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[BAWD #108] Google Internship for Lawyers in Africa
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Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
Delivering Messages at the Scale of the World Cup by Michelangelo Mecozzi.
The growing pains of database architecture by Tim Liang.
Abandoned cart recovery by Filippo Conforti.
My Approach to Building Large Technical Projects by Mitchell Hashimoto.
The Art of the Review by Swapnil Ogale.
Modern CSS in Real Life by Chris Coyier.
Making dialog with HTML Dialog element by Maya Shavin.
AWS Lambda and the Node.js Event Loop by Daniël Illouz.
How to create an effective content review process by Masooma Memon.
Unveiling the Magic: Exploring Reactivity Across Various Frameworks by Miško Hevery.
Compound Components by Kyle Shevlin.
Patterns of Distributed Systems by Martin Fowler.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
The Day You Decided to Take the Leap by Lawrence Yeo.
How to Stop Procrastinating by Mike Manson.
No More Productivity Hacks by Zef Hemel.
Accelerated Learning: Learn Faster and Remember More by Farnam Street.
Product of the Week ✨
Convoy is an open-source webhooks service with first-class support for several fragmented implementations of webhooks.
Good Tidings 🔊
Google is running a Legal Summer Institute, where law school students who are underrepresented in the legal field are invited to intern with one of Google’s partner law firms and gain experience working in private practice (remotely and/or in-person, depending on the location). Ghanaians, Kenyans, Nigerians, and South Africans can apply too.
The long-awaited Open Source Festival is happening this week in Nigeria 🔥. If you’ve not heard of this yet, you can check it out and get your tickets as soon as possible. You can take a look at the packed schedule too!
Here’s a free scholarship that is specifically designed for 1000 talents in the Arab and African regions. The scholarship will equip participants with specialized cybersecurity skills. You can learn more or apply now.
Here’s a curated list of interview questions for different programming languages, frameworks, and technologies.
Web accessibility is about designing and building web applications that disabled people can interact with like everyone else. Here’s an insightful course you should check out.
Here is a collection of universities, companies, and organizations that offer free online courses with certificates.
For managers, here’s a collection of engineering leadership resources that you’d find useful.
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!
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.
Engineering Management for the Rest of Us by Sarah Drasner.
Building Python Web APIs with FastAPI by Abdulazeez Adeshina.
The Pragmatic Programmer by Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt.
Featured Tweets and Videos 😍
Here are some cool tweets and some of my favorite videos from YouTube this week.
⬇️: 21 Awesome Web Features you’re not using yet
⬇️: I analyzed 963,992 jobs to solve THIS
⬇️: British Highschoolers go to a Korean Waterpark!!
⬇️: The Damning Deception of Empty Words and Empty Hearts
Quote of the Week 💙
“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve problems.” –Calvin Coolidge.
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