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Test Automation Career Path
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Test Automation Career Path

A common frequently asked question is “what is the career ladder for a test automation engineer?”. This is a great question, as this role is often perceived as a flat one which makes it difficult for managers and practitioners alike to determine how one can... The post Test Automation Career Path appeared first on Angie Jones.
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Deserializing API Responses Into Java Records
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Deserializing API Responses Into Java Records

Here is a recipe for deserializing API responses into the new Java construct: Record, and using it for easier verification. The post Deserializing API Responses Into Java Records appeared first on Angie Jones.
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Blockchain 101: A Quick Primer for Absolute Beginners
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Blockchain 101: A Quick Primer for Absolute Beginners

Lately, I’m hearing a lot about crypto, blockchain, bitcoin, Ethereum, smart contracts, defi (decentralized finance), dapps (decentralized applications), DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations), NFTs (non-fungible tokens), web3, and on and on. I wanted to learn more about all of this stuff so I started digging around... The post Blockchain 101: A Quick Primer for Absolute Beginners appeared first on Angie Jones.
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Why I Joined Block
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Why I Joined Block

I’m known in tech for Java development, software testing, and public speaking. So you may be wondering what brings me to Block‘s decentralized finance division as Vice President of Developer Relations. Oooh, I’m so glad you asked! Let me share some fun, little known facts... The post Why I Joined Block appeared first on Angie Jones.
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Crypto Wallets: Custodial vs Non-Custodial
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Crypto Wallets: Custodial vs Non-Custodial

You may hear folks talk about crypto wallets. What are these and how do you choose which kind to use? What Is a Crypto Wallet? A wallet is used to hold your crypto. Associated with your wallet is a unique set of keys: 🔑 a... The post Crypto Wallets: Custodial vs Non-Custodial appeared first on Angie Jones.
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88: Redefining Black Hair & The Keys To Launching An App with Asha Christian
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88: Redefining Black Hair & The Keys To Launching An App with Asha Christian

In this episode, we chat with Asha Christian, the CEO of Coily. She discusses her journey of creating her first app in high school to ultimately creating an app dedicated to black women's hair. Later, she breaks down the lessons she learned along the way and what steps you need to take to create a successful app. Tune in.  More about our guest: Asha is very passionate about using technology to solve the problems that effect underrepresented and underserved communities. In 2015, she co-founded Five-0, an internationally acclaimed mobile police rating app, which has been featured in Forbes, CNN, Washington Post, Business Insider, Buzzfeed, the Google Developer Conference, and more. In 2016, Asha Co-founded STEMGuyana, a non-profit organization that teaches robotics, scratch programming, and app development to youth across the country of Guyana. STEMGuyana has over 60 locations, and has recently been crowned the fastest growing STEM program in the Caribbean. Now Asha can be found creating technology for black women as the founder and CEO of Coily, a community-driven marketplace that utilizes AI to personalize and enhance the black hair shopping experience. The goal is to create a home for black women to lean into their love of hair over and over again. Connect with Asha: Coily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coilyapp/ Coily Twitter: https://twitter.com/coilyinc?lang=en Viral Tweet: https://twitter.com/AshaTalia/status/1479267022382981125?s=20&t=sO4cTPFsi22BcqpS-Qe4Qw Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashatalia/ Coily Website: https://coily.us/ Revolt TV feature: https://www.revolt.tv/article/2021-08-13/47496/asha-christians-coily-app-is-helping-black-womens-hair-get-the-best-care-possible/ Afrotech: https://afrotech.com/asha-christian-new-app-coily-solves-hair-problems --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/30tolifepod/support
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Mosquitos get the swat with new forecasting technology
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Mosquitos get the swat with new forecasting technology

