(Ep. 068) Where Am I Now: Deena McKay Unplugged
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by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
1w ago
It's officially 2023 and boy have things changed! Listen to my solo episode detailing my transitions as well as providing you with advice and tips as a result of my journey. I touch on how to get a new job, interviewing, how to look good in the first 30 days of a new job, and also I give a few predictions of what I think tech will look like in 2023. Full show notes for this episode: https://blacktechunplugged.com/2023/01/17/ep-068-where-am-i-now-deena-mckay-unplugged/ Interested in receiving career coaching from Deena? Schedule an initial intake and answer a few questions: https://calendly.com ..read more
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(Ep. 067) The Modern Figures Podcast Crossover Episode
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by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
3w ago
It's the crossover episode you didn't know you needed yall! On this episode of Black Tech Unplugged I'm joined by the ladies of the Modern Figures Podcast (modernfigurespodcast.com) and we talk about their careers in academia. And let me tell you, they do A LOT. You think a professor is only teaching students, well that's only 20%-30%! Listen to the episode now to find out what professors do with the other 80%-70% of their time. And also listen to learn more about the modern figures podcast and why you should listen to it today. Listen to my crossover episode on their podcast now! | https://mo ..read more
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(Ep. 066) Focus, Focus, Focus: Andre Hitchman Unplugged
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by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
3M ago
We all know and agree that getting into tech is no easy feat. Allow me to introduce you to Andre Hitchman, a UK software engineer who even after being denied a job many times and becoming highly discouraged in the process, still got into tech. And not only did he get into the industry, he's helping others into tech through his organization, Xuntos. Find out what Andre had to learn to get into tech and advice he has for you to be successful in the industry! ______________________________________________________________ Connect with Andre Hitchman: • Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/xuntos_ ..read more
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(Ep. 065) We Are Literally Being Stalked by the Internet: Steven Coyle Unplugged
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by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
3M ago
Ever see an ad about a product you were talking about with a friend? Keep seeing ads for a pair of shoes you looked at weeks ago? Well that's because the internet is stalking us... literally. On this episode my guest, Steven Coyle, and I discuss all things ad tech. We dive into how ad tech is affecting our daily lives (supposedly in a beneficial way) and how you can get a career in the space. Full Show Notes for This Episode | https://blacktechunplugged.com/2022/10/13/ep-065-steven-coyleunplugged/ ______________________________________________________________ Connect with Steven Coyle: • Insta ..read more
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(Ep. 064) Stay Safe, Stay Informed: Joe Miller Unplugged
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by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
4M ago
Misinformation on the internet is running rampant like never before. But we can protect ourselves and our loved ones from spreading it like wildfire. Guest 064 of the podcast, Joe Miller, discusses how we can combat against misinformation in the digital age. He also discusses how we can protect ourselves online as well as how we can get involved in creating policies in tech to protect our rights. Sponsor for this episode | BPTN Check out their event, BFUTR, on October 19th-21st in Toronto | https://app.obsidi.com/summit/b9047f9e-bd55-4480-9234-d47d724dd1e8 Connect with Joe Miller: • Website ..read more
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(Ep. 062) If You Don't Like Something Build Something Else: Grace MacJones Unplugged
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by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
5M ago
Grace MacJones has made it her mission to demystify tech for people. And on this episode she does just that! On episode 062 of the podcast, Grace and I delve into the deep world of web3 and what that means for our future. Listen and learn about web3 resources, why decentralized social media apps could be the future, and how you can jump in at the early adopters stage. Find full show notes with linked resources from the episode: https://blacktechunplugged.com/2022/08/25/ep-062-grace-macjones-unplugged/ Sponsor for this episode: • BPTN. Check out their event on October 19th-21st in Toronto (http ..read more
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(Ep. 061) Sometimes your 100% is Someone's 120%: Senongo Akpem Unplugged
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by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
6M ago
This man sent out his resume 131 times before getting a job as a designer in tech. This same man is now a Director at Nava, a civ tech organization based in Washington DC. On episode 061 you get to meet Senongo Akpem. A man who took has taken is worldly experiences and creates visual magic. On this episode we discuss: - his long journey to get into tech following a stint in Japan - different designer roles you can pursue - why inclusivity in the designer space is key to producing great products Full show notes for this episode are available at: https://blacktechunplugged.com/2022/08/11/ep-061 ..read more
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(Ep. 060) Ask All the Questions: Jennifer Opal Unplugged
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by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
6M ago
Asking questions and staying curious can be a game changer for your career. Just ask Jennifer Opal, the UK sensation that was winner of the Tech Women 100 Award, named a Rising Star in Tech, and is a keynote speaker at some of your favorite conferences. On this episode we discuss: - her role as DevOps Engineer at Dropbox - Being neurodivergent in tech and how you can support a neurodivergent team member - Her experience as being the "only one" and how that led to anxiety - Tokenism in the workplace (because it still exists!) Full show notes for this episode: https://blacktechunplugged.com/2022 ..read more
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Ep. 059: By Any Means Necessary: Jermaine Murray Unplugged
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by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
7M ago
Jermaine will get you an offer you can’t refuse. Yes, you are meeting the JobFather. On episode 059 of the podcast I talk to Jermaine Murray about his role as CEO of JupiterHR, his career coaching and tech career placement firm that’s helping increase the number of Blacks in tech. Also in this episode we discuss: - how Jermaine transitioned into tech - helpful resume tips that you can use right now - why Toronto is one of the biggest tech hub today Full show notes for this episode: https://blacktechunplugged.com/2022/07/07/ep-059-jermaine-murray-unplugged/ Connect with Deena for Career Coachin ..read more
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From Dev Ops Architect to Technical Product Manager: Art Butler Unplugged
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by Black Tech Unplugged by Deena McKay
9M ago
This episode is for my technical bros and sistas! Grab your notebook because my guest, Art Butler, is dropping a ton of technical dimes in this episode. Art talks about his current role as technical product manager and what that truly means. He also goes into his previous life as a Dev Ops Architect. He breaks down what Dev Ops is, the tools you need to know, and gives you a mini interview prep session. You are about to go out and be great after this one! Connect with Deena for Career Coaching: calendly.com/deena-m-mckay/15min Full show notes for this episode: ————————————————————————- Stay Co ..read more
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