(Ep. 083) Venture Capital (VC) Unplugged with Kelli Jones
Black Tech Unplugged
by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
3M ago
On this episode of Black Tech Unplugged, host Deena McKay sits down with the remarkable Kelli Jones, co-founder and general partner for Sixty8 Capital. They discuss Kelly's journey in tech, her work as a VC, and the importance of emotional intelligence in the industry. Plus, Deena shares some valuable resources for improving emotional intelligence. This is the last episode of the season, so catch up on all the previous episodes before the new season starts in 2024. Happy listening! Watch the full video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4AeclPdrmhk?si=n5IKRoKBeNddh1Fn Full show notes (with ..read more
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(Ep. 082) ThinkChicago Unplugged with Trenton Dunn
Black Tech Unplugged
by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
4M ago
On this episode of Black Tech Unplugged, host Deena McKay interviews Trenton Dunn, the program manager for Think Chicago at World Business Chicago. This live podcast episode was recorded at GET Exploration, an event that showcased Chicago-based tech professionals and companies. Trenton discusses his role in attracting and retaining STEM talent through events like Think Chicago Lollapalooza. He also shares insights on Chicago's tech industry. Don't miss this unique and informative conversation! Connect with Trent & ThinkChicago: • Trent's LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/trentonrd ..read more
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(Ep. 081) Quality & Testing in Tech Unplugged with Vernon Richards
Black Tech Unplugged
by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
4M ago
On this episode of Black Tech Unplugged, host Deena McKay interviews Vernon Richards, a UK powerhouse in the tech industry. Vernon shares his journey from testing video games to becoming a senior expert quality engineer at a health tech company. He discusses the importance of quality and testing in building better products and delivering effective services. Vernon also provides valuable advice and resources for testers or those interested in pursuing a career in testing. Tune in to gain insights from Vernon's 20-plus year career in tech. Connect with Vernon: • LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.c ..read more
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(Ep. 080) The Atlanta Tech Ecosystem Unplugged with Ariel Lopez
Black Tech Unplugged
by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
5M ago
In this episode of Black Tech Unplugged, host Deena McKay, chats with Ariel Lopez. Ariel is the Founder and CEO of Knac, a hiring platform that reduces bias in the application process and a known tech mover in Atlanta. On this episode we discuss Atlanta's booming tech ecosystem, the city's connection to capital, and Ariel's previous career as a career coach and tech recruiter. Also, Ariel offers valuable advice on navigating a tech career during challenging times. Tune in to hear Ariel's insights on the future of work and making the job search more human. Full show notes at: https://blacktechu ..read more
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(Ep. 079) Agile and Process Improvement Unplugged with Shayna Atkins
Black Tech Unplugged
by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
6M ago
On episode 079 of Black Tech Unplugged, I chat with Shayna Atkins, founder of AtkCo and a product development expert. AtkCo is a process improvement firm that helps customers with innovative product design, management, training, and managed services. Shayna and I discuss agile and its significance in the tech industry, her work in driving innovation and workforce development, how to be seen in the workplace, and why it's important to be known in the workplace. Like what you hear? Leave a written review of the podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/black-tech-unplugged/id1244622242 Full ..read more
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(Ep. 078) FinTech Unplugged with Solo Funds Co-Founder Rodney Williams
Black Tech Unplugged
by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
6M ago
In this episode of Black Tech Unplugged, host Deena McKay welcomes Rodney Williams, founder of Solo Funds, to discuss the peer-to-peer lending platform and its mission to provide an alternative to payday loans. Rodney shares how Solo Funds connects individuals with lenders and has redefined access to capital for over 1.5 million users. Tune in to learn more about this innovative approach to community finance. Find out more about Solo Funds: https://solofunds.com/ Get the Solo Funds App via the Apple Store (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/solo-funds-lend-borrow/id1270164837) or Google Play (https ..read more
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Techquity Unplugged with William A. Adams
Black Tech Unplugged
by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
7M ago
On this episode of Black Tech Unplugged, host Deena McKay interviews William A. Adams, an award-winning D&I innovator, engineering trailblazer, and philanthropist. With over 35 years of experience in software engineering and as one of the first Black entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, William shares his journey and accomplishments. He discusses his role as the first technical advisor to the CTO of Microsoft and his creation of the LEAP program, which has revolutionized access to jobs and careers for underserved communities. Tune in to hear William's inspiring story and his insights on techqu ..read more
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(Ep. 076) Pursing a PhD Unplugged with Dr. Khalia Braswell
Black Tech Unplugged
by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
7M ago
On a new episode of Black Tech Unplugged, Dr. Kalia Braswell joins host Deena McKay to discuss her career in the tech industry. Dr. Braswell, an accomplished technologist, educator, and researcher, shares her educational background, including her degrees in computer science, information technology, and education. Dr. KB discusses her PhD research on increasing the participation of black girls in tech. She also talks about her experiences at Apple and the importance of using technology for social change. Don't forget to rate, subscribe, and write reviews for Black Tech Unplugged ..read more
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(Ep. 075) Exploring Application Security: Nancy Gariche Unplugged
Black Tech Unplugged
by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
11M ago
In this episode of Black Tech Unplugged, Deena McKay interviews senior developer advocate Nancy Gariché about application security. We discuss the different roles in the tech industry and how to build & impact community, even if you aren’t an influencer or have a brand. Nancy also shares insights about bridging the gap between security researchers, developers, and open source maintainers. You can find the full video version of the episode on YouTube (YouTube.com/blacktechunplugged) ——————————————————————— Connect with Nancy: • LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancygariche ___________ ..read more
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(Ep.074) How to Get Into Cybersecurity: Henri Davis Unplugged
Black Tech Unplugged
by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
1y ago
In this episode of Black Tech Unplugged, I interview cybersecurity professional Henri Davis, also known as HD from the YouTube channel Textual Chatter and host of the Textual Talk podcast. We discuss topics such as cybersecurity, finding a job in tech, navigating a layoff, and the importance of taking a placeholder role until you get to the role that you want. Henri also shares his experience in highlighting Black people in tech and helping them pivot into new technology careers. Full show notes for this episode can be found on blacktechunplugged.com, and the extended interview is available on ..read more
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