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[DMWN #16] - Here's a platform I'm building for helping people get started with technical writing and also secure writing gigs

Dillion Megida
Dillion Megida
Hi guys, I trust you last week/weekend was great!
I had some fun last week and this week looks promising : )
Here’s what I have for you today:
What I did last week(s) 😇
  1. I published a YouTube video on New Adventure ✨Transitioning to Developer Advocacy. In this video, I shared the reason behind my transitioning and things I’m looking forward to in this new journey
  2. I got an idea and immediately started working on Simplifying Technical Writing. On this platform, I want to share my experience and knowledge as resources for people who want to get started with technical writing, improve in technical writing or secure writing gigs. If you interested, kindly fill the “Interest” form on the website.
  3. (Sharing this again) A friend (a Game developer) reached out to me last two weeks and testified of how my cover letter format granted him an interview. This is the second testimony, as a friend before (a Developer Advocate) gave the same testimony. This format has also helped me so I shared it here: Cover Letter Template for your next job 💪🏽
  4. I got accepted as a Guest Author on <div>riots
Featured Articles ✍️
Job Openings 💻
This is a new section that I thought to share. I’d do my best in getting recent jobs. I’d be using startup.jobs mostly as that’s my favorite site.
Let me know what roles you’re more interested in, so I can focus more on that.
Featured Tools 🛠
  1. create-react-library: This NPM library helps you create reusable React components that can be published to NPM and re-used by other people.
  2. Live Server: This is a VSCode extension that enables you to start a server from your editor for the current project you’re on. It also has a reload feature that reloads the server when changes in files are detected
Useful hacks/tips ✨
  1. The `-` (minus) sign in git allows you to reference the previous active branch. This way you can do git checkout - (to check out the previous branch you were on), git merge - (to merge the previous branch you were on to the current one) and many other git commands that involves branches.
  2. If you make changes to a branch and you aren’t ready to commit it yet and you also want to checkout another branch, you can stash those changes. Here’s how:
    git stash
    This will save those changes on the branch, and you can check out another branch. When you’re back to continue your work on the branch, you can pop those changes:
    git stash pop
    Now, you can continue until you’re ready to commit those changes. Here’s more information: git stash - Saving Changes
As a content creator, I love simplifying diverse topics in web development that I understand. Do you have any topics, tools, or frameworks that you’d like to understand better? Do let me know, and I may be able to come up with an article or video on it.
A new week, another opportunity to do amazing things! So go do amazing things 🚀.
Do have a splendid week 🌟
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Dillion Megida
Dillion Megida @iamdillion

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