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The Stack Overflow Podcast

This week we chat with Juvoni Beckford, a software engineer at Google and founder of the Personal Development Nerds group. Juvoni talks about video games, and the escape they provided for him during the challenging circumstances of his childhood. From there, he moves into online guilds, hardware, coding, and eventually a life dedicated to engineering, both the programming and personal variety.

Juvoni describes himself as someone who helps people explore ideas and strategies for improvement. He focuses on combining multiple skills, better thinking and tools for thought, inner engineering healthy habits, and discovering how systems in the world affect us.

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If you are or know a Black software engineer, you can recommend they join /dev/color a community dedicated to helping black software engineers empower each other to become industry leaders.

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