Mosquitoes aren’t just the peskiest creatures on Earth; they infect more than 700 million people a year with dangerous diseases like Zika, Malaria, Dengue Fever, and Yellow Fever. Prevention is the best protection, and stopping mosquito bites before they happen is a critical step.SC Johnson — a leading developer and manufacturer of pest control products, consumer packaged goods, and other professional products — has an outsized impact in reducing the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. That’s why Google Cloud was honored to team up with one of the company’s leading pest control brands, OFF!®, to develop a new publicly available, predictive model of when and where mosquito populations are emerging nationwide. As the planet warms and weather changes, OFF! noticed month-to-month and year-to-year fluctuations in consumer habits at a regional level, due to changes in mosquito populations. Because of these rapid changes, it’s difficult for people to know when to protect themselves. The OFF!Cast Mosquito Forecast™, built on Google Cloud and available today, will predict mosquito outbreaks across the United States, helping communities protect themselves from both the nuisance of mosquitoes and the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases — with the goal of expanding to other markets, like Brazil and Mexico, in the near future. Source: Sadie J. Ryan, Colin J. Carlson, Erin A. Mordecai, and Leah R. JohnsonWith the OFF!Cast Mosquito Forecast™, anyone can get their local mosquito prediction as easily as a daily weather update. Powered by Google Cloud’s geospatial and data analytics technologies, OFF!Cast Mosquito Forecast is the world’s first public technology platform that predicts and shares mosquito abundance information. By applying data that is informed by the science of mosquito biology, OFF!Cast accurately predicts mosquito behavior and mosquito populations in specific geographical locations.Starting today, anyone can easily explore OFF!Cast on a desktop or mobile device and get their local seven-day mosquito forecast for any zip code in the continental United States. People can also sign up to receive a weekly forecast. To make this forecasting tool as helpful as possible, OFF! modeled its user interface after popular weather apps, a familiar frame of reference for consumers.SC Johnon’s OFF!Cast platform gives free, accurate and local seven-day mosquito forecasts for zip codes across the continental United States.The technology behind the OFF!Cast Mosquito ForecastTo create this first-of-its-kind forecast, OFF! stood up a secure and production-scale Google Cloud Platform environment and tapped into Google Earth Engine, our cloud-based geospatial analysis platform that combines satellite imagery and geospatial data with powerful computing to help people and organizations understand how the planet is changing. The OFF!Cast Mosquito Forecast is the result of multiple data sources coming together to provide consumers with an accurate view of mosquito activity. First, Google Earth Engine extracts billions of individual weather data points. Then, a scientific algorithm co-developed by the SC Johnson Center for Insect Science and Family Health and Climate Engine experts translates that weather data into relevant mosquito information. Finally, the collected information is put into the model and distilled into a color-coded, seven-day forecast of mosquito populations. The model is applied to the lifecycle of a mosquito, starting from when it lays eggs to when it could bite a human.It takes an ecosystem to battle mosquitosOver the past decade, academics, scientists and NGOs have used Google Earth Engine and its earth observation data to make meaningful progress on climate research, natural resource protection, carbon emissions reduction and other sustainability goals. It has made it possible for organizations to monitor global forest loss in near real-time and has helped more than 160 countries map and protect freshwater ecosystems. Google Earth Engine is now available in preview with Google Cloud for commercial use.Our partner, Climate Engine, was a key player in helping make the OFF!Cast Mosquito Forecast a reality. Climate Engine is a scientist-led company that works with Google Cloud and our customers to accelerate and scale the use of Google Earth Engine, in addition to those of Google Cloud Storage and BigQuery, among other tools. With Climate Engine, OFF! integrated insect data from VectorBase, an organization that collects and counts mosquitoes and is funded by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.The model powering the OFF!Cast Mosquito Forecast combines three inputs — knowledge of a mosquito’s lifecycle, detailed climate data inputs, and mosquito population counts from more than 5,000 locations provided by VectorBase. The model’s accuracy was validated against precise mosquito population data collected over six years from more than 33 million mosquitoes across 141 different species at more than 5,000 unique trapping locations.A better understanding of entomology, especially things like degree days and how they affect mosquito populations, and helping communities take action is critically important to improving public health.A version of this blogpost appeared on the Google Cloud blog.
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Amanda Bertucci – Sales Engineer & Amb. for Presales Collectives

