Web Development

How I got Hired as a Developer at World Wrestling Entertainment

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Lewis Dickerson describes the path that led him to a role as a web developer for World Wrestling Entertainment. Continue reading

My desk at the WWE March 2014

Win A Free Pass To The Clojure/conj 2016 Developers Conference

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Blacks In Technology is once again partnering up with Clojure/Conj as an official community sponsor for their annual conference happening Dec. 1-3 in Austin, TX at the Hilton Austin hotel, 500 E 4th St. Austin, TX 78701. As a result of our Read more…

Upcoming #BITTechTalk ep. #102 w/ Scott Hanselman

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Join us on September 15th, 2016 at 9pm EST for the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast ep. #102 with Author, Speaker, Blogger, Developer and friend Scott Hanselman.   About our guest: Scott Hanselman is a web developer who has been Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #98 w/ Makinde Adeagbo – Founder of /dev/color

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by Makinde Adeagbo, Software Engineer and Founder of the /dev/color organization. /dev/color is a non-profit organization on a mission to advance the careers of black software engineers. About our guest: Makinde Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #96 w/ Kory Campbell “Inspired to Code – From HBCU Grad to Full Stack Developer”

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by our guest Kory Campbell, an HBCU graduate with a degree in Quantitative Analysis, about his journey from being an HBCU graduate to participant in the General Read more…

Twin Cities Blacks in Technology to Host Event Focused on Disrupting Inequities in Minnesota

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Next weekend, June 4 and 5, Twin Cities Blacks in Technology will host Code Switch: Disrupting Inequity, a civic hackathon focused on generating ideas and solutions to the gaps and inequities that affect Minnesotans. Code Switch will connect community members Read more…

BIT partners with Clojure/West 2016

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Blacks In Technology has once again partnered with the folks from Clojure/West for their annual Clojure conference. This year the conference will be taking place April 15-16 in Seattle Washington. BIT is offering FREE passes: This partnership has allowed BIT to offer Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #91 w/ Annyce Davis “Crushing Code at the Washington Post”

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by Annyce Davis, Android Developer, Speaker and published author. About our guest: Annyce is an Android Google Developer Expert. She has spent the past 5 years developing applications for Read more…

Twin Cities Blacks In Technology Software and Tech Meetup

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The Blacks In Technology MSP was started to share our experiences and support each other in our professional growth and development. Our events will range from social to educational.  Anyone is welcome to participate. We hope you can come out and Read more…

6 Steps To Landing a Google Internship and Turning It Into An Offer

By Rachel Harsley 0 Comments

A few weeks ago I signed a full time offer to begin my career as a Software Engineer at Google. I’ll begin once I graduate next fall. As I signed the virtual document, I reflected on what had been my Read more…

Things I learned about Sitecore 8 at Houstons first Sitecore meetup group

By Aqueelah Grant 2 Comments

On March 11, 2015, during a visit to Texas, I had the opportunity to attend a “Introduction to Sitecore 8” meetup. Prior to attending this event, the first time I had been introduced to Sitecore was in 2013 while working Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #68 with Sian Morson CEO of Kollective Mobile

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(Because of previous technical issues this podcast was rescheduled from Jan 22nd) On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we welcome back our good friend, author, founder, speaker and digital strategy expert, Sian Morson. Sian is the CEO/Founder Read more…

A War, a Manifesto, Respect, Courage and some barking: Scrum just got real Part 2

By Aqueelah Grant 8 Comments

On February 25-26, 2015, I took a two-day ScrumMaster class with Instructor Peter Borsella of Winnow Management. On March 1, 2015, I passed my ScrumMaster exam and I am now a Certified ScrumMaster. I must first start off by telling Read more…

Inclusion or Lack Thereof: GDC Mirrors Tech Industry

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The annual Game Developers Conference is the pinnacle event for developers to network, and for tech companies to showcase their latest products and advancements. As a first-time attendee who had missed the first three days of the conference, I was Read more…

How to show your worth during your QA interview

By Aqueelah Grant 1 Comment

Even if you are the most intelligent and qualified person, if you are not prepared for your interview you can lose the opportunity. I think I speak for most people when I say interviewing has always made me want to Read more…

#BITTechTalk podcast ep. #66 “Dev bootcamps”

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast as we discuss Dev bootcamps. What are they? Are they worth the money? These are some of the questions we’ll answer  as we speak with our guest, Krista Williams,  a dev Read more…

