[BAWD #69] OSCAFest22: What Next?
Hello there 👋🏾,
I trust you had a blissful week? The prestigious Open Source Festival 2022 ended last week after a three days marathon of learning, workshops, virtual talks, physical talks, keynote speeches, food, swags, networking, and much more. If you missed out, you could follow up with the highlights from the #OSCAFest22 hashtag on Twitter or watch the live stream at the end of this letter. One key takeaway from the entire conference is that open source is much more than just the source code we’re building together; it’s the people we’re building, the growth we’re nurturing, the lives we’re changing, and the community we’re becoming... Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that you should not let all you learned waste away; you should act now, make new plans, revive old plans, water yourself, and take your career to the next point. Until the next one ✌🏾.
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Product of the Week ✨
Igbo API is an API exposing Igbo words, definitions, and more, making the process of learning Igbo more accessible to the Nigerian diaspora and beyond.
Good Tidings 🔊
Thanks to everyone who attended my Version Control with Git and GitHub workshop at #OSCAFest22. Here’s the slide with links to all resources. You can also apply to get the GitHub Student Developer Pack which gives you access to the best developer tools and courses for FREE using this link.
With 18 startups, Nigeria 🇳🇬 is the 3rd most represented country in YCombinator Winter 2022 batch 💚.
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You can get the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate (KCNA) certification + KubeCon EU using the discount code KCNA4OSCA22 courtesy of Chris from Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
We’re hiring a Senior Software Engineer with 3+ years of relevant work experience at Commerce Layer. You can learn more and apply here.
Udacity and ALX are still providing 20,000 fully-funded Cloud, Data, and Programming scholarships 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.
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Dev Term of the day 💾
Agile: is an iterative approach to project management and software development that helps teams deliver products incrementally in small consumable units. Learn more here (text) or here (video).
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Featured Tweets and Videos 😍
Here are some tweets I think are cool and some of my favorite videos from YouTube this week.
⬇️: Open Source Community Africa Live Stream | OSCA 2022 | DAY 2
⬇️: 7 Side Hustles You Can Start in 2022
⬇️: How to Win Friends and Influence People with API First
Quote of the day 💙
“The concept of “mentorship” has become too formal. Asking someone to be your mentor feels like a big commitment. Instead, build a Personal Board of Advisors; a diverse group of 5-10 people you can go to for questions, advice, or feedback.”–Sahil Bloom
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