Timi Ajiboye is a Nigerian software engineer. He is currently the founder and CEO of BuyCoins.africa, a cryptocurrency exchange and wallet for Africa.
In this episode, Timi tells us how his uncle introduced him to programming at 10 years old. We also talk about how getting into Y Combinator helped accelerate BuyCoins.africa's growth.
Timi recently co-authored a book about Bitcoin aptly entitled "The Little Bitcoin Book". You can find it on Amazon.
Kirk Agbenyegah is a Ghanaian Software engineer but he is currently the Chief Technical Officer at SafeBoda, a mobility company based in Kampala, Uganda.
In this episode, we talk about how he became the CTO of such high profile company.
We also discuss his relocation from Accra to Kampala, .
James Alituhikya is a software engineer from Uganda. He is currently the Chief Technical Officer at ChapChap Africa Ltd, a Fintech company based in Kampala, Uganda.
In this episode, we talk about his transition from Electrical Engineering to Software Engineering.
I also learn something new about the controversial Ugandan social media tax and how it affected Ugandan businesses.
Tolulope Komolafe is a Nigerian software engineer currently working for Everplans in New York. Before Everplans, she was a fellow at Andela.
In this episode, we talk about:
How she got into the software industry
Her time at Andela
Her relocation from Lagos to New York
How she spends her free time
Moyin is an Android developer at Zola Electric (formerly Offgrid electric) and a GDG Lagos co-organizer.
In this episode, Moyin tells us how she became an Android Developer. We also talk about what it takes to work remotely from Lagos and whether our educational systems adequately prepare us for modern software engineering.
Some articles and talks from Moyin:
No Internet? No Problem! Droidcon 2017
Moyinoluwa Adeyemi: Mobile Vision API on Android Dialogs
Battery Life: Mobile Development for ‘The Next Billion’
@edemkumodzi is a Ghanaian senior software engineer currently working at Andela as a senior consultant. Edem is also very involved in the Ghanaian tech ecosystem.
In this episode, we talk about his trajectory, including his experience at Ringier Ghana, ThoughtWorks and now Andela. Edem also tells us why after 3 years working in Ecuador, he decided to come back to Ghana.
Apache Subversion, a popular version control system before Git
Andela is hiring senior developers [link]
Edem's plug: AfRadio
Stephen Meya Kenigbolo (@expensivestevie) is the Lead front-end developer at BCaster in Helsinki, Finland.
In this episode, Stephen tells us about quitting med school med. school to start a career in software development.
We also discuss the software engineer brain drain that is occurring on the continent and what can be done about it.
BCaster is hiring front-end devs
Nevercode Continuous integration service
Veriff at YCombinator
ADSBexchange, flight data platform
Delali Vorgbe (@efo_delali) is a software engineer and product manager at the African Leadership University (ALU).
In this episode, Delali tells us about his job at ALU. We also discuss his relatively late introduction to programming and how one of his university lecturers had a significant impact on his career as a software developer.
Open edX, open source MOOC platform
Ashesi University tour guide robot
Robot Operating System (ROS) used for the tour guide robot
Complete Farmer, farming-as-a-service
Estonia, the digital republic
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