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What was your win this week?

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

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Looking back on your week β€” what was something you're proud of?

All wins count β€” big or small πŸŽ‰

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 πŸ˜„

Have a great weekend!

Weekend

The DEV Team

The team behind this very platform. πŸ˜„

Discussion

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I just got hired for my first part-time remote web development job! πŸŽ‰πŸ”₯

 

Well done! Now you can move to a low cost country, sit near the beach with your laptop, and congratulate yourself for being semi retired already!

 

Hi Jarod -

Congratulations on your first remote job!

For developers looking for a remote job -> remotemore.com/candidates

 
 

I finally got an old thinkpad of mine running coreboot and gentoo and I started work on a new linux project that you guys will hear about by October :]

 

I reached my first 100 followers and 150+ reaction post here on DEV πŸŽ‰

I used to get discouraged and have no incentive to create blog posts due to a lack of visibility and feedback but that has definitely changed with this great platform and community.

Looking forward to continuing sharing my recourses and knowledge here on DEV πŸ˜„

 

This week I had my first PR merged in a JavaScript open-source project. :) Fixing a bug.

 

This week I've learnt a lot of git stash
Before this week I'd been using it the simplest way possible

$ git stash
$ git stash (apply | pop)

Now I've played (almost ruined the local changes in my project) a lot more with other options like:

  • Git stash -p // iterative mode
  • Git stash -u // stash also untracked files
  • Git stash (apply | pop) stash-key // pop or apply other entry different from the last one
  • Git stash show -p --summary stash-key // display stashed changes as diff
  • Git stash -m"message" // add a custom message to recognize on list
  • Git stash list // list all stash stack
 
 

I quit my job.

It may sound kinda controversial but by doing so I feel some much relieved and refreshed. It was a fine experience in term of income and time flexibility however it included a lot of headache for multiple reasons like using outdated/boring workflows and having a disorganized priorities. I felt very demotivated lately. It was like being frozen in the same position. Consequently, I decided to step out in order to relax, learn new things, and plan for my next step.

 

Did the same two months ago. Things are much better now :)

I had my first real week of work and have survived information dump so far, and had my first PR merged. Also had my first talk on my role and was nice to find out PO agreeing on what I should focus on first. Tons of responsibility awaiting as well as a need for learning new kinds of skills.

 

That's great, congratulations πŸŽ‰

 

β€” Forked a repository and updated CSS πŸ±β€πŸ
β€” Had a driving lesson and I'm at the very end, 2-3 hours and I can pass the license 😁

 

I have mentored a fresher remotely. Today is the last day of his training and he sent me a text

I'll never hesitate to tell anyone that you are the greatest mentor I have ever had. The way you teach the way, the way you give real-time examples and the way you motivate.
because of you, I am trying to go beyond the limits
Very very excited to meet you in person
Thank you so much, sir for being my mentor

It made my day... gonna have a sound sleep today

 

I decided to try out some basic graphic design for my post header images by taking a class on skillshare. Yesterday I made my first post after taking the class, and I'm pretty happy with the results.

 

My open-source project reached 666 stars on GitHub, which sounds just right for a tool against dependency hell

 

Totally not coding related, but after a long long process, I adopted this little guy this week! I'm sure he'll be helping remind me to take regular screen breaks 😊

brindle lurcher dog lying on the floor

 

Congrats! I got a greyhound a few months back and I love her so much. And commence the doggy pics:

First one up, my dog Cora! She is a 7-year-old greyhound and loves a good nap.

https://dev-to-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/i/a4lrds1d96s9gfy8xcjr.jpg

☝️ from this post with other great pet pics.

 

Cora! 😍 She looks so cosy with her wee teddy β™₯️

My lad's called Ty - he's a 2 year old lurcher 😊 Still settling in but he's already picked his favourite snoozing spots and told off the local cats πŸ˜‚

 

Completely qualifies as a win Id say

 

OH MY GOODNESS. He's gorgeous. I love greyhounds and I ADORE brindle greyhounds. Thank you for sharing! πŸ€—

 

I've added one more DEV badge to my collection πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

 

Had a productive week despite/because of some time time off! Here are 5 things that were great wins for me this week:

  1. Finally implemented a most popular page on my blog driven by real viewing figures: 1thingaweek.com/mostpopular
  2. A native share option added to all featured websites on SITEJOY.dev
  3. Completed all of our decorating that we started in January
  4. Walked 10km yesterday
  5. Getting ready to start a new job next month
 

I got to the final interview round of a company that I really, REALLY think would be a good fit. Even if I don't end up getting an offer, it helped me work through a bit of my Imposter Syndrome.

 

Not really my own win, but I celebrated it nonetheless. I had the opportunity to train two people straight from a bootcamp into the role of front-end developer. Now they are given a permanent contract.

Even though the reward is their effort (not mine), I celebrate their win all the same.

