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By Hiro Nishimura
A special education teacher turned sysadmin turned business owner, talking about entrepreneurship, transitioning into tech, disability, identity as a "Japanese American," and personal finance.
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Coronavirus & Life Updates
I'm still here! With my up days and down days!
April 22, 2020
Hiro Attends AWS re:Invent 2019 🎉
I attended AWS re:Invent 2019 on a scholarship Grant, and also was a subject of AWS's film crew for a week!
December 25, 2019
Kitten as a Service (KaaS) with @SiaMiaCat: Kitten as Therapy
I got a kitten. A teeny tiny kitten! How a tiny kitten is helping me with my depression, anxiety, and stress and helping me with "mindfulness" and "grounding."
November 20, 2019
What's "Japanese"? 「日本人」って何?・Interview w/Josh【Bilingual Episode】
What does it mean to be "Japanese"? Joshua is a Japanese born and raised 3rd generation "Japanese" with European heritage. But he's considered British, even though he visited the UK for the first time in his life 2 years ago. Hiro is a Japanese born, American raised 1st generation Japanese American. They discuss what it means to be "Japanese" and the eerily similar experiences they've both had growing up in countries where they're always perceived as a "Foreigner."
October 4, 2019
On Facing Death, 7 Years Later: Story of Arteriovenous Malformation
Who am I? What makes me... me? Am I my memories? Personality? Humor? What does it mean to have brain surgery that could change all that?
September 28, 2019
Society Causes Disabilities? Discussing Social Model of Disability
Most people are aware of the Medical Model of Disability which says that disability is the body's impairment. But not many are aware of the Social Model of Disability, which says that disability is lack of fit between a body and its social environment.
September 18, 2019
Mindfulness: Moving, Chemo, and Slowing Down
I've just completed my 2nd move in a month, to start my new life in the suburbs, trying to get into remission.
September 2, 2019
5 Financial Steps I took Before I Quit Corporate to Go Freelance
There are many things to consider when quitting your full-time job. My process was months, if not years, in the making. I discuss saving, insurance, passive income, and more in this episode!
August 20, 2019
Imposter Syndrome, Teaching on LinkedIn Learning, and my Week in SoCal
I'm spending the week in SoCal, soaking up the sun and recording 2 courses at the LinkedIn office for my "Introduction to AWS for Non-Engineers" series.
August 8, 2019
【バイリンガル】Intro to Hiro 初めまして! 【Bilingual Episode】
A quick introductory episode in Japanese and English to say Hello!
July 30, 2019