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Guide to contributing to Open Source + How to get your first job as a self-taught developer + What’s the best way to upgrade an outdated codebase


Diversify Tech

March 8 · Issue #36 · View online

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Happy International Women’s Day!
I’ve wanted to share some news since January. With 2020 being what it has been, it was hard to celebrate.
Today seemed like a good day. I’m excited to share that I am now working full-time on Diversify Tech. It’s been a long time in the making. I am both excited and nervous. You can find a little bit of the story here.
- Veni

🎉 Get Inspired
The Many Shades of 'Out' The Many Shades of 'Out'
Nevertheless, Molossus Spondee Coded
Penelope: Nevertheless, She
🙏 Words of Wisdom
For anyone out there who is new to tech...

Don’t let this Twitter shit convince you you’re being lazy if you don’t feel like doing more tech work at the end of your work day of 8-9 hours of tech work.

You can be passionate about tech and want to do other shit in your free time.
#learntocode is not always a linear path. Sometimes you first learn and then apply. While other times you learn ⭐️while applying. Be open to both #100DaysOfCode #cultivatingcoders #womenwhocode #codify #tech
🖥️ Learn
A Beginner’s Guide to Contributing to Open Source by Janessa Tran
Building A Small Node API On Glitch by Tiffany R. White
Learn to Code with Pico-8 Games by Nadya Primak
How I set up VSCode for productivity? by Zoe Chew
Calling vs. Referencing in JavaScript by Alicia Fasciocco
How To Create a API Wrapper in PHP to Fetch your Latest Posts by Erika Heidi
15 Tips For Someone New To Web Development by Will Johnson
A Practical Guide to Testing… by Katrina Clokie
📝 Career
How to get your first job as a self-taught developer by Virginia Balseiro
Passing the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam by Inyene Essien
I’ve Read 1000+ Cover Letters, and THIS Is What Will Get You the Interview by Madeline Mann
☕ Interesting Reads
Ask an expert: What’s the best way to upgrade an outdated codebase? by Tomasz Kania-Orzeł
You are an amazing designer. Don’t let your English stop you. - Jihee Kim
🤩 Discover
Open Peeps, Hand-Drawn Illustration Library Open Peeps, Hand-Drawn Illustration Library
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