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Monthly Challenge for November 2023: 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. We hit over 100k words last year, and we're going to start this year's challenge with a goal of 100k words.

Get those blog posts up!

Current status:

Stretch Goal 2: 150,083 out of 200,000 words
150,083 Words

Our Posts:

Abbey Perini

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Aishwarya Mali

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Alex Curtis-Slep

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Amy Shackles

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Anshuman Sathua

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Ayu Adiati

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Chris Jarvis

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Christine Belzie

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Dan Ott

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David Akim

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ethan freire

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Eva Yu-Hwa Chen

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James Curran

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Jessica Wilkins

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Klesta Luli

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Lucia Cerchie

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Meg Divringi

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Michael Jolley

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Mike Street

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Nick Taylor

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Oluwatobi Sofela

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Raynaldo Sutisna

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Satoshi S.

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Tamara and Jörn

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Tammy Miller

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Teri Eyenike

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Victoria Lo

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Member TotalsPostsTotal Words
Amy Shackles559,017
Jessica Wilkins1315,999
Ayu Adiati56,380
Chris Jarvis105,517
Nick Taylor55,444
Raynaldo Sutisna34,885
James Curran64,576
Oluwatobi Sofela34,551
Tamara and Jörn33,332
David Akim33,080
Teri Eyenike22,674
Klesta Luli21,784
Mike Street21,395
Michael Jolley21,102
Victoria Lo11,000
Meg Divringi1905
Abbey Perini 1902
ethan freire1895
Christine Belzie 1824
Lucia Cerchie1787
Anshuman Sathua1636
Dan Ott1597
Aishwarya Mali1502
Eva Yu-Hwa Chen2468
Tammy Miller1423
Satoshi S.1349
Alex Curtis-Slep1314
Total92150,083 words

How to Participate

Once you've written and published your content, add your entry to our VC NaNoWriMo entry form!

Add Your Entry!

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.

Since last year, we're embracing an official topic as well as general topics. We hope to add a resource section to our site for Building Your Personal Brand. 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. 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 ❤️