In this episode Greg sits down with Daphne Larose, a software developer out of Lexington, KY. Daphne is the founder of the Black Female Coders website a site that serves as an outlet for other black female coders to connect, share advice, experiences and pearls of wisdom.
In this episode we talk about some of Daphne's tech background, some of the challenges she faced while obtaining her Masters in Computer Science, her early influences and the future of Black Female Coders. We touch on her present foray into the C programming language as well as some great advice for programming newbies, including books on algorithms and data structures and excellent sites for learning about programming.
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In this episode Greg Greenlee sits down and speaks with Cyber Security expert Charles Tendell. Charles has several industry security certifications including the CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), CHFI (Certified Hacking Forensics Investigation, and the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). He operates and frequently blogs at his website Charlestendell.com
Follow Charles on Twitter: @CharlesTendell
This is a great spirited podcast discussion. I hope you enjoy!!!
You can follow Chris on Twitter: @cmwalker25
Blacks In Technology podcast episode 36 w/ Chris Walker
This episode Greg sits down and talks with Jaymes Davis. Jaymes is the Director of Cloud and Virtualization Strategies at Entisys.
Follow Jaymes on Twitter: @cloudprophet
We discuss Pitch Mixer, her career as a software architect, comic books, her career at salesforce.com, her involvement with Building While Brown and her latest passion which is designing video games for kids.
You can follow Ayori on Twitter: @iayori
In this episode Greg Greenlee sits down with guest Keith Townsend, founder of the virtualization/cloud blog website, VirtualizedGeek.com . Listen as we discuss Cloud Computing, virtualization, Software Defined Networks (SDN), certifications, social issues as well as his other blog GrowingUpChicago.
You can follow Keith on Twitter: @virtualizedgeek
On this episode of the Blacks In Technology audio podcast, Greg sits down with co-host Ronnie Hash to talk about the Cloud, CouchDB, MongoDB, Puppet configuration manager, DevOps ,the latest tech conferences they may attend this year and the mysterious happenings of the Pidgin IM client. Enjoy!!!
In this episode Greg sits down with Jason Young of the Hidden Genius Project, an organization focused on teaching software development to at risk 15-18 year old black males. Founded in Oakland CA., the Hidden Genius Project launched it's 8 week summer pilot June 25, 2012. To learn more about The Hidden Genius Project visit http://hiddengeniusproject.org
Jason is an entrepreneur with an A.B. in Economics from Harvard. Passionate about personal finance and entrepreneurship, Jason helped to found a startup called Mindblown Labs and is working on releasing a mobile game that helps teach people about personal finance.
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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast Greg chats with Software Engineer/Entrepreneur, Chuks Onwuneme. Chuks is the Founder of the Personify website. Chuks describes Personify as an app whose purpose is to discover the social good around you. Chuks is a native of Nigeria who made his way to America to study Computer Science at the University of Texas in Arlington. After graduating with honors Chuks went on to work for Nokia. During his nine year stint as an employee of Nokia Chuks helped to develop the Symbian OS for the Nokia line of smart phones. Chuks has since left Nokia and embarked on making the world a better place for humanity through Personify.
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In this episode Greg is joined by IT Engineer Ronnie Hash to discuss the in's and out's of Cloud Computing. We touch on a variety of topics including different cloud types, Cloud providers such as Amazon EC2, to automated configuration tools for deploying servers in the cloud such as Puppet.
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In this episode Greg sits down again with IT Security Analyst and guru Kellep Charles. Kellep is the creator and Executive Editor of SecurityOrb.com (@SecurityOrb), an information security & privacy knowledge-based website with the mission to share and raise awareness of the motives, tools and tactics of the black-hat community, and provide best practices and counter measures against malicious events.
In this episode Greg sits down and talks with Will Lucas.
Will Lucas is the founder and CEO of several start up companies including AWLCo that houses web projects such as thankyouaga.in, a mobile application that helps users “collect the good”, vinyu, a mobile check-in application that enhances the consumer shopping experience, and Classbag , an educational web platform.
In this episode Greg Greenlee talks with Information Technology consultant, speaker, and writer, Anjuan Simmons. Anjuan is a self described "Technology translator" who helps companies understand and implement enterprise software solutions.
We talk extensively about her app PencilYou.In, ways to scale out, Puppet, Chef, cfengine and other tech goodness.
Tiffani Ashley Bell is a twenty-something in pursuit of better living through software.
