I was honored to be one of a select group of Black technologists that NPR's Tell Me More show asked to tweet during the month of December in a series called "A Day in the Life". Along with Sian Morson (@xianamoy), I tweeted (@anjuan) my daily activties ranging from picking up cupcakes for my daughter's birthday celebration at her kindergarten class to running the various scrum meetings I do every day.
Part of the series included answer questions from Howard University Middle School students, and this was the part of the series that most excited me! I looked forward to sharing advice with the next generation of technologists of color. Therefore, I wanted to share my transcript of the interview portion of this series. For NPR's Storify of our exchanges, click here.
The original Twitter chat had alphanumeric designations for the questions such as Q1, Q2, etc., but I removed them so that it reads more like an interview. I also removed the hashtag (#NPRBlacksinTech) except where it was needed to convey the meaning of the tweet. Finally, I rearranged the order of a few tweets to group logically group them. Besides those edits, I have left the questions and responses as they were posted.