To help mark today as International Woman’s Day, the CBT crew is celebrating selected female programmers from all over Africa. These ladies are at the top of their game and leading the coding frontier in Africa. Let’s learn more!
Judith from Kenya
If you’ve heard of Akirachix then you probably already know about Judith Owigar. She is the president of Akirachix; a revolution for African women and technology, a coder, blogger and tech enthusiast. She started off as a tech support specialist in a Kenyan company called Turnkey Africa.
Ire from Nigeria
Ire or Ire da Gawd as she’s fondly called is a Google Expert in Web Technologies. She is a self-taught front-end developer, UI designer and also Head of Design and Product at Big Cabal. She gives talks about User Experience Design and Front-End development. She currently writes weekly technical articles on her blog bitsofco.de and tweets @ireaderinokun.
Thembiso from South Africa
Her journey to teach girls about computer programming languages started with four girls, one laptop and a whole lot of faith, said Thembiso Magajana, who founded Social Coding ZA in May 2016. Magajana started this initiative with the daughters of her older friends. “I’d teach them Scratch 2.0 on the verandah and sometimes it would take the entire day to teach them because we only had one laptop between us.”
Rebecca from Cameroon
Rebecca Enonchong is the founder and CEO of AppsTech, a global provider of enterprise application solutions with presence in over 50 countries of the world. In 2014, a Forbes article named Rebecca on a list of female tech founders to watch in Africa. The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers’ Women In Engineering (WIE) also named her to their Power 60 list.
Eunice from Ghana
Eunice is the embodiment of a seasoned Software Engineer. Her expertise and skills have earned her worldwide recognition in fields like Backend Systems and Mobile Application development making her a recognizable figure in the developer community. She is also frequently involved in DreamOval DevOps activities helping to run systems efficiently for DreamOval to serve the millions of users hitting its servers daily.
Happy Women’s Day to all female programmers in Africa. Your effort is truly appreciated.