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Issue #3 - October 24th, 2018

Hi everyone. Be sure to check out some of the resources below. 
As always, if you'd like to be featured in this newsletter, just fill out this form and I'll get back to you within a week. Features will be back in next week's issue, and I think you're really going to enjoy the ones I have coming up.

Also, follow @JuniorsInTech on Twitter!

I Know the Salaries of Thousands of Tech Employees

A must read piece by Jackie Luo, an engineer at Square. It's so important for everyone, especially people in underrepresented & marginalized groups, to talk to co-workers and colleagues in the industry about salaries and benefits. How else would you know if you're being underpaid?

Tech Companies Are Getting Free Work Out of Job Applicants

About unpaid design challenges during the interview process, and what to do about them.

Designing UX in an App for People With Disabilities — Case Study

How a team of UX designers tackled Route4U, an app that crowdsources data about accessibility in transportation.

Google Interview Questions Deconstructed: The Knight’s Dialer

This may be useful to those of you who are interviewing for software engineering positions. In this series, Google interviewer Alex Golec shares advice on how to answer specific types of questions.

Impress for success: Strategic ways to seem more hireable

This blog by Catt Small, a Sr. Product Designer at Etsy, provides insight into what hiring managers look for, as well as practical tips for what you can do online and in person to make yourself more hireable. Find more advice on this topic in this Twitter thread.

App Academy Open (Free Curriculum)

One of the leading software development bootcamps, App Academy, has released their curriculum for free.

The best front-end hacking cheatsheets — all in one place.

Cheatsheets for JavaScript and JS frameworks, SCSS, GraphQL, and more.

Deep Mind is open sourcing TRFL

This is a new library for writing reinforcement learning agents in TensorFlow.

Upcase, the online learning platform, is now free

They have intermediate/advanced courses on TDD, Ruby on Rails, Git, and more.

How to Learn Data Science if You're Broke

A roadmap with links to free/low cost resources for learning data science.

ProductCon - TODAY (Oct. 24th) - Los Angeles and Online

Not sure if you'll still be able to register by the time this goes out. But #ProductCon, the product management conference by Product School, is live streaming their event online for free.

Aspiring Female Engineers: Choosing a Coding Bootcamp

October 29th: Career Karma and Women Who Code SF are hosting a free event on how to choose a coding bootcamp. There will be a panel featuring bootcamp grads who work at companies such as Lyft and Postmates.

freeCodeCamp JAMStack Hackathon

November 3-4: freeCodeCamp is having a hackathon in SF and online. See the link to register. Tickets are free.

Serverless NYC

October 30th: A conference on serverless.

#PerfMatters 2019 Call For Presentations

Apply to speak at the #PerfMatters conference. Deadline for the CFP is November 15th.

Internships + temporary

Google AI Residency Program

Applications for the 2019 cohort of this research based residency program are open now. According to the FAQ, they "highly encourage candidates with non-traditional backgrounds and experiences from all over the world to apply to our program."

Twitter Academy Internship

This is a 12 week summer internship for second year students in tech who are Black, Latinx, or Native American. The deadline to apply is November 4th.

The 15 Best Associate and Rotational Product Manager Programs

Not a job listing, but a list of PM programs for those who have less experience or are just starting out.

Full Time - Dev

Software Developers (Full Time & Interns) - Jupiter - Toronto or Remote "for the right candidates"

For the full time position, check out this Twitter thread for more details, or go straight to the job description. From the description: "We're open to candidates who have different development backgrounds as long as you have a very healthy learner's mentality. We hire for potential not years in the field." They also have internships available. Also see CEO Helen Tran's thread about why you should want to work there. Deadline: November 14th.

This week I'm: 
  • catching up on my to-do list
  • probably writing more to-do lists
Hope the rest of your week goes well, 

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