The media (news, movies, music) I consume today is highly individualized and normally watched through a personal device such as my iPhone. All of which is suggested to me through the use of computer algorithms. This means that the internet available to me is pre-determined by a previous online choice and/or a choice of […]

Each year, I attempt to do a self-reflection blog post. Generally, the blog post is a recap of the previous year and an expression of personal and professional ambitions for the new year. This year, I have no real desire or motivation to write this post. I attribute this lack of motivation to my inherent […]

A couple of weeks ago, I was on a crowded BART train. There was a young black teenager sitting in a seat and had his foot on another seat listening to music through his headphones. An older white man, my assumption was this man was minimally 50 years or older, entered the train and sat […]

It is important to have a seat at the table. It is more important that one does not lose sight of who they are or their values in the process of attaining a seat at the table. It is even more important that one does not remain silent once they are at that table. Because […]

I’m currently reading Deep Work by Cal Newport. The core of the book proposes we could have more meaningful work by eliminating distractions. About 6 years ago, I went without a mobile phone for an entire year. What if I rehashed this experiment? Six years ago, living without a phone was great. However, I don’t […]

This review is written mainly for self-reflection. But publishing in the case others can find value in my self-notes. I walked into 2016 with no expectations. Mainly because I was a new parent and was so unsure of what the year would bring.  With no expectations, 2016 was full of positive surprises. A few professional […]

This week I helped to kickoff Delaware State University’s inaugural Android Bootcamp  as lead instructor. I welcomed a total of 13 students, with little to no programming experience, with the intent of teaching programming and Android fundamentals. The program, hosted by historically black college Delaware State University (DelState), is mostly composed of black men, ranging in age from 18 […]