[BAWD #77] Black Founders Fund and ALX Nanodegree Scholarship
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Good Tidings 🔊
Google is running the Black Founders Fund initiative to give Black-founded startups in Africa access to funding. In 2021 alone, the initiative invested $3M into 50 startups. You can learn more and apply before applications close on 31st May 2022.
The ALX Transforms Tech Programme is offering 5000+ Africans a Nanodegree scholarship opportunity to acquire Full Stack, Cloud, Cloud DevOps, and Data Analytics engineering skills. You can learn more and apply via Udacity.
Looking to learn more about how to sustain your open-source project or community? You should read this report from Sustain Africa 2022 to learn from the output and summary of the interactive case studies.
You should check out this curated list of free, high-quality, and on-demand resources for learning web3 and blockchain development. The list also includes a collection of DAOs, grant programs, networks, tools, and protocols.
The official Jamstack Discord community is looking for communities and events to partner with to elevate events happening in the Jamstack ecosystem. You can learn more or join the ride on this website.
Here’s a valuable GitHub discussion with a collection of Next.js resources, including books, courses, articles, and videos.
Learn how to build on Ethereum with these free challenges.
If you’re a student (at any level), you can 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.
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Dev Term of the Week 💾
Book Recommendations 📚
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.
All of Grace by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
Building an Effective Dev Portfolio by Josh Comeau.
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.
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⬇️: The Man Who Revolutionized Computer Science With Math
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Quote of the Week 💙
“Self-control is a short-term strategy. You may be able to resist temptation once or twice, but it's unlikely you can muster the willpower to override your desires every time. Instead of summoning a new dose of willpower whenever you want to do the right thing, your energy would be better spent optimizing your environment.” –James Clear
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