Two Black Nerds

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Two black graduates from the University of Notre Dame, discussing life after graduation.

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http://www.twoblacknerds.com
Description
Two black graduates from the University of Notre Dame, discussing life after graduation.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-04-29 12:27
last episode published
2017-05-30 11:30
publication frequency
27.46 days
Contributors
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author   owner  
Explicit
true
Number of Episodes
30
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
30.05.2017

Habits

In this episode, Two Black Nerds talk about habits, inspired by the book "The Power of Habit". They discuss the theory behind habits and habit loops. They discuss how to create, change, and getting rid of habits. They also talk about habit loops they'v...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu & Romeo Kwihangana author
26.02.2017

Goals, Books, and Recommendations: Reflecting on 2016

In this episode, Two Black Nerds go back to their roots and have a casual conversation where they reflect on 2016. They briefly talk about shows and films that they watched recently, including the amazing show Luke Cage and reflect on the state of poli...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
9.01.2017

The Story is The Pitch: A Discussion with Transparent Collective on Underrepresented Founders, Pitching Inverstors and More

In this episode, TBN has a conversation with Rohini Pandhi and James Norman from Transparent Collective, a non-profit that helps founders from underrepresented groups access the resources they need in order to create successful companies.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
8.12.2016

Stage for Change: Using Narrative as a Catalyst for Empathy

This episode is a discussion on how to approach diversity and inclusion from the perspective of the personal narrative. If you enjoyed our diversity in tech episode, you will definitely enjoy this episode! We talk to the people who started stage for ch...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
23.11.2016

MIT, YC Alum, and Solo Founder: IndieHackers’ Courtland Allen on Work Ethic and Starting Your Own Venture

In this episode, Two Black Nerds talk to Courtland Allen, MIT graduate and YC Alum and the founder of IndieHackers’. Courtland tells them about his career as a programmer and how he made the progression from developer to founder and the lessons and ski...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
15.10.2016

Jumping Ships (Or How To Think About Switching Jobs)

In this episode, Romeo interviews Tre Haskins, a friend and fellow Notre Dame alum. They discuss the transition from his job as Technology Consultant at Deloitte to a Production Manager on Celebrity Cruises.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
6.06.2016

TBN: 2016 Graduation Edition

In this episode, we answer questions from recent college graduates. We talk about everything from our salaries, what we spend money on, taxes and what to do if people do not take you seriously at work, and much more.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
8.05.2016

Coding: Where I Would Start

In this episode, Two Black Nerds hosts, Romeo and Iheanyi, give their recommendations on how to go about learning how to code assuming no technical background.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
1.02.2016

All I Want in 2016 is an Eames Chair

In this episode, Two Black Nerds hosts reflect on 2015 and share what they have learned through the year. They discuss this new year’s goals and how they plan to go accomplishing them. They also share the books they intend on reading, trips they want t...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
7.01.2016

Designing for Anonymity: An Interview with Justin Carson, Product Designer at YikYak

In this episode, Two Black Nerds interviews Justin Carson from YikYak. They start off talking about his journey to becoming a Product Designer and where he is now, starting from his high school years. They also take a moment to discuss his current job ...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
19.11.2015

The Tip of the Iceberg: Thoughts on the Future of Education

In this episode, Two Black Nerds catch up and talk about mathematics before talking about Khan Academy and how it changed the way we learn and it’s future potential through Artificial Intelligence. They also briefly discuss the value of data in “free” ...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
21.10.2015

Recreating Nipsey: An interview with the founders of the HBD App

In this episode, Two Black Nerds talks to the founders Chi and Jide of the HBD app, an application aiming to change how we think about and celebrate our friends’ birthdays. In this interview, we discuss how they juggle their venture and their careers,...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
1.10.2015

We'll Do It Live!

