[BAWD #48] Learn Web3 and Computer Science for Free!

Hello there 👋🏾,

I trust you had a blissful week? Sorry, I’m sending last week’s letter super late. This week has been a super hectic one for me, and I had no time to write. Nevertheless, I put quite some work into this newsletter because I feel someone out there finds a piece in the letter useful. They say that talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity isn’t. Sometimes opportunities come from the articles, tutorials, or resources I share. And that’s my goal; to connect everyone with valuable technical information and contribute my quota to ensuring that opportunity is evenly distributed to all of us learning and building. Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that you can write to me to share anything, a resource you think others will find helpful, or a kind word. Grazie amico mio!

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Featured Articles ✍️🏾

  1. How to Create a Kubernetes Cluster on Google Cloud using Kops by Obinna Odirionye.

  2. Demystifying Brain Interfaces by Ore Ogundipe.

  3. Write Errors That Don't Make Me Think by Shawn Wang.

  4. Building a Realtime Chat App with Flutter, Node.js & Socket.IO by Yusuf Tijani.

  5. Welcome to the Golden Age of Developer Advocacy by Chris Traganos.

  6. Introduction to Headless Content Management Systems by Bolaji Ayodeji.

  7. What is Web3? The Decentralized Internet of the Future Explained by Nader Dabit.

  8. Front End Tables: Sorting, Filtering, and Pagination by Tania Rascia.

  9. Blockchain 101: A Quick Primer for Absolute Beginners by Angie Jones.

  10. Unit tests - what are they and why don't you write any? by Katy A.

  11. How To Build A Real-Time Multi-User Game From Scratch by Martin Grubinger.


Product of the Week ✨

Supabase allows you to create a backend in less than 2 minutes with a Postgres database, authentication, instant APIs, storage, and more.

Do check it out here and upvote on Producthunt.


Good Tidings 🔊

  1. “Your brain resists abrupt changes. So if you motivate yourself to a titanic “Starting tomorrow, I’m a new person” effort, you’ll only burn out and revert. Big and sudden just doesn’t work, slow and steady does it…” Learn more about practical discipline is this guide.

  2. Here’s a path to free self-taught education in Computer Science from the Open Source Society University.

  3. If you're a developer and curious about web3 but not sure where to start, you should check out Buildspace to learn and start building.

  4. Here’s a bunch of code documentation for several concepts written as code.

  5. Rejection: No matter how much we mentally prepare ourselves, being told “no” stings every time. Learn how to stop giving up after one “no” in this article.

  6. Udacity is giving 75% off all Nanodegree programs from now till December 31st, 2021. Don’t miss out!

  7. Here’s a curated list of project-based programming tutorials you can use to learn how to build applications from scratch.

  8. Chilly’s is a lifestyle brand serving over 30 markets worldwide. Here’s a very insightful case study where you can learn how they overcome their struggles with Shopify Plus after switching to Commerce Layer’s multi-market, multi-currency headless commerce platform.

  9. Want to learn more about Commerce Layer? Do check out the developer’s hub or join the slack community to learn how to build the future of global e-commerce with commerce APIs.

  10. Discover Google-sponsored programs, events, and more that you can use to build your future. You can also explore student and travel scholarships, aiming to support and inspire pursuing careers in technology for folks in Europe, Africa, America, and more.

  11. Hacktoberfest is a yearly event to encourage people to contribute to open source in October. Here’s a guide from GitHub to get you started with Hacktoberfest 2021.

  12. Btw, if you are looking for a quick and fun introduction to GitHub, here’s one.

  13. Get clear, practical advice through every step of your public speaking journey, from choosing a topic and creating a presentation to gathering and distilling feedback in this remarkable book by Lara Hogan.


Dev Term of the day 💾

Version control: This is the practice of tracking, recording, and managing changes to computer software code. Learn more here (text) or here (video).


Book Recommendations

  1. Thanks for the Feedback by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen.

  2. All of Grace by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

  3. Atomic Habits by James Clear.

  4. Building Microservices by Sam Newman.


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 :)

⬇️: How To Play The Queen's Gambit in 5 Minutes

⬇️: Magnus Carlsen Blind & Timed Chess Simul at the Sohn Conference in NYC

⬇️: Seun speaks at the ProductBeats Show: Designing Products for people who do not use them

⬇️: Introduction to Cryptography and Network Security

⬇️: Node.js and Express.js - Full Course


Quote of the day 💙

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier”–Mother Teresa


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