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Issue #34
A weekly newsletter for black women in tech.

Happy Tuesday 👋🏾!

Lately, I've been in love with A Black Lady Sketch Show. The latest episode of Courtroom Kiki is exactly how I envision black women in tech in the next 5-10 years 💃🏾. A room full of us in the workplace, in a high position, and feeling both normal and empowering. 

🗞 News on Normandy, Spelman, landing a remote job with Microsoft and much more!
💼 Jobs at Github, Cisco Meraki, and Cox Enterprises
⚡️Opportunity at Outreachy

 🎁 HUGE thanks to our latest supporter, and community member, Elle Wright, CTO at Strattyx. Thank you! Have an awesome and productive week 👋🏾!

Founder + CEO 
Naya Moss

  By Black Women in Tech 📝 

Tech Pioneer Latanya Sweeney’s Advice to Her Younger Self. By Sara Ivry, Read

Normandy grads benefit from new IT student internship. Gabrielle Brown: ‘They are helping to kick start my career as a black woman’. By Sharifah Sims-WilliamsRead

Aniyia Williams Built Black And Brown Founders Out Of Lessons Learned From A Failed Startup by Ebony Grimsley-Vaz, Read

How to find a find FREE Courses on Udemy by Kanika Tolver. Watch

   Jobs 👩🏾‍💻   

Hand-picked positions at diversity driven and black-owned companies.
✨Security-GRC Senior Analyst at Github, Remote. Apply

UX Designer (Web) - 3 Month Contract at Cisco Meraki in SF. Apply

Systems at Cisco Meraki in London. Apply

Consulting Systems Engineer at Cisco Meraki in NYC. Apply

IT Advisory & Assurance Specialist at Cox Enterprises in Atlanta. Apply

NOC Engineer at Cox Enterprises in Atlanta. Apply

IT Support Technician at Cox Enterprises in Tulsa. Apply

  The Plug 💸 

News and promotions in the black community.
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  Around The Web 🗞 

Check out this thread by Marquet Reid on what he's learned in the past 6 months at his new dream job. Read

✨5 IT Exams that Give You a Free Retake. Read

🙌🏾 Spelman To Establish Center Of Excellence For Minority Women In STEM, securing a $2 million grant from the Department of Defense. Read

🤯 The illusion of productivity. Read

🤖Interested in #MachineLearning and AI? Check out the Microsoft #BotFramework SDK for JavaScript repository on Github. Check it out

6 Reasons You’re Struggling to Price your Freelance Services (and What to do Next). Read

🎧Software Engineering Unlocked Podcast Episode: Scott Hanselman on how to get a remote position at Microsoft, improving tech interviews, Diversity and open source. Listen

Freelance Graphic Design: A career guide to better jobs and higher rates. Read

   Opportunities ⚡️  

Want a remote, paid internship in opensource? Check out Outreachy.

Outreachy provides remote internships to work in Free and Open Source Software w/o the requirement to move. They are paid a stipend of $5,500 USD + $500 USD travel stipend for conferences or events.

Explore projects using JavaScript, Java, C++, C, Python, PHP, Android, Go, and Git.

Apply by Sept 24 at 4 pm UTC. to the Outreachy December 2019 to March 2020 Internships.

   In the Community 👩🏾‍💻 

The past few weeks there was much buzz about how The Wing handled an issue with a black member. This had many black members openly quitting on social media and voicing the disappointment. Folks were not having it *sips tea* ☕️👇🏾
Were you a Wing member? Are you now on the lookout for a safe place to work as a black woman in tech?

*cue the curtain* 💃🏾, ETHEL'S CLUB. We featured them before under the plug section of our newsletter. They took this opportunity to shine a light on the importance of an exclusive co-working space for PoC.

Read more about The Wing story here by
Char Adams and start applying to Ethel's Club asap sis.
Nikema Prophet recently shared on twitter that she finally started her own blog and portfolio, check it out -->

  Frauvis Podcast 🎙 

Last Week on our podcast, we spoke with Keithia Williams, a Network Support Engineer who recently started a new role at Cisco Meraki 👏🏾.

🎧Available On All Major Podcast Players

Keithia tells us what it is like to be a gay black female in the tech industry and how she has made it through 14 years of experience. Her background ranges from technical support to data center operations. ⠀

Where to Find Keithia⠀
Linkedin   TwitterWebsite

Blog post Being a Black Woman in IT
Cisco Meraki Switches

Notable Quote⠀
"Do this for you... this field is for you". - Keithia Williams ⠀

Support This podcast

  Events 📆   

✨Whats DAppening - Blockstack Community Event on 9.11 in SF. Attend

Progressive HTML, CSS, Javascript/frontend frameworks tutoring on 9.10 in NYC. Attend

Better Together Diversity Lunch (sponsored by Intuit) on 9.11 in San Jose. Attend

Frontend Development Workshop w/ Techtonica on 9.12 in Oakland. Attend

Women in Business & Technology Career Fair on 9.12 in Los Angeles. Attend

   Courses 👩🏿‍🏫   

Introduction to Linux , anytime, online 

Blockchain 101 Beginners Free Course Bootcamp Cryptocurrency, anytime, online 

Customer-Centric IT Strategy , anytime, online

  Thank You For Reading!  

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