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Jess Lee
Jess Lee

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What was your win this week?

Happy Friday!

Looking back at your week, what was something you're proud of?

All wins count -- big or small!

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Giving someone constructive feedback!
  • Contributing to OSS
  • Fixing a trickster bug
  • Watering your plants...or whatever else that may spark joy ­čśä ­čÄë

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adam kuhn

This week, I...built Frida Kahlo in pure CSS for the CodePen Challenge
codepen.io/cobra_winfrey/full/aMLxMQ

Frida

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Jess Lee

WOW that is beautiful!!!

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adam kuhn

Thanks so much! Quite happy with how it came out :)

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David Taylor

I joined DEV today and this is the first thing I saw and I'm pretty happy about it.

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adam kuhn

Thanks David! Recently got to catch a Magritte show myself, it was stunning :)

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David Ryan

Really lovely work :)

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Isaac Rabinovitch

Double points for being both artistic and technically clever.

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Lindsey Stanton

This is really incredible!

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adam kuhn

thank you so much!

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Jess Lee

This week, I...enjoyed Pi day off and took care of a lot of personal business.

Such as...

  • Dealing with phone insurance so I finally have a new phone on the way!
  • Calling my health insurance which resulted in a credit plus lower co-pays??
  • Stamping wedding invitations!
  • Booking an optometrist appointment.

Those little things were seriously hanging over my head and now I feel like some weight has been lifted. If your list of 'little things' are piling up, I highly recommend taking some time off to help re-center.

I also tried ClassPass for the first time a few days ago and discovered they offer 'wellness' classes. Instead of working out, I opted for infared sauna and that was amazing!

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Molly Nemerever

love it! class pass keeps me sane :)

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Desi

infrared sauna sounds so relaxing and nice in this cold weather!

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leob

Yes that sort of pesky little thingies can be annoying, they're boring but you just gotta do them, sooner or later. And you feel relieved once you do.

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James Turner

This week, I... did my first commits to the dev.to repo! The commits are pretty small in the scheme of things, some typos here and consistency fixes there but still, helps towards making a better platform.

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Nick Taylor

Congrats!

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natalie stroud

This week, I made my first post on dev.to and finished all of the CSS unit in the online bootcamp I'm working on! Also volunteered at a children's hospital nearby like I do every week but those nights are always highlights in my week <3

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Jess Lee

Whoo!!

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Stephen Smith

This week, I...got my computer science degree!!!!

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Alex Oladele

Two more months and I'll be joining this celebration

CONGRATS! ­čÄë

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Fran Gonz├ílez • Edited

This week, I managed to get a pseudo-MVP of a project I'm working on. My plan is to integrate DEV into it too!

P. S: It's open source, in case anyone's interested :)

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Maxime Moreau

Oh guy, proposing articles based on the reading time, simple but sooo cool!

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Fran González

Thanks! It's definitely something that I found myself using a lot lately! I'm working on the DEV integration right now and hopefully I'll have it ready soon :)

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Emmanuel Raymond

Hey, I'd love to contribute to your project

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ajv

Just wanted to second @Maxime - this idea is really nifty!

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chustedde

This week, I joined dev.to and made my first post!

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andersjr1984

Welcome. It's my go-to site for neat things!

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Isa Levine

same! hi! welcome! :)

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Simone Seagle

Me too!!

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Desi

This week, I...

  • wrote a chapter for Isaac Lyman's book for junior devs
  • built a silly app on Glitch
  • started jotting notes to call my doctor.. and then actually calling!

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Jess Lee

yessss i love party parrot!

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Jess Lee

and whoa! congrats on writing that chapter. we're really excited about @isaacandsuch 's book!

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selbekk

This week, I posted my first two articles on Dev.to! Over a 1000 views later, I'm a pretty happy camper. Also, I went to a meetup, and got to say hello to Sara Viera! Great week altogether <3

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Jess Lee

Yay, congrats on publishing!!

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Ali Spittel

This week, I...

  • finished Mozilla Tech Speakers onboarding
  • recorded a couple cool podcasts
  • have been working on a super fun project for the site

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Tyler V. (he/him)

I'm really glad Blair made it into the win of the week. Capturing the reactions to these treats was a gift ­čĄú

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Stargator

Oh she's/he's gorgeous!

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Itachi Uchiha

My Life

Actually, nothing.

This week, I wanted to die. Really, I thought about this. Something goes wrong in my life. But I don't know about anything. It happened suddenly.

Now, I'm thinking life is meaningless.

