Space for Emmie Lewis-Briggman to ramble about various technologies and experiences. All opinions are my own. See disclaimer for details.

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Background Jenebaspeaks.com released an infographic with some great information about 185 black women in tech on Twitter.  The hard truth is that it took her a while to get this list.  I am honored to be mentioned on the list and I am ready to help to increase the social media presence of black women in tech.  Let’s all continue to help bridge the divide.  If you are looking for me on this list, check out the coders/software engineers/hackers section.  🙂 I made it to my first list!  Read her blog post and watch the video to gain more insight about Read more


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Background Leading a development team is no easy task. An effective Tech Lead establishes a technical vision with the development team and works with developers to turn it into reality. Along the way, a Tech Lead takes on traits that other roles may have, such as a Team Lead, Architect or Software Engineering Manager but they remain hands-on with code. Technical leads do a lot.  It is an awesome job to watch others grow, learn new skills, code, enforce best practices, do code reviews and assist with the SDLC process.  I always try to challenge myself to try to learn how to do Read more


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Background I had to do a presentation a few months ago for career day at an elementary school.  I’ve never done anything like that before so I began to research. After a while I stumbled upon a blog where someone was nice enough to share their past presentation. I was thrilled and used that to jump start the talk to the kids. When I think of career day, I think of incredibly boring talks given to students about every day jobs. I tried to make sure that during my talk I mention the cool stuff as well as the practical Read more


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Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.  -Malcolm X Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.  -Nelson Mandela The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character — that is the true goal of education.  -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.  -George Washington Carver Education can open a lot of doors and really jump start a person’s career.  Most people obtain an education because Read more


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My Poor Me Rant Everyone has a dream job. I graduated undergrad in 2006 with a Computer Engineering degree determined to work for a company that use .NET technologies.  I am not your average programmer.  Adversity is my middle name.  I had my children (5) while in college and working full time.  I don’t have a stick figure and I am African American female in a tech world. 😐  I am 30 years old and I’ve been programming professionally for over 6 years as an enterprise developer. There is still so much I want to learn.  I try to continue Read more


After some struggle to get things up, running and organized…I am here!  First official post coming soon!