100 Awesome Tabby Cats and Low-Hanging Fruit: TGIF (100)

posted by Jenn

TGIF 100! – Thank Grohl, Gauss, Glob, Galileo and Science it’s Friday, and again it’s time for our weekly reading recommendations, prepared to help you get some good reading time on your weekend. This week they’re curated for you by Jenn.

First, we kick things off with a short list (shorter than 100, that is) of hundreds of awesome things. We hope you enjoy!

100 Awesome 💯

💁100 Awesome Women In The Open-Source Community You Should Know

🍂100 Awesome Little Things You Forget to Cherish

📊100 Awesome Technology Infographics to Spark Your Imagination

100+ Awesome Essential Questions

🗿100 Awesome Blogs for History Junkies

🕷100 Awesome Objects from The Comic Universe

🎨100 Brilliant Color Combinations and How to Apply Them to Your Designs

💉100 Awesome Shark Tattoos???

👴100+ Totally Awesome Lego Learning Ideas to Squash Boredom

📸The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop

Open Source

selfcare.tech – a repository of self-care resources for developers & others

Towards the end of 2016, we’re running the largest survey of the open source community to date, the results of which will be an open dataset for us all to use and learn from. Take The Open Source Survey now

TOAST (or the Talk on a Small Thing) Episode 2: No Code on Slides - Nolan Lawson. How to make a talk without overwhelming the audience with technical details ? Nolan Lawson shares his tips and tricks.


What The Flexbox?! – A simple, free 20 video course that will help you master CSS Flexbox!

I can’t even count the number of marketing posts I’ve seen pulled off of startups’ blogs because of harmful, exclusionary or oppressive language. This happens in part because of the lack of training materials to help writers get things right. Offering a fast way to check whether terminology is inappropriate means that the writers putting together job postings, documentation, and other content will be able to make their writing more inclusive — creating ripple effects through our industry. Building an Inclusive Style Guide the Tech Industry Needs

Is copy the same as content? Can copy influence design? Professional copywriter Stephanie Morillo joins the show to explain copywriting and how it impacts user experience. CtrlClickCast, Episode 77: Copywriting and the User Experience with Stephanie Morillo

The Web and Development

On How Your Brain is Conspiring Against You Making Good Software – A talk from Jenna Zeigen at JSConf Iceland.

Tabby Cat generates a new furry friend in every tab.

The Apache CouchDB development community is proud to announce the immediate availability of version 2.0 for CouchDB.

Opera’s Free VPN, Built Right Into the Browser, Rolls Out For Everyone

The Tech World and Culture

Our culture informs who we are and where we are going and who we are taking along for the ride. Today, the JavaScript community and culture is me: straight, white, male, upper middle class, Westerner with all the privilege in the world. And that’s great…for me. And everyone who looks like me. But, most of the people on this planet do not look like me, and if we are buiding a future for everyone, we need to have representatives of everyone participate in the making of that future. Jan Lehnardt, The state of the JavaScript Community, from JSConf Iceland

7 Female Coders Who Paved the Way for Women in Tech

These days, our industry is flooded with a lot of new technologies and sometimes we feel overwhelmed by all of them. When we talked about this issues with our mentor Gregor Martynus and our coaches Omid Hezaveh and Esko Luontola, we learned how to have a positive attitude from them. Rails Girls Summer of Code Hoodie team, Team Rookies in Part Two of the Happy Journey RGSoC 2016 Team Rookies :D


Meet the Hoodie community at one or more of these fine events:

Offline Camp: California November 4-7, Santa Margarita (CA), US

Node Interactive North America, November 29-December 2, Austin (TX), US

NodeConf Budapest, January 20, Budapest, Hungary

Events from our friends

CSSConf, September 26-27, Boston (MA), US

JSConf Colombia, October 7-8, Medellín, Colombia

NodeConf EU, October 16-20, Kilkenny, Ireland

Node.js Italian Conference, October 22, Desenzano, Italy

NodeConf Argentina, November 18-19, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Business

…a 2009 analysis of 506 companies found that firms with more racial or gender diversity had more sales revenue, more customers, and greater profits. A 2016 analysis of more than 20,000 firms in 91 countries found that companies with more female executives were more profitable. In a 2011 study management teams exhibiting a wider range of educational and work backgrounds produced more-innovative products. Diverse Teams Feel Less Comfortable — and That’s Why They Perform Better

The myth of low-hanging fruit – Be careful when you use the word “easy” to describe other people’s jobs.

Google’s HR Boss: Stop Asking Candidates About Their Current Salary

We <3

Where we’ve been so far. Cool graphic!

Introducing the World’s most chilled Koala

The Google Doodle for The First Day of Fall!

Avoid Humans, Your temporary respite from the masses.

And because it’s officially fall, The Story Behind The Greatest Halloween Video Ever In The History Of The Internet.

Have a nice weekend!