National Podcast Day is approaching! This week’s interview is with Ray Ortega, host of The Podcasters’ Studio and The Podcasters’ Roundtable. Ray is an expert podcaster, and has been invited to speak at various national conferences, including New Media Expo and The Podcast Movement. Ray provides us with an in-depth primer on how to start podcasting, and provides best practices towards a successful launch. Please enjoy the interview! [Read more…]
Our interview this week is with Juan Sebastian Vasquez. Juan is an Organizer at NationBuilder. He spends his day working at the intersection of community organizing and technology for political and nonprofit groups worldwide. He focuses much of his energies on the the Latino community, working with political advocacy groups, immigration reform movements and other minority organizations. Previously, he led the most active social media team in the 2013 Los Angeles mayoral elections and was the Director of Communications for a local technology nonprofit. [Read more…]
In this interview, we meet with Evin Robinson and Jessica Santana, founders of Brooklyn on Tech, whose mission is to inspire the next generation of tech thought leaders emerging from the borough of Brooklyn, New York.
If you don’t know New York City’s technology sector is booming. In a recent report given to the Association for a Better New York, Alicia Glen, New York City’s deputy mayor for housing and economic development, estimates the tech sector in New York City accounts for nearly 300,000 jobs, and more than half of them at companies in non-technology businesses, such as finance and advertising. So these are growing opportunities that should be ripe for native New Yorkers, particularly New Yorkers in High School. (Source: New York Times) [Read more…]
This interview is with Best Selling author and speaker Eveline Pierre. Eveline is the founder of EP Enterprises Worldwide. Eveline is committed to empowering millions to live life with purpose. In 2004, she founded the first Haitian Heritage Museum in the world outside of Haiti to create a legacy for future generations. Now Eveline is taking her talents to tech, by creating the Women’s Tech Alliance, which brings women entrepreneurs, technology start-ups and professional women in technology together, to equip them with tools such as mentorships, conferences, symposiums and summits to bridge the gender gap in technology. Eveline will discuss her transition from the art world to the technology world and how to get involved with technology, although you may not have any educational or work experience with tech. [Read more…]
A fundamental struggle many developers or entrepreneurs tackle is picking an idea and then following through all the way to the completion of a viable product. Some of us have too many ideas swimming in our brains. While others don’t know where to begin.
I’ve asked Poornima Vijayashanker to be on the devLatino podcast. She was the founding engineer of Mint.com (a personal finance web product which was acquired by Intuit), and is currently the founder of Femgineer, a business that help tech professionals and entrepreneurs, especially women, level up their careers. Currently, Poornima has a free e-mail course titled “How to Transform your Ideas into Software Products” and that is the topic we are discussing. But I would invite those who don’t have a desire to launch a software product to listen because these lessons can apply to any type of business planning and launching. I hope you enjoy the interview. [Read more…]