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53 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
30. Charlene Hunter - Studying Maths, Starting Coding Black Females, Tech Industry and More++
In today's episode, we have another amazing guest, Charlene Hunter the founder of Coding Black Females. Coding Black Females is a nonprofit organisation that aims to provide opportunities for Black female developers through meetups, events, and more. The organisation has partnered with companies such as Monzo, Conde Nast, BBC and more. In this long and exciting chat, Charlene tells us about managing the organisation during this coronavirus pandemic, her love for Maths and Computer Science, and how she started Coding Black Females. Charlene was exposed to tech from a very young age, coming from a family filled with techies and playing with the BBC Micro computer at school. She tells us about this remarkable experience. We also discuss the systemic racism and biases that exist within the tech industry and how we can encourage more black kids to get into tech. There is a lot of interesting topics discussed so be sure to listen. If you want to support Coding Black Females, visit their website at https://codingblackfemales.com/supportus to find out how. Stay safe everyone Quadrithm ---------------------Book Recommendations---------------------------- Blacks in Science: Ancient and Modern (Journal of African Civilizations) by Ivan Van Sertima African Mathematics: History, Textbook and Classroom Lessons by Robin Walker and John Matthews
38 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
29. Twenty Tips for 2020 and The New Decade
What's good! In today's episode, Brandon and Wal2.0 provide you with some tips they've learnt from the past decade that has helped them. Brandon shares ten life tips he has learnt from the previous decade and Wal2.0 shares five life tips as well as five tech tips. They hope these tips are as useful to you as it has been to them. Thanks for listening, Quadrithm
44 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
28. Micheal John - Starting seven startups, Getting Poached, Ad-Tech and more ++
Hello guys! Our first Quadcast in Nigeria and expect more to come. In today's episode, Brandon has a chat with another astonishing guest, Michealpreneur, a serial entrepreneur from Nigeria. Micheal tells us about his journey from starting seven startups to getting poached by an accelerator company and his latest venture Druve. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did, peace.
67 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
27. Tara Ojo - on studying Multimedia Computing, Being a Tech Lead, STEM ambassador and more++
We're back with another astonishing guest, Tara Ojo. In today's episode, Tara tells us about her journey from studying Multimedia Computing to becoming a tech lead at Future Learn. We also talk about leadership and her effort to get young black kids into STEM and more. Happy holidays! --------------------------- Mentioned Links -------------------------------- STEM (schools): https://t.co/datz4FvMSs Radical Candor: https://t.co/SsdMEUq8mg Lead developer conference talks: https://t.co/OBJASfB05U
60 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
26. Our guest Blessy talks about transitioning from Electronic Engineering to Software Testing, Kobo360's $30 million funding round and more
In today's episode our first ever guest, Blessy, talks about graduating from university with an Electronic Engineering degree and then securing a role as a software tester. He tells us about his experience of studying Electronic Engineering, why he transitioned to software testing, how he got the role, and more. In our Tech in Africa segment, we talk about one of Nigeria's hottest haulage startup, Kobo360, and their recent $30 million funding round. We also talk about Africa's promising Free Trade Agreement and the impact it will have on companies like Kobo360. ------------------ LINKS ----------------------- https://techcabal.com/2019/08/08/africas-billion-dollar-free-trade-agreement-offers-hope-but-hard-work-lies-ahead/ https://techcabal.com/2019/08/14/kobo360-raises-us-30m-sets-its-sights-on-the-1-3-trillion-intra-african-trade-opportunity/ https://techcabal.com/2019/09/03/kobo360-officially-launches-in-kenya-amidst-an-increasingly-competitive-landscape/ https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/can-africa-s-free-trade-agreement-transform-the-continent-28176 https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/11/africa-free-trade-what-is-the-afcfta.html
59 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
25. Programming can be tough, Will Ethiopia become an African startup hub?
In today's episode, Wal2.0 and Brandon talk about their experience with the programming language Java. They discuss how they overcame their problems with Java and also provide tips for anyone who is currently learning Java or any other programming language. In the Tech In Africa segment, they discuss Ethiopia's desire to become an African tech hub. However, there is one thing stopping Ethiopia from doing so, listen to find out what it is. Peace ✌🏾
80 minutes | Jun 19, 2019
24. Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019, Google launches Africa's first AI Lab in Ghana
In today's episode, we discuss some of the results from Stack Overflow's 2019 Developer survey. We highlight our opinions of the results and discuss what they mean to the development community. In our tech in Africa segment, we discuss the launch of Africa's first AI lab in Ghana. We also discuss the potential of AI in Africa and our opinions on why Ghana was chosen. We hope you enjoy this episode, peace! Resources https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2019 https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/14/africa/google-ai-center-accra-intl/index.html https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/14/africa/google-ghana-ai/index.html https://www.datasciencenigeria.org/10-inspiring-facts-moustapha-cisse-google-ai-ghana-pioneer-lead/
56 minutes | Mar 27, 2019
23. We Talk Mobile Phone Designs, Foldable Phones, and Rwanda's Tech Evolution++
In today's episode, we talk about mobile phone designs and the next wave of mobile phone designs, foldable phones. We then progress to briefly discuss the problems that could arise with foldable phones and web development. To round of the segment, we talk about the innovations we would like to see on mobile phones but haven't been implemented yet. In our Tech In Africa segment, we talk about the transformation of Rwanda's economy and discuss the great things they are doing with technology. We conclude with discussing our future aspirations for Rwanda and other countries in Africa. Thank you for listening, Peace!
