Monthly Challenge for November 2022: Let's write 100k words together!
This month we're working together to blog 100,000 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. And since we hit over 125,000 words last year, we're going to start this year's challenge big with a goal of 100k words.
Get those blog posts up!
- 100k goal completed!!!
sadie_jayPermalink to sadie_jay's posts
- List of Job Boards I used when hunting for jobs + few more
- 3 Small Moments That Defined My Hackathon Experience
Joshua OcrahPermalink to Joshua Ocrah's posts
- Debugging as a Controlled Experiment
- Debugging: Navigating Hunches and Assumptions
Abbey PeriniPermalink to Abbey Perini's posts
- Writing a Technical Blog
- Web Security 101 - Part 2: User Input
- Web Security 101 - Part 1: Secrets
- About My Digital Garden
- #gitPanic - Tools
- #gitPanic - Files
- #gitPanic - Removing and Restoring Work
- #gitPanic - Documentation and Profiles
- #gitPanic - Stash
- #gitPanic - Interactive Rebase
- #gitPanic - HEAD
- #gitPanic - Working in a Repo
- #gitPanic - Merging and Rebasing
- #gitPanic - Git 101
Justin NoelPermalink to Justin Noel's posts
- Without Us
Chris JarvisPermalink to Chris Jarvis's posts
- 2022 Advent Code Challenges
- What are your goals for the week of November 28?
- 2022 Black Friday Sales for Developers
- What are your goals for the week of November 21?
- Mastodon Tips
- What are your goals for the week of November 7?
- What are your goals for the week?
- My first HacktoberFest as a Maintainer
- HacktoberFest Review
Jessica WilkinsPermalink to Jessica Wilkins's posts
- How I overcame the fear of learning something new and embraced the joy of learning
- Common mistakes that developers make on resumes
- Developer Health: Tips for dealing with workplace anxieties and imposter syndrome
- Should developers study 20 hours a week after work?
- How to get started with technical writing - An inside look into my writing process
- 7 common mistakes new contributors make in Open Source Software
- Learn CSS – Responsive Web Design Study Guide
- What I Learned from Maintaining a Repo During Hacktoberfest and Merging 356 PRs
Lillian ChanPermalink to Lillian Chan's posts
- My Virtual Meeting Survival Strategies
Ayu AdiatiPermalink to Ayu Adiati's posts
- What Makes You Stay In A Community?
- 7 Supportive Tech Communities You Want To Be Part Of
- Planning And Tracking Projects With GitHub's Projects Tool
- Audio Media Accessibility: How To Improve Audio Media Transcriptions
- I Learned About Audio Accessibility (And More!) From Improving Tech Podcast Transcriptions
- Collective NaNoWriMo: Let's Write Together!
David AlpertPermalink to David Alpert's posts
- how to: set up unique ssh keys per client
- I've Been Writing Code for 37 Years...
- Why You Should Write Anyway
- Publishing Old Drafts
Aishe IbrahimPermalink to Aishe Ibrahim's posts
Julia SeidmanPermalink to Julia Seidman's posts
- A Chart-Topping Approach To Your Job Search
- What Peloton Instructors Taught Me About Being a Dev
- Why Do You Do It That Way? How To Share Your Technical Opinions So People Will Listen
- I Want To Help You Write!
- How Did You Build That? Tell A Great Technical Story
- Developers Should Write Because...
