Podcasts, Panels (& Playlists)
From Enterprise Developer to Tech Startup CEO with Tiffany MikellScott talks to enterprise developer, now tech CEO, Tiffany Mikell about the challenges and rewards of software development in a startup. What's it like to transition from large teams to smaller agile teams? How do you manage security and ops without dedicated teams? What are architectural discussions like with non-technical cofounders?
Exploring Trans*H4CK with Dr. Kortney Ziegler Transgender people face discrimination, unemployment, homelessness, and a myriad of social problems. Dr. Kortney Ziegler is an activist, academic, artist, and filmmaker who created Trans*H4CK as a response to help tackle these problems through education, empowerment, open source, and advocacy.
Digital Giving for GoodIt's the end of 2018, and charities and nonprofit organizations are gearing up for their most important fundraising campaign of the year. Over 30% of all annual giving occurs in December, with approximately 12% of giving happening in these final three days of the month. Whether it's SMS, mobile apps, social media, email newsletters, or a simple donation button on your website, technology has now made donating to your favorite cause easier than ever.We're looking at digital giving this week on Function, and Anil talks with the creators of two of the most influential and innovative new nonprofits in the country. The Human Utility, co-founded by Tiffani Bellhelps citizens in Detroit and Baltimore pay their water bills. Anil speaks with Tiffani about what inspired her to start this initiative, and we learn more about the impact its had on communities in both cities. Anil also talks to the duo behind Appolition, Tiffany Mikelland Dr. Kortney Zieglerabout how their app helps people donate their spare change to help with community bail funds. You'll learn how even small actions in tech can enable us to be more generous, more giving and more charitable.
090: Tiffany Mikell"You can create your own path. Trust yourself." When Tiffany Mikell told me this before we recorded, I knew we would be in for a great conversation. Tiffany is doing a ton of work these days as CEO of Black Star Media and technology director of Trans*H4CK, a hackathon and speaker series for the trans and gender non-conforming community. Tiffany and I first met in person at SXSW, so that's where we started things off. From there, we spoke about the successes and future plans of both Black Star Media and Trans*H4CK, their recent grant endowment, and the power of educational technology solutions for communities of color (specifically, Black communities). I'm excited to see what she'll have in store in the future!
Ep. 014: Dr. Kortney Ziegler & Tiffany Mikell UnpluggedEpisode of 14 of Black Tech Unplugged features two brilliant guests, Dr. Kortney Ziegler (Director of Research & Design) and Tiffany Mikell (Managing Director)of ZamLabs. ZaMLabs, Inc is an Idea to Seed Tech Incubator for Mad Scientists & Social Engineers. Their core area of focus is solving problems for the world's most marginalized communities. Their portfolio to-date includes Trans*H4CK, BlackStarLaunch (Sunset), AerialSpaces & Appolition. On this episode, Tiffany, Kortney, and I discuss: • The Black Techie movement • How they got into tech • The unique way they met each other & decided to be co-founders • How having no money in the bank doesn't stop the show & much more! Full show notes here: https://blacktechunplugged.com/2018/06/27/ep-014-tiffany-mikell-dr-kortney-ziegler-unplugged/ Don't forget to take the listener survey and provide me your feedback! Survey link: http://bit.ly/2KjL8vN