Shootin’ the Breeze with POCs featuring Christina Morillo
Play • 1 hr 43 min

This week we Christina Morillo comes to hangout 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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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?

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Steph on Twitter - @StephandSec
CoolBlkNerd on Twitter - @CoolBlkNerd
Christina Morillo on Twitter - @DivineTechyGirl


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

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