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Focus on 20% | This week at Invide (Week 36, Sep 22)

Focusing on what matters most is really important. That's the 20% that gives 80% of the results. But how to arrive on that 20%? Answer is by doing nothing and staying still. Confused? Read long ...
Focus on 20% | This week at Invide (Week 36, Sep 22)
Here's to doing nothing. ๐Ÿป
โ€œStillness is what aims the archerโ€™s arrow. It inspires new ideas. It sharpens perspective and illuminates connections.โ€
โ€• Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the key
๐Ÿ”ถ Creating your developer portfolio | Community event
๐Ÿ”ถ Upcoming community event
๐Ÿ”ถ Remote Jobs of the Week
๐Ÿ”ถ 21 Productivity Apps for Mac ๐ŸŽ

Hello developers,

How's it going? What are you working on these days? Something that I learnt from doing nothing this week is, "It's important to sit still and let our brain unwind. We sometimes need to debug ourselves and understand what is really important."

And that's why we're here, after doing nothing. But yes, this means that we're going to prioritize more on what matters most as a software developer. And from the past two weeks, we're already doing it.

Creating your developer portfolio | Community event

Last week, I talked about this blog by Aditya sharing insights on how we can create our developer portfolio.

Code your developer portfolio using HTML and CSS
Learn how you can create your own developer portfolio using pure HTML and CSS to grab that job. We cover everything from extreme basics and make the website. A person even with little knowledge of Web Development will find this blog useful.

And this week, we had an event expanding on top of it. The question is, what is more important? A developer portfolio using state-of-the-art front-end libraries and smooth animations. Or something that is minimal, basic easy to work with, and shares information directly with the reader.

This is a hard decision, but what if you're not adept with front-end JavaScript/TypeScript libraries? And these (websites) take a lot of time to develop as well. Becoming a self-made project in itself. Which is quite a challenge for many people and it's the bottleneck for most of us.

No, you can't have it all. There are opportunity costs involved in making such websites. ย 

It becomes quite an overwhelming task, more of a challenge rather than learning. Because if you choose the former (front-end library based) portfolio. Either you should be knowing the framework, or you have to learn it. Now here's the catch.

Why learn something which you'll never use again?

If you're not a Web developer, this adds to that challenge. Provided you will need to provide extra content like projects, descriptions, certificates, images etc. And it's also quite a task.

So, it's better to use premade minimal templates. And that was the focus, and we shared a few as well. But you'll need to join our discord server to find them.

On top of that, topics like how to optimize your page using SEO tricks, meta tags & more were touched. And I don't find them being discussed anywhere else. And not just that, we also touched on the topic of what's more important and where to focus. Because it's what we discovered this week.

In the long run, prioritization beats efficiency. ~ James Clear

Upcoming community discord event

Topic: Object Oriented Programming (An Introduction)

When ๐Ÿ“…: Thursday, 15th September 2022
โฒ: 1530 UTC | 2100 IST
Invite Link for Discord: https://discord.gg/92q23kCad2

Top remote software developer jobs this week

Senior Frontend Developer at RECUR

Location: Global
Company: https://www.linkedin.com/company/recurforever/
Skills: React, JavaScript, TypeScript, HMTL, CSS3, UI Components etc.

Backend Developer at Stakefish

Location: Global
Company: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stakefish/
Skills: Familiar with Typescript and Node. Past experience with at least one of Python/C++/Java/Go/Rust.

For more opportunities, please check the blog post ๐Ÿ‘‡ by Soham.

Top 10 remote developer jobs of this week - #029
Top remote software developer jobs from companies Recur, Chain, Slab, FM, Iterative,Braintrust, Swish Labs, Hiro systems, Dapper Labs & Aragon

For all the Mac people who ๐Ÿ’– being at the top of their game.

So, do you want to be at the top of your game? Finishing all of your work, and getting stuff done by 5 PM Daily. We'll then you should check out these two blogs by our team member Himika.

When time is of the essence. You should use it as much as you can, and this blog will help you with how to do that.

How to finish work at sharp 5PM every day
How journaling can be used to leave the office or finish WFH at sharp 5 pm every day.

21 Apps that can aid you in finishing your work by 5 PM or earlier.

Top 21 Mac productivity apps
A list of top 21 most used MacOS apps as mentioned by developers in Invide remote developers community.
Tweet of the week

That's it Kemosabe, we'll see each other next week. But meanwhile, join our discord server. It's a place for software developers, students, teachers, writers, etc. to perform remote work, chat and relax. "Sometimes, a certain discussion takes you to another level of existence. And this is what we're trying to achieve. Little by little"