forLoop Wednesday

Happy hump day!

Yesterday, Google held its Pixel 3, 3XL, and Slate launch. I had a couple of reservations about the design (despite seeing the leaks), but I loved how Google made light of all the devices' strengths, distracting us from the few issues they might have. If you missed the launch keynote, you can catch up on everything here.

Now to business,

+ The forLoop Zambia event took place last weekend and it was amazing. If you couldn't make it, here's a recap for you.

1. MeteorJS, the open-source Javascript web framework, has released its version 1.8. It's packed with great features including improved build times. Read all about the release and what's new in it here.

2. The forLoop Tanzania event will hold on Wednesday, the 17th of October. On the amazing line up of speakers is Bruce Lucas, who'll be talking about "Building the A-Team". If you'd like to attend (and you should), find the details here.

3. If you've ever wanted to visualize your JS execution content, closures, and scopes, Tyler McGinnis's Javascript Visualizer has you covered. Check it out.

4. The React Summit 2018, organized by the Facebook Developer Circles, Lagos, will be held on the 20th of October. Slated to speak at the event include, Christian Nwamba; Developer Advocate for Next Billion Users and convener, Concatenate Conference, Barbara Mbanefo; Senior Software Engineer, Facebook, Kent Dodds; Senior Software Engineer, Paypal, and many more great speakers. If you'd like to attend the summit, register here

Jobs & Opportunities

- The NpmJs team is looking to hire a remote, mid-level software engineer (web). If this interests you, check out the details.

- Join the PyTorch Scholarship Challenge courtesy of Facebook and Udacity. The scholarship is open to all applicants interested in deep learning. 10,000 people will participate in the Challenge course to build their knowledge. Top entrants will be selected for Udacity's Deep Learning Nanodegree program. Read more here.

- The BuyCoins Africa team is looking to hire a Ruby on Rails back-end developer. If this interests you, apply here.

- The Figma API Challenge is on till the 16th of November. Create the best possible Figma to Sketch converter - that's all! Prizes up to $15,000 are up for grabs. Read all about the challenge here.

On Building Things...

Ray Okaah (@RaysCode) has built WhatsApp and Twitter UI clones using Flutter. Ray has documented his code to help people who are looking to get started with Flutter. Give it a look.

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This newsletter was written under the influence of dread for Lagos traffic.
Good evening,

Jennifer Onwudiwe.

Retired Superhero. Editor.

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