Systers Tech Talk: Foundations of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to give a webinar for Systers (the online community for women in technical professions founded by Anita Borg) on cloud computing. Aside from it being the technology space I currently work in, I gave the talk because the term itself is quite a bit, but the name doesn’t …

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Working on AI Together – A Brief Recap of the Leadership in AI Panel Discussion @ IEEE Women In Leadership AI Summit

Trust. Bias. Safety. Ethics. Inclusion. Sex robots. These and many, many more topics came up during my wonderful panel discussion on “Leadership in AI” at the IEEE Women in Engineering AI Leadership Summit, held at Nokia Chicago/Naperville on September 20. The all-day, sold-out event, sought to provide a forum for women (and men) to explore …

black in tech

Pivot or Perserver​e?

Last week, I noticed a Twitter post from a Black female engineer who was wondering whether or not to stay in technology. She said the emotional weight of being the “only” in her team of white, male peers was becoming burdensome. The responses were very interesting. Collectively, everyone felt terrible that she was suffering. But …

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Mavens I/O Black Women In Tech Conference

Mavens I/O

I attended the recent Mavens I/O Conference by We Build Black, a welcoming community looking to foster the growth of black technologists across the US. The inspirational day-long conference, held in New York City, brought together phenomenal women from diverse technical fields and backgrounds. Speakers from Google, JP Morgan, Gartner and other prominent tech companies …