#BITTechTalk ep. #105 w/ Amanda Spann

By Blacks In Tech On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast our guest is Amanda Spann, Entrepreneur, Marketing Director and Founder of SpannandCompany, a marketing consulting firm. About our guest Amanda Spann is marketer and app entrepreneur on a mission...

/ February 16, 2017

Episode 67 – Mike Lee

Sr. Engineering Manager at Khan Academy BS in Computer Science from WPI: Worcester Polytechnic Institute  ionified.net What made you decide to work in tech? Problem-solving. Specifically, problem-solving with little costs for exploration. I was really attracted to solving problems with...

/ February 13, 2017

How to Hack The Coding Interview

To start 2017 off with a bang, Hispanic Hackers, a community dedicated to showing the Hispanic community they have a voice and place within technology, decided to run an experiment to solve the problems new coders and developers face when getting...

/ February 9, 2017

When Building Teams, Focus on Accountability First

In 2016, one of the biggest decisions in our company was the departure of my cofounder and product head, Chase White. Chase and I started Localeur nearly four years before after leaving our jobs at Bazaarvoice. Unlike some horror stories...

/ February 9, 2017

What Happens When You Join An Accelerator?

Three months ago, Homads decided to become a part of the first cohort of DivInc, a 12-week pre-accelerator focused on championing diversity in the tech startup ecosystem. We were able to build great relationships with key players in the startup scene...

/ February 9, 2017

The BLNDED Beginning

The idea for BLNDED Media was born out of my frustration of working in corporate America combined with an eagerness to present entrepreneurs of color as examples of inspiration. I worked as a client support specialist in the IT department...

/ January 23, 2017

Some Lessons From Fundraising.

Here are a few lessons I picked up raising our seed round for Amaliah.co.uk. [All the investor quotes are genuine but anonymised]. 1. Don’t be put off Investor: “I simply believe that what you are doing is going to fail”...

/ January 18, 2017

Hidden Figures – The True Story.

Behind the ‘Hidden Figures.’ “I counted everything: the steps, the dishes, the stars in the sky” – Katherine Johnson It’s the holidays, and with a huge pool of new film releases, there is one that stands out this year. This...

/ December 29, 2016

Episode 66 – Mopewa Ogundipe

Software Engineer at Khan Academy Carnegie Mellon University, Computer Science & Robotics   What made you decide to work in tech?  My two older brothers introduced me to engineering. They’re both engineers and I grew up watching, and eventually joining,...

/ December 6, 2016

Episode 65 – Kalimah Priforce

Headmaster CEO of Qeyno Labs http://www.priforce.com/   “Kalimah Priforce is just a kid from Brooklyn committed to eliminating barriers to a child’s greatest potential as the Headmaster CEO of Qeyno Labs. Qeyno became industry leader for the inclusive innovation ecosystem...

/ October 26, 2016