Meet Amanda who has been in the IT world for 20 years and presales for 15 years.Amanda is married to a Polish and has a 7-year-old child.As a sales engineer, she enjoys working with people and technology.In narration on what skill set she finds the most useful and she talked about communication, empathy, and listening skills.She highlighted that while it is very important to know about the technical intricacies of a product, It is the soft skills that you possess that come first in presales engineering.As a child, Amanda wanted to grow up to be an astronaut. Her dad bought her first computer when she was 9 years old.She went on to attend a technical high school where she did electronics and interned at 17 at a company that taught about IT. This became her first contact with the IT world and the numerous possibilities and opportunities present in the field.She also recounted her experience of how she had always wanted to play football with guys, mostly her cousins and brothers. On some occasions, she got injured but was always encouraged by her parents that she could do it.
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Briya moves to reshape healthcare research with blockchain

Briya, an Israel-based company, believes its blockchain-powered solution could potentially reduce the data-sharing problem in healthcare.Read More
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Intel’s Habana Labs Launches Second-Generation AI Processors for Training and Inferencing
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Intel’s Habana Labs Launches Second-Generation AI Processors for Training and Inferencing

Intel announced that Habana Labs, its data center team focused on AI deep learning processor technologies, launched its second-generation deep learning processors for training and inference: Habana® Gaudi®2 and Habana® Greco™. These new processors address an industry gap by providing customers with high-performance, high-efficiency deep learning compute choices for both training workloads and inference deployments in the data center while lowering the AI barrier to entry for companies of all sizes.
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Birgit Reiners – Director of Professional Services Sales

Birgit was born in South Germany and now lives in North Germany,She started out with being a bank clerk to some other companies including Microsoft and VMware where she currently works,Brigit has no university degree but believes and participates in lifelong learning through various other platforms to acquire the relevant skills that she needs to build her career.She also discusses how the private life is relevant to the growth of the professional life when properly harnessedFinally, her advice for upcoming women in technology is to find and understand their personal motivation.
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Lidia Vasileva – Specialist Solutions Engineer

Lidia is currently a Specialist Solutions Engineer for the Network and Security Business Unit in the UK, where she's responsible for the Healthcare sector. She has been in this role for almost 2 years now, with a background in Network Engineering.She's incredibly passionate about making technology and technical careers approachable and accessible by sharing her own experiences. She's also an advocate of bringing your true self to your work and not conforming to the expectations of a career in tech, especially as a woman in a primarily male-dominated field.Links to see more from Lidia can be found below!LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lidia-rosenova-vasilevaTwitter: www.twittter.com/packetmageWebsite: www.packetmage.com
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Emma Rosell – Chief Technology Officer

Meet Emma Rosell Chief Technology Officer at NetClean. Emma lives in Gotenburg in Sweden with her husband and her 2 kids. In her free time, she enjoys being active in skiing and climbing. Emma came in contact with tech as a child. Her best friend's father worked from home on one of the early Apple computers. He allowed her and her friend to borrow it to play games. Emma believes that this early introduction to the technology is the key that created a lasting interest. As she got older, she discovered the Internet. She wrote her high school project paper on the Internet (this was at a time when the Internet could still be referred to as a single subject). After that, the decision to study information technology at university was easy, and she's never regretted it. Before starting as a CTO at NetClean, Emma has held multiple other Leadership positions.
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Dola Akinduro – Senior Manager

Dola Akinduro is a senior manager with over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. She currently works at HubSpot where she leads a team of PreSales Solutions Engineers across EMEA. Dola is passionate about all things PreSales and is an advocate of DEI in the workplace. Proudly Nigerian by birth and Danish by choice, she has lived and worked in Denmark most of her life and now lives in Hamburg with her husband and 1.5-year-old daughter.
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Liesel Klokkers – Solutions Engineer Manager

