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[BAWD #66] Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarships
Hello there 👋🏾,
I trust you had a blissful last week? It’s been a heartbreaking week with a series of saddening events around the world. While we continue to extend our thoughts, prayers, and contributions to those affected, I hope you also find some time to take a break from all the news, take a deep breath, and refresh yourself.
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Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
How to sell internationally with a single Shopify store and Commerce Layer by Filippo Conforti.
Using Modern Image Formats: AVIF And WebP by Addy Osmani.
The 16% of African tech. A framework for segmenting talent by Chukwuemeka Afigbo.
Writing Good Commit Messages: A Practical Guide by Bolaji Ayodeji.
A deep dive into CSS specificity by Nelson Michael.
The Future of Web Software Is HTML-over-WebSockets by Matt E. Patterson.
Resolving a merge conflict using the command line by GitHub Docs.
Next.js: Explaining Main Concepts and Ideas by Dillion Megbida.
<img>Element And Core Web Vitals by Addy Osmani.
Fast and efficient recompression using previous compression artifacts by Elena Kirilenko.
How to make any website shoppable with Commerce Layer by Bolaji Ayodeji.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
The Many Worlds of Enough by Lawrence Yeo.
Time vs Money 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 ✨
Airplane is a platform for engineers to quickly build internal tools that power recurring workflows within their organization. You can turn APIs, SQL queries, and scripts into apps for the entire team.
Good Tidings 🔊
Do you know that you can create a simple editable notepad in your Chrome browser by typing
data:text/html,<html contenteditable> in your address bar?
Grace Hopper Celebration is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, where women from around the world learn, network, and celebrate their achievements. You can apply for a scholarship for funding to attend the annual Grace Hopper Celebration in the United States (open to students, faculty, and women of color in tech).
Here’s a valuable web performance learning center from Cloudfare where you can learn about performance benefits, performance testing, load balancing, lazy loading, and a bunch of other optimization tips.
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 collection of Developer Relations resources for folks working in DevRel already or those looking to transition into it.
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 💾
Search Engine Optimization (SEO): is the process of improving the quality of a website in order to improve the visibility of the website (or a web page) on search engines. Learn more here (text) or here (video).
Jonathan Edwards on Knowing Christ by Jonathan Edwards.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Image Optimization by Addy Osmani.
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.
⬇️: Gravitas Plus | Explained: The Russia-Ukraine crisis
⬇️: What does sustainability mean to you? (Sustain Africa 2021)
⬇️: State of Web Performance 2/22/22
⬇️: GitHub Africa Community Powered Open Source
Quote of the day 💙
“Peace is when time doesn't matter as it passes by.”–Maria Schell
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