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Living His Best Life – David Nuff's Inspiring Freelance Success Story

by Miklos Philips

If we could design our best life, what would it entail? What would our freelance success story look like? Hear firsthand and get advice from someone who has designed their career and thrived.

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The Art of the Fundraising Pitch Deck

by Brendan Fitzgerald

The flow of a fundraising pitch deck is vital for striking a chord with investors and clearly displaying the narrative of the business. Going through a successful pitch deck slide by slide is one of the most effective ways to learn how to build a flow.

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Using Kotlin for Back-end Development: A Quick Overview

by Boldizsar Akos Mezei

Kotlin has features that make it an ideal language for back-end development. Learn what these features are and how you can use them to create high-performing systems.

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Design a Better Homepage with the StoryBrand Framework

by Anak Garcia

Adhering to the StoryBrand framework to create a homepage with a compelling narrative that focuses on the customer’s needs is one of the best ways to build trust with website visitors.

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Inside Toptal’s Product Team

by Kleanthis Georgaris

VP of Product Kleanthis shares the internal workings of a world-class remote product team and what it takes to work at Toptal.

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Give Them Incentive – How to Leverage a Loyalty Program Design Framework

by Astha Agarwal

In 2019, India’s largest airline went bankrupt, and its frequent flyers switched to a new platform. We examine the loyalty program design for InterMiles, a rewards platform focused on lifestyles.

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Healing Broken Supply Chains: Manufacturing Outside China

by Martin Schwarzburg

Given the outbreak of COVID-19 and its disruptive impact on supply chains, many are looking to diversify their manufacturing locations. We provide an analysis of the pros and cons, current state, and outlook for major markets outside of China.

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Modern Web Scraping with Python and Selenium

by Neal Barnett

Web scraping has been around since the early days of the World Wide Web, but scraping modern sites that heavily rely on new technologies is anything but straightforward. In this article, Toptal Software Developer Neal Barnett demonstrates how you can use Python and Selenium to scrape sites that employ a lot of JavaScript, iframes, and certificates.

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How to Conduct Remote User Interviews [Infographic]

by Tom Uhlhorn

Remote user interviews can be more informative than face-to-face meetings. Follow this four-step method to conduct effective remote interviews that lead to valuable user research insights.

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