- Gratitude in Tough Times
- A DIYer's Guide To API Tools
Caitlin FloydPermalink to Caitlin Floyd's posts
- Learning to Code as a Form of Language Learning
Klesta LuliPermalink to Klesta Luli's posts
- My Experience with Chingu
Ray DeckPermalink to Ray Deck's posts
- Live Co-Working: Six Keys to Success
- Lessons from Winning Five Hackathons
Bekah Hawrot WeigelPermalink to Bekah Hawrot Weigel's posts
- How to Migrate your React Project to TypeScript
- We All Need Good Feedback
- Career Goal Setting
- Tips on Hosting a Twitter Space
- Making Better Meetings
- Writing Your First Conference Proposal
- Speech Racer: My first hackathon project
- This Week in DevRel: Planning and Progress
- Reading List: The Community Builder Edition
- 5 Reasons to Keep Contributing to Open Source Projects
- This Week in DevRel: Life Moves Fast
- Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Nerando JohnsonPermalink to Nerando Johnson's posts
Danielle ThompsonPermalink to Danielle Thompson's posts
- #GettingBetter at Interviews: Important Q's to Ask During your Developer Job Interview
- Getting Better at Recognizing your Accomplishments as Junior Developer (and Beyond)
- Getting Better at PRs and Code Reviews as a Junior Developer
Temitayo OgunsusiPermalink to Temitayo Ogunsusi's posts
Victoria LoPermalink to Victoria Lo's posts
- A Look at React Hooks: useRef vs useState
- 3 Simple Ways to Make Your Blog More Readable
- Introduction to Vite: The Next Generation Frontend Tooling
- The Complete Guide to Integrate a Payment Processor in Mobile Apps
- Import Maps 101
Brian MeekerPermalink to Brian Meeker's posts
- Aggregating Weekly Notes With Obsidian and Dataview
- Stopping Docker Containers By Partial Name
Chad R. StewartPermalink to Chad R. Stewart's posts
- Frontend Architecture and tooling that will lead to a more resilient codebase
- Making Progress: How I've learned to move towards my goals
Alex Curtis-SlepPermalink to Alex Curtis-Slep's posts
- Questions are a Developer Superpower
Nick TaylorPermalink to Nick Taylor's posts
- Have you moved from Twitter to Mastodon for social media?
- App to grab your Revue newsletters
- Automate and Auto-Merge Pull Requests using GitHub Actions and the GitHub CLI
Kirk ShillingfordPermalink to Kirk Shillingford's posts
- Scripting With VSCODE Tasks and Typescript
- Revealing Compound Types in Typescript
Lucia CerchiePermalink to Lucia Cerchie's posts
Ramón HuidobroPermalink to Ramón Huidobro's posts
- Effectively Asking for Help as a Software Developer
Drew ClementsPermalink to Drew Clements's posts
- Typescript Notes
Dan OttPermalink to Dan Ott's posts
- Virtual Coffee Hacktoberfest 2022 Roundup
|Member Totals||Posts||Total Words|
|Bekah Hawrot Weigel||12||11,940|
|Chad R. Stewart||2||4,727|
How to Participate
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.
This year we're embracing an official topic as well as general topics. We recently added a Developer Health section to our site. We'd love to feature our members' blog posts on the topic.
What if I'm not confident about my writing?
We all start somewhere, and the more you practice, the better you'll get. We have volunteers who are willing to proofread and give you feedback on your writing. Just put a link to your blog post draft in the
#monthly-challenge channel and ask for the help you need.
What if I don't know what to write about?
We've got you covered with extensive lists in this discussion and this discussion.
Developer Health Topic Suggestions
- Imposter Syndrome: What is it? What advice do you have for overcoming it?
- Burnout: We hear a lot about burnout in tech. Do you think this is industry-specific? What contributes to burnout? How do we navigate burnout? How can we reduce burnout in the industry?
- Physical Health: What equipment or practice has helped you to maintain physical health when you're at your computer all day?
- Psychological Safety: What does that mean? How do company culture, team dynamics, and good management impact it?
General Topic Suggestions
- What did your Virtual Coffee breakout room talk about recently? Can you compile a list of tips or takeaways from the conversation?
- 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?
- What are 10 HTML tags you've never heard of or used?
- What did you learn from doing an accessibility audit of your website?
- Hacktoberfest 2022: takeaways, review, tips.
- How to write good headlines for technical blogs?
- Beginner guide to getting started with Git.
- What did you learn from teaching yourself how to code and landing a dev job
- What Is Apache Kafka?
- How To Start Connecting With a New Community
- What Learning a Second Programming Language Taught Me About JS
A very special thanks goes out to Jessica Wilkins and Lucia Cerchie for helping to compose this list!
And remember, we're always here to help ❤️