Aisha Blake arrived in Detroit in 2013 to serve as a Jesuit Volunteer. She then began working at Grand Circus and has taught web development to people of all ages in bootcamps, workshops, and online courses. She helped create their bootcamp program and craft their JavaScript curriculum. She eventually decided to pursue a full-time engineering role and today is an Application Developer for Detroit Labs. 

Aisha has a deep love for the tech community in Detroit. She’s passionate about community organizing and helps organize self.conference and <title of conf>. She has traveled all across the US to speak on web accessibility, diversity & inclusion in tech, and how to give feedback fearlessly. 

This episode of #WeBelongHere is packed full of thoughtful dialogue spanning topics from race and gender to self-advocacy and the power of song and community. Aisha shares advice on how to teach yourself the skills to survive and thrive in the tech industry. 

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Twitter @AishaBlake 

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