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DEI: The path to a stronger, more diverse cloud community

Part of the On Cloud Podcast series

In recent years, many organizations have begun diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and those efforts benefit everyone. Diversity brings different perspectives to tech, and that can only make the cloud community stronger.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion: A key component of a stronger cloud community

Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t just words; they’re a key component of success for nearly any endeavor, cloud computing included. In this podcast, David Linthicum talks with Deloitte's Josh Walker, co-founder of Black Orlando Tech, about his efforts to bring diversity to the tech workforce. They also discuss ways companies can change their culture to hire more minorities by creating a culturally diverse, friendly workspace and ensuring that minorities feel more welcome.


Diverse organizations are always the strongest organizations.

Joshua Walker is a cloud solutions architect at Deloitte and co-founder of Black Orlando Tech. He is a cloud engineer and diversity advocate who uses humorous pop culture storytelling to train, inspire, and relate to everyday people who have an interest in technology. 




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