[BAWD #42] How to Learn Effectively

Hello there 👋🏾,

I trust you had a blissful week? Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that most of us are experts at avoiding criticism. It doesn’t feel good to fail or be judged publicly, so we tend to avoid situations where that might happen, making us lose opportunities to learn and grow. You shouldn’t be delaying failure; fail, learn, implement, grow, take action, and enjoy the process, my friend.

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

  1. Ethical marketing in the GDPR, CCPA, and no third-party cookies world by Marco Saric.

  2. Six Tips for Editing Other People’s Writing by Erin Wright.

  3. Using GitHub Copilot to Automate Tests by Colby Fayock.

  4. The Importance of Learning CSS by Josh Comeau.

  5. A Straightforward Guide to Cleaning and Preparing Data in Python by Frank Andrade.

  6. Content Strategy for DevRel Teams: A Primer by Stephanie Morillo.

  7. 7 Majestic Days of Code Search by Prosper Otemuyiwa.

  8. Measuring Developer Relations by Shawn Wang.

  9. 4 Times Your Automation Passed While Bugs Were Present by Corina Pip.

  10. 5 Tips for Crushing Developer Interviews by James Quick.

Product of the Week ✨

Explain minimizes the effort to teach with blackboard explanation turned into a lightweight, fileless video with 5-200x less memory than traditional videos.

Do check it out here and upvote on Producthunt.

Good Tidings 🔊

  1. As people in tech and, more importantly, humans, we learn every day, and this phenomenon never ends. We find ourselves learning different things as required for different phases of our lives. More than learning, learning how to learn effectively is important. You should check out this very insightful and comprehensive piece to learn how to learn stuff.

  2. African App Launchpad (AAL), tailored to the specific needs and capacities of the young people from Egypt and African counties, aims to build 10,000 young talents and support the foundation of 100 gaming and app development startups across Africa. You can learn more and participate here.

  3. You should register to attend the next GitHub Africa Meetup happening on Tuesday, September 21st at 16:00 WAT / 17:00 CAT.

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

  5. Did you miss Angie Jones' popular webinar about using Object Oriented Programming principles in test automation design? You can now watch the recording here.

  6. Build your next product idea with these cool 300 modern illustrations made in outline style with overprint colors.

  7. Want to get started with learning machine learning? Check out this Machine Learning Crash Course to learn and apply fundamental machine learning concepts from a series of lessons with video lectures, real-world case studies, and hands-on practice exercises.

  8. 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.

  9. I’ve been off Twitter for some weeks now. If you’ve been trying or need to reach me, don't hesitate to get in touch with me via LinkedIn or send an email.

Dev Term of the day 💾

Cloud: This refers to servers accessed over the internet with software and databases running on them. Learn more here (text) or here (video).

Book Recommendations

  1. Demystifying Public Speaking by Lara Hogan.

  2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.

  3. All of Grace by Charles Spurgeon.

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

Featured Tweets 😍

Sadly, I’ve been off Twitter, so I don’t have tweets to share. However, I’ll share some of my favorite videos from YouTube this week. Trust me; you might like them :)

Quote of the day 💙

“Done is better than perfect.” —Sheryl Sandberg

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