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Episode 7. Faith Chikwekwe

In this episode, I’m talking with Faith Chikwekwe who is currently a student studying software engineering at Make School and a teaching assistant for their computer science courses.

🌐 https://www.linkedin.com/in/faithchikwekwe

Recording

Faith Chikwekwe

Mini Takeaways

#AppAdvice: What is a useful app or platform that has helped you grow in your career?

Joining LinkedIn is huge because you gotta network with people!

FreeCodeCamp, Learn Python The Hard Way

#LearnThatTerm: What does the term mansplaining mean to you?

Any time that I’m kinda talked over or feels the need to break down the term that I should clearly know, I consider that mansplaining. I think men should be more cognizant that women around them are just as knowledgable.

#Friendlies: What is an organization or affinity group that you would recommend joining?

We have a Ladies circle at Make School – a group of women talking about life or what we’re up to.

#GrowYourNetwork: Where do you live online or how can people reach out to you?

Episode Description

Hello and welcome to the Tech Queens podcast, a podcast focused on featuring stories and advice from women of color in tech. 👑

In this episode, I’m talking with Faith Chikwekwe who is currently a student studying software engineering at Make School and a teaching assistant for their computer science courses.

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It doesn’t matter where you are in your tech journey – whether you’ve been in tech for months or decades – I want to hear from you and I want to share your story.

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By Frances Coronel

Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US.

She also supports Code Nation as a member of their Bay Area Leadership Council and the Latino Community Foundation as a member of their Latinos in Tech Giving Circle.