[BAWD #102] Using WebSockets and ML Competitions
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Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
Using WebSockets in a Redux Application by Tania Rascia.
The (extremely) loud minority by Andy Bell.
Advice For Engineers, From A Manager by Marco Rogers.
Tips to start out in a new career by Aniekan Inyang.
Progress Over Perfection: A Better Way to Accessibility by Meryl Evans.
Cart Abandonment: 3 Ways to Reduce It with Better Checkout Experiences by Kia Saedi.
The performance effects of too much lazy loading by Rick Viscomi and Felix Arntz.
The modern web’s underrated powerhouse by Klint Finley.
Open Source Sustainability by Eric Rasmussen.
How to Reverse Interview Investors by Swyx.
How I Gained My Confidence by Taylor Poindexter.
An engineering leader’s guide to tackling change by Laurie Barth.
The Essential Role of Data Structures and Algorithms in Data Science by Abdulsamod Azeez.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
5 Common Mental Errors That Sway You From Making Good Decisions by James Clear.
No More Buts by Zef Hemel.
The Complete Guide to Goal Setting (Backed by Science) by Mike Manson.
Write for Yourself, and Wisdom Will Follow by Lawrence Yeo.
Product of the Week ✨
Arc is the ultimate software engineer resume guide with the best resume example and tips that actually work (created by a Certified Professional Resume Writer).
Good Tidings 🔊
This week, iOS, iPadOS, and safari 16.4 were released with several WebKit features and support for Web Push notifications for home screen apps.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation is currently receiving applications for its 2023 entrepreneurship program, a 12 weeks training program with a 5000 USD seed fund for Africans. You can learn more and apply before 31st March 2023.
You can level up your software engineering career game with the Career Readiness Experience, four self-paced modules, sharpen your skills, and stand out.
Are you interested in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science? Then, you should sign up for Kaggle competitions and join other developers and researchers in the Machine Learning Olympiad 2023.
Here’s a free course where non-programmers can learn one of the coolest ideas in Computer Science—Y Combinator by solving emoji puzzles.
Here’s a curated list of interview questions for different programming languages, frameworks, and technologies.
Here’s a complete computer science study plan you can use to become a software engineer.
Looking to network with other student community leaders and professionals or level up your skills and give back to your community? You can join the GitHub Campus Experts program now and expand your connections!
Here are 800 free computer science classes you can take online right now.
Here is a collection of universities, companies, and organizations that offer free online courses with certificates.
If you’re a student (at any level), you can apply to get the GitHub Student Developer Pack and access the best developer tools, resources, and courses for FREE.
Here’s a curated list of project-based programming tutorials you can use to learn how to build applications from scratch.
Need support for your learning? Every month, you can get funding for your learning needs (internet subscription, computer device, or courses) from anonymous people who care.
Here's a recommendation of the top five websites to find remote jobs for different fields in tech.
Joe's Jobs curates the best web, product, engineering, design, DevRel, and open-source startup roles.
Dev Term of the Week 💾
Queue is a data type representing a collection of entities maintained in a sequence and can be modified by adding or removing entities at one end of the sequence. Learn more here (text) or here (video).
Book Recommendations 📚
All of Grace by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide by Yana Weinstein, Megan Sumeracki, and Oliver Caviglioli.
The Pragmatic Programmer by Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt.
Engineering Management for the Rest of Us by Sarah Drasner.
Building Python Web APIs with FastAPI by Abdulazeez Adeshina.
Featured Tweets and Videos 😍
Here are some tweets I think are cool and some of my favorite videos from YouTube this week.
⬇️: React.js: The Documentary
⬇️: Let's talk about Tech Layoffs
⬇️: Want to be 1500 in chess?
⬇️: What is the Gospel?
Quote of the Week 💙
“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” –Peter F. Drucker
Shout out to my amazing Patrons: Maya Shavin, Angie Jones, Sarah Drasner, Samson Goddy, and Obinna Odirionye.
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