Keziyah Lewis is creating Juniors in Tech
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patrons

Hi! I'm Keziyah.


I'm a web developer and designer, and I'm working on helpful resources and interesting content for people in tech. Right now my main project is Juniors in Tech. 

Juniors in Tech is a job board and weekly newsletter with over 2000 subscribers. As a web developer who is relatively new to tech, I wanted to create a resource that was for people who have recently started their careers, and want to learn new skills, find their 1st or 2nd job, and grow personally and professionally. 

About Juniors in Tech

Stats

First issue: October 10th, 2018
Subscribers: 2000+
Open rate: 44%
Click rate: 24%
Audience location: US - 65%, UK - 8.3%, Other countries - 23.3%


Every Wednesday, newsletter subscribers receive a carefully curated list of links several
different categories:


Read

Long and short reads that will make you stop and think. Topics include things like self care, imposter syndrome, personal development, and tech and society. 

Get Hired

All about finding a job. Advice for interviews, code/design challenges, salary negotiation, networking, resumes, and more. 

Level Up

Resources that will help you enhance your skills, speak at a conference, or learn something new. Includes everything from networking advice to deep learning tutorials to UX design case studies. 

Events + Opportunities

Free tickets to tech conferences, local networking events, CFPs, scholarships, and more. 

Keziyah's Picks

Each week I'll tell you about some cool new apps and tools I found, like an AI powered noise reduction tool for your mic (Krispr) that you can use during conference calls. 

Jobs

Job listings for people with a few years of experience or less. Mostly in the US and UK, and mostly, but not exclusively, related to development, design, and data science. (Visit juniorsintech.com/support if you want to post a job listing or referral link.)

Features

I also do featured interviews with people in tech, including juniors, which you can read on the blog. 

Job Board

There's also a job board at jobs.juniorsintech.com that has tech roles for people with a few years of experience or less. 

Why Patreon?


I've gotten a lot of great feedback about the newsletter so far. Here are a few real things people have said to me on Twitter, or via email/DM. 

  • "I just got my first @JuniorsInTech newsletter this morning and it was amazing. Thank you for doing all the hard work that goes into Juniors in Tech. You’re on to something big here!"

  • "The @JuniorsInTech newsletter is so helpful and informative. My day didn’t start off the way I wanted it to but reading the newsletter just put me in a better place and mindset."

  • "I just spent my morning reading through the juniors in tech newsletter. Thank you SO much for all those resources. I signed up for Focusmate and am excited to try it out and also saved some articles and job roles I want to look into some more. Really love your honesty and support for juniors in tech."

  • "HIGHLY recommend the @JuniorsInTech newsletter to all #CodeNewbies , wherever you are in your tech journey. A real motivation boost when life gets confusing and messy. @KeziyahL is doing good wo"

  • "I LOVE the Juniors in Tech newsletter! Thank you so much for all the hard work it must take to curate and put it all together."

  • "This newsletter is bomb and everything the tech world has been needing thank you SO much!"

  • "I don't like newsletters but @JuniorsInTech was worth subscribing to."

  • "You snapped with Juniors in Tech tho. I’m always tuned in when the email drop"

It really makes me happy to see that so many people appreciate this resource. It does take a lot of work, though. And because I have workaholic tendencies & just want to do a good job, it's not uncommon for me to spend more than 20 hours a week on the newsletter, job board, website, content, social media, and marketing. 

So your financial support really means a whole lot to me. When you email/tweet/DM me how much you love the newsletter, it's encouraging & gives me warm and fuzzy feelings. But by sending me a few dollars every month, it's 10x more motivating. It tells me "keep going, Keziyah. We need this."

Plus, there's so much more I want to do for you and the rest of the tech community, like adding resources to the website, improving the job board, doing more interviews with people in tech, or creating some sort of online community (Facebook? Slack? Discord?) where we could all chat with and support each other.

I've also been thinking about possibly starting a podcast or YouTube channel, so that I could continue to create helpful & interesting content related to tech, career development, and personal development. 

