Week of 10/24 Roundup
AI uses in the wild, Solidity Developer Alpha, & Web3 Social Media
Here’s the best of what I wrote, recorded, and found on the internet last week.
Lex Fridman & Andrej Karpathy
This was a gem. I especially liked Andrej’s thoughts on ‘advice for young people.’ Don’t worry about the how so much. Just put in the hours. This clip on how he approaches his work is excellent as well.
Youtube Shorts & Code
Vs code is killing it on shorts. Code demos seem to do really well in shorts. This sort of thing is worth exploring if you’re selling/promoting a developer facing product.
AI is Getting Used By Everyone
One of the coolest parts about open source software is that it allows more people to use it for novel tasks. AI in particular is getting exciting now because people are figuring out how to use it to solve real problems in their own lives. Dwarkesh has a pretty cool example here:
And here’s another one. GPT3 prompts in Google Sheets 🤯
Solidity Developer Alpha
Paul Razvan Berg with an excellent thread here about templates he uses when learning a language. What’s most interesting about Paul’s templates isn’t just the templates themselves, but that they’re a window into how someone like Paul learns.
What’s your process for learning a new language? If you don’t have an answer to that question, maybe you should..
NFT Development and W1nt3r
If you’re not following @w1nt3r on twitter, you should be. We’re interviewing them on Devs Do Something this week, and the research process has been a gold mine of insights. Check out this thread of threads from w1nt3r on solidity development, NFTs, and learning in public:
This thread from Joshua Steinman on how he stays in touch with many people via a kind of personal CRM in Airtable was excellent
Web3 Social Media
I wrote a piece on web3 social media last week. If you’re interested in what’s happening in the world of Lens, Farcaster, & more. You should check it out:
Devs Do Something
This episode with Cami was recorded live in Bogota, and it was a memorable one. Cami had a moment in the beginning where she got emotional at the fact that she’s been able to have as much success as she’s had so far after the sacrifices her parents made to immigrate to the US from Colombia. She’s also just a really excellent speaker & DevRel engineer.
If you’re interested in Fuel, DevX, and crypto in LatAm, I highly recommend it:
I found the Almanack of Balaji Srinivasan the other day, and started going through some of the recommended reading. What I found fascinating is that Balaji recommends a ton of technical books - something not common when people give out book recommendations. I actually hadn’t heard of Schaum’s outlines, but recently bought the Linear Algebra edition as I’m working on shoring up my math skills as I dive deeper into ML. I recommend checking out the Balmanack & much of the reading here if you want to level up:
That’s all for last week, expect another one of these roundups this weekend (:
Have a great week.
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