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What was your win this week?

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
  • Landing a new job
  • Spending time with family... or whatever else might spark joy ❤️

Have a great weekend!

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Discussion (43)

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I realised that my happiness was too tied to the internet and to other people, so I went outside and tried to find happiness. I looked for every colour of the rainbow in the parks / fields around me and saw the largest, fluffiest dog I have ever seen.

My happiness may not be as tied to the internet anymore, but oh my is it tied to big giant fluffy dogs!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

WOW I love this comment. This sounds like such an amazing mindfulness exercise. I'm going to try it!

And yes... fluffy dogs are my mental health medication. Well, that and my actual mental health medication 😆

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Received this awesome sweatshirt that I bought from the I am loving it :)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Hah love it! That's such a good one :)

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Looks awesome, whoever designed it is genius 🔥🔥 Haha, btw has anyone ever noted how much you remind them of Hitesh Choudhary? 😂😂

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You're the first one to say that... now I think I have to ask my friends 😂

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ItsASine (Kayla)

Not dev related: Advocated for my cat to get the care he needed at the vet hospital. They act like I'm paranoid up until they do an ultrasound and take him back to get prepped for surgery >.> Now I have a groggy cat laying next to me who gets bed rest and pain meds for the next two weeks

Dev related: Actually kept up with work this week while running on little to no sleep due to all that happening on Sunday/Monday :o

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

I hope your kitty heals up soon! They are lucky to have such a caring owner!

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Josue Mendez

Hope your cat feels better soon !

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ItsASine (Kayla)

Thanks! He's doing really well, just restless since he's not allowed to jump and play like he wants to.

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casiimir • Edited on

1) This week i won the T-shirt from and in the same week I received the shipment code of the Hacktoberfest t-shirt, from DigitalOcean.
2) For improving my JavaScript (pure) skills i built Etch a BitSketch:

This was my best result:

PS. thank you for this post, I was really looking for something like that xD

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Bobby Iliev

It has been a super exciting week! I've enrolled in the DEV + DigitalOcean Hackaton and already submitted my project 🙌

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author


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Firangiz Ganbarli

Wrote my first and second blog post! On of course :)

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Claro A Briones

Started working on my submission to the DigitalOcean+DEV Hackathon 😉

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author


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Ben Halpern


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Michael Kohl

This makes me happier than it should, but I finally got my chess rating over 1600, which is something I've been working on for the past couple of months (yes, before The Queen's Gambit 😉).


Realistically speaking, that's not particularly high (depends a bit on whether you compare to USCF or European ratings), but it's above average for hobbyists (around weak tournament player level) and I can now focus on 1800 as next hurdle.

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Vicente Reyes

Launched my new portfolio 😄

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Zahra Khan

I was always scared to put my thoughts out there so starting blogging on here was a win 🤗 and landing an interview at a place that I REALLY want to work at! 🎉 Hoping that I make it to the next round!

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Denislav Gavrilov 👨‍🚀🤖🤷‍♂️

Managed to overcome a lot... and I mean A LOT of errors and bugs in my DO Hackaton submission project. I am amazed at how much weight the sentence 'leave it for a couple of hours' has for successful programming. I also bought a new pair of winter socks 🔥🧦.

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Mike Bybee

Other than the sudden relief of lots of poorly-planned deadlines removed and finally getting it off my chest, it doesn't feel like much of a win yet but it will be in the long run:

Finally telling a startup CEO, who dragged his feet on an equity agreement for over a month (which I should have made more noise about early on instead of being so head down trying to adjust my schedule for said deadlines) and who is going to have an impossible task explaining to investors what two of the co-founders on his cap table actually do, to F right off after weeks of micromanagement and lack of consideration for other things going on in my life.

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Mitch Pomery (he/him)

The project I've been working on, a sign that turns on when starting streaming and off again when finished, is complete! Or at least version 1 of it is. I've started on version 2 a little, but want to finish a post about the initial build and code first.

Plus I'm now on leave until the new year, so time to relax.

An "On Air" Sign

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NOPR9D ☄️ • Edited on

I learned how we can extand vue next and how we can create and test in local a package (and push it to npm)
Created a post on about it ^^

And get Access to mod center on

Great week :D

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Charanjit Chana

After discovering some performance issues, I presented my findings to the team. Mostly around image compression, it was nice to delve back into an aspect of web development I haven’t looked at professionally for a few years and pass on that knowledge. Not only will the team be better placed to optimise but our customers will get a nice speed boost too!

Excited to see how they take that information on board and apply it to old and new projects.

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Got 11k+ total post views in!

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Matt Eland

My first class as a lead instructor graduates today. They did quite well and I'm very proud of them.

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perpetual . education

Postponed a launch for 2 months. Felt like a failure at first - and now it just feels super right. almost as happy as brad...

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Nic FitzGerald (they/them)

I switched back to Node/JS after trying Go(lang) for server-side and I understand it immensely more after going somewhat in-depth in learning Go.

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Josue Mendez

Learning GSAP library, it's so amazing !

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Brenda Michelle

Lots of wins this last week including my new badge on :)

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Harsh Shandilya

Finally managed to complete a blog post in a long time, just need to find the confidence to publish it 😶

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Shahjada Talukdar

I started a DOCKER Series - ⚡️DOCKER Practical Guide⚡️

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Tiffany White

Finished the static site generator I was stuck on building.

GitHub logo twhite96 / static-gen-ruby

A static site generator scaffold built with Ruby

Static Gen

A static site generator built with Ruby.

How to use:

  1. 🌀 Clone the repo at or with GitHub CLI gh repo clone twhite96/static-gen-ruby
  2. 🏃 Run: bundle to install dependencies.
  3. 🎊 Have fun with it.

Motivation for this app

I wanted to show that I could build something, even if it was small, on my own, with little guidance.

Ben Halpern started a thread about his generator on DEV and I took his scaffold and ran with it.

🥞 Stack

Ruby and ruby-handlebars

👊🏽 Wins

Just getting the script running is a win for me, as I am not a Ruby dev at all.

😐 Difficulties

Ruby is a whole other animal compared to JavaScript and React. No semicolons, defining different methods (Ruby is class based, so there are more methods than functions in this instance), etc. I spent a whole month stuck on what this method did:

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  1. Joining
  2. Getting my Hacktoberfest t-shirt this week :)
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Miguel Manjarres

I just released version 0.4 of my Vue CLI plugin! I'm going to write an article about it soon

GitHub logo DevTony101 / vue-cli-plugin-clean

A plugin that helps you bootstrap your Vue application by doing some common configurations.

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Marcelo Gonçalves

I restarted training Krav Maga after 16 years!

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blaquebeardcoder • Edited on

Won my first place in my first ever Hackathon hosted by CitiBank this weekend with an amazing team. Beyond thrilled with my growth and development as a codenewbie.

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Phil Smith

I got Plotly.js to plot OPC UA node values in realtime.

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taijidude • Edited on

Maybe saved a big relase from blowing up. Will know for sure in monday.but Things are looking good.

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Moisés Junior

Learned a little more about React and how it works, and how some functions in AWS works

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I developed my portfolio website with flask and here is the source code.