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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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Have a good weekend!

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Built a bird house out of left over wood for my daughter! bird house

 

Your daughter must be tiny to fit in that.

 
 

The finished product! Sorry about rotation...

the finished product

 
 
 

Submitted my Twilio hackathon project and wrote a post about it!! Wrote and published on reddit my first ever attempt at writing fantasy (!!! -reddit.com/r/shortstories/comments... ), submitted a comment for the podcast which was super highly voted, submitted two PRs to improve the docker compose specification which has just been open sourced... And today I'll read a bit about docker and kubernetes! :D

 

Learned Node.js & Express And Built a web app that sends covid19 case updates to users(India) using Twilio API. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€—
Here is the repository :

GitHub logo jamesshah / covid19-updates

Simple web app to send daily covid-19 cases updates to users.

 

I finished my first week of #100daysofcode, wrote my first two blog posts on this site, and made it past the first two interviews at a company I would love to work for after being laid off last week because of coronavirus.

The final interview is Monday, fingers crossed! 😬

 
 
 

I pre-launched a course NodeCLI.com β€” this is my first time ever pre-launching a course with pre-order stuff and all. Takes a lot of guts. The constant fear of failure after taking people's money is not a good thing. I wanted to launch it a week ago but just kept testing the entire setup, in hindsight I might have been dealing with imposter syndrome and procrastination.

Woohoo! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

 
 
 

Built a serverless app to monitor the number of tweets in the UK relating to saying thankyou to our NHS and frontline workers. Check it out :-)

Cant take credit for the front end, I'm lucky to have a designer for a brother.

thankyounhs.online/

 

I got my three-year old to clear his own plate from the dinner table. It’s the little things.

 

little things.... thats a big one

 

I won a hackathon 🌞
Had an afternoon nap 🀸
Had a good meditation session 🧘

 

I magically transformed 1 kg of flour into pretty good fresh pasta and I created a FB promotion page for my French teaching activities. I also worked on rebooting the preparation of an online meeting for French speaking freelancers in Japan.

 
 
 

Finally started learning Unit Testing with JUnit!

 

This week has been rather... weird. Half of the week, I lost half of my brain cells for trying to understand WPF but when I decided to switch to ASP.NET MVC for the hackathon, and I got a breath of relief as I understood things easier. To summarize:

  • Loss of brain cells over WPF
  • Learned the basics of ASP.NET MVC
  • Finished the UI for the app
  • Made plans for the app (very important, i don't wanna put too much features on it actually)
 

I've been diligent in coding practice and I'm getting to where I can write some things without looking things up for C and Perl. Set a goal for coding to build a Magic: The Gathering card database in SQL. Did get a Perl script written to bulk load cards into a 27 column database (Yes, Magic cards have a lot of data).

 

This week I finished developing Ultra TabSaver, an open source extension for Safari 😁. If you want to see more here is the promotional video youtube.com/watch?v=PNPAnn-jOCE and here is the link to the GitHub repository: github.com/morsamatias/UltraTabSaver

 

I passed 1000 followers mark this week πŸ€—

 

I got 100% coverage on my new side project over the Good Friday holiday, learned a ton about pytest along the way.

tests

 
 

For the first time since I'm making OSS, one of my biggest project have been forked and have more than 30 stargazers on github :D

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Visibility is very hard to gain when there's no dedicated platform, or when the dedicated platform to share interesting packages have a very bad UI/UX (I'm talking here about django applications & djangopackages.org, which is not friendly to use).

 
 

Finally deployed my personal site to production!

 

I finally managed to encapsulate my gulp-tasks into an npm module called zarro because:

  • git submodules are hard for people to grok and use correctly
  • zarro makes installation and consumption (and updating) way easier
  • I kind of need zarro for some open-source work I'm about to try to do on a very well-known library which has been made dormant because there aren't devs to work on it
 

Released the very first version of yaaf πŸŽ‰

 

I finally connected my personal site to the DEV api! Now whenever I write a blog post, I only need to publish it in one place (DEV), and it will automatically display on my personal website. :)

 

I wrote 3 JavaScript tutorials on here! My goal is to write weekly posts on JavaScript as a way to not only solidify my understanding of the language but to step up my technical writing game πŸ₯³

 

A risk calculator helping doctors triage patients hit 1,1k visits and is used by around 30 medical professionals πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰ I wrote about it here:
dev.to/sylwiavargas/showdev-covid1...

 

I started to learn Vue.js to apply it to my side project redesign and already did a sidebar. and now working on vue router transitions..

 

I rested on the couch when I felt like it. Sometimes I even wrote code.

 

I made really good progress on my first ever SaaS!
For anyone interested you can take a look at the project here:
quizapi.io

 

Configured a CI/CD pipeline in Jenkins for the first time ever and it actually works. πŸŽ‰

 
 
 

Though I hope it doesn't remain useful for long: I got my social distancing app up and running

 

I'm moving on to the next round for one of the companies I am interviewing with. Also co-hosted a successful virtual CodePen meetup with 50+ people. It was a lot of fun!

 

Created my first create-react-app template and learnt how to publish a package/template on NPM

 

Finished a Flutter course from Academind on Udemy.

 
 

I made it another week working through learning JavaScript for my new jobs that begin in May! Progress on the way to learning Angular, PHP, and Drupal!

 

I created a website for my portfolio this week using pug.js.
davidkanekanian.co.uk/

 

I finally climbed the hill closest to my home after having lived here for about four years.

 

Not going crazy being stuck inside!

 

whooaaa amazing congratzzz πŸ™πŸ™

 

I am finally being costant on getting fit!
I climbed from Bronze 1 to Silver 2 in League of Legends.
I am finally learning Gatsby and Node :D

 

I'm 75% of the way through my full stack bootcamp! Also just interviewed on a podcast about bootcamping experience. Hosted a family quiz last night and i'm about to weed the garden, woo!🌱

 

Published my new open-source UI library - Isotope. πŸš€

 

We completed our sprint with negative scopedrop :D

 

Finally built my personal site! (Haven't decided which domain to buy yet)
You can find it at kaleman.netlify.com πŸŽ‰
(IDK if it works on Firefox)