About the show
The Thriving in Technology (TinT) podcast focuses on the lives and careers of women in the technology field. It shares real stories told by real people to entertain, teach, inspire, and support this community. Our guests are encouraged to recount work and life challenges including what went well and not-so-well, tips and tricks for getting the most out of the day, lessons learned, etc. Events, industry news and predictions, social media trends – nothing is off limits.
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Episodes and Blog Entries
Episode 27: Grace Hopper Celebration 2022 - Part 1
Episode | October 31st, 2022 | 37 mins 2 secs
Brandi Einhorn and Amy Vargas discussed their involvement in the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), as guests on today's show. GHC is sponsored by AnitaB.org and is the largest technical conference for women and non-binary individuals.
Episode 26: Grace Hopper Celebration 2020 - Sitting down with NetApp Scholars
Episode | November 25th, 2020 | 48 mins 52 secs
early in career, women in technology
In this episode, we sit down with NetApp Scholars--young women selected to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration, held virtually in October 2020. NetApp's Autymn Harris joins us along with scholars: Bhoomi Kalpesh Patel, Bhagyashri Gundal, Janani Krishnan, Rae Caligan, and Rachel Hanes.
Episode 25: The Speaker Journey for the Grace Hopper Celebration 2020
Episode | September 29th, 2020 | 33 mins 55 secs
ghc20, grace hopper celebration, mentoring circles, speakers bureau, vghc
In this episode, we chat with Mercedes Adams, MJ Schmitt, Kim Weller, and Phoebe Goh about creating presentations for the Grace Hopper Celebration, including the journey to acceptance along with the community of support developed along the way.
Episode 24: Having Difficult Conversations that Matter
Episode | September 14th, 2020 | 52 mins 58 secs
black lives matter, conversations about race, women in technology
We're talking about something different this time, we're talking about how to get better at having courageous conversations about diversity and racism. We are joined by previous guests, Nadine Cummings and Mercedes Adams.
Episode 23: What's in your pocketbook? Tools that help us cope in uncertain times
Episode | May 27th, 2020 | 35 mins 24 secs
coping skills, coronavirus, covid-19, journals, podcasts, women in tech
We are pleased to welcome our guest Nadine Cummings, as we talk about what's in our pocketbook--the tools we all use to help us cope with the uncertainty we feel in these unprecedented days.
Episode 22: Our New Normal--Working from Home
Episode | April 8th, 2020 | 48 mins 16 secs
new norm, podcast, remote work, working from home
We sit down with some folks--Mercedes Adams, Chris Olsen and Matt Underhill--all three new to full-time remote work-from-home. We've learned a few things along the way--including hacking your home for the office, emotional highs and lows of a new "normal" along with some predictions for what new norms we to expect when we return to the office.
Episode 21: Get into the Mentor Circle with Rachelle Helton
Episode | March 23rd, 2020 | 25 mins 43 secs
We sit down with Rachelle Helton, to discuss how to allow your contacts to become your mentors, how to grow your networking skills. No matter what stage you are in your career, these skills will help you feel empowered to engage your network and master your own future.
Episode 20: Making friends with Influence with Dana Iskoldski
Episode | March 9th, 2020 | 27 mins 37 secs
influence marketing, podcasts, relationship building, women in tech
We sit down with Dana Iskoldski of Blue Cat Networks to talk about influence marketing--what it is and how you make friends with others in your industry.
Episode 19: Navigating the Social Graph with Data Chick Karen Lopez
Episode | November 14th, 2019 | 39 mins 33 secs
karen lopez, netapp-insight; women in tech, wit
During the recent NetApp INSIGHT 2019 event in Las Vegas, we were able to sit down with independent data analyst, NASA enthusiast, and blogger, Karen Lopez.
Episode 18: GHC19 NetApp Women In Tech Scholars
Episode | October 17th, 2019 | 43 mins 30 secs
ghc19, students, women in tech
In this episode, we sit down with three women selected for the first Annual NetApp Scholars program for the Grace Hopper Celebration: Burlyn Andall-Blake, Zariah Cameron and Anna Weber. NetApp sponsored 18 women to attend the GHC19 conference, and we chat with them about their experiences, along with program leads Autymn Harris and Lindsey Street.
Episode 17: Coming Clean with Dana K. White
Episode | September 17th, 2019 | 47 mins 45 secs
blogging, clutter, organized home, podcast
In this episode, we are joined by Dana K. White, author of two books: "How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind" and "Decluttering at the Speed of Life." We sat down with her to talk about overcoming the project brain, overcoming the Container Store, along with the joys of blogging and podcasting.
Episode 16: Navigating the Content Fabric
Episode | September 2nd, 2019 | 32 mins 29 secs
product documentation, women in technology
In this episode, we chat with NetApp's Jennifer Kaufman, as she talks information engineering--more than just content and documentation, background at NetApp, her experience as a woman in technology and the sport of kettlebell.