My ultimate long term goals are to 1) help people get into tech (especially URMs), 2) help people grow and thrive in the industry, and 3) help people use tech careers and skills to be creative and and live their dreams. 

I can't wait for you to see what's in store. Juniors in Tech is just the beginning. 

Your support means everything to me. Thank you so much. 

-Keziyah
Tiers
Thankful
$3 or more per month

You're helping keep the newsletter alive. tysm.

Grateful
$5 or more per month

When my fingers are numb from copying and pasting links into the newsletter, I'll think of you.

Appreciated
$10 or more per month

You could use this to buy hot cheetos and ice cream but instead you're supporting my newsletter. I see you.

Indebted
$25 or more per month

Among all the real MVPs, you, my friend, are the realest. 

Beholden
$50 or more per month

I'm running out of synonyms. Anyway this really means a lot, so thank you. 

Silver
$100 or more per month

Wow. You would do that for me? Well idk how to thank you but I will list you as a Silver level sponsor on the website & in the newsletter. 

Gold
$250 or more per month

I don't know what I could possibly do in return, except make the best damn newsletter that ever existed, and list you as a Gold level sponsor on the website & in the newsletter. 

Diamond
$500 or more per month

Diamond sponsors are a girl's best friend.  I'll list you as a Diamond level sponsor on the website & in the newsletter. If you're hiring, you'll also get 2 free job postings (featured space in the newsletter & on the job board) for the month. 

Vibranium
$1,000 or more per month

Wasn't planning on having kids, but if I do, I'll name one of them after you. If you are a company, then my kid's name will be ${companyName}. I'll list you as a Vibranium level sponsor on the website & in the newsletter. If you're hiring, you'll get unlimited job postings for the month, & your job listing will be at the top of every newsletter and the job board.

Goals
96% complete
Job Board Improvements for Juniors in Tech
The current job board has non-senior remote jobs, but it is limited, and only gets jobs from 1 source. For this goal, I'll work more on the job board so that it is searchable, easier to navigate, better designed, has more jobs from more sources, more non-dev jobs (designers, data scientists, infosec folks, devops folks, I see you), and is better at filtering out senior roles. 
My original intention was to train a machine learning model to determine whether a job is a junior/entry level role or not, which would make it easier to only post jobs for people with 3 years of experience or less. I will work on this too.
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Hi! I'm Keziyah.


I'm a web developer and designer, and I'm working on helpful resources and interesting content for people in tech. Right now my main project is Juniors in Tech. 

Juniors in Tech is a job board and weekly newsletter with over 2000 subscribers. As a web developer who is relatively new to tech, I wanted to create a resource that was for people who have recently started their careers, and want to learn new skills, find their 1st or 2nd job, and grow personally and professionally. 

About Juniors in Tech

Stats

First issue: October 10th, 2018
Subscribers: 2000+
Open rate: 44%
Click rate: 24%
Audience location: US - 65%, UK - 8.3%, Other countries - 23.3%


Every Wednesday, newsletter subscribers receive a carefully curated list of links several
different categories:


Read

Long and short reads that will make you stop and think. Topics include things like self care, imposter syndrome, personal development, and tech and society. 

Get Hired

All about finding a job. Advice for interviews, code/design challenges, salary negotiation, networking, resumes, and more. 

Level Up

Resources that will help you enhance your skills, speak at a conference, or learn something new. Includes everything from networking advice to deep learning tutorials to UX design case studies. 

Events + Opportunities

Free tickets to tech conferences, local networking events, CFPs, scholarships, and more. 

Keziyah's Picks

Each week I'll tell you about some cool new apps and tools I found, like an AI powered noise reduction tool for your mic (Krispr) that you can use during conference calls. 

Jobs

Job listings for people with a few years of experience or less. Mostly in the US and UK, and mostly, but not exclusively, related to development, design, and data science. (Visit juniorsintech.com/support if you want to post a job listing or referral link.)

Features

I also do featured interviews with people in tech, including juniors, which you can read on the blog. 

