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: 70,185 out of 100k words
Abbey PeriniPermalink to Abbey Perini 's posts
- 12 Tips for Attending a Tech Conference
Aishwarya MaliPermalink to Aishwarya Mali's posts
- How to convert an Object into an array?
Amy ShacklesPermalink to Amy Shackles's posts
- Triangles Made of Borders?
Ayu AdiatiPermalink to Ayu Adiati's posts
- Building Your Brand as a Developer Through Open Source
- How to Resolve Merge Conflicts Using the Merge Editor Feature on VS Code
- How to Keep Branches Up-to-Date and Resolve Merge Conflicts in GitHub and VS Code
BekahHWPermalink to BekahHW's posts
- Blogging 2023 Monthly Challenge!
- How to Get Your Pull Request Reviewed
- A Complete Guide to Getting Started in Open Source
- Our Hacktoberfest Success Story
- Hiring, Firing, and Becoming Indispensable
- So You're Interested in Being an Open Source Maintainer
- The Evolving Landscape of DevRel: Trends and Predictions for 2023
- Strategies for Successful Contributor Onboarding
Chris JarvisPermalink to Chris Jarvis's posts
- HacktoberFest Wrap Up
- What are your goal for the week of Nov 6?
- I want a new Rubber Duck
- What are your goals for the week of Nov 13?
- Darkmode Duck and other CSS Ducks
- What are your Goals for the week of Nov 20?
- 2023 Black Friday & Cyber Monday for Developers
- What are your goals for the week of November 27?
Christine BelziePermalink to Christine Belzie 's posts
Dan OttPermalink to Dan Ott's posts
- Virtual Coffee Hacktoberfest 2023 Roundup
David AkimPermalink to David Akim's posts
- Using Plotly.js with React
- Creating a movie finder app with Streamlit and OMDb API
ethan freirePermalink to ethan freire's posts
Eva Yu-Hwa ChenPermalink to Eva Yu-Hwa Chen's posts
James CurranPermalink to James Curran's posts
- What is (was) Beta Software?
- The Oregon Trail Project - Part 0 - Intro
- The Oregon Trail Project - Part 1 - Text (Markdig.SpectreConsole)
- The Oregon Trail Project - Part 2 - Dates
Jessica WilkinsPermalink to Jessica Wilkins's posts
- How to Find Discipline in Coding
- How to Survive a Tech Layoff
- How to Get Involved with Twitter Spaces
- Should you pay for programming courses?
- Should you expect 100k for your first job?
- Should you take DSA style interviews?
- How to avoid these Pull Request mistakes
- Should you work remotely in Tech?
- How to find good OSS issues
Klesta LuliPermalink to Klesta Luli's posts
- Volunteering as a Developer: Win-Win for You and the Tech Community
- Git Basics: Git Commands and How to Use Them
Lucia CerchiePermalink to Lucia Cerchie's posts
Meg DivringiPermalink to Meg Divringi's posts
- Why I Love Interviewing And How You Can Too
Michael JolleyPermalink to Michael Jolley's posts
Mike StreetPermalink to Mike Street's posts
Nick TaylorPermalink to Nick Taylor's posts
- GitHub Actions: A Maintainer's Best Friend
- TypeScript and React: Enforcing Props for Accessibility
- Boost productivity with the GitHub CLI
- Infer Types to Avoid Explicit Types
Oluwatobi SofelaPermalink to Oluwatobi Sofela's posts
- How to Become a Modern Developer by Learning Soft Skills
- Responsive Web Design – How to Create Responsive Web Apps
Raynaldo SutisnaPermalink to Raynaldo Sutisna's posts
Satoshi S.Permalink to Satoshi S.'s posts
- Luck = [Doing Things] x [Telling People]
Tamara and JörnPermalink to Tamara and Jörn's posts
Tammy MillerPermalink to Tammy Miller's posts
Teri EyenikePermalink to Teri Eyenike's posts
- Shield Your Thoughts: Building an Encrypted Note App with React and Pangea Authentication
- Bright Data Success Stories: Realizing the Impact of Ethical Web Scraping
Victoria LoPermalink to Victoria Lo's posts
- 5 Benefits of Joining an Offline Tech Community
WonuolaPermalink to Wonuola's posts
|Member Totals||Posts||Total Words|
|Tamara and Jörn||2||2,008|
|Eva Yu-Hwa Chen||2||468|
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
- 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 2023: 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 ❤️