Liesel Klokkers who works as presales engineer at Salesforce, Germany is the mother of three children.Apart from being a woman in tech, she also loves reading and taking walks to observe nature.She leads a team of 35 presales engineers and she strongly believes in facilitating the development of her team even if it means that they move away, which she calls natural.She studied computer science and embarked on real-life applications in her with European Space Agency (ESA).In her career, Liesel has worked with Oracle, a startup, became a freelancer & consultant and then as a first-line manager in Salesforce.Her recommendations/tip are:1. Don't be afraid of something that looks tough from the beginning.2. Believe yourself and be hardworking.3. In finding your career, find what you like to do (passion) and find mentors for yourself in those areas of interest.
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Chioma Nzekwe – Senior Technical Consultant

Chioma Nzekwe is PMP Certified Project Manager and Tech Professional with more than 10 years of experience in different IT companies. She is currently working with SAP Germany and serving as a Senior Technical Consultant.She is passionate about telling stories (her truth) to empower and educate. She uses personal essays and blog posts to communicate with her network and followers.Her writing is published on Medium and Linkedin. She is a wife and mother of three children.
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Uta Haller – Director Partner Go To Market EMEA

Uta Haller joined VMware 7 years ago and is responsible for Partner Go-To-Market for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) in EMEA.In her role, she is responsible for the development and execution of the channel strategy, initiatives, sales plays and enablement to help partners position HCI as part of their customer's digital transformation journey. Prior to this role, she was the SDDC Partner Lead EMEA and EMEA Partner Program Manager.Uta has more than 27 years of sales- and marketing experience, working with all routes to market in IT. She has worked for leading Tech companies like SAP where she developed and managed their EMEA partner programs, worked for BEA Systems as Channel & Industry Marketing Manager and their SOA initiatives in CEMEA, and held several Sales- and Marketing positions at Sun Microsystems.She is also an active member of VMware's Diversity & Inclusion- and the VMware Foundation’s service-learning programs. Uta speaks fluent English and German.
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Pretty Kubyane – Co-founder Coronet Blockchain

Meet Pretty Kubyane Co-Founder of Coronet Blockchain, Director of Iconic Wigs, and inspirational Conference Speaker.Pretty's business experiences date back to her days in the village, where from the age of 6 she worked in her family's business. Her father owned a car repair workshop and wood cutting businesses. Prior to co-founding Coronet Blockchain in 2019, she worked in management consulting, specializing in access to new markets. Key highlights include scaling a new business from 500 USD to 2 million USD within 36 months. She and her husband Shadrack Kubyane then received two funding tranches from a US multinational, to build Coronet, a tailored blockchain-enabled supply chain solution to disrupt Africa’s supply chains. Their vision leading to 2030: covers the top 3 BFFs: Beauty, Fashion and Food, supply chains. Leveraging tech, for social good across 9 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Gessica Chies – Principal Solution Consultant

Gessica Chies is a Principal Solution Consultant in Infor. Even though she doesn't have a technical background, she started her career in IT as a Marketing Intern at Microsoft while she was finishing her Bachelor's degree in Economics and made her way up by studying and challenging herself. She worked for some of the top IT companies: Oracle, Microsoft, Ingram Micro, VMWare, Mcafee, and finally Infor. After living abroad for 4 years, she decided to go back home and have a more stable life but she is always on the move, enjoying working in IT and traveling to different countries, speaking different languages and still learning every day something new."
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Gessica Chies – Principal Solution Consultant

Gessica Chies is a Principal Solution Consultant in Infor. Even though she doesn't have a technical background, she started her career in IT as a Marketing Intern at Microsoft while she was finishing her Bachelor's degree in Economics and made her way up by studying and challenging herself. She worked for some of the top IT companies: Oracle, Microsoft, Ingram Micro, VMWare, Mcafee, and finally Infor. After living abroad for 4 years, she decided to go back home and have a more stable life but she is always on the move, enjoying working in IT and traveling to different countries, speaking different languages and still learning every day something new."
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