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Sauce Control

By Emmanuella Aninye & William Kwao
Chat with Facebook engineer William Kwao and Netflix engineer Emmanuella Aninye about tech, career development, side projects, and more.
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New Job, Who This? : Take out Episode. Have we changed after working at Netflix & Facebook?

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Job search & Interviews
In this episode, we discuss some tips and tools to consider during a job search. We also discuss different approaches to take when preparing for interviews. SIck picks: Rec Room on Occulus, Hades on Nintendo switch E - Twitter: https://twitter.com/_natural_e Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_natural_e/ Website: emmanuella.tech Will - Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealkwao Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealkwao/ Website: kwao.io
59:20
December 4, 2020
Non-Technical skills needed to excel in tech
There are many skills needed to grow in your tech career that have nothing to do with your technical ability. In this episode, we discuss some of these non-technical skills and how their importance in tech. SIck picks: Oculus Rift & Nintendo Switch E - Twitter: https://twitter.com/_natural_e Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_natural_e/ Website: emmanuella.tech Will - Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealkwao Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealkwao/ Website: kwao.io
01:06:35
November 19, 2020
Cross Platform Frameworks: Building apps for different platforms with one code base.
In this episode of sauce control, we chat about the benefits of using cross-platform frameworks to build your applications and discuss some of the major frameworks used by some companies. to build applications for mobile, desktop, and web. SIck picks: Thumbtack E - Twitter: https://twitter.com/_natural_e Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_natural_e/ Website: emmanuella.tech Will - Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealkwao Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealkwao/ Website: kwao.io
57:05
October 20, 2020
Effective Mentorship: How to be an effective mentor
In an effort to become good mentors, we've been doing some research on how to be an effective mentor. In this episode, we discuss some of our findings and real-world experience with being both mentors and mentees.   SIck picks: Ordering meal prep from local chefs Black Girl sunscreen E - Twitter: https://twitter.com/_natural_e Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_natural_e/ Website: emmanuella.tech Will - Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealkwao Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealkwao/ Website: kwao.io
34:25
October 13, 2020
UX Design II: Chat with Michael Costello about UX Design
This episode is a continuation of last week's episode with Michael Costello. We continue our conversation about our experiences in design, how we got into tech, and the importance of designing great user experiences.   SIck picks: Apple Ipad Pro The box by roddy rich. Indian version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ol9opc4MIQ,  Local Asian Markets: Lotte & H Mart Michael Costello: https://costello.io/ E - Twitter: https://twitter.com/_natural_e Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_natural_e/ Website: emmanuella.tech Will - Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealkwao Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealkwao/ Website: kwao.io
51:21
October 6, 2020
UX Design: Chat with Michael Costello about how UX Designers and Engineers work together
In this episode, We have a chat with Michael Costello, a previous colleague from Walmart Labs about how User experience designers and Software engineers work together, some common mistakes made on both sides, and how to improve the working relationship in order to provide the best product to the user.   SIck picks:  Ionic Framework (https://ionicframework.com/) Notion (https://www.notion.so/) Eyedriven (https://eyedriven.tech/) Michael Costello: https://costello.io/ E - Twitter: https://twitter.com/_natural_e Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_natural_e/ Website: emmanuella.tech Will - Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealkwao Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealkwao/ Website: kwao.io
33:16
September 29, 2020
New Job, Who This? : Take out Episode. Have we changed after working at Netflix & Facebook?
This is one of our lost tapes recorded a Couple of months ago. In this episode, we reminisce about our job search and we speak about how things have changed in our lives after our new jobs as Engineers at Netflix & Facebook.  E -  Twitter: https://twitter.com/_natural_e  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_natural_e/  Website: https://emmanuella.tech   Will -  Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealkwao  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealkwao/  Website: https://kwao.io
30:05
September 22, 2020
Code Reviews: How to make code reviews a better experience
As software engineers, we spend a good part of our jobs requesting and performing code reviews. In this episode, we discuss some of our good, bad and ugly code review practices and ways to improper them.  Sick Picks: Big Brother Nigeria, Apple AirPods.   Shameless Plug: https://www.fedup.co  E -  Twitter: https://twitter.com/_natural_e  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_natural_e/  Website: https://emmanuella.tech  Will -  Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealkwao  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealkwao/  Website: https://kwao.io
35:45
September 15, 2020
Can you build me an App?: Things to consider when someone asks you to build them an app
"Can You build me an App?" Is a question almost every software engineer has been asked. In thins episode, we discuss things to consider when someone asks you to. build them an app by sharing some personal encounters, good examples, and some red flags. Sick Picks: How I Built This, Y Combinator Startup School, sideprjct.com Shameless Plug: https://www.fedup.co E - Twitter: https://twitter.com/_natural_e Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_natural_e/ Website: https://emmanuella.tech Will - Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealkwao Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealkwao/ Website: https://kwao.io
38:10
September 8, 2020
Build Your Own Manager: Things we like to see in an engineering manager.
A manager can make or break your experience in a company. In this episode, we discuss some of the good traits we like to see in a Manager & some bad experiences we’ve encountered in careers.  Sick Picks: Self Care, Black Panther Soundtrack, Selling Sunset Shameless Plug: https://www.fedup.co E - Twitter: https://twitter.com/_natural_e Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_natural_e/ Website: emmanuella.tech Will - Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealkwao Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealkwao/ Website: kwao.io
41:02
September 1, 2020
The Black Tax: The biases black engineers have to deal with in tech
Emmanuella recently came across a racist post on Blind that asserted that Netflix was discriminating against White & Asian engineers because she was hired. In the episode, we discuss this incident, why it’s a flawed way of thinking, and some tips on how to handle these kinds of haters. Sick Picks: Taiyo Aina: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8p_y3iHPe-n3zRfXK2czWA , Wode Maya: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrGhanaBaby E - Twitter: https://twitter.com/_natural_e Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_natural_e/ Website: emmanuella.tech Will - Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealkwao Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealkwao/ Website: kwao.io
40:15
August 25, 2020
Why we love Side Projects
In the episode, we discuss the reasons why we enjoy working on side projects and the benefits of pursuing a side project. We also answer some questions from our friend Jereme on the reasons why we applied for jobs at FAANG. Sick Picks: Instapot, Air Fryer, Facebook Portal E - Twitter: https://twitter.com/_natural_e Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_natural_e/ Website: emmanuella.tech Will - Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealkwao Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealkwao/ Website: kwao.io
26:03
August 18, 2020
Journey to the West
We recently went through a 6-7 month job search and landed jobs at Netflix & Facebook. In this episode, we talk about the highs and lows of our journey, discuss the approaches we took towards job hunting, multiple technical interviews & staying hopeful. Shameless Plug: https://www.fedup.co E - Twitter: https://twitter.com/_natural_e Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_natural_e/ Website: emmanuella.tech Will - Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealkwao Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealkwao/ Website: kwao.io
37:06
August 10, 2020