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Jess Lee
Jess Lee

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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
  • Contributing to OSS
  • Cleaning your house...or whatever else that may spark joy πŸ˜„

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Jess Lee Author

This week, I...started working on a talk!

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Ashlee (she/her)

This gif is perfect 🀣

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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

I did the morning grocery shopping with both babies all by myself.

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Charles Landau

This is an enormous win. The win is huge.

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Juneau Lim

πŸ‘Great job! What a win. God bless you and your family. πŸ’

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Mauro Garcia

Congrats! It's not easy!

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Ashlee (she/her)

I gave my first talk and was on a D&I panel at my work! I didn’t think public speaking was too scary before, but I’ve shown myself that I can do it. πŸŽ‰

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Saurabh Daware 🌻

That is so cool! congratulations! I've applied to my first talk in local javascript community. I am super scared though.

I've given a public presentation in one of the hackathons before but it didn't go that well, I was scared during the presentation too so I missed out some important points.

I hope I'll do good this time :)

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Ashlee (she/her)

I shared my slides from this talk on Twitter!

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Talking Tech With D

Congrats!

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Douglas Fugazi

Congratulations, may you share the slide to learn more about it? 😊

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Ashlee (she/her)

Yes! I will grab the link and paste it directly below my comment.

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Ashlee (she/her)

Done! :D

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Juneau Lim

Wow, this is amazing. Always first is the hardest one. Let's do one more, to forget there was a time you were scared by it.
& congrats on being the first person of the newsletter❣️

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Ashlee (she/her)

Thank you! May I ask, what newsletter are you referring to?

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Juneau Lim

My apology for being unmindfulness. I just assumed that everyone in dev community is receiving this by default. maybe not the case.
by newsletter, I meant the one from dev.to
dev community newsletter email
Double congrats again❣️

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Ashlee (she/her)

I just spent SO much time looking for this! I found it in my notifications settings. 🀣

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Paul Bricout

First week at my new job! Don’t have a lot of tasks yet, but I guess that it is normal when one arrive in the middle/end of a sprint. But I managed to complete the few ones that I got! 😁

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Mauro Garcia

Congrats! It's totally normal to start slow. Even more in the middle of a sprint. Wish you good luck

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Paul Bricout

Thanks, Mauro, that's comforting to know that it is a normal thing!

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Charles Landau

Way to go!

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Paul Bricout

Thanks! ☺️

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Nihar Raote

That's great. Congrats on the new job and good work completing those tasks on your first week!

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Paul Bricout

Thanks!

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Martin Beierling-Mutz

I didn't open work slack while on my PTO this week πŸ™‚

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Matt Eland

I wrote a series on database concurrency, gave a well-polished and well-received internal talk to my organization on the topics in that series, and practiced the presentation standing instead of seated to see how I might do standing to speak at a conference - though I used my old cane (my knee is bad and my feet have nerve damage).

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Andrew Ackerman

Mine is sort of a strange "win", my week started with me being laid off from my trainee position, not due to anyones fault, just the company wasn't ready to grow just yet. I really loved the position so Monday and Tuesday was a stressful time as I'm not really ready to be in a junior developer position as my skillset is quite limited.

But instead of letting that get me down I decided that the best way forward was to up-skill so applied for Lambda School for Web Dev and have been accepted! While this will mean that my wife and I will be on a extremely tight budget for the next nine months and will be living in a friends garage, it's also super exciting to be part of something which will get me into a great job!

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Chris Achard

Quite the roller coaster! Good luck with Lambda School - hopefully it's great!

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Andrew Ackerman

Thanks! I appreciate it! :)

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Nicole Peery 🌡

I got on a video call and didn't die (just got a red, blotchy neck) πŸ˜…

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Chris Achard

My git crash course post got picked up by some aggregators and got almost 9,000 views 🀯🀯🀯

(link):
dev.to/chrisachard/confused-by-git...

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Marcelo Arias

Your post is wonderful! ❀

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Chris Achard

Thanks!

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Dzhavat Ushev

Well deserved because the post is quite nice and easy to follow :)

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Chris Achard

Thanks!

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Jijin P πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸ¦„

I started working on an Opensource Project πŸŽ‰

Github: github.com/PJijin/Show-Path

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Rudy L.

I had an idea for a learning path tool since I recently started traversing the containerization web. I thought the idea just died, but I guess it found a nurturing home in your mind.

Keep on keeping on! :D

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Jijin P πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸ¦„

πŸ˜ƒ Great.

Feel free to contribute to this project πŸŽ‰

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Rudy L.

And another thing:

"99% of the time, you won't be the first person to come up with your idea. That's fine! It's a sign you've hit on something real." -- dev.to/csallen/three-tips-for-buil... Go for it!

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Jijin P πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸ¦„

I have seen several roadmap threads and images. Through show-path I have tried to include some basic details & video tutorial that can help beginners to level up. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

Nice article πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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Paul Rumkin • Edited on

I've created my own list for fullstack web app development. It has several things not presented in your list. Feel free to copy.

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Jijin P πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸ¦„

Cool πŸ‘πŸ»

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Jake Murray

I wrote my first (simple) program!

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Juneau Lim

Congrats!! what a historical moment. You must be super proud of yourself.
Share it with the rest of us, please!

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Ana Liza Pandac

This week, I've started working on a Google Chrome extension. I always had a problem when I'm streaming some videos and it's starting to annoy me so I figured I can fix it by creating a browser extension.

I managed to finish the very basic functionality that I want but there's still room for improvement so I'm working on that.

I might write about it as well to share some insights the why and how of it.

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Judith

After a tough work week, instead of letting the negativity take over, I remodeled my bathroom!

Before

before

After

after

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Juneau Lim

What sorcery happened there.🀭

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Judith

Lol. Senior level bathroom engineer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Saurabh Daware 🌻 • Edited on

This week I didn't read the holiday message on college group so I went to college and everything was closed. Then I felt like if I go back home it would feel like a waste of time so I took this opportunity to explore the area around college.

So I started walking on a random road and after some time I reached a lake which I had no idea existed (It's pretty close to my college and I've been going to college for last 3 years πŸ™ˆ)

So I roamed around and read 20 pages of a book ("The Grand Design" by Stephan Hawkings) while sitting beside the lake

So it became a very successful and positive day for me 🌻🌻🌻

Here's a picture from that day (sorry had to degrade the quality to post here) :

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Gayan Hewa • Edited on

Today I figured out out Ruby's string class has a .to function that replaces text like a charm. Saves time when compared with, having to iterate over a string and replace them one by one. Thanks to exercism.io

Take a look at this:

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