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We’re taking a trip back down to Austin this week to talk with full-stack software engineer Iheanyi Ekechukwu. Iheanyi works at the IBM Watson Innovation Labs doing next-level work on cognitive computing systems that use data to enhance, scale, and accelerate human expertise. Pretty cool!

We started off talking about tech — what programming languages he’s working with, what projects he’s built, etc. — but we quickly shifted to a pretty frank discussion on diversity in tech. From there, Iheanyi talked about some of his mentors, what motivates him, and about his own podcast Two Black Nerds. Iheanyi brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm not just to his work, but to the tech community as a whole. Watch out now!


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Abou Kone hails from Côte d’Ivoire, and is a self-described “mercenary-in-chief”. (No, not the real kind!)

Abou is a beast when it comes to coding. Front-end development with JS/jQuery is his specialty, and he’s recently gotten into developing mobile apps.

We talked about how Abou first got his spark for the web as a teenager in Dakar, his work with Coders4Africa, and why Africa will not miss the digital revolution. Enjoy!

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Khalil BeyKhalil Bey and I met almost ten years ago, and I’ve followed him from his early days at Stanford up to his current post at Google. We talked about his work with the big G, how he first got involved in programming, how his father was a big influence on his current work, and about diversity in Silicon Valley.

Enjoy!

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Daphne LaroseI love Daphne Larose’s intro for her website, Black Female Coders. “We’re out there. We may not see each other in our computer science courses or in our offices at work or while roaming around technology conferences — but we know we’re out there. Here is where we find each other.” Powerful! I had to talk to her about what she’s doing with Black Female Coders and get her overall thoughts on blacks in technology. Daphne is definitely making waves in the community and I think you’ll be hearing a lot more from her in the future. Hope you enjoy!

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Interested in sponsoring the Revision Path podcast, either episodically or exclusively? Send me an email if you are interested in advertising your business and let’s make it happen!