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As a Black designer working in predominately white spaces, I have to think about how I show up in my professional environment. I make sure my tone is friendly. Non-threatening. I edit my speech so that others won’t doubt my intelligence. I am mindful of my brightly colored locs and try to dress in a way that signals I am a professional. I didn’t realize it for a long time, but I designed a different version of my Blackness: a created version to fit into white society. To some extent,

Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss how some founders take existing ideas/concepts from underrepresented founders/communities [see the fury over the ‘Bodega’ back in 2017] – who are without the comparable resources needed to execute. (24:00) They also break down: The fallout from Basecamp continues (1:00) Bill and Melinda Gates divorce (12:10) Elon Musk and Dogecoin (16:05) Black Panther 2 and celebrity holograms (20:00) Sponsors Flatiron is hiring! Check out their roles Moveable Ink is hiring on pocitjobs.com Extras Techish on PatreonAdvertise with TechishPlease rate and review the Techish podcast Subscribe To

Adyen is hiring on pocitjobs.com Semra Ezedin is a positive, proactive graduate with a passion to motivate and inspire others. While she studied to become a doctor, an opportunity in Spain propelled her on a path to tech, and eventually landed her a unique role with Adyen. We spoke with Semra about her unconventional tech journey, working with NASA and why she chose freedom and flexibility over an overly structured life at Silicon Valley. This interview was edited for clarity.  Tell us about yourself  I’m Semra, first-born daughter of Ethiopian immigrants.

Tara Reed is a true tech rebel. She’s a Black founder who travels the world working from her laptop, building tech companies and teaching others how they can do the same. Tara runs a multi-million dollar school teaching people how to build apps, without needing to know how to code. Her TED talk went viral, inspiring unlikely entrepreneurs to launch their own businesses. We had the opportunity to speak with Tara about her entrepreneurial journey, Apps Without Code, and her advice to other founders. This interview was edited for clarity Tell us a

Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss the outrage at Basecamp’s ‘new ways of working’ announcement, including their decision to ban political and societal discussions at work (0.50) They also break down: Asian American CEO fired for microdosing LSD at work (12:24) Tik Tok’s algorithm isn’t as complex as you think (15:44) Facebook vs Apple’s ad tracking update (19:20)  Heart attack man and lessons on being fulfilled at work (22:48) Daniel Kaluuya historic win and funny moments from the Oscars (28:26) Sponsors Flatiron Health is hiring. Check out their

Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss the volatile crypto world, investor influencers and a new generation of Black wealth, embracing crypto to ‘catch up’ (18:00) They also break down:– Andreessen Horowitz’s big payout and his Clubhouse predictions (0:51) – Are we monetising our hobbies at the expense of our happiness? (8:11)– The rise and fall of crypto (14:00)– Spy threats on social media (22:22)– Vulnerability, trauma and sharing our stories online for engagement, but at what cost? (28:32) Sponsors Moveable Ink is hiring: www.pocitjobs.com/company/page/11192Flatiron Health is

But how should Durham and the Triangle area of North Carolina respond? It sounds like fantastic news for the Triangle region of North Carolina. Google is coming, and to Durham in particular, home of a historic Black Wall Street, a Universal Basic Income pilot program and state of the art academic institutions and resources. The message from the Google & Alphabet group CEO Sundar Pichai in a blog post was of Google wishing to be a “part of” the economic recovery thru their $7 billion investment across the United States. His choice of words is

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

Technology is increasingly integrating into our daily lives at a breakneck pace. Although we love the latest apps and enjoy the ability to freely express ourselves online, we must also contend with companies using discriminatory algorithms against the vulnerable, “super spreaders” threatening our democracy with misinformation, and broadband providers charging outrageous prices and fees (even data caps, and yes, even during a pandemic). These enormous challenges have already sparked a debate about what role technology, and therefore Big Tech, should have in our communities. We’ve also seen how the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacts people of color

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