Shootin’ the Breeze with POCs featuring Christina Morillo

This week we Christina Morillo comes to hang out with us as we chop it up about how the necessity of code-switching, the importance of building a community, and passion isn’t necessary to be productive.

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Timestamps:
1:35 – How Steph has become a bridge for meeting cool people
5:25 – How Christina became a listening ear
6:35 – Bringing street savvy to the tech game
7:35 – Why it’s more important to talk about the technical person than the technology
10:20 – The game is the game whether it’s on a block or in the boardroom
12:10 – How Christina had to learn how to live a dream
15:20 – The reality is that all companies are reactive
18:25 – Why code switching still is a necessary skill in tech
20:35 – How Microsoft is putting their money where their mouth is on Diversity & Inclusion
23:50 – Why we’re always examples for our race
32:35 – Why we have to champion each other in our careers
36:25 – Why it feels like we have to always keep up
38:05 – When is it okay to be okay?
43:35 – What’s it’s been like to build a career without a community
48:35 – Do I have to do this for another 30 years?
50:35 – How technology has enabled people to be lazy
55:05 – Why you don’t need passionate people to get work done
59:20 – Why followers doesn’t make mean you’re good in tech
1:04:50 – Why the people before us want to see the new generation win
1:07:05 – How money is the motivator for people coming into tech
1:13:05 – Why people have to find a good fit for them while in tech
1:17:50 – How burnout can turn people’s ambition off
1:22:35 – They making how much?
1:25:05 – Is the check worth the stress?
1:27:35 – What it’s been like to deal with burnout
1:36:05 – Why we can’t be the spokespeople for all black people
1:40:05 – What are we going to do to become cooler nerds this week?

Social Media
Twitter – @coolestnerdpod
IG – @coolestnerdsintheroom
Email – [email protected]
Steph on Twitter – @StephandSec
CoolBlkNerd on Twitter – @CoolBlkNerd
Christina Morillo on Twitter – @DivineTechyGirl

Resources

Intro/Outro produced by @chaisnuclear of the Tin Clock Productions

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