Creating a Diversity Scholarship Program for Your Conference

My partner and I ran a design and development conference company for eight years. During that time, we produced hundreds of hours of conferences, both on-site and online. Diversity scholarships were only becoming a typical conference offering around the time we decided to sunset our business. So, when we committed to collaborate on an updated ARTIFACT conference, I knew right away I wanted to make Diversity Scholarships available.

We always worked on making our events inclusive, so adding a … Read article
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Interviewing for a Technical Position Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Jacob Schatz (@jakecodes) is a staff engineer over at GitLab and was kind enough to share how he conducts job interviews for technical positions and his thinking process for them. Technical interviews are talked about often and can be a touchy subject for some, so it’s worth noting that this article expresses Jacob’s own opinions and are not necessarily shared by his employer.
Are you an interviewee who is terrified, exhausted, sad, or disappointed? I’d love to change … Read article
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Twenty Years as a Freelance Web Developer: Wisdom Gained and Lessons Learned

In the summer of 1998, when President Clinton fended off allegations of sexual impropriety and Donald Trump filmed a cameo in a Woody Allen movie, I embarked on my career as a freelance web developer. Twenty years and more than 300 websites later, I’m still at it—always working on my own and always from home. Over that time, I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with many prominent advertising agencies and boutique design firms as well as scores of local businesses …
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“Old Guard”

Someone asked Chris Ferdinandi what his biggest challenge is as a web developer:
… the thing I struggle the most with right now is determining when something new is going to change the way our industry works for the better, and when it’s just a fad that will fade away in a year or three.
I try to avoid jumping from fad to fad, but I also don’t want to be that old guy who misses out on something that’s …
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Link: https://gomakethings.com/my-biggest-challenge-with-javascript/

What bit of advice would you share with someone new to your field?

The most FA of all the FAQs.
Here’s Laura Kalbag:
Find what you love. Don’t worry about needing to learn every language, technique or tool. Start with what interests you, and carve your own niche. And then use your powers for good!
And my own:
Buy a domain name. Figure out how to put an HTML file up there. Isn’t that a powerful feeling? Now you’ve got table stakes. Build something.
Definitely, go read other A Book Apart author answers …
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