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Author: InfoSteph and Madblkman

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Join tech engineers Stephanie and CoolBlkNerd for their weekly podcast highlighting other cool nerds in the industry, what it's like to be underrepresented in tech, and how they keep their sanity while trying to advance their career. From salary negotiations to office politics, these two millennial's are popping the lid off of the industry by having honest conversations on what they have and are still going through today.
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This week, the coolest nerds dissect their personal stances on dreaming verses goal getting. Reggie has visions (not dreams) and is a great planner who values time and building strong habits. Steph has been working on SMART goals and overhauling her personal systems. As usual, gems were dropped!Huge shoutout to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode! Be sure to show them some love! You can start monetizing your podcast and connecting with sponsors here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated. Have a guest suggestion? Want to provide feedback? Simply want to say 'Hey'? Send us an email at coolestnerdsintheroom@gmail.com.Social MediaTwitter - @coolestnerdpodIG - @coolestnerdsintheroomEmail - coolestnerdsintheroom@gmail.comSteph on Twitter - @StephandSecCoolBlkNerd on Twitter - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesJoin our Patreon community or Buy us a coffee to let show us some love!Smart, But Scattered Guide to SuccessAllDayDevOps.comEssentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of LessGoodbye, Things: The New Japanese MinimalismSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
This week's episode, the two coolest nerds sit down to discuss the onboarding process and their experiences with that while navigating careers in tech. CoolBlkNerd shares more about how nicely his new job is treating him. InfoSteph shares how she focuses on what she can control...or tries to. Most importantly, these two cool nerds are dropping some gems on what to expect during the onboarding process and what to do when it goes...unexpectedly. Huge shoutout to Podcorn for being our first sponsor! Be sure to show them some love! You can start monetizing your podcast and connecting with sponsors here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated. Have a guest suggestion? Want to provide feedback? Simply want to say 'Hey'? Send us an email at coolestnerdsintheroom@gmail.com.Social MediaTwitter - @coolestnerdpodIG - @coolestnerdsintheroomEmail - coolestnerdsintheroom@gmail.comSteph on Twitter - @StephandSecCoolBlkNerd on Twitter - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesJoin our Patreon community or Buy us a coffee to let show us some love!ADHD template from Etsy that Steph discusses in the intro.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
Cultured

Cultured

2020-11-1259:41

This week, Reggie and Steph go over company culture, the lessons they've learned and the battle scars they've earned. What makes a good company culture? What makes a bad one? We explore all of that this week on the Coolest Nerds in the Room. 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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
State of Affairs

State of Affairs

2020-11-0601:11:41

This week we give everyone a update on exactly where Steph and CoolBlkNerd are at in their careers and what they're looking forward to going into the end of the year!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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
This week, Steph and Coolblknerd talk about cleaning up old habits and bringing in better energy with new habits! 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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
On the Hunt for a Therapist

On the Hunt for a Therapist

2020-10-1501:19:20

This week, Steph and Coolblknerd talk about finding a therapist. From searching for one online to finding the right therapist to solve your specific problem, we chronicle our journeys to finding our therapist and all the speed bumps along the way.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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
What Makes a Great Leader?

What Makes a Great Leader?

2020-10-0101:07:22

Every leader isn't a good one.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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
Sometimes being the prey comes with benefits.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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
Resetting Your Career

Resetting Your Career

2020-09-1701:09:14

Sometimes you have to hit the reset button and this is our story.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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
Sometimes it's like looking in some weird-ass mirror...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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
This week we interview with Doug Bryant to talk about his recently released book, "Computer Love: Love Letters and Log Analysis"! Check out the links below to purchase your copy!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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesComputer Love: Love Letters and Log AnalysisPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
Disappointing others is a natural part of life, but what happens when you allow it to run your career or life? This week Steph and CoolBlkNerd talk about how they've dealt with the anxiety of disappointing others in their career and personal life.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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
Paid Dues

Paid Dues

2020-07-3001:15:36

Whether you pay with time or money, you're doing to have to pay up in some way. This week Steph and CoolBlkNerd talk about the importance of not taking shortcuts to building a successful career. 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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
Either it's something (or someone) holding you back or you're holding them back, either way, dealing with dead weight is an inevitable part of making progress in life and your career. This week we talk about the importance of recognizing and handling dead weight in life.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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
How protected do black women feel by black men? This week we have a honest conversation about why many black women don't feel protected by black men and what is it that black men can do to start making strides towards solving this problem.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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
Is it Luck?

Is it Luck?

2020-07-0501:12:52

How much of our career is luck vs. us deserving the success we've garnered? We talk about people's perspective on luck and the success of others in this week's episode!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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
Enneagram-Me

Enneagram-Me

2020-07-0101:21:38

This week Steph and CoolBlkNerd take Enneagram test (personality test in layman's terms) and breakdown how accurate their result are. From herd mentality to dealing with depression, they stretch their understanding of themselves and how it fits within their current state.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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
Do you feel pressured to be all tech, all the time? Well don't! This week we talk about finding the balance between your tech career and being a human being. From the importance of being multifaceted to embracing your humanity, Steph and Coolblknerd discuss how they find a balance.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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
United We Stand

United We Stand

2020-06-1801:41:21

We're back after our hiatus to talk about the state of the world during the social unrest do to the killing of George Floyd. We talk about how we've been doing over our hiatus, what has work-life been like, and what are some things we can do in the community to start helping to make sure things move forward.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 - @CoolBlkNerdResourcesPatreon and Buy us a coffee.Document filled with resourceshttps://blacklivesmatter.com/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
This week we talk about going through life's problem versus avoiding them and the repercussions of both. Reflecting on our life's experiences, we talk about how it's affected our career, relationships, and our mental state.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 - @CoolBlkNerdSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coolestnerds)
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Rob Higgins

49:34 messed me up that's how my life has been

May 13th
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