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Happy Sunday!

I'm filled with so much positivity, and I hope you are too.

The forLoop Calabar maiden meetup was a success! Many important issues were discussed, insight was shared, and fun was had. If you couldn't be at the event, you can follow the hashtag #forLoopCalabar to catch up.

1. The forLoop Ghana family will be a year old, come November. In the last one year, they have hosted 3 developer meetups and a university hackathon. Time really flies when you're doing great work, I'd say. On the 3rd of November, forLoop Ghana will host their first anniversary meetup. You can follow the hashtag #forLoopGhana for the juicy details to come.

2. Cloudinary has announced the launch of its Engineering blog. The blog will put the spotlight on all the behind-the-scenes engineering and design that go into the platform. Check it out.

3. Devfest, a festival that celebrates the tech profession and brings developers together to learn from leaders and peers all around the world, will hold its Lagos festival, GDG Devfest Lagos 2018 on Saturday, the 3rd of November. The event is focused on digital wellbeing and its importance in the development and consumption of software and all things digital. The Call For Speakers is currently open, and if you would like to speak at the event, you can submit a topic proposal here before the 24th of October. To attend the event, you can register here.


+ Don't forget to:

+ Be at Ingressive's Tech Meets Entertainment Summit (TMES), "Building Investment-ready companies in Nigeria", from the 24th - 25th of October. The summit will give insight into maximizing impact and monetizing relationships in the tech and entertainment sectors. You can register to attend here.

Jobs & Opportunities: 

- Paystack is hiring, and they're looking to add a Senior Software Engineer to their team. If you have 4+ years of experience in software development, you've built products, worked with several functional programming languages, and have a knowledge of Unix based systems, hurry and apply.

- 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...
Did you know that as a developer, you're an artist? No? Well, okay.

But, you should totally check out this computational framework that lets you create beautiful art (literally) with code.

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:
  • In this article, David Evbodaghe talks about he how got on his Machine Learning journey, competed in a hackathon, and how he's gone so far and learned so much in a very short time.
  • If you've always wanted to write a technical article but never actually written one, Oghenekevwe Ochuko's first ever article on "Understanding Javascript Array Iteration Methods" might inspire you to finally write yours.
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 lemon tea and the anticipation for breakfast.

Have a great week ahead,

-
 Jennifer Onwudiwe,
Writer

- Solomon Osadolo,
 Editor
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