Author: Marisa Richard

Not Just in Silicon Valley

For years the northern California tech area also known as Silicon Valley, has been the go-to hub for all things tech. Home to the biggest names in tech; Apple, Google and Facebook to name a few,  SV has held the reigning title of best tech hub in the U.S. But as more and more cities infiltrate their ecosystems with tech companies and startups, Silicon Valley may have to go into combat mode to keep their top ranking spot. Some of the first cities that come to mind when thinking about what’s best for tech are usually New York City...

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Meet Morgan Wijay: The Woman Behind LA’s Volleyball Club Melting Pot

Volleyball runs in Morgan Wijay’s blood. Her roots stem from her father who coached volleyball at inner-city schools and was eventually inducted into the Indiana Coaching Hall of Fame in 2012, and the apple doesn’t fall far – Morgan is following in her father’s footsteps. After playing throughout her childhood, all four years of her tenure at the University of Houston and now with 20 years of coaching under her belt, she is club director of the Supernova All-Stars, a premier Los Angeles volleyball club that is socio-economically diverse and gives girls of all racial, religious and economic backgrounds...

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Four Organizations That Encourage The Presence of Women in Tech

The lack of gender diversity in the tech sector is one of the most discussed topics in Silicon Valley and other tech hubs. The reasoning behind the low percentage of female tech professionals is attributed to a number of reasons. But one reason we want to stray away from is women and girls not having the proper tools or environments to learn tech, or the proper support system from professionals in the industry who share the same genetic makeup. Below are some of the most popular and successful organizations for both women in tech and girls who aspire to...

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Tech Teachings: The New Language of Apple

The recent launch of the iPhone X has jolted the customer excitement with impressive new features and spectacular OLED screen. iPhone X is the combination of compelling design but also an impressive look, and this has left no doubt in the technology spectators to see more out of Apple than ever before. Apple has confirmed its one of the most expensive mobile phones, which is yet to be on the market until November 3rd,  but what makes it the most expensive phone? To find out, the starting point is the Insight analysis of iPhone X specification. OLED screen, Face...

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Two University of Texas Students are Helping Campuses and Communities Discover Interesting Thoughts and People

  When friends Eric Ngo, a physics student and Ashar Malik, an engineering student, enrolled at the University of Texas they had no idea it would be so hard to gain a social circle or get a pickup game of volleyball going, especially with a student body of 50,000+. They also had no idea that their title would change from friends to co-founders when those exact issues prompted them to develop an app that would cultivate meetups, relationships and conversations all in one called, Kickit. On college campuses, where events and gatherings thrive off of being in-the-now, it can...

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