Learning/Organisation Directory

Learning/Organisation Directory


Some free platforms and applications to practice skills, keep learning, and organise your life

Organisation & Note-taking

  1. Notion (If you have not tried notion, you should! They have a free version available)
  2. Trello
  3. Miro (For graphs and flowcharts etc.)
  4. Calendly
  5. Google Calendar (lol)
  6. A notebook (yes, I still use those)

Online courses

  1. The Open University
  2. edx (Most exercise focused learning platform)
  3. Coursera (Mostly paid courses — Subscription based)
  4. Pluralsight (On a subscription basis to give you unlimited access to their course material)
  5. Udacity (Some free courses but mainly paid. Relies on your own ambition and learning style)
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  1. Figma
  2. Sketch (Paid, trial version available)
  3. Uplabs (For inspirational content)
  4. Dribbble
  5. Draw.io (To make diagrams — I use those for UML diagrams)

Community & Team organisation

Video calls & chat forums

  1. Google Hangouts
  2. AppearIn (Online Conference)
  3. Zoom (Similar to AppearIn…I guess)
  4. Skype
  5. WeChat
  6. Jitsi
  7. Discord (Also let’s you create voice channels to talk. Mostly used to manage communities and for gaming)
  8. Slack (Also allows for calls)
  9. Spectrum.chat
  10. Telegram

Meetup platforms

  1. Meetup
  2. Eventbrite
  3. Facebook events (I don’t have Facebook anymore but organisers keep telling me to sign-up for events on their Facebook page)
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Blogging/Portfolio platforms

  1. Medium
  2. GitHub
  3. WordPress
  4. Goodreads
  5. Some people even use Twitter

Setting-up your website

  1. Wix
  2. Squarespace
  3. Webflow
  4. WordPress
  5. Shopify

Additional (free) learning resources

  1. Not completely free but second hand bookshops; meetup groups also have book exchange groups.
  2. Podcasts (Lots are available for free on platforms such as Spotify and Google Podcast)
  3. Research Papers
  4. 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)
  5. Blogs of interesting people (e.g. Cyber security Troy Hunt — Yes people love to share what they know!)
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And as promised here is my list of some blockchain research resources, including papers, blog posts, podcasts etc.

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