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[BAWD #103] TypeScript and Google Startups Fund
I trust you had a blissful week. Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that to make change happen, stop complaining and ask yourself: what will I do about it?
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Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
Dealing with prices and currencies by Filippo Conforti.
A beginner’s guide to learning to code with GitHub Codespaces by Rizel Scarlett.
Build things that work, even when parts of it break by Chris Ferdinandi.
Finding unmined opportunities in your checkout by Barbara Rybka.
Enterprise code migration with developer happiness in mind by Prince Shekhar Valluri.
The Next.js SEO Playbook: Ranking higher with Next.js on Vercel by Alice Alexandra Moore and Thom Crowe.
Signs that a Startup is Going Bad by Swyx.
Managing Complex Change by Addy Osmani.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
10 Reasons Why You Fail by Mike Manson.
How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness by James Clear.
No More Finger Pointing by Zef Hemel.
Self-Help and the Smuggling of Values by Lawrence Yeo.
Product of the Week ✨
Internet Activism is a nonprofit that leverages the internet to deliver digital solutions to those in need during times of crisis.
Good Tidings 🔊
The Netflix X Formation Program is a free training program designed to bridge the skills gap to prepare rising seniors for engineering positions at top companies. The program is 100% remote, cost-free, and includes a comprehensive curriculum of data structures, algorithms, and system design and unlimited technical mentorship from senior engineers at top tech companies. Students who demonstrate exceptional technical ability throughout the program will have the opportunity to interview for a New Grad engineering position at Netflix. You can learn more and apply here (closes today).
Applications are now open for Google Startups Black and Latino Founders Funds in Africa, Brazil, Europe, and the United States.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation is still 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.
We recently released a new version of the commercelayer-sanity-template that offers a robust, user-friendly, and performant multi-country ecommerce website (with products, categories, i18n, cart, checkout, seed data, etc.) built with Commerce Layer, TypeScript, Nextjs, Tailwind CSS, and Sanity Studio (v3). You can take a look at this extensive documentation to get started.
If you want to build a career in Technical Writing, you should check out these free and excellent text-based courses from Google, explore this comprehensive list of technical writing resources, and check out this technical writing template.
Here’s an extensive curated list of design and UI resources for developers, from stock photos, web templates, CSS frameworks, UI libraries, tools, and much more
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.
Here is a collection of universities, companies, and organizations that offer free online courses with certificates.
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!
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.
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.
⬇️: How to Make Difficult Decisions (without overthinking)
⬇️: Adyen Magento Payment Plugin Integration Demo with Gitpod
⬇️: I built the same app 10 times // Which JS Framework is best?
⬇️: Growing in Your Love for God | Grace Life London
Quote of the Week 💙
“In life what matters most is not what happened to us but what we do with what happened to us” –Peter Gregory Obi
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