Job Board

There's also a job board at jobs.juniorsintech.com that has tech roles for people with a few years of experience or less. 

Why Patreon?


I've gotten a lot of great feedback about the newsletter so far. Here are a few real things people have said to me on Twitter, or via email/DM. 

  • "I just got my first @JuniorsInTech newsletter this morning and it was amazing. Thank you for doing all the hard work that goes into Juniors in Tech. You’re on to something big here!"

  • "The @JuniorsInTech newsletter is so helpful and informative. My day didn’t start off the way I wanted it to but reading the newsletter just put me in a better place and mindset."

  • "I just spent my morning reading through the juniors in tech newsletter. Thank you SO much for all those resources. I signed up for Focusmate and am excited to try it out and also saved some articles and job roles I want to look into some more. Really love your honesty and support for juniors in tech."

  • "HIGHLY recommend the @JuniorsInTech newsletter to all #CodeNewbies , wherever you are in your tech journey. A real motivation boost when life gets confusing and messy. @KeziyahL is doing good wo"

  • "I LOVE the Juniors in Tech newsletter! Thank you so much for all the hard work it must take to curate and put it all together."

  • "This newsletter is bomb and everything the tech world has been needing thank you SO much!"

  • "I don't like newsletters but @JuniorsInTech was worth subscribing to."

  • "You snapped with Juniors in Tech tho. I’m always tuned in when the email drop"

It really makes me happy to see that so many people appreciate this resource. It does take a lot of work, though. And because I have workaholic tendencies & just want to do a good job, it's not uncommon for me to spend more than 20 hours a week on the newsletter, job board, website, content, social media, and marketing. 

So your financial support really means a whole lot to me. When you email/tweet/DM me how much you love the newsletter, it's encouraging & gives me warm and fuzzy feelings. But by sending me a few dollars every month, it's 10x more motivating. It tells me "keep going, Keziyah. We need this."

Plus, there's so much more I want to do for you and the rest of the tech community, like adding resources to the website, improving the job board, doing more interviews with people in tech, or creating some sort of online community (Facebook? Slack? Discord?) where we could all chat with and support each other.

I've also been thinking about possibly starting a podcast or YouTube channel, so that I could continue to create helpful & interesting content related to tech, career development, and personal development. 

My ultimate long term goals are to 1) help people get into tech (especially URMs), 2) help people grow and thrive in the industry, and 3) help people use tech careers and skills to be creative and and live their dreams. 

I can't wait for you to see what's in store. Juniors in Tech is just the beginning. 

Your support means everything to me. Thank you so much. 

-Keziyah

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Tiers
Thankful
$3 or more per month

You're helping keep the newsletter alive. tysm.

Grateful
$5 or more per month

When my fingers are numb from copying and pasting links into the newsletter, I'll think of you.

Appreciated
$10 or more per month

You could use this to buy hot cheetos and ice cream but instead you're supporting my newsletter. I see you.

Indebted
$25 or more per month

Among all the real MVPs, you, my friend, are the realest. 

Beholden
$50 or more per month

I'm running out of synonyms. Anyway this really means a lot, so thank you. 

Silver
$100 or more per month

Wow. You would do that for me? Well idk how to thank you but I will list you as a Silver level sponsor on the website & in the newsletter. 

Gold
$250 or more per month

I don't know what I could possibly do in return, except make the best damn newsletter that ever existed, and list you as a Gold level sponsor on the website & in the newsletter. 

Diamond
$500 or more per month

Diamond sponsors are a girl's best friend.  I'll list you as a Diamond level sponsor on the website & in the newsletter. If you're hiring, you'll also get 2 free job postings (featured space in the newsletter & on the job board) for the month. 

Vibranium
$1,000 or more per month

Wasn't planning on having kids, but if I do, I'll name one of them after you. If you are a company, then my kid's name will be ${companyName}. I'll list you as a Vibranium level sponsor on the website & in the newsletter. If you're hiring, you'll get unlimited job postings for the month, & your job listing will be at the top of every newsletter and the job board.