In this episode Greg sits down and talks with Cleavon Blair and Noel Ramirez.
"Blair", as he likes to be called, and Noel, are software engineers who co-founded the web development and design company Blosme Software (pronounced blossom).
In this episode Greg speaks with Kimberly Bryant, Biotechnology/Engineering professional and the founder of Black Girls Code, a program that is focused on introducing girls of color between the ages of 7-14 to the field of digital technology and computer programming with a focus on emerging entrepreneurial concepts.
Follow Kim on Twitter: @BlackGirlsCode
Posted by blacksintechnology on October 19th, 2011
This episode Greg speaks with Sian Morson, CEO/Founder of Kollective Mobile, a mobile solutions development company in Oakland, CA.
About Sian Morson:
Sian Morson is a digital veteran and mobile evangelist who has been working in the Interactive and Digital fields since 1999. A project manager by trade, Sian moved through the ranks at some of the top advertising agencies in the world including Tribal DDB, Draft/FCB and McCann Erickson.
In this episode Greg Greenlee and Ronnie Hash sits down and talks with Curtiss Pope, CEO/Founder of Aislefinder, a software application that helps you to locate items in your grocery store. We discuss some of the technology behind the Aislefinder app, comics, entrepreneurship, and more!!!
In this episode Greg and Ronnie talk with guest, Hadiyah Mujhid. Hadiyah is a software engineer and entrepreneur. She hold an MBA in Information Systems from Drexel University as well as a BS in Computer Science from University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Hadiyah is the co-founder of Picturely Labs, a web company with a focus in image semantics. Hadiyah is also co-founder of Black Founders, an organization dedicated to the success of black entrepreneurs in tech. She also authors a blog called "Engineers don't blog" which chronicles her life as a software engineer and an entrepreneur.
You can follow Hadiyah on twitter @hadiyahdotme
In this podcast Greg Greenlee along with guest co-host Ronnie Hash, speak with IT Security consultant and guru Kellep Charles. Kellep operates and is also an IT Security consultant for SecurityOrb , an information security knowledge based website for security members. We discuss info security, the latest threats as well as the log management tool Splunk.
Follow Kellep on Twitter @kellepc
Kellep is also a Doctoral student in Information Assurance. He also holds a Master of Science in Telecommunication Management from the University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University. Kellep work as a government contractor in the Washington, DC area as a Network Security Analyst and is an Adjunct Professor at Capitol College in Laurel Maryland where he teaches in the Computer Science department and holds a CISSP certification.
In this podcast Greg Greenlee talks with Thaddeus Howze a.k.a. @ebonstorm. Thaddeus has over 25 years of experience in the I.T. field. He is an expert in Business I.T. Development, digital design and educational technology. He's worked as a network administrator, an IT instructor, an IT manager, CIO/VP of IT for JFK University and is now working as a small business technology consultant. Thaddeus is also an author. He writes science fiction and also for several blogs including A Matter of Scale,and The Examiner. He is also a host on several Blog Talk Radio shows: WaveFront , and Afterthoughts We talk about Cloud computing, science fiction writing, comics, and much more. You can follow Thaddeus on twitter @ebonstorm.
This episode Greg sits down and talks with tech guru/wifi enthusiast/comic book collector/ Samara Lynn. We cover just about everything from wifi goodness to Batgirl to being a woman in tech. Great episode.
About Samara Lynn: Samara Lynn has over fifteen years experience in Information Technology; most recent as IT Director at a major New York City healthcare facility. She has several technology certifications, a Bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College and was a Technology Editor for the CRN Test Center. She unashamedly admits to owning over 3000 comic books and enjoys exploring her Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.
Greg talks with Lisette Titre. Lead CG Artist, Lisette Titre, has been a CG Artist for over eleven years. During this time she has created content for various media including a television series and seven published console titles. She has contributed to some of EA’s highest profile games, including Tiger Woods Golf, The Simpsons, and Dante’s Inferno. Her most recent release with Emeryville's Back Bone Entertainment: Zombie Apocalypse 2 will be released in the fall by Konami.
As a character modeler, Lisette takes data from scanned images, concept art, and photographs and creates beautiful 3-D digital sculptures. She has also managed a teams of artists in China, Australia, Canada, and India. Each team can consist of five to 20 people who work on projects for as little as one year to as long as four years.