Technical

I used Uppy file uploader. It was an amazing experience for me. Because this uploader doesn't look like others. I really had fun.

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Jay Hankins

Ali, I've been there before so I understand. I'll just say that we're so glad you're here, and if you want to talk I'd be happy to listen (DM me on Twitter)

P.S. thank you for sharing Uppy. I would not know about it without you. :)

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Itachi Uchiha

Thanks, Jay. I think people sometimes people have similar problems. But this is first for me. I'm usually cheerful. Thanks for your help :) We'll talk :)

I'm also sorry to you had bad times.

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Ben Halpern

Hey Ali, I'm sorry you're going through this. If you'd like to talk more, please email ben@dev.to. I'd be happy to help.

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Itachi Uchiha

I'll send an email to you. Thanks, Ben! It may sound routine to you but I'll :) Thanks.

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Stargator

Hey Ali,

I've been there. Somethings that might help you:

And please listen when I or others say they've been there. Life's tough, and sometimes it seems you had written the manual and then you realized it's just a napkin with some quick thoughts noted on it. :) Recognizing that you are not alone in this feeling is important, cause that means you have something in common and can either share your experience/knowledge as well as learn from those that came before you.

You'll doing great! Don't let anything else tell you differently. We're not perfect and we shouldn't beat ourselves up about it. Recently, I have to remind myself that a lot.

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Itachi Uchiha

Hi.

Thank you. I read the post you shared.

I strongly agree this part "sometimes it seems you had written the manual and then you realized it's just a napkin with some quick thoughts noted on it".

I think the problem of thinking about everything at the same time.

This is not good. Some people look carefree.

They don't care about their life, career, future etc. They only think about the moment and I'm not that kind of man.

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Stargator

Let me suggest something different, instead of thinking those folks "don't care about their life, career, future, etc. They only think about the moment..", how about look at it like some people are able to give the current task/problem at hand the focus and will worry later about the future, past, career, etc.

I have a habit of feeling out of my depth, then I think about my mistakes of the past whether career related or not. But I have any to learn to let my mind focus on the present, otherwise I'm not doing myself any favors.

That means it's a learned behavior for me, and probably others. That *doesn't mean it has to come naturally to you. It doesn't for me. And practice only strengthens that muscle.

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Cameron Lepper • Edited

This week, I wrapped up all my handovers and have left my first ever full-time software job. This might not seem like a win, particularly as I'm sad to leave my great team behind, and a little overwhelmed by how nice everyone has been in wishing me luck, but after years of self-doubt during my school and university degrees, then impostor syndrome in the workplace, I'm finding it nice to reflect on my first 15 months in the industry, realising that I've come a long way. That's the best win I could ask for. Looking forward to my new journey as a DevOps Engineer, starting Monday. Woo!

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Stargator

Oh... please share your experience as a DevOps Engineer. I'm a Software Engineer and I think DevOps shouldn't be a siloed role. Everyone has a role to play in DevOps, it's not just one dedicated person or team's specific mission, it's the responsibility of all the developers, testers, managers, etc.

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Cameron Lepper

I certainly will! ItÔÇÖll be interesting - IÔÇÖm going from a fairly corporate-culture engineering company to a software startup. Not just my role is changing, but the whole environment. I feel a blog post brewing in a few weeks!...

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Stefan Wuthrich

This week, I had/have a 80h/h day job hell...
And beside working on my side-project fullstackjob.com

Started working on admin app

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Cedric W

This week, I...been kicking myself in the head to finish this ES6 section of a Beginners Javascript course. I'm down to the final 3 lessons involving Destructuring, Classes, and Maps and I will be done. Sidenote: all of it is confusing =). I've been using jQuery and basic JS for years, learning through work experience, and decided to take a course to try and better understand it all.

On actual wins:

  • I fixed 2 CSS bugs that involved a div layering issue that caused blocking of a CTA btn at mobile
  • I figured out somehow media queries were affecting my print styles
  • Finished all my mandatory work training modules
  • Helped a content author figure out some simple HTML errors in our CMS
  • Got a chance to watch Into the Spiderverse with my two young boys (great movie)
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Cedric W

*** Update ***

Finished my course and got my Cert for Javascript. Now off to relearn what I just learned. =)

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Trevor Nemanic

This week, I...

  1. Published two posts to Dev.to! This platform has been so approachable that I felt another post wouldn't be time-consuming - and it wasn't!
  2. Went to an Android meetup and discussed many things Android-related.