“Stillness is what aims the archer’s arrow. It inspires new ideas. It sharpens perspective and illuminates connections.”
― Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the key
🔶 Creating your developer portfolio | Community event
🔶 Upcoming community event
🔶 Remote Jobs of the Week
🔶 21 Productivity Apps for Mac 🍎
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.
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.
No, you can't have it all. There are opportunity costs involved in making such websites.
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 📅: Thursday, 15th September 2022
⏲: 1530 UTC | 2100 IST
Invite Link for Discord: https://discord.gg/92q23kCad2
Top remote software developer jobs this week
Senior Frontend Developer at RECUR
Backend Developer at 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 👇 by Soham.
For all the Mac people who 💖 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.
21 Apps that can aid you in finishing your work by 5 PM or earlier.
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"