A podcast where I interview African Software Developers about their journey and the cool stuff they are working on.
#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.
- 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
#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.
Being a social developer by Scott Hanselman [Video]
DevCongress open source projects on Github
Khophi's Youtube Channel
#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.
#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, .
#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.
#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