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Pariss Athena - Founder & CEO of Black Tech Pipeline

End User Talk

CEO of Black Tech Pipeline, Pariss Athena, joins End User Talk this week as she talks being black in the tech space, what inspired her to start Black Tech Pipeline and how it turned into a full-time business, the best way to deal with ignorance in the professional workplace, and much more!Follow Parris Athena:Instagram: @parissathenaBlack Tech Pipeline: Instagram: @btpipelinewww.blacktechpipeline.com


31 Mar 2021

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Building the Black Tech Pipeline Community with Pariss Athena

Hello Blink Show

OverviewPariss Athena is the creator of the #BlackTechTwitter community and founder of Black Tech Pipeline, which helps connect Black technologists with companies looking for employees. She shares her story of growing and managing an online community and how she is turning that into a business.Pariss also provides some great tips on steps companies can take to diversify their applicant pool when hiring engineers and developers. One Powerful Quotation 26:00 – Pariss: “If I’m unsure about something, [I] don’t agree to it. Tell people you’ll think about it and get back to them. If you don’t want to do it, don’t do it. You don’t have to feel pressured to do things you’re not ready for.”Key Topics 0:40 - Pariss talks about launching Black Tech Pipeline, which grew out of the #BlackTechTwitter community and serves to open more opportunities for Black technologists. The site offers a job board for applicants as well as profiles for companies to be more transparent about their commitment to diversity and inclusion. 3:37 - Haris asks Pariss how she keeps her platform to be centered on the job candidate. 5:40 - Pariss talks about how she’s working with others to build out the website. 8:00 - Haris and Shawn commend Pariss on her social media presence and ask how she keeps an authentic voice on Twitter. 9:10 - Shawn asks Pariss about what skills prepared her to launch Black Tech Pipeline. Pariss gives great advice on learning how to say “no.” 10:54 - Pariss talks about how interactions with people changed as her Twitter following grew. 14:17 - Haris asks Pariss which platforms she used to grow her following. She says that Twitter was her main platform and she got lucky with the timing of the #BlackTechTwitter movement.  16:59 - Shawn asks Pariss what companies, especially tech startups, can do to make sure diversity and inclusion are baked into their founding. Pariss recommends that companies engage with various online communities, such as the #BlackTechTwitter community, to build relationships with more diverse groups of potential employees. 19:58 - Pariss, Shawn, and Haris talk about how a more diverse design team can create better products. Haris mentions that engineers and companies should reach out to diverse groups of people to test their products. 27:10 - Shawn asks Pariss about which other social platforms she uses to manage her community. 29:09 - Pariss and Haris talk about their experiences using Basecamp to manage projects.. List of ResourcesBlack Tech Pipeline Black Tech TwitterGuest InformationCreator of #BlackTechTwitter and Founder of Black Tech Pipeline. TwitterHost Contact Informationshawnhymel.com kennyconsultinggroup.com LinkedIn - Shawn Hymel LinkedIn - Harris Kenny Twitter - Shawn Hymel Twitter - Harris KennyLicense Information“Hello Blink Show” by Kenny Consulting Group, LLC and Skal Risa, LLC is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Intro and outro song is “Routine” by Amine Maxwell is licensed under CC BY 3.0Special Guest: Pariss Athena.


24 Aug 2020

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103: Pariss Athena on Black Tech Pipeline

React Podcast

FeaturingPariss Athena — Twitter, Websitechantastic — Twitter, WebsiteLinks#BlackTechTwitter hashtag search to TwitterBlack Tech PipelineDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion@ParissAthena's tweet on why she is specific about helping Black and Brown technologists, not PoC (people of color)CorrectionsThere were two places where I spoke without providing enough context for the listeners. People have asked and, given the importance of the topic, I'd like to add that context here:"We're doing fine...": To support a point about exclusively supporting Black and Brown groups, excluding other people of color, I said (about Asians) "we're doing fine". This is an oversimplification. I meant "Asian representation in tech is significantly better — at American tech companies — than that of Black and Brown folks." I didn't mean to diminish the challenges that Asian developers and designers face in the workplace but to say — by comparison — I've never worked at a growing company where I was the only person who looked like me (for long).SponsorsInfinite RedIn over your head with a React or React Native app? Infinite Red can help.They are React Native core contributors who've been designing, building and shipping apps for over 10 years. Head to reactpodcast.infinite.red to learn more.HoneybadgerWhen you push code with errors, and those error makes it all the way to a user, you want Honeybadger monitoring at your back.Get 30% off for 6 months Honeybadger by mentioning React Podcast at sign-up. There's no credit card required.Just visit Honebadger.io.Black Lives MatterPlease join us in donating to the Equal Justice Initiative


