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Muko's Corner

Muko's Corner

By Mayuko Inoue
Hosted by Mayuko Inoue (Youtuber, content creator, Software Engineer), it's a show about becoming a better version of yourself for your life and your tech career. With a guest on each episode, we'll share our thoughts and expertise on various topics around navigating a career in technology and leading a life that feels more You, through discussions around mental health, cultural identity, and more.
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Fail early, Learn often with Jeremiah Peoples
Today on Muko's Corner we have none other than Jeremiah Peoples! Jeremiah is a Software Engineer with a self taught background, who also makes content online about tech and his lifestyle. He recently finished his enlistment at the Air Force and is now pursuing full time Youtube. We talk in depth about why he started his channel, who inspires him, and what's in store for his journey! You can find out more about him at @Jeremiah Peoples.  Follow Mayuko @hellomayuko on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter! Muko's Corner is created and hosted by Mayuko Inoue, edited by Peter Fynn, and assisted by Shun Yamamoto.
40:42
December 27, 2021
How to make "good" technology with Mike Lee
Today on Muko's Corner we have Mike Lee! Mike Lee is an engineer, mentor, speaker, and organizer. From Honolulu, Hawaii to Silicon Valley to Amsterdam, with projects ranging from Delicious Library and Tap Tap Revenge to Obama ‘08 and Appsterdam. His presentations have stretched the bounds of what can be presented at a tech conference, and his no-BS business advice has influenced makers and entrepreneurs around the world. Mike and Mayuko go into depth about what "good" technology is and how software engineers can contribute to ethical design practices. You can find more of Mike on his Twitter! Follow Mayuko @hellomayuko on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter! Muko's Corner is created and hosted by Mayuko Inoue, edited by Peter Fynn, and assisted by Shun Yamamoto.
44:29
December 10, 2021
How an ex-Pinterest employee is fostering creativity in Asian communities with Yuka Ohishi
On the second episode of season 2, we have Yuka Ohishi! Yuka is a digital creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She shares tech reviews, productivity tips, and creative tutorials on YouTube, primarily for a Japanese audience, and loves to talk about everything Apple, camera gear, and BTS. We talk about fostering creativity and how her time at Pinterest led to her YouTube career now, and why she loves BTS so. much. You can find more of Yuka on her YouTube Channel and Twitter. Follow Mayuko @hellomayuko on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter! Muko's Corner is created and hosted by Mayuko Inoue, edited by Peter Fynn, and assisted by Shun Yamamoto.
33:10
December 03, 2021
The Secret to Being Unafraid of Failure with Den Delimarsky
On the first episode of the newly revamped Muko's Corner, we have Den Delimarsky! Den is an engineer who worked to help scale the developer relations organization as a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft. We talk about what it was like to work at Microsoft, a bit about his side projects, and what motivates him in life and work. He's the host of The Work Item Podcast where he sits down with folks from a range of industries, roles, and backgrounds to learn about their career journeys, lessons learned, and what it takes to map your very own track. Watch the video version of this episode here Follow Mayuko @hellomayuko on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter! Muko's Corner is created and hosted by Mayuko Inoue, edited by Peter Fynn, and assisted by Shun Yamamoto.
39:00
October 29, 2021
How to Deal with Pressure with Will Yu
In this episode of Muko's Corner, we're talking about how to deal with pressure. We have all encountered a high-pressure environment at one point or another. They certainly challenge us to grow out of our comfort zone, but it can also be an unwelcome obstacle that we have to work through in life. I am joined by Will Yu and we'll talk about coping with high-pressure environments and how we worked through them with a focus on growing up into adulthood through school and work. Will Yu is an Instructor in Physics at Phillips Academy, a private boarding high school in Andover, MA. He studied Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University and will be attending Stanford University in the Fall of 2021 to pursue a Ph.D. in Bioengineering. He is also an avid PC gamer and began streaming on twitch.tv in 2017 for fun. Now, Will uses his experience in education to stream thoughtful conversations around current events and finding success in our academic and personal pursuits. https://www.twitch.tv/wyuvern Follow Mayuko @hellomayuko on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter! To support the show, join the membership club and get access to the video recordings and more! Muko's Corner is created and hosted by Mayuko Inoue, produced by Hiroto Tran and Han Kim, edited by Peter Fynn, and assisted by Shun Yamamoto.