Career Advice for Entry-Level Software Testers

By Aqueelah Grant 6 Comments

One of my college buddies  reached out and asked if I could give his younger sister career advice as she is a newbie to the software testing industry. Here’s the advice I gave her….. Distance yourself from negative people: One of Read more…

Dev Bootcamp: Fall Info Session and Tour

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Hosted by Dev Bootcamp Monday, November 3, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST) Chicago, IL Interested in learning how to code? Thinking about switching careers and becoming a software developer? Dev Bootcamp is a 19-week intensive program for Read more…

The KNOW’S for beginners in Software Training

By Aqueelah Grant 1 Comment

Your Guide to being a beginner and still helping others KNOW your Stuff – It’s important to ensure that you, are the subject matter expert. Take a deep dive into the software you are training others on, prior to your Read more…

BIT at Solid 2014: Where Hardware and Software Meet Everywhere

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Solid is O’Reilly Media’s first conference wholly dedicated to the intersection of hardware and software around what is popularly referred to as IOT or the Internet of Things. Held at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA May 21 Read more…

Strangeloop – A Developers Conference

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Want to know what tools you are going to be using in a few years? Strange Loop is a conference where you can find out. Created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller, it aims to be a conference for Read more…

Help Blacks in Tech Fund Startups: Get VUE with Brian Clark

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People ask me all the time “Who are the African Americans in technology? What can we do to help them?” I want to highlight one today who is on the grind every day about his business and deserving of our support. As Read more…

Help Blacks in Tech Fund Startups

#BITTechTalk episode #48 “Our Youth In Tech”

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ayori speak with Rebecca and Maya, two young African American females who code and create. Listen:

#BITTechTalk episode #47 “How to raise a coder”

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast Greg and Ayori sit down with the parents of coder as we discuss ways on raising a coder. Listen:

#BITTechTalk episode #46 with guest Maurice Cherry

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In this episode of Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ayori welcome Maurice Cherry, a web developer and graphics designer, to the podcast to share his story of founding Revision Path the largest database of African American Designers.  Maurice shares Read more…

NYC CAMP 2013 and the Cult that is Drupal: Drupal Talks Part 1.1

By Aqueelah Grant 1 Comment

You read it correctly, this is the biggest technology “cult” meeting you will ever attend! One of the most attractive things about Drupal is the passion in the community. The amount of people who want individuals to learn and grow Read more…

Rich Snippet Testing Tool and how it can help with SEO

By Aqueelah Grant 1 Comment

During my time at NYC Camp Drupal 2013 training I joined a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) session. SEO is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s “natural” or un-paid (“organic”) Read more…

Understanding why you REALLY perform Cross Browser Testing

By Aqueelah Grant 0 Comments

Often the term Cross Browser Functionality Testing is used in the web application world but many don’t understand the major reason it is necessary. My very first article for BIT Tech Digest focused on the role of Software Quality Assurance Read more…

The Deep End of the Pool – Staying Afloat as a Consultant

By Aqueelah Grant 7 Comments

I recently left my full time job to try my hand at consulting. Giving notice to leave my full time job for consulting work reminded me of the first time I had ever jumped into “the deep end of the Read more…

When Windows becomes Linux…the “Cygwin Project”

By Aqueelah Grant 1 Comment

The Cygwin Project is a collection of tools that gives Windows the ability to look and operate as Unix/Linux environment. Apparently this project has been around since 2000 but I just found out about it recently. Previously the way I Read more…

Minimalistic Testing

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The problem with TDD is in the real world you often have to work with people who refuse to do it.  In my experience with rules of thumb/policies/best practices everything comes down to my ability to sell the technique/technology/belief system. Read more…

A Software Company that truly Blossom’s

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A few years ago when I began doing podcasts for the Blacks In Technology site a  gentleman emailed me about a couple of software developers that he had met at a Ruby conference. Being that the developers are minorities, he Read more…

THE SINGING AND CRAWLING AUNTIE – You’ve heard of the Soccer Mom, Well I’m the Tech Aunt Part 2

By Aqueelah Grant 3 Comments

Previously I wrote about my 10 month almost 11 month old nephew exploring Technology. http://www.bitdigest.net/youve-heard-of-the-soccer-mom-well-im-the-tech-aunt/ This is one of my follow up articles: A photo of Bashir after learning CSS for Babies. He’s very serious about his CSS. Progress with Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #38 with guest Daphne Larose

