Teachers Pay Teachers are hiring on POCIT In 2018, Tez Smith finally mustered up the courage to enter the tech industry by enrolling in a software engineering boot camp. It was a dream that began right after he graduated from college in 2011. After successfully finishing the program, he now works for Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), the world’s most popular online marketplace for original educational resources. But why did it take so long for him to turn his dream into reality? In this interview, Tez talks about his work at

Their stories are inspiring. Meet 9 young and talented entrepreneurs who are committed to solving problems within their communities. They have launched and built businesses from the ground up before 30; these founders are leaving incredible contributions to the tech world. We wanted to highlight stories of a few young African entrepreneurs making a big impact in their communities and across their continent. Jean Bosco Nzeyimana, Rwanda Founder: Habona Jean Bosco Nzeyimana was named one of Forbes 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2017. At the age of

Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss Black engineer, Katrina Parrot suing Apple for her creation of diverse emojis that they turned down. Can creators protect their ideas from being stolen or imitated? (0:25) They also break down: Is Clubhouse doomed to fail or be a great success? (7:07) Kanye vs Jay Z co-founder debate: who would you pick? (15:55) Gumroad crowdfunds equity and turns customers into investors (25:12) This Episode Is Sponsored By Notion Get your Notion account here. Notion is hiring! Check out their open positions  Extras: Techish on Patreon:Advertise

Duo is hiring on pocitjobs.com Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Duo? I’m a Security Compliance Analyst at Duo Security. I’ve been at Duo since January of 2020. I lead Duo’s Enterprise Risk Management program, vendor security assessment reviews, advise managers and team members on security compliance industry requirements and standards, and continuously improve compliance policies and related documentation, and I train new team members. I’m also a mentor and a co-lead for the People of Color Circle. What led you to information security? Accounting. I had initially

Snap is hiring on pocitjobs.com Tammarrian Rogers has had an accomplished 30-year career in tech. Her journey began after graduating from HBCU Tuskegee University and Stanford. She’s worked at General Motors, Apple, and Microsoft before joining Snap as their first Black ‘Inclusion Engineering Director’. We had the pleasure of talking to Tammarrian about her career journey, the power of curiosity, her role at Snap, and what advice she has for people of color in the industry. This interview was condensed and edited for clarity. How did you develop an interest

We spoke to Software Engineers Ademusoyo Awosika-Olumo and Taylor Poindexter about their career journey and specifically the transition from junior to senior developer. Ademusoyo is a Senior Software Engineer at Mailchimp. She has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently works on the Websites Teams at Mailchimp collaborating on building new features for the Websites platform. Taylor is a proud alumna of the University of Virginia and the co-founder of Black Code Collective. An organization that strives to provide a safe space for Black Engineers to collaborate and grow

What You Will Learn in This Post I will share hard numbers, actual decisions, and strategic reasoning with you so you can learn from what my cofounders and I did and see that it is OK to take risks where you don’t know for sure if something is going to work out. I will not discuss the unique operating decisions or industry dynamics because they are not important to embrace the spirit of our experience so that you may be encouraged to go boldly to build your vision. You will

Last week, Stripe announced it had purchased the Nigerian startup, Paystack for an estimated 200 million dollars. Founded in 2015 by Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi, Paystack is a platform designed to deliver a safe, convenient, and modern payment experience for customers and merchants in Africa. Background The idea for Paystack was born when Akinlade built a simple way of integrating a card transaction into a website. It was the simplicity of how it worked that propelled him and Olubi to think about developing it into a platform for others.

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