The program was launched on Monday and is the brainchild of the study’s lead author, Marsha Evers-Peters, a Ph.D. candidate and project coordinator at Fondation Boford, a global business intelligence, data and business solutions provider.
In the video, Evers-Peters explained that she was asked to co-lead a project that would evaluate an application of the Israeli company’s entry into the software development market, DeepMind.
“My answer was: It’s difficult for a person lacking in experience. So I decided to quit I couldn’t get through the exam and I wasn’t connected to the right people. I wanted to get myself out of the application process,” she said.”And so, I ended up ignoring the exam altogether because I hadn’t done everything to reach the conclusion. And that’s way to turn going through the entire process into something that you’re proud of.”:The National Tech Stress Shooting.
With the company’s founder, Moses Temoz, settled in 2007 Evers-Peters stepped up to lead the project anonymously.
Evers-Peters, a freelance IT strategist, says she was originally invited to start the project by Valery Orlin, hired as a consultant by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch to understand the value of deep learning technology and to develop a recruitment strategy.
The project was initially funded with the company’s funding of SuicideBliss, a social media advertising and wellness product aimed at artists and musicians.
Valery Orlin, Jeffrey’s brother, convinced Evers-Peters – a freelance IT strategist — to join the decade-long project as a consultant, but she was fired in December 2009 as she refused to work for less than what she asked.
Evers-Peters says the stress she endured working for a company she considered to be “tough shit” later ended up affecting her as a consultant.
“That pressure of being a consultant was a big thing for me,” she says in the video.
Despite her failings Evers-Peters admits that publicly having said goodbye to the company is the hardest part of her decision not to participate in the Swept, International program.
“That was the tipping point,” she says. “I couldn’t live the life that I expected. I just could not handle the way that I needed to live. I felt really, really empty and really angry, emotionally.”
In an environment where staff were demanding and working in the evenings, she says she thought about quitting at least two other companies, before coming back to Fondation, by agreeing to stay for the rest of her tenure, via the program which is based on developing talent from a new new generation who will also mostly be in the earliest stages of life with a higher education.
Ultimately she decided to stay, satisfied that she had a new role in her own career and that she would not need to blow the money she was making on her own working life, she says.
“I just realized before I left that this was something bigger than I ever imagined,” she says, before saying goodbye to Most Sounds, her employer since 2004 and co-founder of Fondation.
“It was definitely my breaking point. I had to leave because I didn’t want to spend the next two years laying on this rock again,” she continues in the video.
Pastor Dr. Guy Berra shared in a video on the program’s start that he “performed my spiritual last act.”