In this episode, Two Black Nerds finally record an episode in-person and catch up on life. They discuss the differences between electrical engineering and software engineering and the different paths it takes to get better at both. Additionally, they c...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
12.09.2015

Dream Phones and T9 Keyboards

In this episode, Two Black Nerds discuss phones: what they like, what they dislike only to have a moment of clarity.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
31.08.2015

Ember Talks and Birdman Handrubs

In this episode, Two Black Nerds talk about giving technical presentations. Romeo interviews Iheanyi, who recently has been giving talks about Ember.js around Austin. They discuss overall content, steps for preparation, and advice for anybody thinking ...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
14.08.2015

Being Woke in a Tech Office

In this episode, Two Black Nerds discusses the difficulties of discussing the state of race relations in the office, specially after tragedies involving police brutalities. Along the way they correctly identify some events, but also get confused by som...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
4.08.2015

Creepily Convenient

In this episode, Two Black Nerds have a discussion around privacy, inspired by the recent Ashley Madison hack. They attempt to give their own answers to the question, "How much do we really care about our privacy?" and how lack of privacy can be both a...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
17.07.2015

From Problem to Side Project (and what is an Ember.js datastore)

In this episode, Two Black Nerds how they are turning their problems into interesting side projects. They mention a few examples of their past projects, what they are working on and what issues they’ve encountered that could be solved using software.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
26.06.2015

Hi, my name is Iheanyi and I have an Amazon Purchasing Addiction

In this episode, Two Black Nerds use this conversation to talk about what’s on their mind, such as keeping their skills sharp, prioritizing daily tasks, and being an optimist first rather than a pessimist.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
19.06.2015

The Tape Was Before the CD

In this episode, Two Black Nerds discuss how the music industry has evolved primarily to streaming services. They also discuss how Tidal is a viable competitor to Apple Music. Additionally, they talk about hip-hop artists and musicians are playing a ma...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
3.06.2015

Remembering Our Mentors

In this episode, Two Black Nerds remember and discuss their mentors from their time at Notre Dame.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
29.05.2015

Silicon Valley Potluck

In this episode, Two Black Nerds discuss untapped markets and trending products in the tech industry, in addition to how the culture of efficiency in the Valley is killing the sanctity of dinner.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
20.05.2015

Minorities in Tech

In this episode, Two Black Nerds discuss their thoughts and opinions on the state of diversity in the tech industry.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
13.05.2015

Before I Started Engineering, I Wish I Knew...

In this episode, we answer a listener's question about what we wished we knew before we started our specific major. Two Black Nerds weigh in with their opinion.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
30.04.2015

"Wait, I'm not the only minority anymore!"

We try to talk about how the trials and tribulations of transitioning from college to the real world, but fail. Instead, we discuss using the internet to meet new people from meetup.com, twitter or linkedin among many random topics.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
23.04.2015

Wearables and Fashion Conspiracy Theories

In this episode, we discuss our opinions on wearables such as the Apple Watch, Moto 360, and fitness trackers in addition to examining how wearables may influence the fashion industry and conspiracies about the male consumer and fashion.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
17.04.2015

Your Mileage May Vary

In this episode, we talk about the people who inspired us to study engineering, how we defined success in college, and we share the best tricks that allowed us to make it through Notre Dame. We also get into a fierce debate on whether or not multitaski...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
9.04.2015

Francais is the language de l'amour. Don't you know zat?

In this episode, we talk about which sites we visit every day, books that have challenged our views and helped along the way, in addition to favorite movies that have inspired us and/or tell a beautiful story. We also philosophize about travel, almost ...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
2.04.2015

The Dude with Dancing on His Resume

In this episode, although we intended to only talk about creative outlets, we ended up talking about the hobbies we pursued during college, and discussed what a bit what we are doing now that we are in the workforce. There are a couple anecdotes in thi...
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author
26.03.2015

This Is Not Serial

In this first episodes of Two Black Nerds, we stumble to find our words, or settle on a specific topic to talk about. So we settled on fitness, habits, domain squatting, books, and third wheeling at SXSW.
Iheanyi Ekechukwu& Romeo Kwihangana author