Two Black Nerds

Two Black Nerds

Two black graduates from the University of Notre Dame, discussing life after graduation.

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    Stage for Change: Using Narrative as a Catalyst for Empathy

    This episode is a discussion on how to approach diversity and inclusion from the perspective of the personal narrative. If you enjoyed our diversity in tech episode, you will definitely enjoy this episode! We talk to the people who started stage for change, an organization looking at how stories can change how we talk about diversity and inclusion.

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    TBN: 2016 Graduation Edition

    In this episode, we answer questions from recent college graduates. We talk about everything from our salaries, what we spend money on, taxes and what to do if people do not take you seriously at work, and much more.

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    Coding: Where I Would Start

    In this episode, Two Black Nerds hosts, Romeo and Iheanyi, give their recommendations on how to go about learning how to code assuming no technical background.

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    All I Want in 2016 is an Eames Chair

    In this episode, Two Black Nerds hosts reflect on 2015 and share what they have learned through the year. They discuss this new year’s goals and how they plan to go accomplishing them. They also share the books they intend on reading, trips they want to take, and as usual, they get side tracked and talk about random things.

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    Designing for Anonymity: An Interview with Justin Carson, Product Designer at YikYak

    In this episode, Two Black Nerds interviews Justin Carson from YikYak. They start off talking about his journey to becoming a Product Designer and where he is now, starting from his high school years. They also take a moment to discuss his current job at YikYak and the role of the designer in a product based around anonymity and other topics, such as diversity in tech for designers and Twitter as a product.

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    The Tip of the Iceberg: Thoughts on the Future of Education

    In this episode, Two Black Nerds catch up and talk about mathematics before talking about Khan Academy and how it changed the way we learn and it’s future potential through Artificial Intelligence. They also briefly discuss the value of data in “free” services before discussing the college education’s future and viability due to increases in tuition and degree inflation. They also discuss how people in STEM fields do not necessarily have an ‘education’ but rather ‘training’ for solving problems. They also enter a discussion around coding bootcamps and their viability before concluding that they are definitely fulfilling a need. Lastly, they close out by discussing the Stanford 2025 project and other non-traditional forms of education.

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    Recreating Nipsey: An interview with the founders of the HBD App

    In this episode, Two Black Nerds talks to the founders Chi and Jide of the HBD app, an application aiming to change how we think about and celebrate our friends’ birthdays. In this interview, we discuss how they juggle their venture and their careers, talk about how they approached creating an application without knowing how to code, the biggest lesson they have learned so far and much more.

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    We'll Do It Live!

    In this episode, Two Black Nerds finally record an episode in-person and catch up on life. They discuss the differences between electrical engineering and software engineering and the different paths it takes to get better at both. Additionally, they catch up on life, discussing new projects, recent purchases and books, personality types, and projects at work.

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