What awesome things have you been up to? Saving the world? Whatever your great big plans are, work on them and bring them to life.
Here's what you didn't know a while ago:
1. Google Chrome Developers have announced the beta version of 'web.dev'.
web.dev is a brand new site that helps you take actionable steps to build apps according to the modern capabilities of web. It's in open beta and they'd love for you to sign up, test your site, see how the product works, and leave them feedback.
3. The Lagos chapter of Google Business Groups, a non-profit community of business professionals who share ideas about Google web technologies for business success, will be hosting Bizfest Lagos 2018 on the 23rd of November. Entrepreneurs, aspiring business owners, developers, and marketing professionals are welcome. Register here to attend.
4. Don't forget to be at
+ The forLoop Ilorin maiden meetup themed, "Starting Your Career As A Developer", on the 24th of November. The Call for papers is out; if you'd like to speak at the event, send your talk proposal here.
+ GDG Ghana on the 24th of November as they host DevFest Accra 2018. The event will feature Google tech talks and hands-on sessions. To attend, get your ticket here.
+ GDG Uyo's DevFest Uyo 2018 on the 16th of November. The event will bring 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. Check out the event schedule and get a ticket here.
Jobs & Opportunities
- eHealth Africa is partnering with Kaduna Bureau of Statistics and ColabKD to host a hackathon, KadHack2018: Developing Solutions for Sustainable Social Development in Kaduna. The hackathon seeks to provide innovation and solutions for the Kaduna state education and agriculture sectors. If you feel the call to innovate, and compete in this hackathon, sign up here.
- Global aerospace accelerator, Airbus Bizlab, in collaboration with GIZ Make-it, Inno Circle, and MEST Africa, has announced the launch of the second edition of its #Africa4FutureChallenge. The challenge is set to engage early-stage startups, in 54 African countries, who are actively working on solutions related to Automation and Drones, Electrification, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Data analytics, Material composites & Manufacturing.
The challenge runs all the way to the 30th of November; interested and eligible startups can find more details and submit their challenge proposal here.
- Join Andela as a Software Developer. Apply here.
- SB Telecoms, an ICT firm building a Human Resource solution, TAMS, is looking to hire a Front-end developer and a UI/UX designer. If you're interested in any of the positions, send your resume through to recruitment[at]sbtelecoms[dot]com.
- A fintech company is looking to hire a Full-stack developer with at least 3 years' experience working with Java. If this role interests you, check out the details and apply.
- Big Cabal Media, the brains behind Tech Cabal; one of the most authoritative tech blogs in Nigeria, is looking to hire a Community Manager for its pan-African technology forum, Radar. If you're interested, check out the details and requirements.
- One Finance, the fintech company behind the consumer lending product, Paylater, is looking to hire amazing people to fill the following roles: Junior Software QA/Support Engineer, Senior Android Developer, and Senior Software Engineer.
- 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.
- 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 Building Things...
Nenne Nwodo, a full stack web developer and Google Associate Android Developer, has built Med Manager; an Android application that helps people keep track of their medication. You can find the code for Med Manager and other interesting products Nenne has worked on, on her Github page.
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This newsletter was written under the influence of Turn by The Wombats.
Retired Superhero. Editor.