[BAWD #24] On Imposter Syndrome and Grace Hopper Celebration EMEA

Hello there 👋🏾,

Sincere apologies for sending this week’s letter again late :). I trust you had a blissful week?! Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that you should not try to be someone else other than yourself. Being you is the only thing that could make you stand out in the crowd. The fact that you are not getting it perfectly now does not mean you should quit; it only means you should be consistent and improve with practice and good strategies. Try to get to where you want by adding your own character, failures, and personality.

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

  1. How to Ask Effective Questions: A Practical Guide for Developers by Bolaji Ayodeji.

  2. Moving Past Tutorials: a course on problem solving for programmers by Ali Spittel.

  3. Complete Intro to Linux and the CLI by Brian Holt.

  4. Staying Positive by Fred Wilson.

  5. How to use Puppeteer in a Netlify (AWS Lambda) function by Ire Aderinokun.

  6. Feel like a fraud? By Kirsten Weir.

  7. Giving hard recognition for notable contributions - an idea by Rachel Norfolk.

  8. How Innovative Ideas Arise by James Clear.

  9. Sexism, Racism, Toxic Positivity, and TailwindCSS by Cher.

  10. Why Open Source? by Google Open Source Team.


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Good Tidings 🔊

  1. I got some feedback and realized that most subscribers to this newsletter do not engage with the content on Friday. I want to switch to a more convenient day for most of you. Kindly respond to this poll and choose which weekday works best for you.

  2. Accessibility is more than just adding some attributes to your tags. You can learn how to build and test accessible web applications in this 6-part email course.

  3. Udacity is offering free 30-days access to one among over 40 eligible Nanodegree programs from Artificial Intelligence to Cloud Computing and much more. Here's your chance to skill up and advance your career this month.

  4. The Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration EMEA is happening in a few weeks. There's an opportunity to provide registrations to a select number of valued community members in the EMEA region. If you are a women technologist interested in participating, kindly complete the vGHC EMEA 2021 waitlist form as soon as possible but no later than 8th May 2021 at 9 PM CEST.

  5. I'm creating a curated list of Jamstack and technical writing resources. Do check it out and contribute too. 

  6. If you're looking to build global ecommerce web experiences, you should check out the Commerce Layer ecommerce starter built with Commerce Layer, Next.js, and Sanity studio.

  7. Selenium WebDriver and Cypress are prevalent web automation testing frameworks. While both are amazing tools, there are still differences. Join this battle of code where Angie Jones and Colby Fayock will go round for round and implement coding tasks in both frameworks to see how they perform in real-world testing challenges.

  8. Here’s an amazing frontend developer learning guide with resources to get you from zero to hero.

  9. Is your fork behind the parent repository? In the recent GitHub update, you can now sync updates from the parent repo with just a single click. Check it out here.

  10. You can now sponsor freeCodeCamp on GitHub! Please support Quincy and his amazing team to keep creating code learning resources for millions of people worldwide.

  11. Are you interested in learning more about cloud engineering? Check out these live streams to learn core Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud concepts.

  12. Do you use ESLint while developing with Next.js? There’s a proposal to introduce a default ESLint setup to Create Next App.


Book Recommendations 📚

  1. What is the Gospel? By Greg Gilbert.

  2. How to Develop a Super Power Memory by Harry Lorayne.

  3. Zero to One by By Peter Thiel and Blake Masters.

  4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Franklin Covey Co.

  5. Getting Started in Tech: A guide to building a tech career by Amarachi Amaechi.


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Quote of the day 💙

“The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect” —Sir Tim berners-Lee


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