In this episode @MrMikeStreet talks to Anjuan Simmions, author of “Minority Tech: Journaling Through Blackness and Technology“, as they discuss why #BlackJobsMatter.
Insights from this episode:
- If your in tech the right certifications can give you an edge.
- The tech sector MUST be more open and willing to step outside of it’s comfort zone in order to help solve the diversity in tech issue
- Passion matching is seriously important when you’re looking for the right job/career
About Anjuan Simmons
Anjuan Simmons is a technologist with a successful track record of delivering technology solutions from the user interface to the database. He has worked as an executive for Infosys, Accenture, and Deloitte, all multi-billion dollar technology services companies with hundreds of clients around the world.
Recognizing the importance of certifications in the technology industry, Anjuan recently launched his Technology Training practice through Jannua LLC. If you need help understanding the mental model needed for any technical certification or guidance for a specific credential, he can help you in person or via a virtual meeting. Find out more here.
In 2013, Anjuan published an essay anthology of his experiences as a minority in the technology sector. He titled it “Minority Tech: Journaling Through Blackness and Technology”. Using logic, humor, and an unflinching willingness to engage in tough conversations about race in America, Anjuan tackles perceptions of Blackness in America, the need for a Code of Conduct for Black men, and the value that underrepresented groups can bring to the technology sector. Order your copy at MinorityTech.com.
Anjuan is also an energetic and informative speaker who often presents at conferences, seminars, schools, and community events. He is a sought after thought leader for his opinion on social media, design, diversity, and leadership. Drawing from his work experience and his educational background, Anjuan delivers presentations that focus on facts and provide simple explanations of complex ideas. Use this Contact form to book him for your next company or campus event.Anjuan has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas A&M University. He’s a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and is continually adding to his business and technical certifications. Anjuan lives in Houston with his wife and three children.You can learn more about Anjuan by friending him on Facebook, following his Twitter feed, or reading his blog.
Buy Anjuan’s book here.