30 Jul 2020

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246: A True Movement (Pariss Athena)

The Bike Shed

We are pausing our normal tech-talk this week in support of the ongoing protests and to re-share the #BlackTechTwitter episode with Pariss Athena from our sister podcast, Giant Robots. During the past week, millions of people across the country have participated in protests in response to the killing of George Floyd and the systemic racism that plagues our nation. For everyone fighting for equality and justice, we see you, we love you, and we support you. Black lives matter. Black culture matters. Black communities matter. For those looking for ways to take action, we have provided a few resources in the show notes. The list is intentionally short as we ask everyone to research ways to get involved and listen to leaders in the Black community. Fighting for equality falls on each of us, regardless of race or position, to work together to fight racism and unequal treatment. Stay Safe. Giant Robots: A True Movement (Pariss Athena) Black Tech Twitter Black Tech Pipeline Black Lives Matter Resources provided by Diversify Tech Original Notes from Giant Robots Episode 343 Pariss Athena, Hiring & Product Team Member at G2i, creator of #BlackTechTwitter, and founder of Black Tech Pipeline, shares her journey from never hearing about code to viral awareness campaign creator, as well as discusses visibility, finding value on twitter, and life online with thousands of followers. Resilient CodersThe Tweet that started #BlackTechTwitter"Hannibal Buress Is Building An Arts And Technology Center For The Future Masterminds Of The West Side"Black Tech PipelinePariss on TwitterSupport The Bike Shed


2 Jun 2020

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From Wax Specialist to Working in Tech - Pariss Athena of Black Tech Pipeline

Never Done This Before

Jacob chats with Pariss Athena, a front end developer and founder of Black Tech Pipeline, a platform for the #BlackTechTwitter community to continue collaborating, receiving support, resources, and opportunity by other technologists who look like them. We talk about her personal journey from working in beauty as a wax specialist to working in tech as a front end developer and how that personal experience became a launching point the hashtag #BlackTechTwitter and so much more. Connect with Pariss👉 https://www.blacktechpipeline.com/🐦 Twitter📸 Instagram  Support the ShowSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PlayPocket Casts Join a Growing CommunitySubscribe to the NDTB Newsletter Connect with JacobLet's chat! I would love to hear from you.🐦 @kineticbear on Twitter📸 @kinetic_bear on Instagram👋 LinkedIn

1hr 1min

28 May 2020

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Smoke & Mirrors with Pariss Athena

Coolest Nerds in the Room

We have the #BlackTechTwitter legend herself, Pariss Athena, on with us this week as we talk about how she went from wanting to work in Hollywood to finding her way into tech, the importance of taking risks, and reality of who she is in real life versus what people see on Twitter.Please make sure you rate, review, and share the podcast with your friends! Your kindness helps us make the podcast better for listeners like YOU when you help get the word out!Social MediaTwitter - @coolestnerdpodIG - @coolestnerdsintheroomEmail - coolestnerdsintheroom@gmail.comSteph on Twitter - @StephandSecCoolBlkNerd on Twitter - @CoolBlkNerdPariss Athena on Twitter - @ParissAthenaResourcesBlack Tech PipelineSupport the show

1hr 46mins

15 Apr 2020

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*BONUS* Ep. 19 Pariss Athena (Black Tech Pipeline)

