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Happy Sunday!
We've just stepped into the 46th week of 2018. We've got six more weeks to go, and I hope you're ready to take them on.

1. The forLoop Asaba marked its one year anniversary yesterday. Since the community was created a year ago, it has successfully hosted two events. If you'd like to congratulate them, you can tweet a happy birthday message at @forLoopAsaba.

2. On Github's "The state of the Octoverse: Regional Spotlight", Nigeria is featured as one of the fastest growing countries by Github orgs, tech communities, and Dev contributors. Check out the stats and all the great stuff Nigerian developers are doing. 

3. On the 16th of November, GDG Uyo will be hosting DevFest Uyo 2018. The event will be bringing together Google Technology industry leaders (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) and enthusiasts. You can check out the event schedule. To register, get a ticket here.

4. Join GDG Ghana on the 24th of November as they host DevFest Accra 2018. The event will feature hands-on Google-tech sessions. If you'll be in the city, cop your seat here. Hurry! Registration closes soon.


 

Jobs & Opportunities: 
- 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 here
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- 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.

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...
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:
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 noodles and fruit juice.

Have a great week ahead,

-
 Jennifer Onwudiwe,
Writer

- Solomon Osadolo,
 Editor
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