Today, I'm proud to announce the Tea Break Challenge, a daily soft-skills exercise from Developer Tea.
Every day, you can do something to improve yourself. You may not learn a new programming technique or trick or hack every day, but no matter where you are, you can take 5 minutes a day to improve your thoughtfulness and mindfulness habits.
Since I started Developer Tea in January of 2015, We've been posting podcast episodes at a rate of about 3 episodes a week. Now, I've decided to expand that content to a more bite-sized written format.
Every day in 2019, you'll see a new challenge. We're posting these everywhere - Instagram, Spectrum.chat, Twitter (@developertea pretty much everywhere)... There's even a free basic JSON endpoint available: https://www.teabreakchallenge.com/today.json - would love to see some cool stuff built with this! Stay tuned for more places as we build out new ways to share this content. (We will probably build an email service soon.)
Bonus for dev.to people: I've also created a little SMS texting bot. Send me a message directly and I'll give you the number to subscribe to if you want a daily text. Currently, this message sends at 9AM Eastern time.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about this! Thank you to those of you who listen to Developer Tea already. I hope that the Tea Break Challenge will become an actionable way for you to become a better developer daily!