Today Alicia and I went to the movies to see Blade Runner 2049.  We are such fans of Denis Villeneuve that I had to see this movie regardless of the reviews and ratings.  The day before we sat down and watched the original Blade Runner with the main protaganist Harrisson Ford.  This one stars Ryan Gosling as the new Blade runner hunting older replicants trying to stop a potential PR disaster with the way replicants and humans see their reality.  This is such an interesting movie.  See what we think about it.  You might be interested the way we both see it.

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This episode of M3, Chaz and I talk about the high cost of the two popular "Smart Phone" makers and why you should look at others based on price and breaking away from the status quo.  We bring back our Myth busters and talk about our experience with tech and how it effects us.   

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On this Episode Alicia talks to Jeremy Likness about his time in tech and how he speaks at conferences.  Alicia Invited Jeremy to the Women who Code event but did not get to talk to one of the few men that spoke at their conference.  Here is her chance to give him some time.

Jeremy Likness is an experienced entrepreneur and technology executive who has successfully helped ship commercial enterprise software for 20 years. He specializes in catalyzing growth, developing ideas and creating value through delivering software in technical enterprises. His roles as business owner, technology executive and hands-on developer provided unique opportunities to directly impact the bottom line of multiple businesses by helping them grow and increase their organizational capacity while improving operational efficiency

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Alicia and I continue with our discuss with how tech companies are failing to recognized the cultural challenges that they need to address in order to have a productive diverse staff.   Google started the conversation off from the previous podcast but we speak to the general observation that is not being addressed. 

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Alicia and I sit down finally to go over the massive amount of attention Google has been getting from their internal issues with diversity to the women who are calling out Google. Their unequal treatment  with women as well as allowing a less friendly and borderline hostile environments in the workplace.

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September 19, 2017

Apple’s 2017 fall Keynote

Today as usual, Apples Fall keynote in September usually ushers in the new iPhone, maybe a watch or two, the Apple TV and any other throw ins Apple may have up their sleeves during this time.  Alicia and I watched the keynote and made our assessment of what what presented today.  Not bad of a keynote but not overly exciting as either.  Here's our opinion of the presentations and products.

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September 5, 2017

CODE: Debugging the gender gap

CODE documentary exposes the dearth of female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed. CODE asks: what would society gain from having more women and people of color code, and how do we get there?

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Alicia sits down with her friend and sister from Women who Code Atlanta, Kim Crayton.            Kim is a Community Engineer and advocate for diversity, inclusion, and safe spaces in tech.

She has years of experience working with learners of all ages, skill level, and abilities and is now using her knowledge to develop technical people, ideas, organizations, and communities. She is known for her skills as a problem solver and strategy developer. She possesses a unique ability of being able to see the BIG picture while still managing the details

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Podcast: community engineering report

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Rebecca Colett is the lead for the Atlanta chapter of ChickTech, that supports women and young girls with tech.  She builds a community, empower participants to see themselves as leaders, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in the rapidly growing high tech industry.

I fell in love with Rebecca and all her energy and how she is using it to help young girls learn how to code. She is smart and amazing. I really hope you enjoy this podcast.

Ms. Rebecca Colett is a passionate individual from the beautiful city of Detroit, Michigan. Currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia pursuing passions Project Management, Marketing, Advertising, Event Strategy, Digital Media and Health/Wellness education. She belongs to and serves on several National organizations' boards; such as The American Marketing Association, The Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association, The National Urban League, Hands on Atlanta, The Salvation Army and Susan G. Komen. Enthusiastic about helping others live their healthiest lives she started a boutique fitness studio www.theviberide.com. In her free time she enjoys working out and being involved in the non profit arena.

 

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This episode of Women Tech talk, Alicia and I go over the new calling features of the existing Amazon Echo devices as well as throw our opinions on the two new products Amazon has introduced to the market before Google or Apple had a chance to introduce any improvements or products during their conferences (Google I/O and Apples WWDC). Amazons new products are the Echo Look  a camera enabled device for fashion and the Echo Show that has a tablet size screen attached to it.   

We also put our two cents into the "Whole Foods" acquisition and what does it mean to the grocery market in the future. Whole Foods Market was acquired by Amazon June 16, 2017 at 13.7 billion dollars

 

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