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Podcast: Celebrating Black Excellence in Tech

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Government Digital Service podcast with Vanessa, Chucks, Sam & Matt.

The October episode of the Government Digital Service (GDS) Podcast is about Black excellence in tech. This episode our guests are Samantha Bryant, Associate Delivery Manager on the GovTech Catalyst team, and Founder and Co-Chair of the GDS Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network; Chucks Iwuagwu, Head of Delivery in GOV.UK; and Matthew Card, a Software Engineer and Senior Leadership Team Advisor from the BBC.

They share their career paths, future aspirations and thoughts on how allies can support Black colleagues in the tech industry with Vanessa Schneider, Senior Channels and Community Manager at GDS and this month’s podcast host.

If you’re interested in any of the organisations we talk about in the podcast, you can find out more about them on their websites:

You can subscribe to the GDS podcast on Apple Music, Spotify and all other major podcast platforms.

You can read a transcript of the episode on Podbean.

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  1. Comment by Tina posted on

    Hello, we are looking at producing a podcast- is there someone I can contact to ask some questions?

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      Comment by The GDS Team posted on

      Hi Tina,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We've passed on your contact details to a colleague who works with teams interested in starting podcasts, who will be in touch with you shortly.

      The GDS Team

  2. Comment by Adelina posted on

    Really nice listen - thanks for your candour and advice.

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      Comment by The GDS Team posted on

      Hi Adelina,

      We're glad you enjoyed the episode.

      The GDS Team

  3. Comment by Ayodeji Ojurongbe posted on

    Brilliant discussion and a variety of talents here. Glad to have come across this content.
    I currently work with the DWP and I would love to become a part of the community.
    Thank you, Vanessa, Chucks, Sam and Matt

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      Comment by The GDS Team posted on

      Hi Ayodeji,

      Thank you for the kind words. Feel free to get in touch using the links provided in the post. If there's a specific initiative you're looking for, please let us know.

      The GDS Team