01:02:55
June 21, 2021
Technically Creative with Matthew Encina
In this episode of Muko's Corner, we're talking about creativity. It's something that's been becoming a bigger theme in my life since starting my Youtube channel, and I honestly love learning more about it. Growing up it might have felt like you had to choose to either be a creative person or a science/logic person like you're either right-brained or left-brained. As I get older, I'm realizing that life is not nearly as binary as I thought. I've brought on Matthew Encina as our guest and we'll talk about this myth and how we've both found our middle ground. Matthew Encina is a creative director, designer, and content creator. He makes thoughtful content to share insights and stories from his journey as a creative professional, to help others find their way. Find more of Matthew below! Twitter: https://twitter.com/matthewencina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewencina/ Website: http://matthewencina.com/ YT: http://youtube.com/matthewencina Follow Mayuko @hellomayuko on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter! To support the show, join the membership club and get access to the video recordings and more! Muko's Corner is created and hosted by Mayuko Inoue, produced by Hiroto Tran and Han Kim, edited by Peter Fynn, and assisted by Shun Yamamoto.
01:07:09
May 24, 2021
Dating After College with Chloe Shih
In this episode, we're talking about dating after college with Chloe Shih. I haven't dated since college so I brought Chloe as a guest who can share her experience with dating after college, using dating apps, and share a bit about dating in Silicon Valley. Chloe Shih is a content creator and lead product manager at TikTok. On her channel, Colors of Chloe she makes videos on Youtube about career, relationships, and life and also streams coworking sessions on Twitch! Previously she's worked at Facebook, Google, and startups, and leads conversations around Asian American identity and culture online. She's also launching a live interview series around the career journeys in the creator space. Chloe's YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC5zwcadCvNiNm5JCe7hjAQ Chloe's Interview Series: https://beacons.page/colorsofchloe Follow Mayuko @hellomayuko on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter!To support the show, join the membership club and get access to the video recordings and more! Muko's Corner is created and hosted by Mayuko Inoue, produced by Hiroto Tran and Han Kim, edited by Peter Fynn, and assisted by Shun Yamamoto.
01:01:16
May 17, 2021
Inside Recruiting with Sarah from Levels.fyi
In this episode, we're talking about how to land that first job in tech. We're going to learn how recruiting new grads works from the inside from a recruiter, like how do you stand out to companies? How do you get that coveted first job into the industry? And what are recruiters looking for in each step of the process? I am joined by Sarah, who is the Lead Negotiator at Levels.fyi. Her goal is to help people make better career decisions and negotiate the salary they deserve. She's a former tech recruiter at Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Check out Levels: https://www.levels.fyi/ Zaheer (Levels.fyi co-founder): https://twitter.com/ziggym0 Zuhayeer (Levels.fyi co-founder): https://twitter.com/zuhayeer To get expert help on negotiating your offer, check out their Salary Negotiation service! (affiliate): https://www.levels.fyi/services/?ref=Mayuko Follow Mayuko @hellomayuko on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter! To support the show, join the membership club and get access to the video recordings and more! Muko's Corner is created and hosted by Mayuko Inoue, produced by Hiroto Tran and Han Kim, edited by Peter Fynn, and assisted by Shun Yamamoto.
