End of Year Blog Post: 2018 in Review

By Awanto Margaret - December 30, 2018

As we look back on all 2018 brought us, we are grateful and we want to start by saying thank you to those who spared time to read from the blog and those who shared too. Most importantly, to those who interviewed with us, from Gisele Arrey to Maria Ceja, we say thank you thank you thank you!


2018 has been quite a year for us. For the first half of the year, we literally didn’t put up any new content, but the second half was thrilling. We published 7 interviews and 8 articles all centered around women in tech, teaching kids to code, and general advice on how women can be better versions of themselves at home and work. We’ve watched the blog grow its total page views to a whopping 10924 views and the engagement and participation here and on our social media pages have greatly increased. Also, we had a first addition to the team in the person of Awanto Margaret as the editor/social media manager.


  HIGHLIGHTS

This year, we featured the following people on the blog and they talked on the following subjects:


  • Laura Blanca talked on knowing when to return to work after having a baby, picking a daycare, preparing for interviews and everything in-between.
  •  Dr. Urenna talked about her passion for power in Nigeria and gave some practical advice for tech aspirants.
  • Melissa Ortiz shared her inspiring journey from a social worker to a full stack developer. 
  • Leslie Harris talked on her typical work day and how she handles being an African American woman in corporate America
  • Gisele Arrey discusses moving to the US from Cameroon, her journey to becoming a medical doctor, tips on how to get into med school, and cultural shocks she faced in the states.
  •  Tieubou Melaine discussed breaking into the tech industry from a non-tech academic background, her work life as a newbie, and her passion for teaching code through her channel Lamel Code. 
  • Maria Ceja talked about joggling motherhood and work and how to prepare for change in the tech industry. 
  • We also had posts on fun ways of teaching your kids to code because we believe it is best to introduce them to programming when their minds are still young.
  • In another category, we discussed the probability of technology as the solution to African problems, and also the importance of saying sorry less.
It has been an amazing year with you dear reader and we hope 2019 is even better. If there is any subject you would like to see discussed on this space next year, please do well to mention them in the comments section and we'd look into them. If we inspired or made a difference in your life/career, If we made you laugh/cry then we are happy for the experience. It is on this note that we close the blog for this year and wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year. 
                     LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE.
Team DMB

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