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Conversations with Latinos that work in Tech. From Google to NASA

Latinos Who Tech Hugo Castellanos

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Conversations with Latinos that work in Tech. From Google to NASA

    My SHPE Story feat. Aileen Tapia

    My SHPE Story feat. Aileen Tapia

    Aileen Tapia is a daughter, a sister and a nieta. She is a first-gen industrial engineer and currently serves as a Strategy & Management Consultant @ Accenture.







    We spoke during the first Virtual SHPE 2020 Convention in October. She told us her story breaking into the industry and gave us an intimate look and the challenges she has faced and how she overcomes them every day.







    You can learn more about Aileen via her LinkedIn















    This episode is brought to you by Triplebyte, the best way for Software Engineers to find their next opportunity.










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    • 48 min
    Remote Work and building a career in HR feat. Jose Paz Castro from Microsoft

    Remote Work and building a career in HR feat. Jose Paz Castro from Microsoft

    Are you feeling stressed out because of remote work? Do you feel there is a blur between your personal life and work life? Is it hard for you to close your laptop at the end of the day? Don’t worry, you are not the only oneIn this episode I spoke with Jose Paz Castro, an HR professional and Sr. Manager with Microsoft. We spoke about working remote and strategies that have helped us stay sane and healthy during the current situation. Jose also shared with us his story and how he broke into tech and some great advice for professionals doing soul searching and wanting to break into HR. You can listen to Jose’s episode wherever you get your podcastsIf you’d like me to post the video version of this episode on YouTube comment below with a 📷#HR #remotework #remotelyworking #hardwork #hardlyworking  #microsoft #latinxintech  







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    Career Coaching for Tech Professionals feat. Cristina Costa, Outco Inc

    Career Coaching for Tech Professionals feat. Cristina Costa, Outco Inc

    Cristina Costa is a learning and development professional and career coach focused on humanizing tech. She hails from Boston, Mass and has been part of organizations like Drift, HubSpot and Women With Purpose. We had a very enriching conversation about the human side of tech. She told us her story and how networking helped her break into the industry, how she builds authentic connections with professionals and dispelled  a few myths about career coaching. Cristina currently serves as a Career Program Manager with Outco Inc, a coaching and skill sharpening service for software engineers. Since 2016, Outco has helped more than 1,600+ software engineers land jobs at top companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon. Learn more about Outco by going to outco.io 


















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    Getting Ish Done: Making time for all the things that matter feat. Ish Verduzco

    Getting Ish Done: Making time for all the things that matter feat. Ish Verduzco

    Getting Ish Done: Making time for all the things that matter 







    @ishverduzco is one of the hardest working people I know. Wether he is at his day job as Director of Growth & Marketing for @craveitsf , DJing, podcasting, writing or doing community outreach via webinars or social media. He likes to keep busy and it shows. But, how does he manage all of this? He has a system. He is very particular on how he manages his time and most importantly his energy and attention. He even wrote a book about it called “How Successful People Get Ish Done”. On it he synthesized 900+ hours of research on productivity, mentorship, career development with a focus on making the content accesible to underrepresented groups. You can find it in @amazon and his website ishverduzco.comYou can watch the full conversation on YouTube or listen to it on any podcast platform —- You’ve often heard me talk about SHPE and how it’s helped me become the professional I am today. I am happy to announce that this episode is brought to you by @shpenational.  If you are looking for your dream job or internship, the SHPE National Convention happening October 26th-31st is the easiest way to land your next opportunity.  Join thousands of professionals on this virtual gathering offering cutting-edge content and workshops, and a best-in-class career fair. The event includes:🚀250+ world class companies and universities actively recruiting 📣More than 200 live and on-demand sessions that will be recorded and available for a full year after the convention👩🏽‍💻Unparalleled opportunities to network with other Hispanics in STEM👨🏽‍💼Resume reviews, special events, competitions, and more#latinx #latinosintech #podcasting #UCMerced #CraveitSF


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    Delivering Great Virtual Presentations feat. Zoraida Martinez, Programmer Analyst @ Foster Farms

    Delivering Great Virtual Presentations feat. Zoraida Martinez, Programmer Analyst @ Foster Farms

    Do you remember the last time you had to give a presentation for work? Do you think you could have done a better job? No worries, you are not alone. Public speaking is not easy and in our current reality even less so. Not only do we have to overcome issues like bad wi-fi or unexpected household noises, but we also need to talk to the camera naturally while still delivering our message. It’s exhausting. Nevertheless, there are lots of resources to help you become a better speaker and virtual presenter. One of them is Toastmasters. A global organization with the mission to help individuals improve their communication and leadership skills. My friend Zoraida Martinez has been a Toastmasters member and club officer for years and spoke to us about how it has helped her as well as her process to deliver memorable virtual presentations. All the way from crafting a compelling story to practicing a great call to action.















    Learn more about Toastmasters and find a virtual club to join: https://www.toastmasters.org/ If you are in the job market you can register for the upcoming SHPE Convention where +250 companies will be recruiting: https://www.shpe.org/events/nc2020


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    The Future of Higher Education feat. Vanessa Diaz, PhD

    The Future of Higher Education feat. Vanessa Diaz, PhD

    Latinos Who Tech is back! After a couple months of hiatus I want to welcome you back to our newest season. We have 10 episodes ready for you exploring the intersection of Latinos, Technology and Authenticity.







    Fall 2020 is going to be an interesting time for higher education to say the least. In this new episode of Latinos Who Tech I spoke with Vanessa Diaz, PhD about the challenges of teaching classes on a virtual manner, life and college skills for first-generation students and her take on the future of higher education.







    Professor Diaz is a Research Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech. Her areas of study include bilingualism, theory of mind and language development. She also makes a mean sourdough.







    You can follow her on Twitter @vdiaz_psy and check out her research on https://support.psyc.vt.edu/users/vdiaz







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