Engineering Episodes

Engineering Social Good

#19: Shason Briscoe - Software Engineer at SurveyMonkey

March 30, 2021

My guest for this episode is Shason Briscoe. Shason is a Software Engineer at Survey Monkey and advocate for growing diversity in the tech industry, especially for the black community. He shares how he got interested in Silicon Valley and tech, what it's like to be an intern vs a full timer, and ho…

Engineering Founders

#15: Ifueko Igbinedion - CTO and Co-founder of Hairtelligence

Feb. 10, 2021

My guest for this episode is Ifueko Igbinedion. Ifueko is the CTO and co-founder of Hairtelligence: a black hair startup looking to innovate the beauty space by use of computer vision. She is an exceptional engineer with industry experience at Google and start ups that still struggles with imposter…

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#14: Whitney Griffith - Pre-Med Student Turned Software Engineer at Microsoft and Social Entrepreneur

Jan. 19, 2021

My guest for this episode is Whitney Griffith. Whitney originally had plans to get into medicine, but her path took a different turn in which she discovered Computer Science at Howard University. She was amazed at the problems that can be solved with technology and eventually became obsessed with i…

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#12: Tanaka Mutakwa - VP of Engineering at Names & Faces and Founder of NoDaysOff Lifestyle Brand

Dec. 18, 2020

My guest for this episode is Tanaka Mutakwa. Tanaka co-founded and runs a meetup group called Tech Leadership Meetup Cape Town: a community consisting of longtime, new, and aspiring technology leaders. He is also VP of Engineering at Names & Faces, in which he leads his team from Cape Town South Af…

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#11: Charles Arday - Mindset and Well-being Coach and Co-Founder of Winie Inc

Dec. 11, 2020

My guest for this episode is Charles Arday. He is a mindset and wellbeing coach, as well as an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning hobbyist. Charles is also the current co-founder and CEO of Winie, a startup that provides support for entrepreneurs and merchants selling products based in Af…

Guest: Charles Arday
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#10: Lance Davis - Software Engineering and Product Management Intern at Apple

Nov. 19, 2020

My guest for this episode is Lance Davis, a computer engineering student at North Carolina A&T State University. Lance has interned at Apple, both as a software engineer and product manager. He will be joining Microsoft next year as a program manager intern. In this episode, Lance shares how he got…

Guest: Lance Davis
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#9: Tia Caldwell - From Software Engineer at Microsoft to Director of Engineering at Slack

Nov. 10, 2020

My guest for this episode is Tia Caldwell, who is a great mentor and leader. She has eleven years of professional experience at Microsoft, where she began as an intern and worked her way up to a senior engineering manager. She has also worked at Netflix. Tia was also a Director of Engineering at Sl…

Guest: Tia Caldwell
Engineering AI/ML

#2: Emmanuel Acheampong - AI/ML Technologist and Online Learning Enthusiast

July 30, 2020

Emmanuel is an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning enthusiast/hobbyist. His love for technology and math has influenced him to create cool projects such as detailed data analyses on social media platforms, Google Assistant conversational actions, and many others. In this episode he shares …

Founders Engineering

#1: Disheka Moore - Student Founder of EyeDriven and 2X Software Engineering Intern at Microsoft

July 17, 2020

Disheka Moore is a scholar, entrepreneur, and software engineer. She is currently a 2X Microsoft intern and founder of EyeDriven : a company that wants to protect your eyes from blue light while also making you look fashionable. In this episode she shares how she got started in Computer Science, he…

Guest: Disheka Moore