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A podcast where I interview African Software Developers about their journey and the cool stuff they are working on.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AfroDevPodcast

African Developers Podcast Kessir Adjaho

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A podcast where I interview African Software Developers about their journey and the cool stuff they are working on.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AfroDevPodcast

    #10: Rasheeda Yehuza, Senior Software Engineer at Wayfair, Berlin

    #10: Rasheeda Yehuza, Senior Software Engineer at Wayfair, Berlin

    Rasheeda Yehuza is a Ghanaian Senior Software Engineer working with Wayfair in Berlin, Germany.

    In this episode, Rasheeda tells us how she almost became a doctor but ended up choosing computer science. We talk about her trajectory from Ghana to Nigeria and to Berlin where she currently resides.


    Show notes:

    - hookz.dev is an open source tool to help developers quickly test webhooks or catch and inspect all http requests. Github link
    - An initiative to enable people learn the Dagbani language: learndagbani.org

    - Rasheeda 's blog: mandeeya.io

    - Rasheeda 's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN9IrmDTWBDTC2jgVcFpVoQ/featured

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #9: Andrew Smith, Senior Software Developer and Community Organizer at DevCongress

    #9: Andrew Smith, Senior Software Developer and Community Organizer at DevCongress

    Andrew Smith aka @silentworks is a Jamaican Software Developer who is well known for his contributions to the Slim PHP framework.
    Andrew is currently living in Ghana and has been one of the driving forces behind the DevCongress developer community.



    In this episode, we talk about how he began his software development career, work life balance as a father and husband and his passion for community organizing with DevCongress.

    Show notes:


    Being a social developer by Scott Hanselman [Video]
    DevCongress open source projects on Github
    Khophi's Youtube Channel

    • 33 min
    #8: Timi Ajiboye, Founder and CEO of BuyCoins.africa, Lagos

    #8: Timi Ajiboye, Founder and CEO of BuyCoins.africa, Lagos

    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.

    • 42 min
    #7: Kirk Agbenyegah, CTO at SafeBoda, Uganda

    #7: Kirk Agbenyegah, CTO at SafeBoda, Uganda

    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, .

    • 54 min
    #6: James Alituhikya, CTO at ChapChap Africa, Uganda

    #6: James Alituhikya, CTO at ChapChap Africa, Uganda

    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.

    • 45 min
    #5: Tolulope Komolafe, Software Engineer at Everplans, New York

    #5: Tolulope Komolafe, Software Engineer at Everplans, New York

    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

    • 48 min

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