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What was your win this week?

jess profile image Jess Lee (she/her) ・1 min read

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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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I started my Youtube channel, made a few posts on Dev.to and lost another pound of weight. I'm getting closer and closer to my goal weight and healthier life.

 

Hi Gwyneth, I just found your Happy Friday and eh I say that to peeps hoping that I haven't bummed them out as they might have to work the weekend. ;o)
I subbed your youtube channel and wanted to say if you include lots of search terms and hashtags like #condenewbie #womenwhocode #100daysofcode etc that will help you with the searches and though I like your header image I think you could do better (what guitar is that on the wall, looks nice but it's hard to tell with so many makes these days), not being critical just a few thoughts. Have fun!

 

Thank you for the feedback!

 

Congrats, on a journey to get healthier myself, well done!! πŸ‘Š

 

It's a daily struggle for sure, but well worth it. In it together!

 

Congrats! What's your channel about?

 

Thank you! Right now I'm focusing on Azure content. youtube.com/channel/UCbjgKwnWnGG7s...

awesome, just started the azure durable functions topic :) thanks

 

Share your channel name with us, we want to see πŸ‘€!

 

I don't have a name yet, I think you need 100 subscribers in order to get a custom name and URL, but here is the link youtube.com/channel/UCbjgKwnWnGG7s... thanks for possibly watching :)

Got you one step closer to that 100 mark. Looks like you have some great content there, I will definitely check it out later.

 
 
  1. My project Emoji Button passed 400 stars on GitHub!
  2. I made more progress on my book! Hopefully there are folks out there that will find it useful.
 

πŸ‘€ The emoji picker is awesome!

 
 

Nice! πŸ˜ΊπŸ‘

 

This week I finally put an application using Elastic search in production! I've worked with it on another project but was never able to actually put it into production. I now have it running and it works really well. That's the second new technology I've put into production this year. Even after 4 years I'm still learning new things every day!

 
  • Finished that C# course with Udemy this week.
  • Got to make a small program to test what I learned (gonna finish it tomorrow, probably).
  • Got my LinkedIn profile set up.
  • Made drafts of Dev.to articles to post.
 

I found a apartment to share near the college, so I'm planning to move again. I also have a chance to participate in a project of developing a software for the college (I'll have to wait for the the interview). I'm pretty excited with that.

 
  • I ate bao for the first time and have a new lunch destination
  • I got my RPG night group to change venue from a crowded gaming store for a few weeks (social distancing) with zero push back.
  • I preordered Animal Crossing :)
 
  • I wrote my first dev.to post for #TheyCoded.
  • I applied for three more developer jobs!
  • I cleaned and organized my work area so it was easier to sit down and focus on getting my work done.
  • I reached out to people I worked on group projects with and asked if they'd be interested in working on them more with me which was hard because I've got a lot of social anxiety. They agreed and we're going to clean up our project and make some improvements!
 

I wrote about partial application in javascript. In english and spanish.

Also, I did a refactor on a messy codepen, now is good.

 

I finally made a github repo that reached 1k stars! Super happy for it!

 

Well done! I have about 5 stars. Total. Any tips?

 

I wish I knew a secret formula, but I think good promotion helps.

  • Make sure to have pictures/GIFs near top of your README demonstrating your project.
  • Let relevant subreddits know of your project, check out the subreddits I used for my repo on the repo page!
  • Post on producthunt, a large influx of traffic actually came from producthunt for me as my post got #4 product of the day.
 

I conducted a React Workshop (that I've been preparing for months) to university students and it went great!

I'll make a post about it at some point but here's the link for now if anyone is interested:
bit.ly/2IzK7go

 

This week I felt like I was stuck in a rut with my writing, I couldn't think of any good or "fun" topics to write about and I didn't think my post on styled-components would do very well (because I'm sure lots of other people have written about it already) but it didn't do too badly so that's my win for the week!

 

This week..Since I lost one of my biggest prospective clients on UpWork. I learned that I have to be more detailed in creating a project timeline/schedule for the client to understand non-technical things.

 

Prediction and explanation are tough arts to master. Kudos to you for framing a disappointment constructively!

 

I wrote and shared 2 blogs here, one of the blog is for #shecoded and I got 50 new followers and 200+ views on my latest blog post 😍 😍

Here is my latest blog

 

I completed a cool proof of concept at work that involved SSR, Node and React. It was a fun challenge and overall really successful. After demoing it today it was accepted and will be scheduled for implementation πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

 
 

Finally published a post about action-dogs after lotsa procrastination

 

I worked a lot on Gwion !
I removed cryptic symbols (eg: no more #(0,0) but Complex(0,0) instead),
added some kind of constructors for these kind of structures (Unpack() for instance rebuilds the ast of its arguments).
I add a problem with vararg.start end vararg.end, but now varargs can be copied and there is a statement for its loop:

fun void test(...) {
  varloop vararg {

  }
}

And much more...

I'm currently implementing structs users side:

#! this is a comment
#! let's define a struct
struct S {
  int i;
  float f;
 #!  ...
}

such structs are like object (they can also have static variables and all kinds of functions) except they are stocked as is, whereas an object stores then in a data field.

 

Tackled some tricky javascript! I haven't touched javascript in a while, so relearning its quirks is definitely giving me a good challenge.

 

I sent my 2 weeks notice on my hopefully last non-dev job.

 

Getting better after being sick earlier this week, and got my personal website updated!

 
 

Survived a killer bootcamp session! (fitness bootcamp, not code bootcamp :D ) Feeling fitter and stronger than ever and actually missing the gym which, for me, is unheard of!

 

My win this week... Well, I submitted an open source contribution to rollup.js and I wasn't familiar with the codebase. But they accepted my bugfix and it unblocked me at work! So that felt good!

 

I got offered a job as a Data Scientist (which is something I've been trying to get into for a while) and it sounds like they're going to train me up! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

 
 

I've been wanting to open source a small utility that I created for reducing boilerplate when you interface with APIs through VueX, and I finally did it! πŸŽ‰

github.com/krishnagopinath/vuex-ap...

 

I was a part of a coding live stream for the first time and it was a ton of fun! Shout out to Nick DeJesus and Kevin Cunningham for making is such a great experience.

 

I found a slack group for Orthodox-Jewish software devs.

 

Wrote a contract article and completed a set of assessment questions, both for Pluralsight.

 
 

Got a side project across the finish line!

dev.to/jcs224/introducing-podrain-...

 

I published a github action to the marketplace.

 

My win this week was letting my brain/mind have a rest ;o) it seem to be what is going on at the moment as things get a bit crazy ;o)

 

// , Didn't swear at anyone I like. I think.

 

just started working on a blazor components library using the IBM's Carbon Design System components BxBlazor :)

 

This week i'm proud of joining the Auth0 Ambassadors i can't wait to start the journey as an Auth0 Ambassador and about to start my youtube channel