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What was your win this week?

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

All wins count -- 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˜„

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Happy Friday!

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Vaibhav Khulbe

I got my second freelance client in less than a week!! So excited

Excited!

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Yel Martinez - Consultor Seo

Congrats @vaibhav

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Vaibhav Khulbe

Welcome

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AshutoshJs

Congrats @vaibhav

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Vaibhav Khulbe

Thank you! :)

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Chris Achard

Got 2 paying customers for MeetingPlace.io - woot! πŸŽ‰

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Jaime Rios

Sweet, congrats Chris πŸ₯³

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Chris Achard

Thanks! Since the site is based around physical groups (in person meetup type groups) the lockdown really killed off activity (and one of my first customers cancelled :/) but it's found a new life with virtual events and remote groups!

So I'm leaning really hard into the remote side of things :)

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Jaime Rios

Yup, it is an interesting situation for the world as many of us look for new ways to interact.

In early January 2020, I was dreaming about getting paid as a speaker for many dev conferences πŸ™„πŸ™ƒ

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Chris Achard

heh, yep! The world took a crazy left turn and upended so many plans :/

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Nadia Guarracino

Finally learned Gatsby!

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Jaime Rios • Edited

Congratulations! πŸŽ‰

Do you have a pet/professional project in mind?

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Nadia Guarracino

Thank you! Yes, I am going to finally develop a personal website. I am not sure which kind of design it will have but I cannot wait to start! Gatsby is such a genius tech

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Jaime Rios

Sweet. GraphQL is really strong these days. I used to work in a e-commerce website and we got to the first MVP within months using Gatsby + Shopify

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Nadia Guarracino

Woah, that's a great result! I hope that GraphQL will be used more often in the future

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Lautaro Lobo

Awesome, good look with your personal website that's a really cool project to work on, and you can test stuff there too

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solyoh21

Great

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Tae'lur Alexis πŸ¦„βš›

I’ve been learning the basics of Golang and loving it so far! Also finished editing 2 JavaScript tutorials I’ll publish here this weekend. Lastly my take home project for a React/Node position is due today wish me luck fingers crossed

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Joe Attardi

I’ve always wanted to learn about Golang, but I never have any ideas of anything to actually build with it so I’d probably forget it all. This is what happened with me and Python, Ruby, and Elixir. I spent a lot of time learning them, never used them for anything significant, and my brain did a garbage collection and deleted the knowledge - or at least, moved it to archival storage πŸ˜ƒ

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Tae'lur Alexis πŸ¦„βš›

I literally was just having this conversation with someone last night about how you start to lose knowledge of a programming language if you’re not working with it on a consistent basis lol! I resonate deeply. That happened to me with python, NodeJS, c++, swift and now even CSS and I’m a frontend dev lmaoo. I hope to livestream building stuff with Go. There’s an idea I have in mind to build an expense manager app with user auth/reg so I’m hoping that motivates me. I also found writing blog posts or tutorials on my learnings helps reinforce the concepts too

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Rudy L.

Ah yes, the glorious expense app. If I had a peswa for each time I started then abandoned such projects, I'd have a cedi. I have excuses out the wazoo, but you at least have a plan which can help you stick with it.

I'm rooting for you! πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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Gayan Hewa • Edited

The key IMO or at least what works for me is to do smaller problems (Micropatterns - youtube.com/watch?v=9uvp4h7gXHg). I watched it in one of the talks about learning Elixir, but this works fine for any language. So its easier to stay engaged and learn the language if you work on smaller problems exercism.io for an instance.

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Roelof Jan Elsinga • Edited

Oh so many, where do I begin?! Okay let's try:

  1. Getting to work with Golang all week, beautiful experience!
  2. I designed something that looks half decent! Twice! (plantcareforbeginners.com and aloiacms.com)
  3. I managed to help my friend set up GitHub Pages and seeing him being able to deploy his own website without any help was a wonderful experience (sandervolbeda.com, he's a great UX guy)!
  4. I took care of my plants! You have to have hobbies outside of work too right? 😁
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John Pham • Edited

Loving the plant care website ☘️

What kind of plants do you have?

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Roelof Jan Elsinga • Edited

Thank you! 😁 I have quite a few, but the most important ones are these: Sansevieria Trifasciata, ZZ Plant, Alocasia Polly, Alocasia Zebrina, and a few different Crotons and Spider plants. I have about 40 in total right now 🌿

What about you?

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John Pham

That's a lovely family of plants and so many!

I just started adopting plants this year:

  • Pothos
  • ZZ
  • Snake plants

Currently propagating the pothos too!

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Roelof Jan Elsinga

It's an amazing, but dangerous thing to start. Before you know it you have a jungle at home!

Pothos is still on my wishlist, so once the garden center opens again, I'm going to see if they have it!

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Hem

Built a small game using Phaser!

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Sewvandi Promodya Wickramasinghe

I published my second article about "Npm over Yarn" :)

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Joe Attardi

I prefer npm as well!

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Sewvandi Promodya Wickramasinghe

Good to know☺️

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Davide Santangelo

re-designed datorss.com

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Maniflames

I completed the first version of a chapter of my bachelor thesis πŸŽ‰

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Joe Attardi

Released a new major version of my emoji picker component, Emoji Button! Was working for several weeks on fixes and improvements, I’m really happy with how it turned out. Hopefully others will find it useful!

emoji-button.js.org/

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kimutai-codesπŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸ’»

I've been learning Js and it was frustrating. All week I woke up, watched a tutorial and after a few minutes I would get bored. Today, I tricked myself into learning more and having it stick within two hrs. I would watch a tutorial, today was Arrays, and after watching it I go learn some more about the same.That way, thr subject won't seem too strange and confusing plus I grasp more😌 that's a plus for me

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Emilie Ma • Edited

I've been working on a HTML resume tutorial site, but took a break to speed-code a Zoom utility, which made me realize how much I love automation and little scripts like this.

Also, I joined Dev.to officially (having been a longtime no-account lurker)! Hello everyone!

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Aniket

Finally wrote a new blog and started working on a new one!!

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Mahmoud Ibn Samy

I'm in the beginning I know but I had just learned javascript ❀
I was working with it and angular with just knowing the fundamentals. I know it's wrong but it was working πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Now I know the more advanced topics and I'm proud of that.

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Phil Nash

I released, and subsequently fixed a couple of times, my first VSCode Extension.

Hopefully it's useful to other people. It's had a few installs already, so things are looking good.