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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 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˜„

happy-friday

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Clay Murray

Finally started on a new exciting project for myself. That ticks a lot of boxes for me.

  • My wife likes the idea
  • I like the idea
  • It's reasonable in scope while still having challenge
  • It fills a need I've wanted
  • Saw people on the internet having the same need.
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Mauro Garcia

That's amazing! specially if the scope is reasonable.
One thing I do on my side projects is try to plan ahead and break each feature into small tasks. In that way, the remaining tasks seams easy to complete and reduce the friction to keep moving forward. Good luck!

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KP

Curious what your idea is now

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Clay Murray

So there are plenty of events apps. But I'm trying to build something out that doesn't require the people you invite to have to make an account to use it.

The use case in my mind really helps with non-profits and grassroots groups.

There are quite a few orgs that still use Facebook for their events. That's pretty gated. I would like to interact with them too but I don't want to use Facebook.

Most of these orgs also have a mailing list. So I would like to have these two be able to be combined. That way you can see info about the orgs events as well as be notified without ever making an account anywhere.

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Clay Murray

It also works for personal use. You might have a family outing. You have the family emails but not everyone is on one platform. Being able to send an email out with a private link to your event where you can have info and discussion all without having them ever make an account is really nice.

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KP

That would remove a lot of friction and makes a lot of sense, especially for people that aren't on Facebook. I suggest checking the eVite flow, they do something like that (not requiring log in) for RSVPs. Good luck :)

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Clay Murray

Oh cool thanks!

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Eddie

Gotta have the wife like the idea or else.

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Clay Murray

Yeah makes it easier to work on your project all weekend!!

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Saurabh Daware 🌻

This week was πŸ¦„πŸŒˆπŸŒ» for me

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Mauro Garcia

Congrats! I just read your article and it's really good! Your idea about asking "Do I really need this library?" before npm install really made me recall this article my girlfriend wrote last week:

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Saurabh Daware 🌻

Hi I just read her article and loved it. I love how she explained how removing unnecessary code is important. Definitely deserves a lot of πŸ¦„

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Lucas H.

Congrats!!!

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Saurabh Daware 🌻

thank you :)

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Sundeep

Congrats on the article and getting the HR call!

If you don't mind me asking, Regex for which tool/language and the resource you are using?

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Saurabh Daware 🌻

Thank youu! and I am using regex in javascript and currently using it to build a npm package called Pluck. It is not complete yet but after completing users will be able to plk.byQuery('div.coolClass',htmlString) to extract the string from that particular selector. I think it will be useful for extracting the data from web scrapped html string

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Ben Halpern
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Mauro Garcia

My static site is already live and cannot be more happy about it: maurogarcia.dev/

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Michael Lustig - halfjew22@gmail.com

You are an inspiration to u s all.

I think we can all agree that it's really cool to see a site's creator participate so actively!

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Noman Gul

Finally landed a JOB πŸŽ‰


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Saurabh Daware 🌻

Congrats noman πŸ¦„

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Lucas H.

This'll sound weird but... I finally mastered the bass part I had to master for music class that had been occupying my mind and worrying me for a while, and it's a really good feeling. Also my notes/summary was complemented by an IRL person, which is nice since I take them really seriously (I like taking really good notes for me and other people so I can share them and help others with them)

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Dennis

This is awesome! What instruments do you play? I play the piano =)

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Lucas H.

I play guitar and bass (Now!), haha. I also want to learn to play piano on a basic level to be able to make melodies on there, though. That's still in the pipeline..

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Antonin J. (they/them)

I've been wanting to build a podcast site for a podcast I started recording. I managed to do it using Gatsby and the gatsby podcast feed plugin. and I was able to open up a PR to add some rough new functionality. Successful week for sure.

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Sung M. Kim

Nice one Antonin~

And I'd like to check out the podcast when it's out :)

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Connor Tangney

A few week back, I posted about how one of my weekly wins was making it through a few rounds of interviews with a potential new employer after sending off an application on a whim.

Today, I'm excited to share that I have both received and accepted an offer as a Front End Engineer with the company!

😬

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Vicente Antonio G. Reyes

This week, I...ticked off most objects on the todo list for the NPO I'm working with. A buggy interconnected dropdown and deployment, are the last things on the list then it's fine tuning time with the client!

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Benjamin Stigsen

I wrote a Brainfudge interpreter in Rust!

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Amber P.

I got promoted to Bronze 1 in League of Legends.πŸ˜…

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Willian Duque

I'm leaving the company and team the helped me grown a lot my soft and technical skills in order to begin a new cycle in another company. And, I have always thought that I wasn't doing my best. And, that I couldn't communicate well with my peers. However to my surprise today, some of my peers expressed real gratitude towards myself for my work and for the knowledge I have shared. Even more surprisingly, my boss encouraged me to keep growing and said that "the doors are opened in case you decide to come back". Now I'm a little sad for leaving rs. I hope that I can keep learning, so that the quality of my work and my communication increase.

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Michael Tharrington

I visited Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica... and found a house to rent that we're moving into in November! So happy DEV is supportive of remote working!! πŸ˜€

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Vijay Koushik, S. πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ’»
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Kurt Bauer

Congrats! I know what it's like, the real struggle is just getting over the hill of starting. Hope to see more as I also need to take a look into TypeScript.

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Vijay Koushik, S. πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ’»

Thank you πŸ™‚.

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Craig Nicol (he/him)

I got the 4 week streak badge πŸ˜„

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

1) Made time to watch the Rugby World Cup with my brother. Cheering for the Eagles and All Blacks this time. πŸ¦…πŸŒΏ

2) Made it to the gym 5 days this week.

3) Finished my last week at my current job, starting the new one Monday πŸ€ πŸ€™