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[BAWD #65] Effective listening and State of Web Perf
Hello there 👋🏾,
I trust you had a blissful last week? Sorry, I’m late again. Btw here’s a friendly reminder that being a good friend or support system to someone is more about listening hard and asking the right questions than solving their problems. According to Wikipedia, “When listening, one is hearing what others are saying, and trying to understand what it means.” Unfortunately, many of us only hear and leave out the other part of the process, making listening incomplete and unsuccessful. The act of listening involves complex affective, cognitive, and behavioral processes that can be learned and improved on. It would help if we all invest in learning more about listening and active listening skills to strengthen our relationships and communication.
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Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
Asynchronous Design Critique: Getting Feedback by Erin Casali.
Reducing The Web’s Carbon Footprint: Optimizing Social Media Embeds by Michelle Barker.
A guide to designing accessible, WCAG-compliant focus indicators by Sara Soueidan.
How to make any website shoppable with Commerce Layer by Bolaji Ayodeji.
How to Become Data Scientist – A Complete Roadmap by Amiya RanjanRout.
Flutter Authentication: Implementing User Signup and Login by Yusuf Ahmed.
Intro to CNNs (Part I): Understanding and Organizing Image Data Sets by Dustin Johnson.
Sustainable Web Design, An Excerpt by Tom Greenwood.
Testing Pipeline 101 For Frontend Testing by Ramona Schwering.
Lego Sorter using TensorFlow on Raspberry Pi by Paco Garcia.
Standardization and the Open Web by Jory Burson.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
The Power of Accountability by Ali Abdaal.
The Beginner’s Guide to Deliberate Practice by James Clear.
The Art of Unlearning by Scott H. Young.
Product of the Week ✨
Readme.so is the easiest way to create a README with a simple editor that allows you to quickly add and customize all the sections you need for your project's readme.
Good Tidings 🔊
A former embedded systems designer from the Japanese automobile industry started helping out at his parents’ cucumber farm and was amazed by the amount of work it takes to sort cucumbers by size, shape, color, and other attributes. Here’s how they used deep learning and TensorFlow to solve the problem.
Join the State of Web Performance today at 18:00 WAT to hear from a panel of various web performance experts + have the opportunity to ask questions via live chat.
With this total compensation calculator, you can calculate and compare how much you'll actually get paid and understand your total compensation by factoring in company growth, benefits, and more.
Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML) is at the intersection of embedded Machine Learning applications, algorithms, hardware, and software. You might want to check out this course to begin building your foundation in this emerging field.
Here’s a collection of useful OKRs examples suitable for product, sales, marketing, design, and others.
Here’s another curated list of resources and valuable tools for developers and designers.
Outreachy provides open source and open science internships with up to a $7,000 total internship stipend. You can apply for the May 2022 batch (closes 25th February 2022)!
Here’s a list of mission-driven organizations that prioritize solving real-world issues ethically and responsibly who’re hiring software engineers.
Here’s a curated list of project-based programming tutorials you can use to learn how to build applications from scratch.
Joe's Jobs curates the best roles at exciting startups and companies across product, engineering, design, open-source, and more.
Here's a recommendation of the top five websites to find remote jobs for different fields in tech.
Dev Term of the day 💾
Jonathan Edwards on Knowing Christ by Jonathan Edwards.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Bungay Stanier Michael.
Atomic Habits by James Clear.
Featured Tweets and Videos 😍
Here are some tweets I think are cool and some of my favorite videos from YouTube this week.
⬇️: Ben Folds Composes a Song LIVE for Orchestra In Only 10 Minutes
⬇️: OSCA Introduction to Web3 (Virtual Event)
⬇️: How Deep Neural Networks Work - Full Course for Beginners
⬇️: STOP Using JPEG? JPEG vs PNG in Depth!
Quote of the day 💙
“The greater part of progress is the desire to progress”–Seneca the Younger
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