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Month: June 2018

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Know JavaScript? Impress Your Friends With A Custom Snapchat Augmented Reality Lens

“Erika Archer” From Mixamo JavaScript isn’t just for websites. You can use it for many other creative projects including…drum roll… Augmented Reality! As a traditional web JavaScript developer, the task might seem a little daunting. You might have no idea how…

Want to Work in Tech without Coding?

Do you ever see people do fabulous things with tech and want to do exactly the same but when you see a line of code, your brain just stops functioning? Have you ever wished to work, contribute and just be…

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Our Patreon Supporters Funded our First Paid Employee

Dan To our new social media manager This week we hired our first paid employee! This has only been possible because of our Patreon supporters. We can only afford to have her work 5 hrs a week at the moment. Her name…

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5 Ally Actions | Jun 29, 2018

Each week, we share five simple steps to take to create a more inclusive workplace. 1. When You Hear These Red Flags, Pay Attention Last week, we came across “When You Hear _______, Pay Attention.” It’s a handy list of…

This is why Video Games are the Future of Education

Redefining learning through technology, and why it matters Photo by samuel lopez on Unsplash Though I may be affixed firmly at the intersection between Tech and Snark, my main modus operandi is actually education. I believe that knowledge is power, and access…

Tech Leading Ladies: Overcoming obstacles to leadership

photo courtesy of SEEK seek.com.au Women are uniquely placed in this moment in time to excel in tech leadership positions. Executives are realising that characteristics we strongly attribute to and encourage in our girls and women, such as empathy, compassion…

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When You Hear _______, Pay Attention

The Diversity and Inclusion version Photo of a Red Warning Flag on a beach, by Graham Keen via Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0 Last week, John Cutler published “When You Hear _______, Pay Attention.” It’s a handy list of hints that could…

Accelerators remain crucial in business development

The opportunities presented to businesses at the startup stage are phenomenal. Various outlets such as crowdfunding platforms have launched countless products and companies into mainstream popularity, including the Pebble E-Paper Watch, the Ouya, the Oculus Rift, and more. Other than…

15 Amazing Women Who Have Broken Glass Ceilings in Tech

Image: J. Brew on Flickr Many people point out that despite substantial progress concerning gender equality, the tech sector is still a male-dominated industry. Regardless of that fact, women throughout history have boldly shattered glass ceilings with actions that forever changed…

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Feature Interview — Ramsha Arshad, Solutions Architect at Red Hat, Inc.

By Fiona Whittington Courageous, creative, and quick — Ramsha Arshad embodies all the qualities of an engineer and more. Originally a finance major at St. John’s University in New York City, Ramsha transferred to Boston University after her sophomore year to pursue…

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How do programming languages work?

And why am I telling you with only a few weeks’ experience “Don’t assume that, because you are a beginner, you have nothing to contribute. Your perspective as a beginner is immensely valuable, especially to other beginners.” Flatiron School, 2018 There’s…

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Why You Should Always Be Growing in Your Career

Written by Courtney Sembler | @CSembler Originally published on HubSpot Career Blog Why should you always be growing in your career? What does always be growing mean? To grow you need to learn and to always be growing you need to…

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Generator function and Redux saga

With ES6, we have been introduced with a special type of functions called generators. With generators, the functions can be paused in the middle multiple times and resumed later which allows other codes to run in between. Inside the generator function,…

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Since We’re Living in a Material World, Uplift and Encourage Your Material Girl

Two things happened this past week, seemingly unrelated, that sent me into a tailspin of memories and provided a stunning realization about a subconscious, but potentially debilitating challenge faced by certain entrepreneurs. First, Bill Gross, founder and chairman of Idealab,…

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Trust or Bust — How to Improve a Website’s First Impression

This blog was first published on the Invesp blog . Don’t forget to download the highly acclaimed Essentials of AB and MVT testing. One of the most important factors to think about for your website is how to enhance Trust and Confidence…

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Text-based vs. Block-based coding (Part 1)

This post is the beginning of a curation and research project. I am putting in one place various statements, beliefs, arguments, for or against, the use of block-based programming/coding with students. Some are clearly pro ‘text-based,’ some pro ‘block-based,’ while…

10 Powerful Habits that can Make you Wonder Girl

Photo by Filip Mroz on Unsplash We all wish we could do everything, don’t we? I want to do meaningful work, have great friendships, take care of my family, have good health, have great hair and skin, sing like a mermaid, dance…

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Not Logging in using Redux-persist

Redux persist takes object from your Redux state and saves it to persisted storage. Installation npm install –save redux-persist In my project, I will be using redux-thunk as a middleware for configuring the redux store in my app. First, I am…