A podcast where I interview African Software Developers about their journey and the cool stuff they are working on.
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
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 19 sec
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 26 sec
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 11 sec
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 34 sec
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 44 sec
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’
32 min 31 sec
@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. Show notes: https://edemkumodzi.com/why-i-became-a-software-engineer-f3b73dacaedf Apache Subversion, a popular version control system before Git Andela is hiring senior developers [link] Edem's plug: AfRadio
1 hr 10 min
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. Notes BCaster is hiring front-end devs Nevercode Continuous integration service Veriff at YCombinator WebAssembly ADSBexchange, flight data platform
57 min 37 sec
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. Notes: 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 Follow us on Twitter: @AfroDevPodcast
47 min 28 sec
This is episode 0 of the African Developers podcast where ... you guessed it ... I will be interviewing African software developers.