Newsletter February 12, 2021

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Black Brilliance Beckons

By Jasmine Stammes, Former User Experience Researcher

While we remain on the short side of the year, we certainly have moved through what feels like some sorrowful echoes of 2020 – the year that never seems to end. With that said, there have been some joyful moments, which we lean into here at Viget, as we spend another month working as a fully distributed team across the United States.

This month, we are so excited to celebrate Black brilliance. The Tech Industry is where it is today because of generations of past and continued Black brilliance. I wrote about just some of the African American women in Tech last year, which you can read below. But as the young poet Amanda Gorman says, we still have a hill to climb.

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Articles We Love

  1. 1. Directory of Accomplished Black Designers Check out this resource of just some of the brilliant Black designers who are paving the way.
  2. 2. Valerie Thomas: Inventor of the Illusion Transmitter Have you heard of Valerie Thomas? She was instrumental in inventing early 3-D technology.
  3. 3. Black Creativity in STEM Inspire the next generation of Black brilliance with these wonderfully curated videos from YouTube.
  4. 4. Jingle Jangle “Brilliance beckons! Genius awaits!” – Jeronicus - While the holiday season has passed, this movie is watchable anytime. Jingle Jangle is a joyful reminder of the art and beauty of science.

What We’re Up To

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We set out to provide 2,000 hours of pro bono services to Black-led nonprofit organizations working to combat structural racism in the United States. Jasmine Stammes shares some of the lessons we learned along the way.

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Read Recruiter Margaret Gerhardt's latest article in which she shares how COVID has changed our Internship program. Don't forget to apply by February 26th if you're interested!

Viget Valentine 2021

If we could, we’d send you all a large bouquet of meetings that end > 10 minutes early and a box of assorted Slack icons without the alert badge. But we can’t. So we made you this little Valentine instead. Happy Valentine’s Day!


Calling yourself "agile" seems to be increasingly important nowadays. However, it's not as easy as following the guidelines for a methodology. Developer Danny Brown shares his advice in Being Agile with Agile.


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