A directory of learning, organisation and communication platforms that I have come across within my studies and during working with a remote team for the past year. Some of these may be a given to know about, however, I find myself constantly mentioning great platforms and resources that the people I talk to have never heard of. Hope you find these useful, feel free to comment your favourite platforms.
Organisation & Note-taking
- Notion (If you have not tried notion, you should! They have a free version available)
- Miro (For graphs and flowcharts etc.)
- Google Calendar (lol)
- A notebook (yes, I still use those)
- The Open University
- edx (Most exercise focused learning platform)
- Coursera (Mostly paid courses — Subscription based)
- Pluralsight (On a subscription basis to give you unlimited access to their course material)
- Udacity (Some free courses but mainly paid. Relies on your own ambition and learning style)
- Sketch (Paid, trial version available)
- Uplabs (For inspirational content)
- Draw.io (To make diagrams — I use those for UML diagrams)
Community & Team organisation
Video calls & chat forums
- Google Hangouts
- AppearIn (Online Conference)
- Zoom (Similar to AppearIn…I guess)
- WeChat (I once had a call over WeChat)
- Discord (Also let’s you create voice channels to talk. Mostly used to manage communities and for gaming)
- Slack (Also allows for calls)
- Telegram (Less organised and sometimes full of spammers but many projects use it to manage their user community)
- Facebook events (I don’t have Facebook anymore but organisers keep telling me to sign-up for events on their Facebook page)
Setting-up your website
Additional (free) learning resources
- Not completely free but second hand bookshops; meetup groups also have book exchange groups.
- Podcasts (Lots are available for free on platforms such as Spotify and Google Podcast)
- Research Papers
- YouTube (A bunch of people post samples of their paid courses and/or offer free courses about anything; you merely have to do your research on who seems to be most legitimate)
- Blogs of interesting people (e.g. Cyber security Troy Hunt — Yes people love to share what they know!)
And as promised here is my list of some blockchain research resources, including papers, blog posts, podcasts etc.
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