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It’s that time of the year again. The day we celebrate women for everything it took for us to be able to stand side by side with men and claim we’re equal. And, we’re super excited to announce that this year, we’ll be joining the celebration by starting the brand new edition of Learn IT, Girl! 🎉

Learn IT, Girl is an initiative started by a few software enthusiasts back in 2014, as an effort to realize Anita Borg’s vision of 50% women in computing by 2020. We’re already 2019 and we’re still far from the 50%, but you have…


The part of conference speaking that’s usually left unsaid.

Laracon EU 2018

Two weeks after the Laracon EU Conference. An unforgettable experience, amazing new friendships, and some cool takeaways about the Laravel ecosystem. Attending the conference was an awesome experience on its own. But, standing on the stage was a whole other level of awe and overwhelm.

The conference was amazing — it probably deserves a blog post of its own. However, this time I’d like to share the not so glamorous side of a conference talk. Coping with all the pressure.

I’m not really an extrovert. Speaking to a crowd of more than 5 has always been a challenge for me…


Is it still AMP’s goal to uplift the web standards, or there’s something more to it?

“User first, open web forever.”

That’s the vision of the project. User centered, with a goal to “commoditize excellence”. As their team explains, the idea behind the AMP Project is to uplift the web to higher standards by improving one chunk of it at a time.

Until now, AMP was all about the speed. They provided the resources for us to easily improve mobile experience by making it faster. And, they were doing a good job. The average load time for AMP pages on…


Become a better developer by communicating

Remote is awesome. You get to organize your own time, work when you’re most productive and save on commute. We’ve talked about it. But, it comes with its challenges. One of which: communication.

Being a great developer in a remote environment requires more input than the usual office work. Here are some tips to help you thrive when working remotely.

Communicate regularly

Did it ever happen to you to deliver a project and have the client confused by the result? Did to me.

I was still in my early career and I got the chance to work on a remote project with…


It’s for everyone.

This week, I was honored to give the freshmen speech at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering in Skopje.

Ever since I remember, I never felt of myself as extraordinary, or superior in any way. So, I was thrilled to be there and prove them you don’t need to be the best, or feel like it, to succeed.

You don’t need to drop out, or live in your parents’ garage like startup cliches teach us.

You don’t need to come from an entrepreneurial family, or have that inside you, like we’re taught by our parents.

You only need to…


Why Automattic closed their headquarters in San Francisco

Deserted San Francisco office. Credits: Automattic

“We focus on two things when hiring. First, find the best people you can in the world. And second, let them do their work. Just get out of their way.“— Matt Mullenweg, CEO at Automattic

For the ones that don’t know, Automattic is where Wordpress was born. A company committed to giving everyone the voice to speak up. Not only do they stand for web freedom, they stand for work freedom. And that’s what put a lock on their San Francisco headquarters. No one was going there.

There were as many gaming tables as there were people.

Let’s recap. In…


Instagram was built in 8 weeks, it went viral in a matter of hours. It looks so easy it’s unnerving. Well…not so fast.

Back in 2010, when Foursquare was at its peak, two young enthusiasts, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, started Burbn. It was a location-based app allowing users to make future plans, hang out with friends, and post pictures. Basically, a cooler version of Foursquare, but a bit cluttered.


Where we learn, inspire, and overcome challenges together.

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Hello World! 

“In our generation, the struggle of whether we achieve our biggest opportunities, comes down to the ability to build communities that give us the strength to expand our horizons.” — Mark Zuckerberg

I am so excited to get to welcome you to WeTalkIT! Our aim is to build a community that will empower tech enthusiast to speak up and be heard. We want a free corner where we can talk about everything that excites us, educate each other and make a difference.

Want to join us? Great! Read on for some tips on how to make your stories…


Because traditional way of doing work is over.

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What would you do if the only thing that mattered was how good your employees are and not where they’re located? Would you still restrict your choices to the small geographic region around you?

Zapier, the awesome app that automates tedious tasks, passed 1 million users with a completely remote team. And Basecamp, with over 2.5 million users and a team of around 50 people, even published a book on why to go remote. Not only they’re not afraid to embrace this liberating culture, but they feel the benefits of it and never intend to change it.

Going remote means…


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There was a hot debate on twitter these days about push notifications and the annoyance they cause. It all started with a tweet by @darylginn.

It got me thinking how all exciting new features we get are being misused, so instead of improving our experience, they become annoying.

For years now, mobile push notifications have come in handy when they reminded us of a scheduled meeting, or let us know we’ve got a new email. We tailor those based on our needs. …

Katerina Trajchevska

Software engineer and web enthusiast. Co-founder of https://adevait.com, global community of remote developers.

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