About This Show
HustleNRose is a podcast for business and tech-savvy women and people of color . Every week, we interview female and minority entrepreneurs who have made their mark in tech, creative, and non-profit ventures. You’ll hear the lessons they've learned along the way while receiving practical advice and strategies to achieve your goals.
Most Recent Episode
How to Build a Nonprofit that Provides Technology Education for Underserved
We spoke with DeVaris Brown, founder of Floodgate Academy about how his past experiences have led to the creation of his nonprofit. He spoke on the need of proficient, skillfully trained talent in the tech industry and how he plans to meet that need. Brown spoke on Floodgate’s intentionality in creating a program that is tailored to people from underrepresented communities and the unique opportunity to have on the job training. In this episode, we also touched on -strategies for building a sustainable nonprofit -creating community outreach programs in a corporate setting -testing and adjusting their pilot program And much more Floodgate Academy is a training program designed to solve the lack of diversity in the technology industry by creating a pipeline of technically proficient developer operations engineers from underrepresented communities. Through a challenging curriculum based on real-world scenarios and partnering with forward thinking technical organizations, Floodgate will provide students with an unmatched experience that builds a proper foundation for a long lasting career in tech. He’s a product manager and engineer specializing in building high growth, scalable products. Through strategic vision and technical expertise, DeVaris helps start-up to large companies and brands realize their vision by providing optimal solutions that allow each client to surpass their goals. With an unwavering ideology that technology should be accessible to everyone, DeVaris helps those who want to pursue a career in computer technology. He’s spoken around the world at conferences and worked with countless non-profit organizations including NSBE, Black Girls Code, Hack the Hood and more, to democratize access to technical resources and education. DeVaris studied Math and Computer Science at the University of Illinois, participating in research fields of security, high-pe