#149 Shauna Keating and Erin Barth-Dwyer “Hudson Valley Tech Meetup”

Shauna Keating has a pretty awesome career as a user experience designer, teaches design for the web as an adjunct professor, and is a mentor at Thinkful‘s UX/UI Design program. She’s serving as President of AIGA Upstate New York and is a Co-Organizer and Emcee of the Hudson Valley Tech Meetup. She believes in building inclusive and friendly software. A work-life balance is also important to her, and that includes time for roller derby.

Erin Barth-Dwyer handles Marketing and Business Development at Moonfarmer, keeping the people of earth connected with all the exciting work they do. Prior to that she was in radio and television and worked for a non-profit supporting the disabled. She’s a decent musician, a poetaster, a wannabe illustrator, and a culinary mad-scientist. Sometimes she slips away from the world to get lost in the mountains with her dog, Garbo. She is deeply committed to getting involved in her community and spends time volunteering with Citizen Action NY. Last BUT NOT least, she’s co-host of HVtech too!

Topics for today include, imposter syndrome, beginner’s mind, reinventing after unemployment, pandemic life, accessibility in tech, alt-text, UX/UI, story telling, roller derby and the harp.

Here’s an article authored by Shauna on Human Centered Design.

HV Tech has it’s next meetup on Wednesday, December 16th at 6pm, and they’re doing “Lightning Talks,” very short presentations lasting just a few minutes on a wide variety of exciting topics. I’ll be tuning in. Hope to see you there!

Today’s show was engineered by Nick Panken of Freedom Highway on Radio Kingston.

Our show music is from Shana Falana !!!

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#106 Comedians Jessieca McNabb and Perla Ayora

I managed to keep things relatively sane with these two comedians in the house today. Perla Ayora, Tech Coordinator at Radio Kingston and Stand Up Comedian talks about her roots in the Yucatan, Mayan culture, leaving for the States, the discrimination she faced and how she came to try stand up comedy about a year ago. Jessieca McNabb started performing stand up in the early ’90s and hasn’t stopped making people laugh since. Aside from splitting sides each week as co-host on No One Like You, she is a regular emcee of various comedy events all over the Hudson Valley. She’s been involved in community activism with Harambee Kingston and now co-hosts Harambee Radio, a weekly show on RadioKingston.

We get into a little of the personal and a little of the professional. Uncovering a bit of their process, why comedy is important to them, a transformational life experience each of them had, Black History month, empathy, building connections, breaking down walls, what they do to take care of themselves and lots more. I started this show thinking that doing stand up would be frightening, and I haven’t changed my mind. The fascinating thing is that they both feel the same way. They experience that fear before each of their shows yet they still get out there and do it. I am seriously impressed. Brava ladies!

You can catch them next on February 14th at the Valentine’s Day Love and Laugh Get Down. Lots is happening for Black History Month here in Kingston like Sip and Paint this Sunday, February 9th and Nubian Cafe on Wednesday, February 12th hosted by Radio Kingston’s SB. I’ll say it again here folks, Black History is everyone’s History so it’s a great time to think about what that means for you and how you celebrate your neighbors year-round. If you want to get involved or support Harambee, you can learn more here.

Today’s show was engineered by Maddy Bogner of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.

We heard music from our fave, Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/

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