[BAWD #99] Google Dev Library and useState Hell
I trust you had a blissful week. Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that the more time you spend complaining about what you deserve, the less time you have to focus on what you can create. You should focus on the things you can control.
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Good Tidings 🔊
It’s been a rough week in the tech industry with thousands of layoffs at Google, Microsoft, Prisma, and others. In this database, you can see all the companies that have laid off staff (including the lists of employees laid off— just in case you’re hiring) since 2022.
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Google Season of Docs is back for 2023, and you can learn more about the program or get started by applying as an organization or technical writer.
Applications are also open to joining the Outreachy internship for the May to August 2023 cohort!
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Here are 800 free computer science classes you can take online right now.
You should check out Dev Library—a platform for open-source projects built around Google tools and technologies. You can explore available projects or submit your project/blog post.
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Book Recommendations 📚
All of Grace by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
Engineering Management for the Rest of Us by Sarah Drasner.
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel.
Building Python Web APIs with FastAPI by Abdulazeez Adeshina.
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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Quote of the Week 💙
“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” –Robert Louis Stevenson
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