Diversity

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. While we at Vidya have made it very clear that diversity in tech has always been a priority and that we have zero tolerance for racism, I am sorry it took so long for me to state those words in this space. I am sorry it took the murder of Breonna Taylor in her sleep in her home when police executed a no-knock warrant without any announcement or any regard for the black lives inside.

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Highlights from CRMSDC Leaders and Legends

On October 3, I was lucky enough to represent Vidya at the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) Leaders & Legends Awards ceremony at MGM National Harbor, where we received an award as a Top 100 Minority-Owned Business (MBE) and a nomination for 2019 Supplier of the Year in our class. It was an amazing night with great food and drink, celebrities like Roland Martin and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), and most importantly, an opportunity to meet the most successful minority business owners in the DC area.

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Welcoming CRMSDC

I am very proud to announce that the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) has certified Vidya as a Minority Business Enterprise. At Vidya, we have been very privileged to deliver high-quality software to a wide array of commercial and government clients using exciting technology while promoting lean principles, agile software development, and diversity in software engineering. The best part about it? It’s been fun! Doing great work and contributing to the community–whether writing on our blog, answering questions on Stack Overflow, contributing to open-source on GitHub, speaking at conferences, and even posting video tutorials on YouTube –have been the most rewarding professional experience of my life.

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25K and Counting on Stack Overflow

It’s an honor and a privilege to have helped 2.6 million developers and earned over 25K points on Stack Overflow. For those who don’t know, Stack Overflow is a Q&A site similar to Quora and Reddit that is essential to life as a software engineer. Most of us turn to it at least once a day to see if anyone else has tackled the same problems, and far more often than not, someone has.

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Welcoming USPAACC

With a new year upon us, I am very proud to announce that the the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) has certified Vidya as an Asian and minority-owned small business. At Vidya, we have been very privileged to deliver high-quality software to a wide array of commercial and government clients using exciting technology while promoting lean principles, agile software development, and diversity in software engineering. The best part about it?

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