Those People

Volumes One & Two of Those People are all wrapped up but we’re going to keep exploring “Creative People” with this Bonus episode featuring a unique “creator” Tech Creator, Pariss Athena! We chatted about how Relient Coders gave her a start in tech, the hustle it took to make it, and how once she got into the industry she started putting on for #TheCulture. Pariss is a Front-End developer, Founder of #BlackTechPipeline and Boston Area tech guru. She is self described as one of Those…#Techy #CurlyHaired #Chill #NoBigDeal #Black People. You can follow her on Twitter @ParissAthena or check out @BTPipeline. — This Podcast was Recorded in Sept 2019 Remotely In Cambridge MA & Winthrop MA. — Learn more about Those People, Mitch’s newest projects, and Pariss + other guests from the show at www.mitchgayns.com. — Support the show by buying some merch at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/mitchgayns or Buy Mitch and the Team a cup of coffee at: https://ko-fi.com/mitchgayns — Music for this show: Those People, 2012, Justus Boyz (Intro): https://bit.ly/2lbdBJB Those People, 2015, Amy Bezunartea (Outro): https://spoti.fi/2nhoOsH Untitled, 2019, Mitch Gayns (Transitions)--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thosepeople/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thosepeople/support

1hr 15mins

2 Apr 2020

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Pariss Athena


Episode 096 – Pariss Athena – has had a very interesting journey to get into tech. After graduating from high school she studied screenwriting; this developed an interest in acting which prompted her move to Hollywood. Later, she moved back to Boston and studied aesthetics and worked in this field for several years. Unfortunately, the job didn’t provide career growth, so she went back to school to get a degree in marketing. While in school, she learned about coding and participated in the Resilient Coders bootcamp. Today, she’s a front end developer using React and React Native. Pariss started the BlackTechTwitter hashtag and is the founder of Black Tech Pipeline. She’s a writer and speaker, and we’re excited to have her on the CodePrep podcast today. Mentioned in this episode Understand that there are many different routes through which to figure something out. Take risks and try things before saying no to them, because by doing so, you open yourself up to various opportunities. When applying at a company, find out if they have any preferred topics which you should study for your tech interview. Black Tech Pipeline – A service based platform connecting opportunity extenders with Black technologists. Pariss AthenaPariss began her career as a front-end developer after graduating from Resilient Coders. She works for G2i as a hiring and platform member- vetting engineers as an engineer, and taking lead on social media marketing efforts.


17 Mar 2020

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From Wannabe Hollywood Actress to Tech Movement Creator: Pariss Athena Unplugged

Black Tech Unplugged

Imagine starting your career thinking you are going to write scripts and act in movies, then.... that doesn’t work out. So now what?With a little help from her guidance counselor, Pariss found her new career path, TECH. Find out how joining a coding boot camp helped elevate Pariss to become a woman who wears many hats in the tech industry including being the founder of #BlackTechTwitter & Black Tech Pipeline as well as killing it in her current role as recruiter/marketer/ social media extraordinaire at her day job. Hear Paris’s adventure of going from wannabe Hollywood actress to the tech movement creator in episode 034 of Black Tech Unplugged.


23 Jan 2020

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Utilizing Social Media for Career Growth Unlocked with Pariss Athena

Tech Unlocked

Pariss Athena is the creator of the #BlackTechTwitter hashtag and movement, proving that the “pipeline problem” in tech isn’t true and that there is an entire community of Black technologists in the industry. #BlackTechTwitter has been featured in tons of interviews, articles, tech talks and has even caught the attention of influencers from tech to Hollywood. The hashtag even pops up as a suggestion on Instagram because of how frequently it is used. Pariss was asked to speak at Twitter about hashtag and the importance of paying close attention to this new found community. Pariss is also Founder of Black Tech Pipeline (#BlackTechPipeline) which is a Slack community for #BlackTechTwitter to continue learning, collaborating and networking among technologists who look like them. Along with the Slack community, there is a weekly #BlackTechPipeline newsletter full of interviews, features on different softwares and technologies, job and speaking opportunities and more. Connect with Pariss online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParissAthena Insta: https://www.instagram.com/parissathena/?hl=en #BTP's twitter: https://twitter.com/BTPipeline #BTP's Insta: https://www.instagram.com/btpipeline/?hl=en BTP Discord: https://discord.gg/aq5qHM7 BTP Slack:  https://join.slack.com/t/btpipeline/shared_invite/enQtNzE1MTY1MzY1MDQ0LTlkOTg4M2VlNGRjZmNlMGU1NzVhN2U3ZGQxN2Q4MzJhZjgyOTY5ZjlmYzFkMDllMmQwZTFjOTBmNjNkZmY0OWM Newsletter: https://blacktechpipeline.substack.com/welcome


11 Dec 2019