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, 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 Read more…

Make Sure Your Tech DNA Isn’t All You Have To Offer In A Tech Environment

By Aqueelah Grant 2 Comments

No matter what company you work for there will always be a few things that are considered not QA worthy. Mainly by people who are NOT in QA. One of our new product managers who is full of process improvement Read more…

Soft Skills for Software Engineers (and other techies)

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Anyone can learn to code, but being a successful engineer requires more than mastering the language of machines, you must also be fluent in human needs. I’m talking about soft skills and emotional intelligence. The first thing I learned when Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #36 with guest Christopher Walker

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg Greenlee sits down with software developer and serial entrepreneur Christopher Walker. We discuss the state of Blacks In Technology as well as Chris’ latest business ventures: SalonsOpen.com and Reserve.me, booking platforms that focus on Read more…

Chicken, Pigs, Poker and Master Splinter – The Scrum Methodology just got real!

By Aqueelah Grant 7 Comments

Though I’ve been a part of Scrum teams for years now it wasn’t until about two years ago that I started hearing about Chickens and Pigs in engineering meetings. Chickens are the observers in meetings they are not allowed to Read more…

Triple D: Domain Driven Design

By Cleavon J. Blair 0 Comments

There are soooo many software programming books out there nowadays, and a lot of them are really worthless as they teach you things that aren’t relevant or things that are dangerous in a real world enterprise setting. Most of us who have Read more…

Five Tips for Becoming A Software Developer

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1.  Determine what kind of programming you are interested in: When I first became a software developer there were only two types of programming jobs to choose from.  You either had to write code for a mainframe computer or what Read more…

“Computer Love”….Digital Love is a Beautiful Love (Turning Consumers into Digital Innovators)

By Aqueelah Grant 4 Comments

It was somewhat like “last call” at a club when you’re the last one on the dance floor, folks are cleaning up around you and you’re the only one on the dance floor because your song is still on! Only Read more…

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“Nobody puts BABY in the corner”… Creating a Basic HTML5 Player.

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One of my favorite quotes from a movie was in “Dirty Dancing” when Patrick Swayze came over to the table and said to Jennifer Grey’s family a.ka. Baby, “Nobody puts BABY in the corner”. I’ve always felt like that was Read more…

What is User Experience? Everything.

By Danielle Smith 2 Comments

My family went on vacation last month and rented a tall, skinny apartment in Amsterdam. The apartment was fully remodeled, with nice fixtures and plenty of space for typical tourist activities; however, there was no place to put the soap Read more…

Quality Assurance Professionals play Football at work: Our Position – Offensive Linemen “RIGHT TACKLE”

By Aqueelah Grant 2 Comments

I was going to start my article off with something like, “the Bases are loaded”, but then I remembered that’s a Baseball reference. I didn’t know that much about Football when I started this article but I have since been Read more…

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#BITTechTalk episode #34 with guest Ayori Selassie

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg sits down with Ayori Selassie, a San Francisco Bay Area self-taught software architect and entrepreneur. Ayori is an employee (Product manager) of salesforce.com, one of the largest cloud providers in the market and she Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #31 with guest Jason Young

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, 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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #30 with guest Chuks Onwuneme

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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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #25 with guest Tiffani Ashley Bell

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg Greenlee and Ronnie Hash sit down with NewMeAccelerator Alumni and Founder/CEO of Pencilyou.In , Tiffani Ashley Bell. We talk extensively about her app PencilYou.In, ways to scale out, Puppet, Chef, cfengine and other tech goodness.  Tiffani Ashley Bell is a Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #24 with guests Cleavon Blair and Noel Ramirez of Blosme Software

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, 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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #23 with guest Kimberly Bryant

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, 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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #22 with guest Sian Morson

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This episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, 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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #21 with guest Curtiss Pope

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, 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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #20 with guest Hadiyah Mujhid

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, 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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #13 with guest Kai Dupe

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg speaks with Kai Dupe.  Kai is an 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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #4 with guest Cleavon Blair

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ronnie 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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #2 with guest Kai Dupe

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast Greg Greenlee speaks with Kai Dupe.  Kai is an author, software engineer, technology trainer, speaker and mentor. Kai runs the website Where are Blacks In Technology Very inspiring interview!!! Listen Now: