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Well, here's what tech is up to

1. Xstate v4.0 has been released. The new version of the Javascript state machine has a visualizer built with HTML, SVG, and React with emphasis on developer experience, and also comes with an in-built interpreter for running your statecharts in any or no framework. Here are the docs, the announcement post, and the new visualizer.

2. v8js, Google's high-performance open source Javascript engine, has announced that faster and easier-to-debug async functions are coming to v8, v7.2, and Chrome 72. You can read more about the v8js improvements.

3. Laravel Telescope v1.0.0 has been tagged! The new application debugging assistant from Laravel, helps you keep an eye on every request that comes into your application. Check out the official documentation here

4. @ChromiumDev has announced a $200,000 fund to kickstart development of performance-related features in web frameworks. To follow the initiative, you can register for interest here.

5. 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.


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.

- Airbus Bizlab, global aerospace accelerator, 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 

- The services of a mid-level developer are needed to build a freelance/talent hiring platform (think Upwork, Fiverr). If you're interested in this opportunity, send a mail with your resume and previous work to soloxpress[at]yahoo[dot]com.

- Join Andela as a Software Developer. Apply

- 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.

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

- 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

- 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...

Adewale Abati has built Devcomm. DevComm is a directory of tech practitioners in Nigeria who wish to identify with different tech communities, network with others in the industry, and find opportunities across the country.  The aim is to build a large network of people in tech and make communication among them easier. Devcomm is also an open source project, and contributions are highly welcome.

Jon Sneyers has made and released a naturally responsive image format, Free Universal Image Format (FUIF) (Did I hear some screaming?). Read all about it.

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:

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Have a great week ahead,

 Jennifer Onwudiwe,

- Solomon Osadolo,
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