" to jobs) without completely breaking down.

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Kyle MacLean Smith

gamedevjsweekly.com/ shared my recently published github.com/bestape/alchemy repo in issue #358.

First repo over 20 stars!

Thank you for the opportunity to share here.

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Joachim Zeelmaekers

Passed 10k total post views in 1 month of blogging and one of my posts ended up being in the top 7 of last week 🙏

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Gabriel Laroche

I started a new job! :D

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Mauricio Klein

I cleared "AWS Certified SysOps Administrator" certification, my third one from AWS, and preparing for the exam while having a baby at home 😊

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Anja

Reaching a big audience here with now ~700 readers 😊

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Rahul

Me loosing maximum things this week is my biggest win. 😭😭😭

I'M FINDING SOMEONE WHO IS GOOD IN GATSBY I NEED HELP. THANKS.

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💫 John Corbin 🧜‍♂️

I build a WordPress plugin in about 25 minutes. 😎 dev.to/jdc/diy-wordpress-plugin-tu...

The tutorial took way longer haha.

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Skyler Kehren

Washing my dirty dishes, shopping for foodstuffs, and actually cooking dinner for the first time in over a month.

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Daniel Dennis

I moved my react js project written in pure css to next js and tailwind css.. I also built it a backend using node js postgress and prisma.
I am proud of myself

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Jethro May

I got married!

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pavstermeister

Published my first article on dev.to :D

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Jonathan Hammond

I finished 2 entire sections in Scrimba's Module 4 Frontend Developer Career Path and finished all my preparation for my Full Stack Developer bootcamp that starts tomorrow!