Great Story, Right?

How Did You Get into Computers, Joy?

In the sixth grade, I had a teacher, Ms. Augustine, who taught programming on dummy terminals writing BASIC — line number 100.., line number 200…, line number 300…, need to add something line number 150…. She encouraged my parents to get me a Commodore 64 and my mom steeped in the belief that knowledge is power made the Commodore 64 happen.

Great story, right? It is! However, there’s more, in fact, a lot more. The “why” is the more. Why was Ms. Augustine so successful in getting me excited about computing? You see, Ms. Augustine looked like me. So in Ms. Augustine, I saw my possibilities.

Mosaic Presence provides the image to conceive and the guidance to believe resulting in awesome achievement!

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Joy Dixon is a Courageous Leadership Advisor 

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Joy has worked in the Tech Industry for 25+ years as a Network Administrator, Software Engineer, Technical Trainer, and Engineering Leader.

Joy holds a Bachelor’s degree in African-American Studies, a Master’s degree in Software Engineering, and several professional certifications. In the course of a diverse career, Joy has led development teams as well as designed and developed applications at start-ups and global companies using several languages including Java, Python, SQL, JavaScript, and more. In addition, she has administered networks.


Joy loves learning new technologies and has a great deal of passion for training. In 2008, Joy decided to move into technical training in order to assist people with successfully utilizing technology. Joy has designed and delivered online and in-person, web and game development, courses for the University of Virginia, the Art Institute of California-San Francisco, the Academy of Art University as well as AcademyX (professional training center).

Technology and training are Joy’s bliss!


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Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

– Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

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