 

I launched my first desktop app and surprisingly, I already have more then 20 downloads, over 300 project views and one app review

If you want to take a look, here is the GitHub, and the Electron apps website

 
  • I recently joined dev community, I created an Instagram bot and wrote blog about my learning and received a very good response. Had 4.5k+ reach, a Python badge and was amongst the the top 7 authors of the week.
  • I created a Google Chrome extension blog and video tutorial and reached 100 subscribers on YouTube.

The community is very supportive, I must say. I have decided to continue learning and writing ❀️. The people are helpful and encouraging.

Its hardly been a month but dev community has become like my goto place. Thank you Dev team for your continuous efforts in making the community grow.
Looking forward to write more and keep doing my bit.

 

I'm going to reach 1000 subscribers for my youtube channel. It was started an year ago. Now I have reached this milestone.

I teach android stuffs here - youtube.com/channel/UC4sjtDCIHMTwW...

 

πŸ“™ The draft of my book Building Your Mouseless Development Environment is being written faster than I thought, and I finally have good ideas for the last part of the book. 🀩

 

I fixed one of the most important things in a GitHub Learning Labs course this week, a typo. 😎

 

Though it was via following a tutorial, I made my first nice looking page that didn’t look like it was from 1999 haha. It meant a lot to me! At the end of the day as long as I’m encouraged by it I guess that’s what matters.

 

My main CS project (a programming language) had a lot of improvements:

  • memory pool is faster
  • type engine is more consistent
  • async process now have a proper return value
  • the VM got simpler/smaller/faster
  • Sound computation has been improved
  • and ... the usual bug fix.

I'm also changing the syntax a bit (look at the VarSyntax branch).

And I'm still looking for contributors, so if you think the project is worth some of your time, let me know!

 

I created a Preact version of my React writing prompt generator! There are a few things I'd like to do to it still but getting all of the functionality from the React version working in the Preact version was really satisfying :)

 

Rejected after 3rd round of Technical Interview out of 4.

  1. HR interview ~30mins
  2. Techincal Round ~ 30 mins (Discussion about favorite web projects undergone) & ~30 mins (Coding Problem)
  3. Technical Round ~ 1hour (Technical round with two developers)

Learned so much. Given this type of interview after many years, so it was a nice learning experience.

And I hope soon will nail down a new job interview.

 

What a great attitude! Good luck with the rest of the process, Navdeep! You'll land something great in no time :)

 

Competitive programming feels like nightmare to me. I do get afraid when time tiktok and i have to solve/code a problem statement.
I solved few problem statements this week, feeling better than before.

 

I'll completed the 6 weeks training phase where I teach differently abled individuals to use webflow a low code platform to build websites with it.

 
 

Finally was able to enable Firebase social auth in my nodejs api and securely deployed it on heroku by cryptographically hashing the google cloud key and decrypting at build time. Also had to learn more about package.json scripts while how to ensure decryption takes place before server starts.

I have tried my best to make repo so that everyone can see my journey of implementing the final api with auth properly.

Repo Link

 

It was last week but we launched a big new feature on one of the apps I work on which allows user to upload artworks to the associated steam game and yesterday I managed to round off some work for a demo for the other app I worked on too.

 

This week has been great for me!

I managed to implement a friend's idea into a small part of a web application using Google Maps, an idea I wouldn't ever think of having to do ever in my life. After that, I am now onto a new project for a cafeteria building their website from scratch.

Take care and Happy Coding everyone!

 

First package published to npm, and first blog post on dev.to in a looong time: dev.to/krnsk0/introducing-guser-a-...

 

My new system is finally put together. Only has Linux installed, no Windows partition or VM. Runs Starcraft 2 and other Windows games.

 

Started using NotionHQ and have started tracking myself, my projects, and everything else.

 

Yay Notion! I've been using Notion for a couple years now as my online notebook and I love it! For development specifically, I use it to store links to articles and then pages of code snippets for thing I'm constantly looking up when I have to use them. Also for planning projects, but more high-level planning than task tracking.

 

This tricky APIs - at the end I quite enjoyed learning about them. πŸ₯³

 

I posted an article for the first time in a while, and gonna post another one soon

 

Dev just awarded me a second badge, it's been two years for me in here πŸŽ‰. I just need to up my content creation game.

 

I used nodejs, express, mongoDB for the first time and created a simple pastebin.

 

Completed my first certification on Analytics Vidhya.

certi

 

Found out about Netlify and Vercel deploy buttons today and added them to my nojs static site generator mkws.sh/.

 

Delivered first Sanity & NextJS project for a client.

 
 

My win this week was I completed all my pending work this week and also took an initiative to get a slack bot for Jenkins deployment job and integrated it.

 

I began to learn rust and want to code low-level system design in future.

 
 

Tried NestJS with Typescript and finally getting the hang of it.

 

I wrote my first puppeteer test. Well, copied another test and modified it to my use. But this let me dive in and begin to formulate how to provide and organize helping methods.

 

Milestone 2020
I got hired as a full stack developer, monday will be my first day as developer. Looking forward to learn more.

From carpenter to developer.