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

Software Carpentry

National Society of Black Engineers

HandsUp United

Project Euler

33:53 – Volunteering and Being Empathetic and Inclusive

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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