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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 🎉

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 😄

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Happy Friday!

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

Went to wallmart and got a deal on Blueberry pop tarts.

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Nick Taylor

Did they come with sprinkles on the frosting? Asking for a friend.

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

They had the frosting I think it had confetti colours but I would not describe as sprinkles

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Ryan Furrer

Bummer, the plain old Blueberry is my favorite

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

No frosting?!?

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Ryan Furrer

I know I might seem like a heathen to some. I just remembered, as a kid, having toasted, I frosted blueberry pop tarts and a glass of chocolate milk.

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Shawn McElroy

Pro Tip:
Freezer.
30 minutes.
Eat.
Profit.

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Stephen Belovarich • Edited

IT'S A THREE OFFER FRIDAY! I feel incredibly lucky to be entertaining multiple job offers.

One company made it an extremely easy decision!

I'm starting in early February at an awesome new job. Will make it official soon!

In the meanwhile, I'm taking a React deep dive after being out of the pool for awhile. Time to drink the kool-aid....

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Jaime González García

Congrats on the new job! 😀

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Nick Taylor

Noice!

Noice!

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Ryan Furrer

Congratulations, that's incredible!

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Vaibhav Khulbe

Wooooh! Congratulations 🎉

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Dzhavat Ushev

I had two wins:

  • Gave a short talk (5-7 min) in front of 50+ people for the first time. Was very nervous but it went really well. Even enjoyed it! Should try it again :)
  • Published a new VS Code extensions and wrote about it.
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Phil Nash

Congrats on the public speaking. It’s so hard the first time, glad to hear it went well enough to tempt you to go again!

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Dzhavat Ushev

Thanks. I've been having thoughts about trying public speaking for some time now. And the only way to find out if this is something for me or not is by seizing the opportunity. A colleague helped me with the preparation. So far so good. Looking forward to the next one :)

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Jaime González García

Since the new year I've been focusing on doing stuff to have more energy and vitality throughout the day. The basics: eat well, sleep well and exercise daily. This week so far I've worked out every morning, 5/5 days 😁. That's my big win this week 😀👍

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Practicing Developer • Edited

Keep at it, there is no limit to how much these kinds of changes can improve your life.

One book I would recommend checking out if you haven't seen it yet is The Compound Effect. It really drives home the point that small improvements over time can grow into huge gains if you just stick with them.

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan

Nice! Do be wary of working out daily, though. You may not feel it your first week, but it will exhaust you more than it will help you (and won't give your muscles the rest they need to grow).

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Rafał Trojanowski

Started new project, helped to track down a tricky issue, and created an account here! HAPPY Friday Dev.to.ers

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Phil Nash

Welcome to dev.to Rafał!

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Nick Taylor

Welcome to DEV!

Multiple TV and movie characters giving a thumbs up

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Christophe N. El-Khoury

What's that project? Need any help?

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Matheus Calegaro

I built my first game only using basic html, css and js 🎉 codepen.io/mathcale/pen/jOEGYmo

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Martin Nepita

this is awesome!!!

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Jaime González García

Awesome! Great job! 👏

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan

Nicely done! I lost at 9.

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Nick Taylor

Nice! Love that classic game.

Guitars and more guitars being played

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caffro

Very cool man

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Giorgos Kontopoulos 👀

@jess I had not written a blog post in ages and I finally got to write one today that I had in my head for some time and it seems pretty well received so far.

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Batuhan

made my personal website but couldn't manage to link the domain lol

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Tyler V. (he/him)

If you'd like some assistance looking into it, feel free to send me a message 😊

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Thomas Bnt

Same for me 🙌

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Batuhan

sir, you are a lifesaver

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Ryan Smith • Edited

My latest post received a lot of positive attention from the community, I am grateful and proud that others can benefit from it.

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Abdullah Di'bas

What a great article, I've read it, and shared it with my friends, without a doubt it's a big win.

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Ryan Smith

Thank you!

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Zane Milakovic

Yeah you did! It was a good article.

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Stephen Belovarich

You definitely hit on something... The 2020s could be the era of the postmodern JavaScript framework.

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Ryan Smith

Yeah, it will be interesting to see what happens in the JavaScript and the web over the next few years.

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Nick Taylor • Edited

It's a sad and happy day. I'm leaving my awesome co-workers from Shotgun but new beginnings Monday. All that to say, my big win this week is all the kind words my co-workers sent to me on my last day. I just want to leave some here because they meant a lot to me.

I also think it's great to acknowledge positives for the times when you doubt yourself.

  • "From the first day you joined our team you were asking questions, challenging assumptions and generally making a nuisance of yourself. Less than 2 weeks later you were improving everyone’s workflows and going above and beyond as a customer advocate. And you just didn’t stop. Thanks for all you’ve done, and for setting such a high bar for others to follow."

  • "I’d like to second xxx’s sentiments, Nick…
    I think in the months to come, more and more folks will realize what a driving force and passion was lost with you leaving…
    I’ll be in your Twitter DM’s soon enough!"

  • "Dude! Nick, will miss you man. Thanks for all the love and effort you put into making Shotgun better. I especially appreciate you banging on the conditional permissions UI for us, above and beyond the call of duty for sure. 😊 Best of luck in your next gig!"

  • "Nick Taylor!!! You will be missed for sure. Not only will Shotgun miss your incredible ninja skillz but you’re just awesome to work with. We’ll be rooting for you (and secretly hoping you come back sooner than later) 😊"

  • "Nick! Remember that awesome pic you sent me over Slack? It’s going into my blackmail time capsule for a rainy day. Just kidding 😊. I’m confident that your new outfit will quickly realize that they’ve hit the jackpot with you. It’s been a real pleasure learning from you."

Shotgun fam, you are awesome, thanks for the kind words and I will miss you all.

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Stacy Cashmore

I had an amazing farewell party party organised by my colleagues, lots of kind words, tears and presents that show they really know me 😊 I'm going to miss them in my new job!

Followed the next day by giving my first talk of the year, and getting some awesome feedback both in person by people after the talk and on LinkedIn the following day.

Ready to prep for the new job now!

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Mahade Walid

good luck

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Shannon Crabill

I got through an emotionally rough day this week. I feel considerably better than I did early.

And, today is my last day as a contractor. My employer offered me a full-time position which goes into effect on Tuesday.

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Jess Lee

Ayyy, congrats on going full-time!

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Luiz Felipe Weber

I did the automation of a job that took 3 days to do, to be done in 10 minutes

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thedevkim

bought my new macbook pro and finished a feature on a system

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Sun-Li Beatteay

Optimized one our API endpoints and reduced the average response time from 8-10 seconds to 2-3 seconds.

It was quite nice to see the Grafana metrics when the change went live.

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