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[BAWD #74] Love and Scholarships
Hello dear friend 👋🏾,
I’ve missed you, and I trust you had a blissful week? Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that forcing someone to alter who they are, even if you think it's best for them, requires manipulation—and it'll do more harm than good. People don't change unless they want it for themselves, and they have to be active participants in the growth and change process.
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Featured Technical Articles ✍🏾👩🏽💻
Ensuring data(base) consistency during concurrent requests by Frank de Jonge.
Executable Tweets and Programs in Short URLs by Jeff Lindsay.
103 Bits of Advice I Wish I Had Known by Kevin Kelly.
A one-line solution to highlighting search matches by Ire Aderinokun.
How to Connect Google Colab to a Local Runtime by Bolaji Ayodeji.
Debugging GitHub Actions workflows effectively by Harsh Bardhan Mishra.
Coding at the speed of design with Chakra UI by Segun Adebayo.
Building a Musical Instrument with the Web Audio API by Tania Rascia.
Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Jessica Zartler.
Understanding Collection Group Queries in Cloud Firestore by Todd Kerpelman.
Omnichannel has changed the way we build DX by Iñaki Barturen.
Featured Productivity Articles ✍🏾🦅
Why the Best Things in Life Are All Backwards by Mike Manson.
Outsmart Your Smartphone: 4 Ways to Curb Digital Distraction by Locke Hughes.
How to Build Confidence by James Clear.
Why autonomy is important for work by Ali Abdaal.
Product of the Week ✨
Acapela lets you take control of all your work notifications. You get to capture, filter, and action them all from one place.
Good Tidings 🔊
#Laptops4Developers, a tech training program for the financially constrained, is accepting applications for their third cohort. Hurry now to learn more and apply before it ends in two days.
CascadiaJS is offering scholarships for their annual conference. Suppose you live in Pacific Northwest and are a member of an under-represented minority in tech or have financial constraints that make purchasing a ticket difficult, then you should apply for the scholarship.
Andela, Grow with Google, and Pluralsight has announced a new partnership for the Google Africa Developer Scholarship 2022 program. This program will get free access to selected courses, projects, embedded labs, and skill assessments.
Love is great, necessary, and beautiful, but love is not enough.
The number of hours in the day remains the same, yet our
expectations for ourselves have multiplied; sighs. If you're drowning in tasks and experiencing responsibility fatigue, then this advice might be helpful.
GitHub Education is hosting an unconference for leaders of technical student communities next month in South-East Nigeria. You can learn more and register on this webpage.
You can also apply to get the GitHub Student Developer Pack and access the best developer tools and courses for FREE.
Here’s a curated list of project-based programming tutorials you can use to learn how to build applications from scratch.
Are you looking for open-source projects to contribute to? There are a couple of Java/Type Script projects you can contribute to on GitHub.
Here's a recommendation of the top five websites to find remote jobs for different fields in tech.
Joe's Jobs curates the best product, engineering, design, devrel, open-source, etc., roles at exciting startups.
Dev Term of the day 💾
Software Engineering at Google by Titus Winters, Tom Manshreck, and Hyrum Wright.
A Software Engineer's Guide to Seniority by Jocelyn Harper.
All of Grace by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Josh Waitzkin.
Featured Tweets and Videos 😍
Here are some tweets I think are cool and some of my favorite videos from YouTube this week.
⬇️: ASA - LIVE (HOME) CONCERT
⬇️: Data Visualization with D3 – Full Course for Beginners 
⬇️: Lecture 16. Portfolio Management
Quote of the day 💙
“The internet is an eatery hosting both positive and negative takes on life. Ensure you’re eating a balanced diet on the internet. Not everything is bad as they say; some things work and work just fine”–Bọ́lájí Ayọ̀dejì
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