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Engineer turned consultant Mohamed Kande is set to become PwC’s next global chair and the first Black person to lead the Big Four firm. Meet Mohamed Kande Two years ago, Kande took to LinkedIn to detail his unique life story that spanned several countries and three continents.   Kande grew up in the Ivory Coast with his half-Lebanese mother in a Catholic and Muslim family before moving to France at 16. He stated that France was not always an inclusive place in the 1980s, as he had encounters with far-right extremists

This article was first published by Temidayo Adefioye on Medium. A few days ago, I stumbled upon a post that really struck a chord with me. It was about a junior developer who had recently been let go from his job because he was deemed “too slow.” The frustration and self-doubt in the post were palpable. He was on the verge of giving up on coding altogether and turned to the online community for advice. It got me thinking, and I felt compelled to share some guidance for those of

SPONSORED ARTICLE Standing out in a labor market as saturated as tech can be costly and complicated, especially for those of us from underrepresented backgrounds.  CAVU is a benefit corporation looking to remedy this. Their mission is to facilitate “engaging effective and accessible learning experiences”, with a focus on leveling the playing field in tech and beyond.  They do this through scholarships such as the LevelUp Scholarship program, which prioritizes applicants from marginalized/ low-income backgrounds (particularly POC, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals), giving them access to career-enhancing education at a massive

Originally published by Esuvat Bomani on Medium. Over the years, I have attended numerous career fairs. Some on campus, others further out (as part of conferences), and a few virtually. As we approach the Fall conference such as ACM’s Richard Tapia Conference, I thought it would be great to compile a short guide for first timers and other inquisitive folks full of tips I have accumulated over the years. Before the conference: Go through a list of all the companies/universities attending it. From this, put a star on all of

Elon Musk’s aerospace manufacturing company, SpaceX, is facing a class action lawsuit for alleged wage discrimination based on gender and race. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that SpaceX systematically pays its women and minority employees less than their white male counterparts for equivalent job roles. Same work, different pay Ashley Foltz, a propulsion engineer at SpaceX, joined the company in September 2022. She was hired at a salary of $92,000, while her white male counterparts with similar or less experience were offered as much

This article was first published on Muna Aghamelu’s tech blog. Hi! My name is Muna. I graduated with First Class Honours from University College London (UCL) in 2022 with an MEng in Computer Science. It wasn’t an easy feat at all. In fact, I am yet to have my official graduation (it is happening this coming September), but I thought it’d be good to provide some advice to my younger self. I think it is important to document your journey so that others can learn from it. I do hope

The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One (F1) team, fronted by seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, is expanding its Accelerate 25 program. The mentorship program launched in 2020 in partnership with the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK) and other organizations and is preparing to welcome its second cohort of students. Accelerate 25 Accelerate 25 is a five-year program that marked the formalization of Mercedes’ vision to become a more diverse and inclusive team. To begin the new Accelerate 25 program, they aimed to raise their entry standards and, until

The body of Yohanes Kidane, a 22-year-old Software Engineer graduate who had just moved to the Bay Area to work with Netflix, was found near the Golden Gate Bridge last week and has been positively identified. What Happened? Yohanes Kidane was reported missing on August 14 after moving to San Jose, California, to start a role as a software engineer at Netflix. He had been last seen entering a black Toyota Camry with an Uber sticker on 28 N 4th St. San Jose, wearing grey sweatpants, a black hoodie and

Founder of digital services and software development firm Fearless aims to make it a $1 billion company by 2030. Fearless Founded in 2009 by Delali Dzirasa, Fearless is an impact-focused digital services integrator building software while creating conditions for organizations and their staff to thrive. Human-centred digital solutions and organizational transformation help unlock the potential of people, organizations and tech. Dzirasa wanted to make government services accessible and usable for civil servants and the general public. He has grown the company for 14 years by bootstrapping, a funding option allowing

Yohanes Kidane, 22, has been missing since August 14 after moving to San Jose, California, to start a role as a software engineer at Netflix. He was last seen entering a black Toyota Camry with an Uber sticker on 28 N 4th St. San Jose wearing grey sweatpants, a black hoodie and black shoes. The disappearance Kidane had moved from New York to the Bay Area on July 26 to start his new role at Netflix; his family told local news channel KTVU.  He had recently graduated from Cornell University with a degree in

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