#BITTechTalk

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. #99 w/ Marquett Burton Founder of Fletch

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by Marquett Burton. Marquett is an entrepreneur, a speaker, an educator and the founder of Fletch a college retention app empowering students to form study groups & easily get academic support. Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #97 w/ Melissa James – Founder and CEO of The Tech Connection

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by Melissa James, President and CEO of The Tech Connection, which is a premier marketplace for purpose driven, diverse technical talent. Their mission is to help people reach their Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #72 w/ Yolanda Conyers – Diversity, the Lenovo Way

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast Greg is joined by guest Yolanda Conyers, Vice President, Worldwide Functions and Human Resources ,Chief Diversity Officer at Lenovo, Author and Speaker. About our guest: Yolanda  is  vice  president  of  worldwide  functions HR Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #69 w/ Jibril Sulaiman

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Joining us on this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast is serial entrepreneur and technology businessman, Jibril Sulaiman.   Bio: Jibril Sulaiman II is the president of Pay Cell Systems, a technology company that specializes in solutions for the Read more…

#BITTechTalk podcast ep. #65 “Bitcoin/crypto-currency, what we need to know”

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we delve into the world of bitcoins and crypto-currency. Joining us to answer questions about crypto-currency, it’s potential impact in the black community and their digital wallet application, Pheeva, is our guests Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. 64 “Founders Hour” w/ guest Tiffany St. Bernard and Keshia Ashe of Many Mentors

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On this episode of  the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast “Founders Hour” Greg speaks with Tiffany St. Bernard and Keshia Ashe of Many Mentors as they answer questions about their startup, mentoring and running a non-profit company. Keshia Ashe is the co-founder and Read more…

#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 #59 “Diversity at tech conferences”

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Diversity issues in technology are nothing new and given the recent diversity reports released by tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter we all know that there is a lot of work that needs to be done. Take a look at the average technology 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 #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 #40 with guest Keith Townsend

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg sits down with  Keith Townsend, founder of the virtualizedgeek.com virtualization and cloud computing blog. Keith is an expert in virtualization and cloud technology and we talk about SDN (Software Defined Networks), network Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #39 with guest William Jackson

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg sits down and talks with techie/educator William Jackson.  William is the founder of the the site http://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com.  He is a teacher and a frequent blogger and speaker. Follow William on Twitter: @wmjackson 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…

#BITTechTalk episode #37 with guest Charles Tendell

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, 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 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…

#BITTechTalk episode #35 with guest Jaymes Davis

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg sits down and talks with Jaymes Davis. Jaymes is the Director of Cloud and Virtualization Strategies at Entisys. We discuss Jaymes latest article “How the Cloud Can Reduce Technical Debt”.  Jaymes is 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…

#BITTechTalk episode #33 with guest Keith Townsend

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

#BITTechTalk episode #32 with guest Ronnie Hash

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg sits down with Ronnie Hash to talk about the Cloud, CouchDB, MongoDB, Puppet configuration manager, DevOps and the latest tech conferences they may attend this year. Listen Now:

#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 #29 with guest Ronnie Hash

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg is joined by Systems 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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #28 with guest Kellep Charles

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcastGreg 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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode # 26 with guest Anjuan Simmons

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, 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. He is also an avid public speaker who 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 #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 #19 with guest Kellep Charles

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology 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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #18 with guest Thaddeus Howze

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology 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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #17 with guest Samara Lynn

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

#BITTechTalk episode #15 with guest Lisette Titre

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

#BITTechTalk episode #14 with guest Kevin V. Michael

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, 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 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 #12 with guest Todd Adams

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg speaks with Todd Adams about Smart Grid Technology.   Todd is the Chief of Sustainability for Visibility Marketing. He also authors a blog post at www.toddqadams.net Listen Now:

#BITTechTalk episode #11 with guest Keatron Evans

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In this weeks episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast,  Ronnie and Greg sit down with Security guru, pentester,trainer,entrepreneur and author Keatron Evans. About Keatron: Keatron is the author of the Hackers/Pen-testing book “Chained Exploits:Advanced Hacking Attacks From Start to Finish”. He has sold close Read more…

#BITTechTalk podcast episode #10 with guest Elaine Jackson

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A special MLK edition of Blacks In Technology podcast. Ronnie and Greg interview PMP certification coach/trainer/consultantElaine 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. Listen Now:

#BITTechTalk episode #9

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg Greenlee and Ronnie Hash talk about upcoming podcast guests, the Indiana Linux Fest, being producers instead of consumers, and why you don’t buy cheap wireless mice. Greg Greenlee  is the Founder Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #8 with guest Aaron Kali

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

#BITTechTalk episode #7 with guest Arielle Scott pt. 2

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, we reconnect with Arielle Scott. 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 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #6 with guest Arielle Scott pt. 1

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

#BITTechTalk episode #5

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, 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 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 #3 with guest Alfred Green

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg speaks with Alfred Green, Mechanical 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 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:

#BITTechTalk episode #1 with guest Anthony Hall

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In our very first episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg Greenlee and Ronnie Hash speak 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 Read more…