Ahmad Awais



I Made A Silly Mistake Launching NodeCLI.com

Ahmad AwaisAhmad Awais

If you don’t already know, then I launched NodeCLI.com this Monday, October 5th, 2020. Unfortunately, I made a silly mistake. I’ve been feeling bad since then and wanted to share it here.

It’s the course intro video. You see I spent one week in scripting, recording, re-recording (3 times), making silly voice impressions, and producing an excellent funny little introductory video for my new course.

It’s something I’ve never done before in my life. And I was f**ing proud of myself. Sent y’all the email telling how good that intro video was, launched the course on twitter, the tweet went viral, and then 17,356 video views later it hit me. And it hit hard.

I had accidentally posted the wrong video on the NodeCLI.com homepage instead of the actual intro video โ€” I’d worked so hard for.

My wife saw me almost having a mini-heart-attack as I realized what had just happened. The perfectionist in me had just died. I felt like my 10 months of effort, all of that went to waste. That by now, everyone would have watched the wrong video and thought:

โ€ฆ โ€ฆ โ€ฆ meh, what’s so good about this video, Awais.

Some good news is that it’s fixed. Now, I’ve put back the actual introductory video on NodeCLI.com โ€” but if what I thought was true, then you probably didn’t watch the right video.

The one where I make silly voice impressions of a boss talking to their employees (a junior and a senior developer) that are all plush toys.

Re-launching NodeCLI.com

So, I’m relaunching my course. I hope this time you’ll watch the right video. You’ll know the amount of effort I put into making this 10 hours long 100-video course, probably the most extensive and practical course on the subject of Node.js Automation with CLI DevTools.

โ†’ I’m also keeping the 50% off discount going for this relaunch.

The inner child in me tells me that y’all will watch the right video at least once. He’s definitely a polar opposite of all my cynical thoughts. But will you? Pretty please?! Here’s the link โ†“

NodeCLI.com Introductory Video

Watch on NodeCLI.com โ†’

I can’t wait to see both your reactions to the video and the CLI Automation projects you’ll build after this course.

You know what would be awesome? If you could quote this tweet to share your reactions and automation projects with me and everyone else.


Helping businesses build developer-led adoption for 10+ yrs.
VP of Developer Relations and Google Developers Advisory Board (gDAB) founding member.

๐Ÿ“Ÿ Edutainer at Node.js CLI Automation course (100 videos ยท 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course. Over 36K devs learning. ๐ŸŽฉ Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate ๐ŸฆŠ Google Developers Expert Web DevRel ๐Ÿš€ Mars Ingenuity Helicopter code contributor ๐Ÿ† 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient ๐ŸŒณ Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator.

โœŒ๏ธ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries used by millions of developers worldwide โ“ฆ WordPress Core Developer ๐Ÿ“ฃ TEDx Speaker with 100+ international talks.

โœจ As quoted by: Satya Nadella ยท CEO of Microsoft โ€” Awais is an awesome example for developers.
๐Ÿ™Œ Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade ๐Ÿ’œ Loves his wife (Maedah) โฏ Read more about Ahmad Awais.

๐Ÿ‘‹โ€ฆ Awais is mostly active on Twitter @MrAhmadAwais


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  • Clarence McDonald
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    Oh so bad. I’m glad you figured it out earlier since I loved your video. Excellent work, Awais. Bought the course and have already built my first CLI tool. You’re amazing.