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Hello you!

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2019!

I hope you enjoyed the holidays, and your year has gotten off to a great start. If you had to work through the break, I hope you find some time to rest soon.

2018 had so many wins and lessons, and I'm super excited about how much more 2019 holds.

In the spirit of taking stock of the past year, and setting goals for this year, here's our 2018 roundup, State of the forLoop Africa 2018 Report, written by one of our founders, Prosper Otemuyiwa. In it, Prosper details the impact that the forLoop Africa community made in 2018 - over 25 meetups across Africa, meetups in tertiary institution campuses, and our plans for expansion to 10 more countries this year. Rah! Make sure to read the report to see the big plans in there.

To get further inspired, you can also read:
Prosper Otemuyiwa's personal 2018 account, 2018 in review: Shattering Expectations
Ire Aderinokun's 2018, Month by Month.
Dan Abramov's Things I Don't Know as of 2018.

This is also a year of new beginnings and consistency. To kick off your 2019 boldly, sign up for Workshop Saturdays (by forLoop Africa and the Andela Learning Community). #ALCwithforLoop Workshop Saturdays is a six-week hands-on, collaborative workshop where you get to work on a project with other software developers. These projects will be built with React and NodeJS.
Workshop Saturdays will hold at 10am every Saturday at the Andela Epic Towers, Lagos. If this sounds like the start of the year you're trying to have, save your spot here.


Jobs & Opportunities: 
VanHack is still listing amazing opportunities to join tech teams in Canada. Check out the openings for Senior Front-end Engineer (React), Data Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, and Full Stack Javascript Engineer. If you're new to Vanhack, register and create your profile here to begin, and if you're an existing VanHack talent, apply here. 

- Join Andela as a Software Developer in 2019. Send in your application here.

- One Finance and Investments Ltd, the parent company of Paylater, is hiring to fill the following positions: Junior Software QA, Senior Software Engineer, and Senior Android Developer. Apply if you see something that catches your eye. 



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.

More good stuff to read...

Here are our first reading recommendations for the year:

Never Miss Out on forLoop Events Again
Never want to miss out on any forLoop meetup? Please do well to check out 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.
Have an amazing week ahead,
 Jennifer Onwudiwe,

- Solomon Osadolo,
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