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Issue #25 - April 10, 2019
Hey, how's it going everyone? If you're wondering why you didn't hear from me last week, it's because I was sick. Honestly, even if I weren't, it probably still would have been hard to get the newsletter out because these days I have trouble doing everything, even things like getting out of bed and eating.  

This newsletter is one of the few things I can actually (try to) get done on a regular basis. I haven't been doing a lot on the job search because I simply can't. And when I do, it doesn't end well. Like on Sunday, I tried to do a timed code test, but I was still recovering from my cold so my brain couldn't function properly, I felt horrible, and I couldn't concentrate. So I just let the time run out. 

I need something else to keep me occupied and make me feel like I'm ~ doing things ~ and not just scrolling through Twitter and watching YouTube videos all day. So I signed up for an online UX bootcamp. I've been wanting to formally study UX for the longest time. And I guess now I have the time to do that. I'm really looking forward to it. Would you all be interested in blog post updates throughout the course?
Featured Job
Looking for an IT role with an NBA team?

The Golden State Warriors is looking for an Integration Specialist/Integration Architect

"It is an exciting time in our history as we break ground, in every sense. We are always looking for extraordinary people to share our journey and create new pathways. If you want a rewarding experience and the opportunity to learn from one of sport's and entertainment's best, join our growing team."

Check out the job description for more info and how to apply. 

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Get Hired
Get a job in tech.
The 30 minute guide to rocking your code interview | Yangshun Tay
"Hence I spent the last three months figuring out how to improve my coding interview skills and eventually received offers from the big tech companies. In this post, I’ll be sharing the insights and tips I gained along the way."

Thread - Companies that hire juniors | @runhappylife
"In my job hunt I noticed there is not a lot of companies that encourage the hiring of juniors and provide mentoring. If you work for a company that does support & develop juniors please tweet your company name. I’d love to work where I support and mentor juniors."

Creating a UX portfolio with no UX experience | Sarah Doody
"Most job descriptions require X years of experience—but what if you don’t have any experience? What if this will be the first UX role that you’ll be hired for?"

Your first dev job hunt: It sucks, and you're not alone | @tuni_tech
"A lot of blog posts talk about strategies on how to find your first developer job, but rarely people talk about what it actually feels like. Well, it sucks!"

Notes from interviewing as a data scientist | Jay Feng
"Overall a few trends stood out to me during the interviewing process that I figured would be helpful for anyone looking for a data scientist role. In addition I received many technical interview questions that generalized what I encountered many times over."
Level Up
Learn, grow, & get promoted. 
How We Used Gatsby.js to Build a Blazing Fast E-Commerce Site | Mae Capozzi
"These are the tools we used to build shopflamingo.com, why it works as well as it does, and how you can build similar applications to provide your users with performant, accessible experiences."

FREE book: Learning JavaScript Design Patterns | Addy Osmani
Yay for free stuff! "This book is targeted at professional developers wishing to improve their knowledge of design patterns and how they can be applied to the JavaScript programming language."

How to make impact as a junior UXer | Oksana Ivanova
"Knowing that you are junior never adds any confidence. But being junior in UX is a true blessing, I have to say...here I’d like to provide all juniors with some ideas, thoughts, and an actionable materials to start shaping the UX career of your dreams."

Top 10 Coding Mistakes Made by Data Scientists | Norman Niemer
Common coding mistakes that data scientists make.

How to avoid leaking secrets to the npm registry | Liran Tal
"It is important to take npm security into account for both frontend, and backend developers. Leaking secrets is an easy mistake that can happen for you at work or when you work on your open source projects."
Events & Opportunities
Conferences, scholarships, & other opportunities.
Blockchain developer bootcamp scholarship 
Apply by April 15th for a scholarship for the next program starting in May.

Google Podcasts creator program
This is a podcast accelerator for underrepresented groups. You don't need to already have a podcast to apply. "Selected teams will receive seed funding and participate in an intensive training program." Apply by April 14th. 

$1000 scholarships to Develop Camp by Mom's Can Code 
"We're giving away TWO $1,000 scholarships to Develop Camp! In order to be eligible for a scholarship, completion of our #90DaysofCode Challenge is required."

Scholarships for WOC to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration | October 1-4 - Orlando, FL
"This year, AnitaB.org is thrilled to be offering two additional opportunities for women of color from underrepresented groups and women from untapped pathways to attend the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC 19)."
Keziyah's Picks
Apps, tools, and other things I like.
Coding Coach Mentors
Find a code mentor. 

absurd.design
Free absurd illustrations for your projects. 
Jobs
Gotta pay the rent. 
SumUp Engineering - Junior Frontend Engineer | Berlin
See this tweet

Krit - Frontend Dev | Remote
See this tweet. "Anyone from junior to mid-level is totally cool, you just need to be eager to learn and self-motivated!"

Staycation - Product Design Internship | Paris

BabyCenter - Junior UI/UX Designer | San Francisco

Lilly - Web Developer | Indiana, USA


UX Studio Team - UI/UX Designer | Budapest

Amazon - UX Designer | Seattle

See this tweet. "Come work with me on the Kindle team at Amazon. We are hiring for several UX roles (junior to senior). This UX role works closely with me and is junior to mid."

SF Chronicle - Newsroom Developer | San Francisco
See this tweet. "Hey #NICAR19 @EvanWagstaff and I are around if you are interested or even a bit curious about the Junior Dev job on the Interactive Team at @sfchronicle."

SeatGeek - UX Researcher | New York

Simple Contacts - Frontend Engineer | New York or Remote
Thank You
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This week, I'm trying my best. 

Until next week,

Keziyah
 
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