100 Awesome Tabby Cats and Low-Hanging Fruit: TGIF (100)
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 💯
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.
The Tech World and Culture
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
…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.
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!