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Monthly Challenge for November 2021: Let's write 50k words together!

This month we're working together to blog 50,000 words! Based off the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Challenge, we'll be doing the tech take on writing and working together towards the goal while posting on our own blogs.

Get those blog posts up!

Current status:

Stretch Goal 3: 125,392 out of 150,000 words
125,392 Words

Our Posts:

Abbey Perini

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Alex Curtis-Slep

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Aurelie Verrot

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Ayu Adiati

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Ayush Newatia

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Brian Meeker

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Chris Jarvis

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Cris Crawford

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David Alpert

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Drew Clements

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Glen McCallum

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Jen Kennedy

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Jessica Wilkins

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Jonathan Yeong

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Justin Noel

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Karen Dickenson

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Kirk Shillingford

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Lewis Sparlin

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Lucia Cerchie

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Matthew Dean

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Matthew Foley

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Nerando Johnson

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Nick Taylor

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Rahat Chowdhury

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Ray Deck

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Roger Gentry

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Vic Vijayakumar

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Victoria Lo

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Yolanda Haynes

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Yusuf Taiwo Hassan

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Member TotalsPostsTotal Words
Jessica Wilkins 2626,079
Abbey Perini714,584
Kirk Shillingford36,738
Rahat Chowdhury86,325
Jen Kennedy55,589
Ayu Adiati55,165
Ray Deck44,926
Yusuf Taiwo Hassan34,612
Lucia Cerchie94,153
Drew Clements24,114
Chris Jarvis63,511
Victoria Lo33,488
Justin Noel12,936
Vic Vijayakumar32,803
Glen McCallum32,683
Brian Meeker22,170
Jonathan Yeong22,105
David Alpert41,842
Ayush Newatia31,838
Cris Crawford21,829
Matthew Foley31,557
Matthew Dean11,079
Yolanda Haynes11,033
Nick Taylor10811
Roger Gentry1808
Lewis Sparlin1742
Nerando Johnson1720
Karen Dickenson1668
Aurelie Verrot1556
Alex Curtis-Slep1437
Total136125,392 words

How to Participate

Once you've written and published your content, sign in to the VC Members section and follow links to the November Monthly Challenge!

What kind of content counts towards the challenge?

Any tech-related blog posts or articles published in the month of November! Feel free to include code samples in your word count totals (if it's a word and you wrote it, we'll count it 😊).

While we love good documentation here at Virtual Coffee, README docs or anything else you would normally consider documentation don't count for this challenge.

What if I don't know what to write about?

We've got you covered. We hope to continually update this discussion throughout the month, but here are some suggestions to get you started:

A very special thanks goes out toDaniel Anderson, Meg Gutshall, Jessica Wilkins, Chris Jarvis, and Sadie Jay for helping to compose this list!

And remember, we're always here to help ❤️