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Hello! I hope you've had a fabulous Sunday.

Techtober is in full swing, and the interwebs are agog with new updates, code challenges (#100DaysofCode, Hacktoberfest, etc), conferences and more. Don't forget to stay glued to your email on Wednesdays and Sundays to get updates from the forloop newsletter. If you're working on a project or just going along with #100DaysofCode or any other challenge to better your skills, you can always share your progress or project with us. You can tag @forloopAfrica!

Here's what's happening;

Concatenate Conference is 3 days away! 
The event is set to hold in Lagos and Nairobi from the 9th to 15th of October. There'll be exciting full-day and half-day workshops, tech talks, breakout sessions and more. Find out more about the speakers, topics, and schedule here. You don't want to miss it.

- PostgreSQL 12 has been released. In this new version, the open source database has introduced notable improvements to its query performance, support for SQL/JSON path expression, and maintenance enhancements to its indexing system and partitioning. Check out the release notes here

- VueJS v3 (pre-alpha) has been released.  The new version packs improvements to its architecture and compiler, plus significantly faster runtimes. Check out the change log here.

- Check out these 10 Tips (by Simon Holdorf) that could make you a better VueJS developer.

- In this video tutorial, Michael Chan demonstrates how to build React from scratch.
P.S: He said not to despair if this confuses you, just watch closely.

- Has the concept of Continuous Integration/Delivery (CI/CD) ever confused you? If it has, check out this article by Mohamed Luay.

- Here's how to deploy a Node application and database to Heroku by Bolaji Ayodeji.

- It's one thing to create an application or a project, and it's a whole other thing to alert your users or those who were initially interested in it about an update you've made to your project. Now, what if there was an application that could turn your most recent git-commits into branded status report messages about your project and send them to your users? good news is, there's one - Shipscoop!
Shipscoop sends your users emails with a report on your most recent addition to your project, and it was created by Adim Ofunne. Give Shipscoop a spin here; it's free for now.

It's Hacktoberfest szn for the next 25 days!
The annual, month-long celebration of open source is returning for the 6th year in a row, this October. Here's yet another chance for you, an open source lover, to change the world one pull request at a time. Check out all the details you need to register and get started here. Limited edition tees are also up for grabs. Don't snooze!

- [Change of date] The Python Community in Nigeria will be hosting their annual conference, PyCon2019NG: Building, Scaling, and Enabling Innovation, from the 30th of October to 2nd of November, 2019 in Abuja. The conference will feature tech talks, tutorials, panels, and workshops. If you're a Pythonista, get your ticket here.

- If you work with media asset management, APIs, and SDKs, it might do you a world of good to join in on the Cloudinary bimonthly webinar
Whether you are an experienced Cloudinary user that wants to get a refresher, or are brand new to the Cloudinary service, this highly interactive webinar dives into developer-focused APIs and SDKs, showing you how to properly upload, manage and transform your digital content on the Cloudinary platform. Find more details and select your preferred webinar date here.

Jobs & Opportunities: 

eHealth Africa is hiring to fill Software Developer roles; Frontend, Backend, and Android Development. Find the requirements here and apply.

BuyPower is looking to hire a Data Analyst. If you love crunching numbers in high-growth environments, check out the requirements and apply.

- Cowrywise is looking to hire a Backend Developer. Check out the requirements here.

Apollo is looking to hire a Developer Advocate. If you'd like to be Apollo's Avocado, go ahead and take the shot.

- VanHack is still listing amazing opportunities to join great tech teams in Canada and other parts of the world. Check out the openings for Site Reliability/DevOps Engineers, Product Manager, Senior Python Engineer, Data Scientist, Intermediate/Senior Laravel Developer, and more. If you're new to Vanhack, register and create your profile here to begin, and if you're an existing VanHack talent, apply here.

On cool tools...

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