Tag: diversity in tech

How Congo Ltd’s Diverse Team Built An Acquirable Platform

On October 11, DigitalTown (OTC PINK:DGTW), a GovTech 100 company that builds city-specific Web portals to serve as directories and marketplaces, announced their agreement to purchase certain assets from Congo Ltd., including the technology powering Congo Ltd’s flagship brand JustLegal. Willy...

/ November 2, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Jamal Wilburn

In our series premiere of BLNDED Founders, we interviewed Jamal Wilburn, Founder and CEO of BigMouff Media and a member of the second cohort group of DivInc, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity located at Capital Factory in Austin Texas. Sign up here for BigMouff’s...

/ June 2, 2017

Meet Austin’s Newest Diversity in Tech Meetup

Social media has become a huge tool for inspiration and impact, especially for Austin’s own Ricky Sánchez. He became inspired to spark change after reading a tweet by Lara Hogan, VP of Engineering at Etsy. When I tell men to stop mentoring and...

/ June 2, 2017

Austin, Texas: The Tale of Two Tech Cities

Austin, Texas’ population is quickly approaching one million residents, but the tech population appears to be split in half. At last week’s Diversity in Tech event, a unique group followed Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette and Mayor Steve Adler by discussing the importance...

/ May 1, 2017

Diversity And Inclusion Leader Spotlight: Mawulom Nenonene

By Jared Karol In today’s Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight, we hear from Mawulom Nenonene, D&I Consultant and Talent Acquisition Advisor at Thumbtack, a company that matches customers who need projects completed with qualified, local professionals ready to get things done....

/ April 17, 2017

Episode 69 – Paola Mata

iOS Engineer at BuzzFeed Coalition for Queens Alum www.paolamata.com / www.madebylatinas.com What made you decide to work in the tech industry? I was initially in an administrative/office management roles. It wasn’t planned. I started a blog, and I became interested in learning...

/ March 23, 2017

Episode 68 – Christella Dolmo

Mobile Engineer at KickStarter Coalition for Queens Alum What made you decide to work in the tech industry? Initially, I was pursuing a career in accounting. I declared it my major at college. After an accounting internship, I decided it...

/ March 12, 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

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

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