Episode 015: Zuri Hunter as Queen of Hackathons

January 11th, 2017 · 59 mins 51 secs

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “Snowpocalypse!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

01:50 – Zuri’s Background and Origin Story

04:19 – Hackathons

Meet Zuri. The Queen of Hackathons.

Color Coded

16:37 – Overcoming Shyness

20:47 – Navigating the Channels of Your Career

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

27:07 – Developing Skills and Keeping up with New Technologies

AWS Certified Solutions Architect

33:31 – Hiring Practices; Culture Fit

Research: How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume (“No Silver Bullet” for D&I)

Facebook’s Hiring Process Hinders Its Effort to Create a Diverse Workforce

An Imbalance; Casting a Wider Net to Attract Computing Women (“Dave-to-Girl Ratio”)

50:23 – Leading While Learning


Jessica: Helping others in small ways. #Micromentoring!

Coraline: Senior developers need to create opportunities for micromentorship.

Zuri: Periodically check in with new developers.

Astrid: Use hackathons as a way to try new things and to meet others who are already good at them.

Sam: Hang out at hackathons and the power of post-its!

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