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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Launched my company website with satisfying Lighthouse results! πŸ’ͺ

 

The most satisfying feeling EVER. Getting a 90+ on everything with Lighthouse. BTW, did you happen to have used GatsbyJS to build your site?

 
 
 
 

I passed 2 stages of a technical interview this week. Looking to the last phase on Monday.

 
 

I GOT THE JOB GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Thanks for all the Love and support

 

I was on a trip and we climbed the highest mountain in that state! It was 1km high and views from the top were extremely pretty ❀️❀️ Also, this week was the first time I traveled in an airplane alone.

Picture from top of Girnar Hills, Gujarat, India

 

Ordered my Hacktoberfest shirt!

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I was super impressed that they had women's cut shirts, too. Most free t-shirt kind of things are purely unisex cut, which then gets into the weird situation where I weigh double my boyfriend but we're both "Medium". Unisex is not a good cut on any sex.

 

This week it's an easy one for me. As I was a speaker on a conference for the first time. I got to speak at GraphQL Summit about using Kafka with GraphQL demo is still spinning.

 
 
 
 

Found someone special πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆβ€οΈ!

 

Always love this topic. Helps to find a positive each week. So ah, thanks for starting it. :-)

This week I took a day off and just played with some code I've been "intending" to play with and never seem to find time for.

Project is simple/silly, but the stack is Go (+gorilla/mux) + MongoDB + Svelte. The Go+Mongo look to be the easy part of the whole thing and I had a functioning (if incomplete) API up in a few hours that was also delivering my SPA.

Svelte, on the other hand, looks to be more difficult. I usually want to see 3-5 different approaches to architecture before I settle on a path, and at this point there isn't a lot of real-world work that's not Sapper (which doesn't appear to mesh well with the Go-as-server route).

It was silly, and fun and went a long way towards recharging my batteries.

 
 

Started a new side project. Still in it's design phase though. I want to maintain this in the long run as well πŸ™‚

 
 

I killed 8k lines of code from an enterprise product, and integrated automated testing, code coverage, and NDepend analysis baked into the CI/CD pipeline.

I also finished my first product review contract work (it comes out tomorrow) and came to terms on a second item to be released in the new year.

 

My standing desk was delivered and I just got it all assembled this evening.

So I went with the black desktop. Really excited to start working on this badass piece of office furniture.

The big win of this is it’s a 1000$ CAD desk that was on sale for 439.99$ + tax and I had awards points from work for some cool stuff I’ve done over the past little while, so the grand total came to 27.94$.

 

Launched my first product ever in ProductHunt. Today!. And I was ever number one for a few hours! producthunt.com/posts/xatkit

I'd say this classifies as an exciting day to wrap up the week

 

My company hasn't done remote ever, but I still asked if I could go to Japan for 2 months and work from there, amazingly I got a yes. That was a few months ago, yesterday I bought my airplane tickets to Japan. 😁

 

Started at a new team with others techs that i don't know very well and I'm learning a lot and doing great!!

 

Successfully accomplished a context switch from code to design!

I'm building an app (mylo) and with new features and ideas I often have to switch from a coding mindset to a designer mindset and there's always some friction there πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ

 

Getting a project working in terms of routing locally w/ MAMP. Had to edit some Apache config files and create my own .htaccess file. Good learning experience though!

 

I released the Flume Cloud Services'SDK πŸŽ‰

Here is the package page: github.com/flume-cloud-services/sd...

For this occasion, I also updated the Documentation website πŸ“„: flume-cloud-services.github.io/docs/ to help you using the SDK.

We are still looking for new contributors if you have new service ideas or want to improve something don't hesitate to open a pull request!

 

Moved back to my Mother-Land after being 3 years out of it!

 

Just found out today that I was hired for my first software development role with a publicly traded firm.

Moving from IT Services & Infrastructure Management to full-time React Dev working on internationalization as a first project!

SO EXCITED!!!

Can't Wait!

 
 

I've realized my first homemade slider for a react project using Redux instead of adding a dependency πŸ˜„ It needs some improvement (it always does) but it works. I've never thought I could do something like that a few months ago πŸ’ͺ

 
 

Got an email that I am eligible for a Hacktoberfest tee and stickers.

 

Getting remote position after 5 months in IT after career change

 

Launched my open-sourcy blog thecodecousins and contributed to a Google open-source tool πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

 

I contributed to a library published on npm for the first time this week!

 
 

Released my first Python Package 😍 - coderunner. It's not much but i learned a lot :)

 

Yey! I finalized a feature implementation which was ongoing for the last 2 weeks (Android ViewModel + Repository architecture) πŸ’―

 

I bought a I pull up, parallel bar and kettlebells to do calisthenics in my own yard. To keep my mind clean and focused.

 
 

I got asked to build a JS course on Educative.io which is awesome

 

The democracylab project I'm on got a project manager and another dev! It's gonna happen, I'm really psyched about it.

 
 
 
 

Got motivated and started working on the side project which was inactive for a month

 

finally set up a #dataPixy profile on dev.to & got back to blogging after years of no posts ...

 

This week I gave a talk at work about Hacktoberfest, and the coding club that I helped set up for my non-technical colleagues! 🍺

 
 

Released my side project hotbackthen.com/ - An archive of twitter trends by location.

Lots of fun with APIs and automated tasks.

 

Started the 'Django for professionals' ebook by William Vincent, so I'm learning advanced/intermediate Django stuff and also Docker

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