Cool interview with IBM Lotus senior technical staff member Ajamu Wesley:

Ajamu Wesley's calling was made clear early in life, when at the age of eight he was introduced to computer programming by his mother. Her 30-year tenure at IBM gave Wesley unparalleled insight into the corporate world and advanced technology. Later, armed with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Cornell University, the 35-year-old plays an integral role in building and developing social software products in IBM's Lotus software division. These products provide business professionals with seamless integration between enterprise security and Web. 2.0 networking technologies. Wesley helped develop Lotus Connections (which is like Facebook but for the corporate world).

He received the Golden Torch Award from the National Society of Black Engineers for his efforts in information technology in 2007.

BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Wesley his responsibilities as a senior software architect and some of the hurdles African Americans face in the science and technology sector.
Very strong worldview and sense of purpose comes through in the interview.

Link: Black Enterprise: Tech Talk with IBM's Elite >

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