Episode 007: Overcoming Adversity and Battling Unconscious Bias with Neem Serra
November 9th, 2016 · 1 hr 5 mins
About this Episode
00:16 – Welcome to Greater Than Code
02:02 – Neem Serra Introduction
Neem Serra: “From Babies to Software Development”
03:23 – 2016 Election Thoughts, Fears, and Aspirations; Importance of Ally Support
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “The Other America”
14:51 – Overcoming Adversity and Getting Into Science
26:27 – Switching from Science to Programming and Getting a Job
National Society of Black Engineers
33:53 – Volunteering and Being Empathetic and Inclusive
"I feel like most of my job some days is helping people try to be empathetic. Nobody gives me a raise for that."@TeamNeem @greaterthancode— Jessica Kerr (@jessitron) November 9, 2016
47:36 – Battling Unconscious Bias
55:17 – Programming in Swift
Swift Playgrounds Demo with a Twist
Astrid: Push through.
Jessica: Programming gives you power. Also, we love you, David Brady.
Coraline: Individual actions matter. Be allies to people who are facing discrimination or oppression.
Neem: Small acts of kindness matter.
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