Product + Engineering | @TechKln | @CIRCLECI-GWP @Bridge-The-Gap @developer-ish | X @tutuka @musicbuk @andela @BellwethrInc @FarmLogs @brighthive @enigma-io https://md.engineer/www
In this publication, I highlight my public VSCode extensions and extension packs, for the tech community to leverage upon. https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/publishers/NdagiStanley I also highlight "How to Setup Visual Studio Code for Remote Development" on vscode.dev. https://scribehow.com/shared/How_to_Setup_Visual_Studio_Code_for_Remote_Development__W5ylmS2WQTqtqcZ5lu1zuA
Skillfull Hands - Tech Angle
Skillful Hands is a regular youth program that is hosted by the TOT Y-church, a ministry under Tushiyah Ministry. Speakers are invited to speak and share on the topic of "Being skilful" across different sectors. In this event, I spoke on the tech angle of "being skilful" and participated in a panel too. The mixed audience was mostly youth and questions I addressed were on my three broad speaking areas; Tech, Digital literacy and Programming. I also covered pitfalls and stages of competence.
Let's Talk Tech Communities: GitHub Stars, CircleCI Champions
In this twitter space, I spoke about tech communities and programs that support community trailblazers for the benefit of the broader tech community. I highlighted what the GitHub Stars and CircleCI champion programs are, how to join, and benefits. I expressed my belief that more people should join and its potential wider impact. Context: Google Developer Experts program is the most popular program among techies in Kenya. While attending a Twitter space where a GDE expert was on the panel, I enlightened the audience there are other programs they should be aware of; GitHub Stars included. Quite promptly, I was slotted for the next session. Other links: https://twitter.com/NdagiStanley/status/1679197381957386251 https://twitter.com/NdagiStanley/status/1694412176574874097
This was a session on docs-as-code. I handled three main areas; Markdown as a format, Git for version control, and GitHub as the platform I used Obsidian and VSCode as a text editors and shared a repository later with the details and references of what I touched on. https://github.com/NdagiStanley/docs-as-code I believe writers in attendance got a better understanding of the subject matter; docs-as-code and could then add it into their toolkit (as most are technical writers and did not use docs-as-code) I'm glad the community has been consistent in having such educative sessions from other speakers. https://twitter.com/WTD_Kenya
VueDN - Vuepress boilerplate integrated with Decap CMS hosted on Netlify
VueDN, in full, Vuepress-Decap-Netlify is a Vuepress boilerplate integrated with Decap CMS hosted on Netlify. This template is built on VuePress. It allows access and editing via DecapCMS, and is hosted on Netlify. GitHub repository: https://github.com/NdagiStanley/VueDN It's listed as a template in Decap's website: https://decapcms.org/docs/start-with-a-template/
Maximizing opportunities in Tech
I spoke on thinking trajectory rather than destination!
Long lasting investment is that done on people. The impact outlives you and, if done right, is mutual. As a mentor, I added ADPList as another tool to leverage in creating community impact through mentoring. I'm available as a mentor on @ADPList indefinitely. Link: https://adplist.org/mentors/ndagi-stanley
An opinionated Python toolkit
In this talk, at PyConKE 2022, I went through the process of using Python, from a local setup (terminal, virtual env, editor) to writing code, testing and deployment (including CI/CD). I shared options (based on one's beginner friendliness, and pricing (if applicable)) based on my experience. It was an interactive session where the audience gave opinions as well.