Hope you’re having good time wherever you are—it is officially need-to-take-multiple-showers-a-day weather here in Bhubaneswar. 😅 I had some fun solving the puzzles over at Break the Code 2 by .Tech and also talked to a couple of people over the weekend! This was the first time I’ve ever done this and I think it went well enough that I’d do it again—keep an eye on my Twitter or reply here if you wanna talk!
I also finally submitted my talk for React Day Bangalore! Going to keep my fingers crossed. 🤞 They’re looking for more proposals so please go ahead and submit your talk—feel free to reach out if I can help you review your proposal. 😄
Being an Imposter — Debbie O’Brien “If you ever look at the home page of my site or the intro slide of my talks you will probably think I am the biggest show off in the world. […] For some reason I seem to not see my own achievements and feel like I am not doing enough. I am an imposter. I doubt my abilities and find it difficult to accept my accomplishments and wonder if I deserve them.”
Programmable Notes — Maggie Appleton “Being able to run tiny programmatic scripts within my notes has changed the way I write and think far more than any other interface features. […] We’re seeing more platforms that make ‘programmable notes’ possible.”
Knowing when to say ‘no’ — Jon Parise, The ReadME Project Knowing when and how to say “No” is one of the most important responsibilities of a software maintainer. This applies equally to open and closed source software projects, and it’s a key skill to develop as your scope and influence grow with your seniority. Much has been written about learning to say “No” to new work as an individual who is looking to improve productivity, focus, and work-life balance, but we can also apply these same principles to the world of collaborative software development.
How Journalists Decide Which Sensitive War Photos Get Published — PetaPixel Since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, nary a day goes by without the press publishing distressing war images, from slightly upsetting to the downright graphic. But, how do newsrooms decide on which war photos will get to see the front page and which ones will be shelved?
That’s all for now, have a great week!
Stay kind 💜