Lisette has graced the cover of Black Enterprise magazine and was featured in the magazine's expose on Women in STEM.
Posted by blacksintechnology on June 22nd, 2011
This episode Greg interviews Kevin V. Michael, Co-Founder and Managing partner at Invizio http://www.invizio.com overseeing business development, strategic partnerships and client relations for the company. Kevin is an Antiguan-born entrepreneur and corporate alumnus of Motorola and Citigroup is one of South Florida's brightest minds in the IT industry. Mr. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology & Software Engineering from the University of Miami College of Engineering with majors in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems and is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional.
Greg speaks again with Kai Dupe, author, software engineer, technology trainer, speaker and mentor. Kai runs the website Where are Blacks In Technology This show Greg talks with Kai about upcoming Black tech conferences, the upcoming BITWise tech conference, and the new organization that Kai is now spearheading and leading.
Blacks In Technology podcast episode 11 (Interview with Keatron Evans)
Posted by blacksintechnology on January 29th, 2011
This weeks episode has Ronnie and Greg sitting down with Security guru, pentester,trainer,entrepreneur and author Keatron Evans.
Keatron is the author of the Hackers/Pen-testing book "Chained Exploits:Advanced Hacking Attacks From Start to Finish". He has sold close to 7000 copies and is highly regarded in the Information Security world. Keatron is also a penetration tester and business owner. His business Blink Digital Security, based out of Chicago, specializes in pen testing, security training, and vulnerability assessments. Keatron is also the lead instructor and courseware developer for Infosec Institute which provides high quality information security training and has been in operation since 1998.Listen Now:
Blacks In Technology podcast episode 10 (Interview with PMP Instructor Elaine Jackson)
Posted by blacksintechnology on January 17th, 2011
A special MLK edition of Blacks In Technology podcast. Ronnie and Greg interview PMP certification coach/trainer/consultant Elaine Jackson. Elaine is President/CEO of PMP Interactive Consulting. We discuss the PMP certification, the requirements to become PMP certified, the test itself and much more.
Posted by blacksintechnology on January 9th, 2011
In this episode, Ronnie and Greg talk about upcoming podcast guests, the Indiana Linux Fest, being producers instead of consumers, and why you don't buy cheap wireless mice.
Posted by blacksintechnology on December 23rd, 2010
Episode 8 Greg and Ronnie talk with Aaron Kali. Aaron resides from New York but is originally from Tanzania Africa. Aaron talks about The 360 Virtual Tours of America, which is startup based on online searching for offline purchasing. You can check out his website www.360virtualtours.us.
Posted by blacksintechnology on December 19th, 2010
Last week we had some technical difficulties and lost half the podcast. This week Arielle Scott returns to speak with us again. In this podcast we talk about Arielle's view on innovation and diversity . We also talk about GenJuice.com, and her campaign "Quit and Create"
Posted by blacksintechnology on December 5th, 2010
Greg and Ronnie talks with Arielle Scott (http://thearielle.com). Arielle is a very accomplished African American woman who is a self proclaimed part-time artist, part-time entrepreneur, full time bad-ass. She is the founder of a couple tech start up companies, InternshipIN which she started at UC Berkeley to help startups find interns, and her latest effort GenJuice (http://www.genjuice.com/), which was originally started as her undergradute thesis.
Posted by blacksintechnology on November 23rd, 2010
Greg and Ronnie sits down to talk about the Blacks In Technology community website, upcoming projects, how each other got started in tech, and what we feel needs to be done to help African Americans achieve successful careers in technology.
Posted by blacksintechnology on November 23rd, 2010
Ronnie and Greg speak with Cleavon Blair. Cleavon Blair is a technologist, entrepreneur and writer who wants to share his professional experience with you through software, articles, books, etc. We speak about turning 40, his love for programming, his companies newest development, Techployr (www.techployr.com) and his companies upcoming truly online network.
Greg speaks with Alfred Green, Electrical Engineer and FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) advocate. Greg and Alfred talks about how his journey into engineering and technology, how he was told he shouldn't try and become and engineer, and his love for Linux.
Posted by blacksintechnology on November 23rd, 2010
Greg and Ronnie talk with Anthony Hall. Anthony is the founder of the Rose of Education Organization. He is also an avid blogger and author. He currently blogs on his website The Hallway Monitor. We talk in detail about his plans for a new communication tool (The Virtual Mentor Machine) as well as his organization (R.O.S.E.).