C:\hristina is a New York City-based information security and technology professional with a background in enterprise-level security and identity management. By day she works at Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager on the Cloud & Engineering Security team.
In addition to her professional work, Christina also co-founded a community for women of color in tech, which is best known for their open source collection of stock photos. She enjoys spending time with her family and loved ones, problem-solving, boxing and most recently, yoga. She lives in New York City with her husband and children.
August 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
Christina Perla talks about starting Makelab, a 3D printing company, and how the company pivoted to manufacturing PPEs in lieu of COVID-19. She also gives advice to other women who may be interested in starting a business, recognizing emotional patterns, and allocating company revenue to spend on future current and/or emergency events.
July 8th, 2020 | 41 mins 48 secs
In this episode, Joe LeBlanc talks about having hospitality on and offline, the fact that it's time for us to stop acting like we are getting access to social media for free, owning your identity & data, protecting children’s identity & data, and the movement to reclaim our data.
April 24th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
Amy Newell talks about suffering and sustaining hope and faith in the face of what feels like no hope and no faith, living a valuable life vs a happy life, bringing your “whole self” into the workplace, changing culture in organizations, and bipolar disorder.
February 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
In this episode, Bianca Escalante joins the show to talk about code switching, normalizing conversations, speaking about race openly, and the concept of distance traveled. Reconciling failure, repressing feelings, and the importance of human connection are also among topics discussed, as well as a conversation around who is ultimately responsible for diversity and inclusion work.
January 16th, 2019 | 46 mins 11 secs
In this episode, Amr talks about the fact that it’s not just code: people need to own their privilege and use it for good by calling out others, being good allies, and avoiding biases.
April 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
Astrid Countee talks about her field: social science and how it relates to technology, ethics, and design. Working in numbers-based environments is also discussed, along with the power of influence and control, and social media.
March 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 14 mins
In this episode, Kerri Miller talks about community gatekeeping and contempt culture, the contextual framing of storytelling, what it means when you tell stories over and over again, and crafting the elements of a good story.
March 14th, 2018 | 55 mins 11 secs
In this episode, panelist Rein Henrichs talks about recovering from failure, the difference between hierarchical and growth-oriented organizations, and making choices that are right for ourselves.
December 6th, 2017 | 52 mins 53 secs
Christina Morillo talks about automation processes: discovery and reconnaissance, multitasking and context switching, and being kind to your busy self.
July 5th, 2017 | 1 hr 9 mins
Dr. Eugenia Cheng joins us to talk about math, and even more specifically, category theory. Then we talk about changing the terminology around gender to focus on character traits instead.
April 28th, 2017 | 1 hr 20 mins
Tom Stuart stopped by to talk about software development over the years, “junior” and “senior” developer nomenclature, good mentorship, and OOP.