INTERVIEW: She Hacks Africa Alumni at Re:learn

Africa, CS, programming, Software, STEM, Technology, Women, Youth
An interview session with two of our She Hacks Africa alumni that currently works at Re:Learn, an arm of Co-creation hub Tell us a little bit about you ? Ufuoma Famous: My name is Ogaga Ufuoma Famous, the third child in a family of four, I was born and raised in Benin City, Edo State. I returned to my state of origin, where I had my tertiary education in Biochemistry from the prestigious Delta State University, Abraka. I answered the clarion call in 2016 and served in ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo State. My passion for knowledge has led me to obtain certifications in Human Resource Management, Project Management, Health Safety and Environment and Basic First Aid. Olije Dominic: My name is Olije Dominic Isioma, I am the first child in a family of six, while growing up, I…
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Female Developers and The Impostor Syndrome – Mary Abiodun (She Hacks Africa Alumni)

Female Developers and The Impostor Syndrome – Mary Abiodun (She Hacks Africa Alumni)

Africa, CS, imposter syndrome, programming, Software, STEM, Technology, Women, Youth
Within the short time I have been in the tech ecosystem, I have had the opportunity to have several discussions with countless number of female developers and one thing that is common among them is the impostor syndrome. With female developers who have more years of experience, the story is different as they have found ways to overcome it. I as a person, I’m not left out in this. Sometimes, I still find myself feeling like I do not know enough to do some “techie” things or take on some tech projects but I have found ways to overcome it too which I will be sharing here. The male folks are not exempted from the impostor syndrome as well. For them, it comes in form of pricing themselves too low…
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Africa, programming, Software, Technology, Women, Youth
The 6th edition of the She Hacks Africa program recently came to an end with 35 young people being equipped with web development, tech entrepreneurship and leadership skills. The program is an intensive 4 weeks coding boot camp, and in-person training workshop, where African youths learn software programming and then, practice what they have learned in project-based exercises that aim to simulate the every-day work environment and build their self-confidence as community change makers and technology innovators and entrepreneurs. The initiative began in January 2017 and has grown significantly.  It has stayed true to its major goal of building African entrepreneurs who will create solutions to the continent’s burning problems using technology. Since inception, the program has trained over 100 young people and has produced passionate tech entrepreneurs and leaders.…
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