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Hola amigo!

I hope you're doing great.

Here's all the good stuff I have for you,

1. The ReactJS fam has made an introduction to a new feature, Hooks. Hooks is a new feature proposal that lets you use many React features without the need for classes. Curious to see? Peep here.  

2. Come November 16th in the city of Uyo, GDG Uyo will be hosting DevFest Uyo 2018. The event will be bringing Google Technology enthusiasts in and out of the city together. Some of the speakers slated to be at the event include Aniedi Udo-Obong, Developer and Product Manager at Google, Mark Essien, CEO of Hotels.ng, Celestine Omin, Engineering Manager, Paystack, Prosper Otemuyiwa, Developer Advocate at Apollo. You can also check out the event schedule. To register, get a ticket here.

3.
 Don't forget to:

+ Be at the forLoop Ghana anniversary event, "User-centered Product Design", on Saturday, the 3rd of November. If you'll be in Accra, save your seat here.

+ Attend GDG Devfest Lagos 2018. The event takes place on Saturday, the 3rd of November, and it will feature over 20 different sessions that cut across Android development, Machine Learning and more
If you haven't registered, do so here.
 

Jobs & Opportunities: 

- Gatsby is looking to hire an Open Source Maintainer. If you have maintained a repo before, have experience with build tools like Buck and Bazel, and experience with React, NodeJS, and GraphQL, and open source is your thing, apply here

- Google Code-In (GCI), the global online contest introducing students to open source development, has begun its 9th consecutive installment. Pre-university students from the ages of 13 to 17 that have their parents' and guardians' permission can register for the contest. Code-In with Google, this year, will run for 7 weeks until December 12th, 2018. If you know bright and interested youngsters, have them register
here.

- Google has announced its 10,000 Grow with Google Developer Scholarships in partnership with Pluralsight and Andela. The Google Developer Scholarships have given many developers in Africa the opportunity to learn and compete at a global level. Let's make it your turn this year. Check out all the details
here

-
Paystack is looking to hire amazing people to fill the following roles:
Senior Software Engineer, Front-end Engineer (Web experiences), Front-end Engineer (Product), and Product Designer.



- Off-Grid Electric is looking to hire a Junior Android Developer. If you're interested in this role, read all about the team you might get to work with, all the amazing things you'll do together, and apply here.

- Applications for the 
PyTorch Scholarship Challenge (courtesy of Facebook and Udacity) are still ongoing. 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.

- Opera Pay is looking to hire experienced Telemarketers and Customer Support Executives. You can apply for the
Telemarketer and the Customer Support Executive roles. If you know qualified/potentially interested candidates, share this with them.

 

On cool tools...
If you are building dope tools that the community needs to hear about, my DMs are open. If you're not, it's never too late to start.
 
A few good reads...

Here's our reading recommendation for the week:
Never Miss Out on forLoop Events Again
Never want to miss out on any forLoop meetup? Please do well to check out forloop.africa/meetups for details on all upcoming events. You can also enter your email on the form to get notified ahead of time. Also, check out the archive to see the ones that have gone on before.
 
This newsletter was written under the influence of NFWMB by Hozier

Have a great week ahead,

-
 Jennifer Onwudiwe,
Writer

- Solomon Osadolo,
 Editor
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