A few months back, I began building my podcast library in search of tech podcasts to listen to during my commute to and from work as a way to stay up to date with what’s taking place in the industry. I quickly began to realize that many of the podcasts that I was recommended failed to feature diverse voices and only offer limited views. I decided to share the podcasts that I found on my journey that open their doors to underrepresented groups.
Revision Path shares the stories of people of color working in tech from founders to developers who are just getting their start in the industry. In Episode 50, host Maurice Cherry speaks with Angelica Ross, founder of TransTech, covering the web as safe place to work, utilizing the web to learn and the challenges of finding funding as an LGBTQ member and person of color.
CodeNewbies is known for it’s forum, weekly Twitter chat and knowledge sharing efforts. Their podcast, hosted by founder Saron Yitbarek, introduces programming enthusiasts to industry leaders and newbies alike, telling the story of their coding journeys. In Episode 48, Nicole Dominguez of Sawhorse Media discusses learning to code with Neopets pages, her journey from freelance to full-time as a self-taught designer and front-end developer, why she decided to leave college and working with people who look like you.
Tomorrow is a podcast hosted by Joshua Topolsky who talks web and tech with diverse voices in the industry. In Episode 25, Joshua speaks with Anil Dash about why Makerbase exists, Indian representation in tech, ways to improve collecting gender data and AdBlockers.
Two Black Nerds is a podcast hosted by software engineer Iheanyi Ekechukwu and mechanical engineer Romeo Kwihangana, two Notre Dame graduates who discuss their day to day lives after graduation. In this episode, they take on how to navigate issues at work as a Black person with recent police brutality incidents and mass shootings.
Slack is a company that is known for their intent to create a diverse team. From their culture team, the Earthtones, to their marketing efforts – Slack is an active advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech. Although Variety Pack is slightly newer podcast, my guess is that their podcast efforts will be no different. In Episode 5, Slack covers the origin of the elevator pitch, talks smart watches and speaks with founders Kaya Thomas of We Read Too and Kimberly Bryant of Black Girls Code.