53 minutes | Mar 1, 2019
22. Should everyone really learn to code? Ethiopia's young tech talent, "female" geniuses and more.
In today's episode, we discuss whether everyone should learn to code given the huge prominence around this topic. We also talk about the amazing Betelhem Dessie, Ethiopia's young tech genius who is doing incredible things with tech in Ethiopia and Africa. We then segue into a very interesting topic about the word "genius" and why we think it is normally attributed to males. /*Useful Links*/ https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/11/africa/ethiopian-ai-tech-coder-betelhem-dessie/index.html
55 minutes | Jan 24, 2019
21. Our resources for learning to code and UI UX, The woman powering broadband across Africa & more
Welcome to our first episode of the new year! We know many people will have new year resolutions they wish to commit to and some people may want to pick up a new skill or learn something new. For this reason, Brandon and wal2.0 will provide some of the resources they use to learn programming and UI/UX followed with some tips. In our tech in Africa segment, we will be talking about the amazing Funke Opeke. Funke Opeke is a Nigerian electrical engineer and CEO of MainOne. MainOne is a broadband infrastructure company that provides innovative telecoms services and network solutions across West Africa. In other words, Funke is known for powering broadband across all of West Africa. We also talk about Africa's overlooked business revolution which was inspired by a McKinsey article (link below). We hope you enjoy this podcast episode. wal2.0's resources: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyIe-61Y8C4_o-zZCtO4ETQ https://www.youtube.com/user/thenewboston https://www.youtube.com/user/derekbanas https://www.freecodecamp.org/ https://www.codecademy.com/ https://teamtreehouse.com/ Brandon's resources: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSkoolRocks https://www.youtube.com/user/JesseAtomic https://design.google https://www.reed.co.uk/courses/ Additional links: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/middle-east-and-africa/africas-overlooked-business-revolution https://www.mainone.net/leadership/
71 minutes | Dec 26, 2018
20. 2018 Review && 2019 Predictions
What a year! In today's episode we discuss our highlights from 2018 and make predictions for 2019 in regards to tech, the web, and tech in Africa. We hope you enjoy our last episode of the year and Happy New Year from us at Quadrithm!
45 minutes | Nov 16, 2018
19. What does success mean to you? Salma Okonkwo Is Building Ghana's Biggest Solar Farm
In today's episode, we talk about what success means to us individually and the steps required to get there. This is then followed by our tech in Africa segment where we talk about an amazing woman from Ghana who is building Ghana's biggest solar farm. Enjoy! And dont forget to checkout our new website at https://quadrithm.co.uk
40 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
18. Do you agree with the 10,000 hour rule? Also Google launches free Wi-Fi hotspots in Lagos, Nigeria.
Hello everyone, in today's podcast we discuss whether we agree on the 10,000-hour rule. A rule which is widely associated with author Malcolm Gladwell, which states that 10,000 hours of deliberate practice is needed in order to become world class in any field. We also discuss our views on Google launching free Wi-Fi hotspots in Lagos, Nigeria. Enjoy!
44 minutes | Aug 3, 2018
17. Am I too comfortable with life? Twitter appoints Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to its board and more!
Hello everyone, kilonshele, in today's Quadcast episode we discuss whether its possible to live life too comfortable. We also talk about Twitter appointing Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to its board and what this means for women in tech.
57 minutes | Jul 20, 2018
16. Is Kylie Jenner self made? The importance of time management, and Zimbabwe's space agency launch and more!
Hello world! In today's episode, we discuss our views on Kylie Jenner being '' self-made". We also discuss the importance of time management and our time management techniques. Lastly, we talk about Zimbabwe's space agency launch and more. Enjoy!
62 minutes | Jul 6, 2018
15. IGTV, going to uni vs apprenticeships, and Akon's cryptocurrency plans.
Today's episode is very interesting and eclectic, we discuss our views on Instagram's IGTV and whether it is worth going to University or doing an apprenticeship. In addition, we talk about life values and Akon's cryptocurrency and crypto city plans for Africa.
50 minutes | Jun 19, 2018
14. Github Acquisition, Uganda's WhatsApp Tax, Nigeria's Not Too Young To Run Bill and more.
In today's episode, we discuss our views on the Github acquisition by Microsoft. We also talk about Egypt's YouTube ban, Uganda's WhatsApp tax and more news about tech in Africa.
41 minutes | Jun 1, 2018
13. What do you guys think about Google Duplex, "This is Nigeria", and more?
In today's episode we talk about Google Duplex and our concerns about it. We also talk about our reaction to the "This is Nigeria" video and more discussions on GDPR. We hope you enjoy!
59 minutes | May 17, 2018
12. A Discussion On The First Quarter of 2018
We're back...We're back! In today's episode we have a discussion on the things that we thought were important in Q1 of 2018. Our topics range from Blek Penter to Cambridge Analytica and more.
28 minutes | Dec 29, 2017
11. Our highlights of 2017
In today's episode, we reminisce about the highlights of 2017 and discuss our goals for 2018. Enjoy and Happy New Year!
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