A few days ago the opportunity to joined a Blacks United In Leading Tech speakers panel event to discuss “The truth about Black Consultants”. This was my first event with this group, it was a great conversation we talked about our personal journeys in the industry of consulting while sharing valuable insights and advice around some key areas of interest: Transferable skills for various positions in consulting. How to set the right expectations and key behaviors.
A few months back had the opportunity to joined my friend Taylor Dorsett on his Podcast to talk about Professional Technical Interviews from a DevOps perspective. If you’re interested in the DevOps space this is a great conversation to listen. Be sure to check it out over on his Youtube channel Professional Technical Interviewee with Taylor Dorsett.
Part my role at Coyote involves me work with community orginzations. In early 2019 Coyote’s Software Development group became involved with Code Nation, an 501c3 organization based out of New York, which is focused on equipping students, in under-resourced high schools, with the skills, experiences, and connections that give them access to careers in technology. Code Nation’s approach is using a volunteer teaching corp of hundreds of professional web and software developers, that provide tuition-free coding courses and work-based learning programs to students of these under-resourced schools.
Earlier this month I dropped by my friend Kelly Johnson’s podcast she is just starting up The Daily Grind Podcast check out our conversation as we talk about Pickleball, Jaycees, Software Conferences, and what i do as a Developer Advocate. Click here to subscribe
When I interviewed with Coyote a discussion came up of passion and I said my passion at work was turning data into insight for my coworkers. During my presentation about myself to our Executive team and my coworkers I realized what my true passion is… it’s to help people. Every job I’ve had involved helping people and at Coyote it’s no different I’m just using my technical skills to help our coworkers and our customers; outside work I love to volunteer with the Jaycees because we help people and make an impact with the work we do around the world.
August 20th was my last day at Sears Holdings. I once heard somewhere the average person my age spends three years at a job before leaving and move on. Well I sent 12 years there of course I held four different roles there during that time. I decided to leave Sears Holdings because the opportunity presented to me to join Coyote Logistics and learn & develop new systems was too great to pass up.