Alicia attended the Anita Borg institute Grace Hopper Christmas party and decided to ask the women there about 2017.  The two questions were.  What was your thoughts about what happen to women and what women did this year?  Also as women what was accomplishments or what was this year like for you personally?  Alicia had plenty of diverse views as well as very personal stories. 

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This week Chaz and I go over the struggle of conservative spending when buying a new smart phone while ensuring your security and privacy is intact.  Chaz makes a choice with what phone he buys but he still seems like he is questioning being included into the Matrix.  

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November 21, 2017

GDG Women Techmakers Atlanta

On this episode, Alicia as a quest speaker at the Dev Fest Summit in Atlanta Georgia takes time to speak to a few women about black women and women of color in tech.  Alicia talks to these women about their challenges and experiences with women in tech.  

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Alicia is chosen to speak at the "All things Open" conference in Raleigh Durham NC. Speaks on Home Automation and the future of homes.   Which is a conference exploring open source, open tech and the open webbing the enterprise.  She speaks to a few ladies that attended this huge event.

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Alicia heads out to Monterrey Mexico  for the MIMEC conference where she speaks to the group about "Home Automation" and talks to a few women she was on a women panel with.  MIMEC (Monterrey Interactive Media & Entertainment Cluster) is an initiative designed by and for companies that provide services related to the creative and interactive media industry.

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October 24, 2017

Github Universe 2017

This episode, I sit down with Alicia as she explains her relationship with GitHub and her experience with the GitHub staff.  We talk about Alicia's growth and the direction where she is going with her app and how GitHub helps her to see that it can be done. 

GitHub Universe is the three-day event for people making the future of software. Immerse yourself in creativity and curiosity with the largest software community in the world. The event is packed with advanced training, deep dives on open source projects, keynotes from industry experts, and a look into successful software teams

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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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