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Global Software Company BMC Expands BreakLine Sponsorship to Create Minority Tech Education Program

Global software company BMC has announced expansion plans for its current sponsorship of the BreakLine Technology Education program. BMC has been named a founding sponsor of BreakLine Apex to focus on helping veterans, women, and people of color establish careers in the tech industry. According to a news release , BreakLine Apex is a new education-focused program that leads recruitment, coaching, and mentorship of talented people of color, with a special focus on Black and Latinx candidates being considered for various technical and business roles in top tech companies worldwide. “BMC and BreakLine have successfully partnered together since 2017 to create pathways to opportunity for people from all backgrounds and experiences, and to increase diversity in tech,” said Bethany Coates, CEO of BreakLine, in a statement . “Over the course of our collaboration, BMC has hired many veterans from BreakLine, across a range of roles, from sales to communications, and they’ve already hired a...

Njera Perkins

Nov 11, 2020

An Inside Look on Zachary Hinton's Journey to Product Designer at Hulu

Zachary Hinton — a product designer at Hulu — will be one of the fantastic speakers at AfroTech 2019 .  We had a great chat with him about his work, ambitions, and the future of product design. What is a Product Designer? Hinton explains that at their core, product designers are problem-solvers. He says product designers use their design tools coupled with user research to determine customer needs and build products that are both functional and intuitive. Inclusive Product Design “Inclusive design should be at the core of every design process,” Hinton said. “It’s the process of learning who the users are, how they are using the product now, and how they will use it in the future.” Hinton says during the design cycle, the team decides if a product needs to adapt to each user or provide a universal experience. He also points out that while Hulu’s platform is designed to be universally appealing, features like the Black Stories Hub offer a more curated cultural experience. They also...

Colleen Williams

Oct 24, 2019

Nigerian FinTech Startup TeamApt Secures $5M Funding For Expansion

TeamApt — the Nigeria-based fintech startup — has recently finished a $5 million funding round that will help the company expand to other regions across Africa, according to TechCrunch. TeamApt is helping facilitate transactions between banks, companies and people in partnership with some of Nigeria’s largest banks. So far, TeamApt is working with Zenith, UBA, and ALAT to provide banking access to Nigeria. “We’re beginning to pilot into much more merchant and consume facing products where we’re building payment infrastructure to connect these banks to merchants and businesses,” CEO Tosin Eniolorunda said to TechCrunch. The company offers four products that offer personalized banking services, business organization tools, payment infrastructure and automation. Financial inclusion has been a growing issue in Africa for some years.  Countries like Zimbabwe have been suffering from inflation rates that make their money worth pennies in U.S. dollars. More companies are looking to offer...

Arriana McLymore

Mar 1, 2019