52:47
May 10, 2021
Belonging In Tech with Jordanna Kwok
On this episode we're talking about belonging in tech. One of the most outstanding themes around women in tech is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We talk about this feeling of being excluded in tech and what we can do to foster a sense of belonging in tech, that benefits women and all kinds of people as well. I am joined by Jordanna Kwok (she/her) who is an engineering leader that is passionate about building equitable and inclusive teams in tech. She is currently managing a team of iOS engineers at Netflix responsible for the member experience in the Netflix iOS app. https://twitter.com/jordeewok Follow Mayuko @hellomayuko on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter! To support the show, join the membership club and get access to the video recordings and more! Muko's Corner is created and hosted by Mayuko Inoue, produced by Hiroto Tran and Han Kim, edited by Peter Fynn, and assisted by Shun Yamamoto.
01:05:55
May 03, 2021
Leaving Your Tech Job with Jarvis Johnson
On this episode, we're talking about Leaving Your Tech Career. Maybe you're looking for a bit of a break, you're tired of your company or role, or you're in pursuit of a career that in fact feels more You. We talk about what worked and didn't work in our transitions and if we regret our choice. I am joined by Jarvis Johnson who is a professional YouTuber, making commentary and comedy vlogs about entertainment, consumer tech, and the internet. Before becoming a professional YouTuber, Jarvis worked as a software engineer at Yelp and Patreon for several years. https://www.youtube.com/jarvis Follow Mayuko @hellomayuko on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter!To support the show, join the membership club and get access to the video recordings and more! Muko's Corner is created and hosted by Mayuko Inoue, produced by Hiroto Tran and Han Kim, edited by Peter Fynn, and assisted by Shun Yamamoto.
01:08:17
April 26, 2021
Defining Our Asian American Identity with Sharon Kim
In our second episode, we're talking about cultural identity. We'll have a dialogue about our experiences growing up Asian in America, talk about how we respond to "Where are you REALLY from?", and more. We'll also talk about how to figure out what your cultures mean to you, from living a life in between. The experiences shared in this episode are going to be mostly about the Asian American experience, but there are a lot of commonalities and relatable themes for anyone who's ever had to live between different identities. I am joined by Sharon Kim who is a product/content intern at a mental health startup. She also works as a mental health therapist on the side. Her goal is to learn how to build healthy/safe communities on online creative platforms. Sharon's Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sharonk_notes/ Follow Mayuko @hellomayuko on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter! To support the show, join the membership club and get access to the video recordings and more! Muko's Corner is created and hosted by Mayuko Inoue, produced by Hiroto Tran and Han Kim, edited by Peter Fynn, and assisted by Shun Yamamoto.
01:08:20
April 19, 2021
Muko's Corner Trailer
Hello and welcome to Muko's Corner! It's a show about learning to lead a life that feels more You in both your life and tech career. I'm your host Mayuko Inoue and invite you to come in, sit down, get cozy, and enjoy the show. Follow Mayuko @hellomayuko on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter!To support the show, join the membership club and get access to the video recordings and more! Muko's Corner is created and hosted by Mayuko Inoue, produced by Hiroto Tran and Han Kim, edited by Peter Fynn, and assisted by Shun Yamamoto.
01:59
March 29, 2021
Salary Negotiations with Sarah from Levels.fyi
On this episode, we talk all about Salary Negotiations: should you negotiate your salary? How do you know what's fair? We answer questions and bust myths about compensation in this episode, specifically as it relates to jobs in the tech industry. I am joined by Sarah, the lead negotiator at Levels.fyi, a company that helps people make better career decisions. Previously, she was a tech recruiter at companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Follow Mayuko @hellomayuko on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter! To support the show, join the membership club and get access to the video recordings and more! Muko's Corner is created and hosted by Mayuko Inoue, produced by Hiroto Tran and Han Kim, edited by Peter Fynn, and assisted by Shun Yamamoto. Check out Levels: https://www.levels.fyi/ Zaheer (Levels.fyi co-founder): https://twitter.com/ziggym0 Zuhayeer (Levels.fyi co-founder): https://twitter.com/zuhayeer To get expert help on negotiating your offer, check out their Salary Negotiation service! (affiliate): https://www.levels.fyi/services/?ref=Mayuko
57:48
March 29, 2021