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Thinkful Thursday, July 9
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
- Benjamin Franklin
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Frontend Development
Your first React.js project
Interested in learning React, but don't know where to begin? Shu Uesugi wrote a tutorial for, in his own words, "people who know just enough jQuery to get by". Learn by building a tweet box that would resemble something on Twitter. twitter
Mature your design
Great designers are distinguished not by conviction but by the ability to look beyond the tools at hand. Simon Collison explains why watching a designer achieve this is so thrilling and how to reach this level of maturity in your own designs. polygons
Backend Development
Mini projects for a Python beginner
As every coder knows, the best way to learn a language is to apply it to a project. But what happens when you don't have a giant, ambitious project? Here are a few simple and fun projects to get you started with Python. python
Data science
Explore 7 types of data stories
What makes a story truly data-driven? For one, the numbers aren't caged in a sidebar graph. Instead, the data helps drive the narrative. Data driven stories give a better argument and are also easier to follow. story
HQ Spotlight: Mentor Shristi Sharma
mentor Shristi spent the first 10 years of her career as a solution architect and led design and development teams based in Australia, the Philippines, and India. Last year, she started her own company.

Shristi spends her spare time running, which she started to encourage more women to get into technology careers.

Interested in having Shristi as your mentor? Reach out to us about our Frontend Career Path course.
Our favorite resources this week
Angular JS Tutorial Intro to Python Intro to jQuery
Learn Angular by building a Gmail clone. Create a tamogachi style "Pypet" Learn jQuery with Street Fighter and Hadoukens
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