Category: Mentoring

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 […]

Isn’t it ironic that the founder and organizer of Black Founders is saying that she’s sick of the diversity in tech talks? Here’s a couple of scenarios that’s happened over the past couple of weeks. – I participate in the Launch hackathon. As the hackathon is ending, the Launch conference begins and opens up with […]

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across an article in the Huffington Post, titled “Art Incubators: How Libraries Offer More Than Books.” The article highlights a project called Library as Incubator that focuses on using libraries as a community resource which support and allow collaboration with artists. The Library as Incubator Project appears to be focus on […]

It was never my intention to write about racism and meritocracy. Mainly, because I hate “talk” and prefer to “do”. Not saying that “talk” and discussion isn’t helpful, but its never been my thing, I “do”. So it slightly pains me to add to the “talk” with another blog post about racism and meritocracy. First, […]

When I first met my mentee, 3 years ago, the first thing that she said to me was, “I’m so happy that you’re black!” This was an hilarious moment for the both of us. She later explained that when her social worker mentioned that mentors were volunteers, she associated volunteering with white people. And that […]

Background: I mentor 2 young ladies, each 14 years of age. My girls currently live in a children’s center for foster youth and children who have behaviorial issues. I’ve been paired with my girls for two plus years. Today, I called to speak with the girls. Both of my girls are extremely smart, but extremely […]