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!
- 50,000 goal completed!!!
- 100,000 goal completed!!!
Abbey PeriniPermalink to Abbey Perini's posts
Accessibility Auditing My Portfolio Site - Part 4
Accessibility Auditing My Portfolio Site - Part 1
How I Structure My Writing
An Accessible Dark Mode Toggle in React - Part 3
Blog Page Accessibility Deep Dive - Part 5
Accessibility Auditing My Portfolio Site - Part 2
Accessibility Auditing My Portfolio Site - Part 6
Alex Curtis-SlepPermalink to Alex Curtis-Slep's posts
Fall in Love with Open Source 🍁
Aurelie VerrotPermalink to Aurelie Verrot's posts
Be a Happy Coder
Ayu AdiatiPermalink to Ayu Adiati's posts
Chill & Learn: How To Begin Thinking Like A Programmer
What I Learned From Hacktoberfest 2021
Emmet Abbreviation for JSX in VSCode is unstable
My Impression of Polywork As A Web Developer And A Technical Blogger
Ayush NewatiaPermalink to Ayush Newatia's posts
Add some spice to your HTML file fields with an image preview pane
Ethically gauging user engagement on your newsletter
Sending emails from your web app using your customers' email addresses
BekahHWPermalink to BekahHW's posts
Hot Take: Saying 'In the Spirit of Hacktoberfest' is Gatekeepy
A Note to Devs Looking for Their First Job
5 Questions to Ask When You're Interviewing for a Remote Job
Dear Senior Devs, Use your privilege
You're Toxic: Using the Toxicity Model with TensorFlow.js
What the heck does it mean to make an image a tensor?
Brian MeekerPermalink to Brian Meeker's posts
Settings Expectations With the Cone of Uncertainty
Lessons Learned With Stripe Subscriptions
Chris JarvisPermalink to Chris Jarvis's posts
Black Friday sales for Developers
Play Games to Improve your Developer Skills
Cris CrawfordPermalink to Cris Crawford's posts
David AlpertPermalink to David Alpert's posts
Bad Teacher, Good Student
The 12th of November
git stores history as a graph
series: git fundamentals
Drew ClementsPermalink to Drew Clements's posts
Basic Accessibility Features you should ALWAYS Implement
Building an Accessible Modal in Vue
Glen McCallumPermalink to Glen McCallum's posts
My Love for the Neo-Western
Short Story: An Innocent Man
10 Unconventional Opinions After Reviewing 100 Resumes
Jen KennedyPermalink to Jen Kennedy's posts
What I Learned During My Job Search
Named versus Default exports
What is Semantic HTML
How I built my digital garden
Seek a community not a mentor
Jessica WilkinsPermalink to Jessica Wilkins 's posts
How to Create a Website Free of Cost – Website Builder Platform Guide
How to Run the freeCodeCamp Backend Challenges Locally
3 Reasons Why you need to join a tech community
Stress and Mental Health in Tech – What I learned from Dr. Jennifer Akullian's freeCodeCamp Tech Talk
SQL LIKE Statement – How to Query SQL with Wildcard
Why I turned down a music job at Disney to pursue a software career
5 things I love about Tech Twitter
Lessons I learned during my first year of programming
How to Use Replit – A Beginner's Guide
Mailto Link – How to Make an HTML Email Link [Example Code]
How to Use CodePen – A Beginner's Guide
Git Rename Branch – How to Change a Local Branch Name
The Design Thinking Process Explained
What is Create React App? Part 2 (package.json,README & node_modules)
How I overcame my fear of technical writing and landed a job at freeCodeCamp
How I got over my fear of asking questions as a new junior developer
What is Create React App? Part 1 (Installation)
How to create a Node bot that sends happy emails throughout the year
3 Reasons why I hate the "learn to code quickly" narrative
Jonathan YeongPermalink to Jonathan Yeong's posts
How I built my Blog
Justin NoelPermalink to Justin Noel's posts
America's Veteran Suicide Crisis
Karen DickensonPermalink to Karen Dickenson's posts
Job Hunt 2021
Kirk ShillingfordPermalink to Kirk Shillingford's posts
A Most Magic TicTacToe solution with React and TS
Semantics Not Syntax
Talking Technique: Recognizing Context for Cleaner Design
4 ways to find your next open source project
Lewis SparlinPermalink to Lewis Sparlin's posts
Hacktoberfest and Hello
Lucia CerchiePermalink to Lucia Cerchie's posts
What I learned from building REST APIs in 3 different languages
Lighthouse Accessibility Update
Make a Custom Portfolio Site Generator with StepZen's Developer Publishing Pack
Announcing the Advent of GraphQL Challenge
Translate JSON to GraphQL SDL in a Few Clicks
How to use git cherry-pick
How to ask your team for help
Matthew DeanPermalink to Matthew Dean's posts
Simplicity as a Feature
Matthew FoleyPermalink to Matthew Foley's posts
sifting thru the types
Implementing Dark Mode (Part 1)
because copy & paste is tough
Nerando JohnsonPermalink to Nerando Johnson's posts
Developer Networking Tools : A Brief IRL Edition
Nick TaylorPermalink to Nick Taylor's posts
Had another fun stream with Matt Foley today
November 4th, 2021: What did you learn this week?
