Issue #21
Your weekly newsletter for black women in tech.


Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to our IT Edition of our weekly newsletter. First I have to say thank you to all the women and men who reached out with resources to be shared in this IT Edition newsletter. If you sent an event or resource and it wasn't added this week, I'll make sure to add it in the coming weeks! 

About My IT Experience
For many who may not know my background. I have 9+ years in IT. I worked my way from desktop support on wall street to working on projects for Google and Nike, to IT Manager at BounceX, Director of Technology at App Forge, and now building my own IT automation driven HR company Culturefiy along with Frauvis. I've also held roles where I did hybrid responsibilities of a Security Officer and DevOps Engineer, which is where I originally learned my automation skills and applied it to IT Management.

In This Newsletter
The bulk of this newsletter is this intro which is a super quick guide. Many of these are resources I've used for years to keep up to date in IT or were recommended by the Twitter IT community. 

Keep in touch, I'll be sharing more resources and turning this intro into a blog post. But check these out to get started, NOW sis 😉!

Founder + CEO

 By Black Women in Tech 📝


Why DevOps Is Useful by Milecia McG 

Want to see your youtube video or blog featured here? Send it over to on Mondays, to be featured in Tuesdays newsletter. 

Jobs 👩🏾‍💻

Hand-picked positions at companies where diversity is 🔑not a  ✅ 
Help Desk Analyst
NYC // New York Times

IT Support Engineer
NYC // Yext

Technical Support Engineer
NYC // Botify

IT Support Engineer
NYC // Amazon

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
NYC // Digital Ocean

IT Manager
NYC // We're Magnetic

Manager, Cyber Security Services 

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Edison NJ // Candoris
Cyber Security Analyst
Atlanta // Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

IT Risk Analyst
Atlanta // Mindbody

IT Support Technician
Atlanta // Namely

Senior Desktop Engineer
Atlanta // Ivy Exec

Technical Account Manager
Atlanta // Microsoft

Offering Manager - Cyber Security & Compliance
Atlanta // IBM

Enterprise Account Executive - Cybersecurity
Atlanta // AT&T

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 Best IT Podcast 🎙

Black Tech Unplugged 

Black Tech Unplugged was created by Deena McKay. As a Black woman who often found herself as the “only one” in many scenarios she felt alone in the tech scene. However, over time she has met a ton of amazing Blacks in tech who are creating amazing products. Black Tech Unplugged was created to tell the stories of Blacks in Tech. 

Aws Podcast
Google Cloud Platform Podcast
The Azure Podcast
The Cloudcast - Cloud Computing

 Video's on Getting Started in IT 📹 

2 Steps to Getting Started in Networking (and IT!) | CCENT | CompTIA A+ by Network Chuck

What IT Basics Should You Learn in 2018? Basic Information Technology Skills

Professor Messer’s CompTIA 220-901 and 220-902 A+ Course Overview, CompTIA’s A+ certification is the most popular IT certification in the world, and the 900 series edition of the A+ certification covers desktop computers, mobile devices, networking, security, and more. In this video, you’ll learn about the A+ certification and how you can use my online training to pass both of your A+ certification exams.

Introduction to Desktop Support by CBT Nuggets, free course. Includes cloud-based desktop support.

 Best IT Blogs and Newsletters 🗞 

Faun , Formerly DevOpsLinks, a growing community of aspiring DevOps, fullstack engineers & IT professionals.
Windows Admins
BetterCloud, SaaS Operations Management
Google Cloud Platform Community
AWS Community
Azure Stack

 Best IT Slack Communities 🤓 

Faun , Formerly DevOpsLinks, a growing community of aspiring DevOps, fullstack engineers & IT professionals.
The Lone Sysadmin
MIT Technology Review
Bettercloud daily , IT and SaaS industry news
Subreddit - Sysadmins
Stephanos Constantinou Blog,  PowerShell Tutorials that will provide you the necessary information to start working with PowerShell and that you can always come back for reference. For those who need scripts to perform the day to day tasks, automate procedures, or solve a problem, check PowerShell Scripts section.

 Good Reads 🗞

Recent news and must read articles in Information Technology.
Why My Job Is Safe From the Robots In a world of automation and algorithms, human authenticity will be worth more and more
🚨Pay What You Want for This CompTIA Exam Prep Bundle

Using Tech While Poor The sheer mental stress of poverty utterly changes our relationship to technology

Making the Grade: 3 takeaways from WWDC 2019 for IT departments

What Is IT Governance And Why Does It Propel Massive Growth? Majority of business transformation and IT-related project failures in an organization can be traced back to poor governance.

This Clothing Line Was Designed By AI 'Glitch' is a new company that sells dresses generated by machine learning algorithms.

 ✨In The Community ✨

Emma Unuode, Founder of HRTapster, Sole Huntress, and Partner at HackingHR Lagos

We are very happy for and proud of Emmanuella, whom just successfully organised & hosted the second Hacking HR Forum on the African continent in Lagos. Emma brung together tech enthusiasts and HR professionals. They had an actionable discussion on the position of HR and the influence of Tech on how we transform the way we work.

Congratulations to Jazman Bost on passing her A+ Exam👇🏾

Check out this Linkedin Post by TeLisa 👇🏾

 Events 📆 

Frauvis Presents: Tech Tools for Success
Virtual Meeting //  6.19 @7pm 
Frauvis Bookclub June
Virtual Meeting //  6.24 @7pm
No RSVP necessary
Out in Tech NY | QTPOC Pride at HUGE
NYC // 6.12

Out in Tech DC | The Trek to Tech
DCC // 6.12

District Black Tech Forum
DC // 6.13

Army Careers in TECH — A Community 'Lunch+Earn' Presentation
DC // 6.15
Hidden Figures & Panel Discussion
by Coding Black Females // Online // 6.12

ColorComm NYC Presents: Music, Women & Tech
@Google // NYC // 6.13

Black Tech Unplugged Live in Chicago! Celebrating 2 years since the podcast launch 🥳🎉
Chicago // 6.13

All You Ever Wanted To Know About GraphQL
Boston // 6.18

 IT Courses 👩🏿‍🏫 

Comptia A+ 901
Cybrary // Free // Anytime

Administer infrastructure resources in Azure
Microsoft // Free // Anytime

Azure fundamentals
Microsoft // Free // Anytime 

IT Support
Per Scholas // Free // Multiple Locations and Dates
Comptia A+ 902
Cybrary // Free // Anytime

Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals
VMware MyLearn // Free // Anytime

IT Security: Defense against the digital dark
Grow with Google  // Free to Audit // Anytime

Systems Administrator 
Per Scholas // Free // Multiple Locations and Dates

 Thank You For Reading! 

Keep an eye out for some upcoming blog post on IT, and other non-coding specific jobs in tech. 

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