I hope you've had an amazing week thus far. We've come to the end of the month of open source - well, almost. If you're yet to contribute, you can still take a stab at it in November. It's never too late to contribute.
Meanwhile, good news; one of our favourite startups, Eden Life, is running free trials (could your favourite startup ever?) for a whole week! If you're curious about the service and would like to try it out before you fully commit, this is your chance. Join the list here, and tell your friends.
On to other stuff;
- VueJS devtools v5.3 has been released. New features include the ability to group VueX getters by module, focus on and inspect single VueX modules, bug fixes and more.
- Laravel 6.4.1 has been released. Check out the release notes to see fixes, changes, and new features.
- Here are three exciting new features that come in the recently released Vue 3.0.
- About a year ago, Google rolled out .new links to act as shortcuts to direct actions for users, helping them to create new Google documents. Today, Google announced that the .new domain will be coming to the rest of the web. Now, entities and companies can get their own .new domain and make provision for the links to lead their users to new actions within their web app.
Microsoft and Spotify have obtained their own .new links; word.new and playlist.new respectively, and other shortcuts made possible by dot new. Read more about it here.
- In this article, @BennyOgidan shares how to structure your React application using Atomic Design principles.
- GDG DevFest Lagos, the annual African developer festival, is set to host its 2019 edition on the 2nd of November 2019. Last year, the developer festival hosted up to 2000 developers, engineers, designers, and tech entrepreneurs from within and outside Africa. This year, the festival will focus on resources, platforms, and guidelines that actively support the progress of developers' careers.
To attend the conference, hurry and cop your seat here.
- The Laravel Nigeria Community will be hosting Nigeria's biggest PHP Conference on the 16th of November 2019.
If you would like to attend the conference, simply RSVP here, now.
- The Open Source Community Africa has announced the first-ever Open Source Festival in Nigeria. The festival is set to take place from the 20th to 22nd of February, 2020. The festival is accepting papers for topics relating to open source in general, and will also encourage speakers to submit talks on what’s new with web development, Hardware & IoT, ML/AL/DL, Technical writing, and Open Source design. If you would like to speak on any of the following, you can submit your paper here.
- [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.
It's still Hacktoberfest szn for the next 8 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. Happy contributing!
Also, don't forget to stay glued to your inbox 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!
- 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
- Flutterwave is looking to hire a DevOps Engineer. If you have the tech chops and you're interested in Fintech, check out the requirements and apply here. Application deadline: 31st October, 2019.
- Kuda Bank is looking to hire a Database Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, and a QA Engineer. If you'd like to join the digital bank, check out the requirements and apply here.
- Naija Hacks, one of Africa's biggest annual hackathons will be returning for its 2019 edition from the 7th to 14th of December. This year's hackathon will feature pitches, demos, competitions, and award presentation (on the 17th of December). Emerging projects from the hackathon will be matched to related companies and mentors for funding and guidance. Register here to meet and hack with over 1300 hackers across the country, or even be a mentor. Lots of prizes are up for grabs at the completion of the hackathon.
- Qode Hub (Accra) is looking to hire a Mobile App Developer (iOS & Android). If you're interested in this role, send your resume over to careers[at]qodehub[dot]com with the subject Mobile Developer [Your fullname].
- VanHack has listed new openings and opportunities in tech companies in Canada and other parts of the world. Check out the openings for AWS DevOps Engineer, Product Manager, Backend Python Engineer, Senior Android 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.
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