Technologist Tales

Technologist Tales

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Technologist Tales Miniseries #21: Featuring CompTIA Tech Custom Training
December 30, 2021

Accelerating digital transformation takes trained technologists, in a position to thrive. In this miniseries, we feature insights from , , and Dustin Seyfert of international IT solutions provider ab

Technologist Tales Miniseries #20: Featuring Amy Cliett, Director of TechGirlz
December 17, 2021

In this Technologist Tales miniseries, we hear insights from , director of Learn how Amy launched her tech career, how she shepherded TechGirlz through its pandemic pivot, and how Creating IT Futures

Episode 56 – Talking to Volunteers: Why Volunteering May Be the Highest Form of Learning
December 17, 2021

Ever heard the expression “Teaching is the highest form of learning?” Listen as technologist Amy Cliett, director of TechGirlz, a program of Creating IT Futures, makes the case from her USAToday/Media

Technologist Tales Miniseries #19: Voices from TechGirlz
December 10, 2021

What do a small business owner, an operations manager and a special education teacher have in common? In this miniseries, we hear from , and , three key voices from Creating IT Futures’ team, sharin

Technologist Tales Miniseries #18: Tales from Grateful Graduates
November 29, 2021

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this mini-series revisits profiles of four technologists. Each is a graduate of the technical training program developed by , now operated by the  Career Academy. Listen

Technologist Tales Miniseries #17: Launching Tech Careers from Unexpected Places
November 24, 2021

Not all paths to successful tech careers pass through the computer science departments of 4-year colleges. Listen to this 5-part mini-series as we advocate for greater diversity, equity and inclusion

Technologist Tales Mini-Series #16: Pursuing Greater Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Post-Pandemic Tech Industry
November 22, 2021

Amidst pandemic-sparked social and economic upheavals, leading technologists are finding opportunities to prioritize greater diversity, equity and inclusion in technology businesses. Listen as , , Zac

Technologist Tales Mini-Series #15: Leading Towards the Future of Women In Tech
November 12, 2021

Is it possible to develop a more diverse, equitable and inclusive tech workforce, while shrinking our nation’s tech skills gap at the same time? This mini-series profiles , , , and , women in tech who

Chapter 68—Alicia’s Tale: From TechShopz Volunteer to Full-Time TechGirlz Advocate
November 05, 2021

What do educators and technologists have in common? A passion for problem-solving, a lot of empathy and the organizational skills to translate understanding into action. Listen as , National Outreach

Chapter 67 -- A TechGirlz’ Tale: A Passion for Tech, a Penchant for Mentorship & a Pandemic Pivot
October 29, 2021

Is there an ideal time in life to launch a tech career?  director of , a program of , doesn’t think so. Listen as she describes switching to a technology job in her...