[BAWD #68] Tech Scholarships for 60,000 African Youth
Hello there 👋🏾,
I trust you had a blissful week? Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that every time you think it’s too late, it’s actually still early. So no pressure, friend; you’re your own competition.
I have exciting news to share: You can now read Bolaji Ayodeji's Weekly Digest in the new Substack app for iPhone.
With the app, you’ll have a dedicated Inbox for my letters. New posts will never get lost in your email filters or stuck in spam. Longer posts will never be cut-off by your email app. Overall, it’s a big upgrade to the reading experience. The Substack app is currently available for iOS. If you don’t have an Apple device, you can join the Android waitlist.
If you love the content I share, please forward this email, share it on social media or invite your friends to subscribe. I’ll also appreciate your feedback or suggestion(s); thanks!
Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
How to Deal with Merge Conflicts in Git by Tobias Günther.
What we talk about when we talk about ‘root cause’ by John Allspaw.
Implementing face recognition and authentication in Flutter by Yusuf Ahmed.
An Introduction to Ibis for Python Programmers by Marlene Mhangami.
How to develop product sense by Jules Walter.
The good, the bad, and the ugly of making decisions in open source by Juan Pablo Buriticá.
Effective communication is not about what you say by Melanie Ensign.
Peace Ojemeh’s Haze Monkey finds a home in the $80 billion NFT industry by Damilare Dosunmu.
Your future self will thank you: Building your personal documentation by Monica Powell.
CKAD Exam Tips: How to Use the Vim Editor by Edidiong Asikpo.
Get your work recognized: write a brag document by Julia Evans.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
How to Get Things Done by Ali Abdaal.
How Innovative Ideas Arise by James Clear.
The NF30 Challenge: Go Notification Free for 30 Days by Steve Pavlina.
Product of the Week ✨
Theneo is an AI tool that generates Stripe-like API docs by automating the content generation process for developers so they can quickly generate high-quality API docs.
Good Tidings 🔊
Udacity and ALX are providing 20,000 fully-funded scholarships
in Cloud, Data, and Programming to 60,000 African Youth between the ages of 18 to 35 in Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya, and South Africa.
Kickstart your career in tech with opportunities in software engineering as a Youth Service Corp Member in Nigeria with Interswitch. To apply, send a one-page summary outlining your skills and capabilities to NYSC_careers@interswitchgroup.com.
Here’s an insightful presentation from the VP of software engineering at GitHub about GitHub's recent transition journey from a monolith towards a microservices architecture.
You should read this interview to learn about lifting others, creating content, building relationships, and how much you get by giving back.
Here’s an amazing Java 17 course that provides a comprehensive overview of Java basics, decision and repetition structures, methods, and objects.
Here’re various productivity tools from tracking, goal setting, task management, forming habits, and more.
In this four-part series, you will learn why and how to become the best advocate for yourself.
Here’s a curated list of project-based programming tutorials you can use to learn how to build applications from scratch.
You can still apply for a scholarship to attend the annual Grace Hopper Celebration (the world’s largest gathering of women technologists) in the United States this year.
Listen to how Ada Oyom is creating space and opportunity for women in tech with She Code Africa on the README podcast.
Joe's Jobs curates the best product, engineering, design, open-source, etc., roles at exciting startups.
Here’s a very detailed HTML and CSS tutorial for you, where you’ll start from the very beginning and learn your way up.
Here's a recommendation of the top five websites to find remote jobs for different fields in tech.
Dev Term of the day 💾
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.
How to Develop a Super Power Memory by Harry Lorayne.
A Quest for Godliness — The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life by J.I. Packer.
Featured Tweets and Videos 😍
Here are some tweets I think are cool and some of my favorite videos from YouTube this week.
⬇️: The math you actually need to know for data science.
⬇️: Programming with Python | Python for Beginners
⬇️: Dave: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Quote of the day 💙
“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.”–Charles Kettering
That's all for this letter. It will help if you forward this email to your friends. Also, if you've not subscribed yet, kindly subscribe below 😊. See you next week Sunday and stay safe!