[BAWD #29] On Building Confidence and Venture Education Center

Hello there 👋🏾,

I trust you’re showing up daily and taking good care of yourself. Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that you should not spend your entire life waiting for the best time to make that move. Instead, start making a conscious effort towards your goals and focus on the process. The best time is always now!

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  4. Top 20 JavaScript tips and tricks to increase your Speed and Efficiency by Kapil Raghuwanshi.

  5. 54 Best Programming Books for Every Coder in 2021 by LearnToCodeWithMe.

  6. Web Design Done Well: Making Use Of Audio by Frederick O’Brien.

  7. Google Web Vitals best practices for single-page apps by Brian De Sousa.

  8. Learning JavaScript Design Patterns by Addy Osmani.

  9. The modern guide to React state patterns by Fredrik Strand Oseberg.

  10. Crafting a React/Next.js Single Page Application Optimized for SEO by Colby Fayock.

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Learn by Angelist is a New Venture Education Center by Angelist which covers various topics and aspects of Venture Capital for Founders, Fund Managers, and Investors.

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Good Tidings 🔊

  1. “…Confidence is a wonderful thing to have, but if you find yourself overcome with fear, self-doubt, or uncertainty, then let your behavior drive your beliefs. Play as if you’re at your best. Work as if you’re on top of your game. You can use bold actions to trigger a bold mindset.” Learn how world Chess champion Garry Kasparov builds confidence in this insightful article.

  2. Here’s a full scholarship for selected Nigerian women to complete any Udacity Nanodegree of their choosing within 6 months. You can learn more and apply here.

  3. 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.

  4. Here’s a handy web accessibility checklist derived from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 AA), including implementation guides with no and low-code solutions.

  5. CS50 is an on-campus and online introductory course on computer science taught at Harvard University and Yale University. In this FREE course, you'll get an introduction to programming, Algorithm, Data Structures, SQL, and much more.

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

  9. You should check out this amazing CSS course/reference to level up your web styling expertise. This course breaks down the fundamentals of CSS into easy-to-understand pieces.

  10. In English, a handful of nouns appear to be plural in form but take a singular verb. Learn more about plural noun forms in this comprehensive guide.

Book Recommendations 📚

  1. The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Josh Waitzkin.

  2. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko.

  3. All of Grace by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

  4. Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions by Gayle Laakmann McDowell.

  5. Image Optimization by Addy Osmani.

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Quote of the day 💙

“One of the hardest things I’ve had to learn is that humans aren’t pure functions: an input that works one day and gets one result, then again another day and get an entirely different result.” —Sarah Drasner

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