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Hey, I hope you've had the most blissful Sunday.

Here's what I've got for you;

Four years after Google first open-sourced its home-grown automated build and test tool, Bazel, it has hit v1.0 and general availability. Read more about Google's Bazel here

- Ubuntu v19 has been released. Codenamed Eoan Ermine, the new Ubuntu version packs Kubernetes delivery at the edge, multi-cloud infrastructure economics, an integrated AI/ML developer experience, and more. Check out the release notes here.

- According to the Angular release schedule, Angular 9.0 is due for release sometime next month. With the beta version announced in September, here's what to expect in the official Angular 9 release.

- Laravel 6.3 has been released. The new version packs Array cache driver support for Locking. Read more about the changes and improvements here.

- In this article, @opeispo shares How I wrote a JSON parser in Go.

It's still Hacktoberfest szn for the next 18 days!
The annual, month-long celebration of open source has returned for the 6th year in a row, this October. If you're an open-source lover, this month is another chance to change the world one pull request at a time. Check out all the details you need to register and join the open source fun here.

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!


Facebook Developer Circles (Accra) will be hosting a joint meetup with the JS Kongress community on the 26th of October, 2019. If you'll be in the city, hurry and RSVP now.

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.

- 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: 

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 is still listing amazing opportunities to join great tech teams in Canada and other parts of the world. Check out the openings for Site Reliability/DevOps Engineers, Product Manager, Senior Python Engineer, Data Scientist, Intermediate/Senior Laravel 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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 Jennifer Onwudiwe,

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