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How a black engineer changed the video game industry forever + Work in the time of corona + Not a 'math person'? You may be better at learning to code than you think

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Hi everyone, How are you doing? I am oscillating between stress-reading coronavirus coverage and play
 

Code with Veni

March 15 · Issue #37 · View online
A newsletter by and for underrepresented coders

Hi everyone,
How are you doing? I am oscillating between stress-reading coronavirus coverage and playing with my 2-year-old.
I wasn’t sure if I should send this newsletter at a time like this. I hope if nothing else, this serves as a distraction to you.
Please take care and be patient with yourself and others. We are all trying to figure out how to manage this new reality. 💜
Veni

🎉 Get Inspired
Before Nintendo and Atari: How a black engineer changed the video game industry forever Before Nintendo and Atari: How a black engineer changed the video game industry forever
🙏 Words of Wisdom
Sheena Allen
Two of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in regards to networking.

1. The person who is the quietest in the room is probably the one you need to be trying connect with.

2. A lot of really important and connected people either don’t have social media or have like 100 followers.
Socially Distant Paola
A tweet got me thinking about my dev journey thus far. Don’t know if this will help anyone.

I graduated college at 26 with BA in English. Started iOS bootcamp at 32. Landed first dev job at 33. Promoted to senior at 38.

If you don’t have life figured out by 30, you have time.
🖥️ Learn
Git Explorer: Find the right git commands you need without digging through the web Git Explorer: Find the right git commands you need without digging through the web
Why site reliability is so important with Molly Struve
Better Blogging - Building Your Brand by Rachel Cheuk
HTML <audio> Tag by Samantha Ming
8 simple steps to start testing React Apps using React Testing Library and Jest by Ibrahima Ndaw
Python for non-programmers — live, weekly workshop by Reuven M. Lerner
How to Build A Feed App With React and Tailwind CSS by Oyetoke Toby
Understanding CSS Grid: Grid Template Areas by Rachel Andrew
Charming the Python: the basic basics by Vicki Langer
📝 Career
Work in the Time of Corona by Alice Goldfuss
Infants and Interviews by Christina Gorton
Get Hired: Handling Object-Oriented Design Questions by Sam
I Should Never Have Trusted HR To Keep My Secret by Liz Ryan
How to ask for help without feeling like a burden by Nick DeJesus
☕ Interesting Reads
Not a 'math person'? You may be better at learning to code than you think Not a 'math person'? You may be better at learning to code than you think
The Coronavirus Recession and What it Means for Developers by Shawn Wang
Quickly turning in-person meetups to virtual by Sarah Thiam
Changing the Open Source Status Quo by Aisha Blake
🤩 Discover
Our Time For Tech Our Time For Tech
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