Hacktober thumbs high level dumplings: TGIF (101)

posted by Jenn

TGIF! – Thank Grohl, Gauss, Glob, Galileo and Science it’s Friday-adjacent (okay Saturday), and again it’s time for our weekly reading recommendations, prepared to help you get some good reading time on your weekend. As usual, they’re curated for you by Jenn. Enjoy!

Open Source

Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in the global community! DigitalOcean and GitHub team up to celebrate and support open source.

Today we met to talk about Open Source Communities and editorial contributors, and how to bring both together.

Yahoo open sources its porn-detecting neural network


The Thumb Zone: Designing For Mobile Users

Different languages and cultures require different design considerations for typography and copy. This agency in Japan explains nuances of Japanese type. Seven rules for perfect Japanese typography

Design against Distraction to Make Your Life Better

Emoji outlines

The Web and Development

YouTube’s new “offline first” product for India treats telcos as damage and routes around them

New Employee: Can you give me a high level overview of how the system works?

Better living through documentation

The Tech World and Culture

This Old-Ass Commodore 64 Is Still Being Used to Run an Auto Shop in Poland

This app fuels the illicit trade of dumplings and pork knuckles in Southern California

I work in a book store, so I thought, I wonder if you can Scrum that? The answer is… potentially, yes. Scrum at the Book Store


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

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

On building a culture of documentation

Since technology now literately [sic] touches almost everyone and it is no longer the playground of just a few, it isn’t economically prudent to build products and services that don’t reflect the needs and desires of large portions of the population. Strategies For Attracting More of the “Underrepresented” Onto the Conference Stage

We Need a Better Way to Visualize People’s Skills

We <3

Solange Knowles in Conversation with Tavi Gevinson About “A Seat at the Table“

Beautifully designed pronoun stickers for event badges. (And they’re free for download!)


No Mr. Die, I expect you to Bond.

I’m so mad I looked at this so now you have to, too.

This very season appropriate Venn Diagram


Have a nice weekend!