November 18th, 2021: What did you learn this week?
November 28th: VS Code Tip of the Week
November 5th: VS Code Tip of the Week
Polywork update: I kickstarted my own stream again...
Building out a GitHub action with Matt Foley Part 4
November 25th, 2021: What did you learn this week?
Building out a GitHub action with Matt Foley Part 3
November 12th, 2021: What did you learn this week?
Rahat ChowdhuryPermalink to Rahat Chowdhury's posts
Going Full time Web3
Token Gated Event Platform
A review of web3 learning tools for devs
Momentum and Burnout
Dealing with Shiny Object Syndrome as a Dev
NFT’s, Web3 and Mental Health
Web3 Music Project Brain-dump
Ray DeckPermalink to Ray Deck's posts
The Fifth Source of Capital
The Evolving No-Code Mental Model
Your Customer's Goal
Sadie JayPermalink to Sadie Jay's posts
My First Hackathon: Day 7 - extension days
My First Hackathon: Days 4-6
My first Hackathon: Days 1-2
My First Hackathon: Day 3
Vic VijayakumarPermalink to Vic Vijayakumar's posts
Migrating away from Google Analytics
Who's your BFF? Rough notes on the popular BFF architecture pattern
Victoria LoPermalink to Victoria Lo's posts
Introduction to Redux Toolkit for Beginners
A Look At React Hooks: useSWR for Data Fetching in React
Fetch Data from GraphQL APIs with Apollo Client
Yusuf Taiwo HassanPermalink to Yusuf Taiwo Hassan's posts
How I contributed to a Flutter application without knowing Dart.
Building An Address Book dApp. (Part 1)
Letter to a Code Newbie.
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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:
- Hot takes! What gets you passionate? Start there and see what happens.
- What did you learn this week? One of the best ways to teach is by writing about something you just learned!
- Best Practices. What are some guidelines you've learned that can help developers create best practices?
- Compare and Contast. Have you learned a new language or new approach? How does that differ from what you've done in the past? How to deal with imposter syndrome as a developer?
- How deal with burnout when applying for your first developer job?
- What did you learn through your first developer interview? What did you wish you knew before starting your first developer job?
- What was your experience like during the first few months of your junior developer job?
- How did you overcome the fear of building in public? What tips do you have for developers who want to start building in public?
- How to push through with learning how to code when learning was difficult at times?
- How to start a freelancing career?
- Write about a function or a method: What it does, when you should use it, and why
- A time you successfully troubleshot an error: This can be super helpful for those who copy/paste an error message
- A simple script in your terminal
- A customization that saves you time/frustration in your daily workflow
- Keep a journal of your coding journey and then pull topics from it.
- Keep a brag board of your successes, or a Time I learned log. Then write about one of your favorites.
- A meta post like how did you chose where you blog, other options your were considering before where you're currently set up. Why are you blogging? How was the set up process? Features/topics/platforms you're thinking to incorporate in the future.
A very special thanks goes out to Daniel Anderson, Meg Gutshall, Jessica Wilkins, Chris Jarvis, and Sadie Jay for helping to compose this list!
And remember, we're always here to help ❤️