Ayori Selassie

#BITTechTalk ep. 60 “Founders Hour”

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We are continuing our monthly #FoundersHour series by speaking with entrepreneurs and startup founders  Candace Mitchell and Chanel Martin of Techturized, a startup company whose focus is to provide innovative solutions to the hair care industry through science and technology. Tune Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #57 with guest Leah McGowen-Hare

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ayori speak with Master Technical Trainer at Salesforce  Leah McGowen-Hare. Listen as we talk about diversity in tech, demistifying technology, staying relevant in tech and Soul Train lines at Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #56 with guest Charles Nwatu

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ayori sit down with Information Security expert, Charles Nwatu. Listen in as we talk about Charles’ participation as a volunteer in Blacks Girls Code “Respect and Love” Hackathon in Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #55 with guest Alex Miller

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ayori are joined by Clojure developer and StrangeLoop conference founder, Alex Miller. We discuss creating more diverse tech conferences, functional programming, a day in the life of a Clojure Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #54 with guest Nigel Kersten

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ayori are joined by CIO/VP of Operations at Puppet Labs, Nigel Kersten. Listen as we talk about the Puppet configuration management tool, diversity and hiring practices in technology, DevOps Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #51 “Hackathons”

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast Greg and Ayori sit down with start-up entrepreneur, software engineer and founder of AnnoTree, Brian Clark to discuss the in’s and out’s of participating in a Hackathon.     Listen: Part 1 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #50 “Founders Hour”

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg Greenlee, Ayori Selassie and Jewell Sparks sit down with 5 Black start-up tech founders to discuss their ventures, their journey in the start-up world and advice they may have for up Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #49 “University Edition”

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In this epsiode of the Blacks In Technology podcasts our host, Greg and Ayori, sit down to talk technology from a University and academic standpoint. Listen as we are joined by educators and speakers from across the country to talk about Read more…

#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…

#BITTechTalk episode #45 with guest Joshua Hoskins

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ayori welcome Joshua Hoskins to the podcast to talk about his journey to becoming a salesforce.com consulting MVP. Joshua shares valuable tips on driving your career, taking risks, starting Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #44 Emerging Leaders Tech Women pt. 2

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In this second part of the Blacks In Technology podcast, “TechWomen Emerging Leaders” series, Greg and Ayori interview Djamila Douache of Algeria and Tonia Feghali of Lebanon. Both are participants of the 2013 TechWomen Emerging Leaders program and were hosted at Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #44 Emerging Leaders Tech Women pt.1

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In the first part of this two part Blacks In Technology podcast Greg Greenlee and Ayori Selassie are joined by recent participants of the Tech Women Emerging Leaders program, Emma Marie Ndoringoma of Rwanda, and Nathalie Tekam of Camaroon, for a very inspiring and Read more…

#BITTechTalk podcast episode 43 w/ Anjuan Simmons

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg Greenlee and Ayori Selassie lead a spirited discussion with our guest, newly published author and technology translator Anjuan Simmons. We discuss Anjuan’s new book “Minority Tech…Journaling Through Blackness and Technology”. The Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #42 (Xavier Williams)

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast Sr. Vice President at AT&T Xavier Williams joins Greg and Ayori for a discussion around career progression, mentors, sponsors, The Internet of Things, and pushing those with influence and power to engage in solutions around tech inclusion. Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #41 (Talk about Google SRE)

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In this Blacks In Technology podcast episode, Greg introduces and welcomes Ayori Selassie as the new co-host to the BIT podcasts as well as a new member of the BIT organization. Ayori discusses with Greg, her recent experience in attending Read more…

#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…