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Issue #20 - February 20, 2019
Hope you all are having a great week!

Check out the Deconstruct Conf speaking opportunity below. I've never seen a CFP that's only for newbie speakers before. 
 
What's on my mind this week
  • Everything
  • Nothing
  • But also, for those of you just starting out in tech, do you know what your tech career path is going to be like? Have you thought about it? Some people just want to achieve the title of "senior". Or some might want to be team leads/managers. Or maybe you want to switch professions, while staying in tech, like going from a developer to a UX designer. Or maybe you just want to do what you're doing now for as long as you can. I'm still not 100% sure what I want for my career in the next few years. But I'm pretty sure I don't want to be in a lead/management role. And because I get bored so easily, it's possible that I won't always be primarily a developer. What about you?
Read
Things to read on the commute. 
The State of Remote Work - 2019 | Buffer
"How remote workers from around the world feel about remote work, the benefits and struggles that come along with it, and what it’s like to be a remote worker in 2019."

How should self driving cars choose who not to kill? | Morgan Meaker
This question "prompted Jean-François Bonnefon, Azim Shariff, and Iyad Rahwan to design an online quiz called The Moral Machine. Would you run over a man or a woman? An adult or a child? A dog or a human? A group or an individual?" Morgan Meaker interviewed the authors of this quiz, and asked about what they found from the results so far. 

The controversy surrounding OpenAI's GPT-2 | Ryan Lowe
OpenAI's GPT-2 is so good at generating realistic/human-quality text that they're not releasing the trained model, due to concerns about how it can be misused. Ryan Lowe writes about the research and the controversy surrounding the model. 
Get Hired
Get a job in tech.
How to fail a programming interview | @edaqa
"I've conducted many interviews. There are many reasons why I reject people, but there are recurring themes." Here are some of the most common reasons why someone might get rejected. 

How to follow a recruiter's logic in your portfolio | Anett Illes
How to set up your UX portfolio so that it's ready for recruiters

Things you should never say when interviewing for a dev role | Isabel Nyo
Don't make a bad impression during your interview. 

What to say when you negotiate salary | Alison Green
When it comes to salary negotiation, sometimes the less you say, the better

Should I accept coding challenges for a potential job? | Spiro Floropoulos
Is it possible to just say "no" to a coding challenge? Maybe. They suck, and they usually don't pay. And people are busy. Applying for jobs takes enough time already. Along with whiteboarding interviews and ridiculous algorithm challenges, I wouldn't mind seeing unpaid coding challenges disappear from the tech interview process. 
Level Up
Learn, grow, & get promoted. 
5 UX best practices for successful self tracking apps | Timea Falmann
How to improve the UX in your next self tracking app project. 

The ultimate guide to memorable tech talks | Nina Zakharenko
How to make your tech talks awesome, from choosing a topic to practicing and delivery. 

How to choose a UX course | Dan Oliver
If you're learning UX, should you do a bootcamp, online course, or get a degree? Here are some tips on how to choose a course. 

7 steps to mastering basic machine learning with Python | Matthew Mayo
"This first post will start from zero, and get readers to the point of having set up an environment, gained an understanding of Python, and tried out a variety of algorithms for different scenarios."
Events & Opportunities
Conferences, scholarships, & other opportunities.
Deconstruct Conf CFP - ONLY for newbie speakers! | Seattle, July 11-12
Please apply to this! I'm begging you. I mean, what other conference opens up a CFP that's only available to people who have never spoken before? I think that's awesome. Plus, they'll cover your travel and give you $2000 to speak. They are especially interested in people from underrepresented groups, but anyone can apply. People outside the US may apply as well. The deadline is March 31st. 

Global Diversity CFP Day | March 2nd, Worldwide
If you've never spoken at a conference before, but you want to apply to the amazing opportunity above, check out this event. Local workshops will be held around the world to help new speakers prepare for their first conference talks. 

Microconf Scholarships | March 26-28, Las Vegas
"MicroConf is the world's biggest conference for the world's smallest self-funded software companies. Our goal is to provide a community for online entrepreneurs who want to learn how to build a business without giving up substantial equity to traditional Angel and VC funds." Apply by February 26th. 
Keziyah's Picks
Apps, tools, and other things I like.
This Person Does Not Exist 
Every time you refresh the page, you get a new AI generated face. Pretty creepy/cool. 
Jobs
Gotta pay the rent. 

Pssst - if you don't meet all the requirements, apply anyway.
Prodpad - Frontend Dev | Brighton, UK

Prodpad - Backend Dev | Brighton, UK

Universe - Product Designer | Brooklyn or remote


Kustomer - Implementations Engineer | NYC

Kustomer - Test Automation Engineer | NYC


Kustomer - Backend Software Engineer | NYC

Kustomer - Frontend Software Engineer | NYC


Crowdskout - DevOps Engineer  | Washington, DC

Ask Whai - UI Designer | Chicago, Remote

NWDA Labs - Software Engineer | NYC, Remote

Button - Internships and FT positions in design, data, and engineering | NYC

Dough - Software Engineer | Boston

Scientist.com - (Junior) Data Engineer | Remote

Goodlord LTD - Frontend Dev | London

Goodlord LTD - Backend Dev | London


 
Also, check out the remote roles on the job board
Thank You
Thank you to all of the patrons, and to Yoav Givati for being a Silver level sponsor. 

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This week, I'm trying not to sabotage myself. 

Until next week,

Keziyah
 
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