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Work in Tech: Theory of the Day #1

Originally published on Quora. Question: How do I become a ‘very good programmer?’ Firstly, I’ll tell you what you shouldn’t do to become a good programmer. No matter what anybody tells you, if you spend too much time doing any of the following things it might improve your skills a little, but you will never be a good programmer: You won’t become a good programmer by just reading books. You won’t become…

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The Virtual Reality Entrepreneur

The Virtual Reality Entrepreneur

Virtual reality has really been helping me put things into perspective. It’s not that VR is vast; it’s actually very niche. But since coming upon the industry (which officially hasn’t really been that long), I’ve been longing for some type of change. I have been a content creator for years. I started off wanting to be a writer, which essentially is one of the most impoverished careers you could ever pursue. Then…

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Workplace

Tech Startups: a cowboy’s playground

This morning I read an article (thanks for ruining my day, Financial Times) that made my heart sink. The piece reported cases of a multitude of so-called tech startups gone bust – mainly because their owners were sleazy car salesmen. Let’s be real, being an opportunist is synonymous with being an entrepreneur. That’s why the big guys (and women, let’s not exclude) are where they are today. But I think what makes…

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Virtual Reality

Taking VR seriously 

I work in VR. I work for a huge company that’s invested in VR. But based on the stats, paired with people’s perception, virtual reality has yet to truly be taken seriously. According to an article in UK’s The Times, over 16 million virtual reality headsets will be used in the UK by 2021, and the sector would be the ‘fastes growing in entertainment and media, and would be worth 801 million…

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E2

A journey to E2

I’m back? I’ve always been here Wow. Its been a while. The thing with blogging, at least for me nowadays, is that you need to be inspired to write about something. I’ve been inspired, and I’ve been doing the whole positive reinforcement thing to give me a push, but you need an actual catalyst. And now I think I’ve found one. For the past few months I’ve had to figure out what…

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Workplace

An office is not the digital way

Before I moved to London back in 2011, I was freelancing as a Social Media Consultant in Toronto for a fashion recruiter. He paid me about $500 (CAD) per week to post on his social media. I had a LinkedIn strategy. I created a Tumblr blog. I Tweeted. This gig helped me to stay focused, and ultimately move to London. All I had to do was go to his home office once…

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Social Media

Do Community Forums Matter?

Sneaker community forums are a rare breed   There was a time when community forums were the shit. I was on them going back 2005 – earlier still. if I had known back then that chatting on message boards could become a full-time job – let’s just say I’d be a that chick right now. I was on hip hop forums, primarily. I was also on a few other forums that I…

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Thought Leader

Chance The Rapper’s cultural innovation

Image source: People.com Chance the Rapper is the culture. It’s been a few days since the Grammy’s took place, and the trending topic on the blogs – as well as on my IG feed – is non other than the Chicago-born entertainer. Who would’ve imagined that in 2017, an award-winning global music artist would not have a record deal or even a studio-length album to their credit? The artist whose real name…

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Thought Leader

The Tech Game’s MVP: Gary Vee

Gary Vee the Yeezus of tech? When the people at Hot97 aren’t busy  taking shots at their rival The Breakfast Club, or stepping on TMZ territory, they produce really good – and useful –  content. When I first came across their Hot In Tech series, it gave me some perspective in terms of where I see myself in the tech world. Every single time I check out Gary’s interviews, the first thing I notice is…

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Technology

Tech Love

I’m heavily into technology, but I’m not a ‘tech’ geek, nor am I a tech thought leader. I’ve been working in social media for the past two years, and I do consider that space to play an instrument role in technology’s evolution, so to speak. Let’s talk about it: What’s an augmented reality app? What are Facebook‘s 360 video and photo features? One can’t exist without the other. Actually, it’s kinda hard to differentiate.…

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