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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!

Current status:

Stretch Goal 1: 106,978 out of 150,000 words
106,978 Words

Our Posts:


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Joshua Ocrah

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Abbey Perini

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Justin Noel

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Chris Jarvis

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Jessica Wilkins

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Lillian Chan

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Ayu Adiati

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David Alpert

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Aishe Ibrahim

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Julia Seidman

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Caitlin Floyd

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Klesta Luli

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Ray Deck

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Bekah Hawrot Weigel

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Nerando Johnson

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Danielle Thompson

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Temitayo Ogunsusi

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Victoria Lo

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Brian Meeker

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Chad R. Stewart

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Alex Curtis-Slep

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Nick Taylor

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Kirk Shillingford

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Lucia Cerchie

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Ramón Huidobro

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Drew Clements

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Dan Ott

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Member TotalsPostsTotal Words
Joshua Ocrah22,274
Abbey Perini1416,889
Justin Noel11,513
Chris Jarvis94,528
Jessica Wilkins1016,847
Lillian Chan1838
Ayu Adiati66,419
David Alpert41,746
Aishe Ibrahim1602
Julia Seidman89,384
Caitlin Floyd11,457
Klesta Luli11,303
Ray Deck22,710
Bekah Hawrot Weigel1211,940
Nerando Johnson11,050
Danielle Thompson35,376
Temitayo Ogunsusi11,956
Victoria Lo55,055
Brian Meeker2942
Chad R. Stewart24,727
Alex Curtis-Slep1425
Nick Taylor31,568
Kirk Shillingford23,300
Lucia Cerchie1768
Ramón Huidobro11,109
Drew Clements1333
Dan Ott1507
Total98106,978 words

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

General Topic Suggestions

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 ❤️