Former Andela Developer, Chimdindu Aneke Joins Facebook as Developer and Startup Programs Manager

Former Andela Developer, Chimdindu Aneke joins Facebook as Developer and Startup Programs Manager 2

Chimdindu Aneke, a former Andela developer, has joined Facebook in London as a Developer and Startup Programs Manager. In this new capacity, Chimdi will be responsible for supporting the growth and success of startups and developers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

An excited Chimdi made the announcement on his Medium page, although we are yet to see any official statement from Facebook. He resumed officially last week Monday.

He further explained new focus at Facebook thus: “Together with the team, we will continue to double our efforts in supporting developers through the Developer Circle Communities, Tech hubs, and Startup programs across SSA plus many more exciting initiatives we will be driving. Africa is on a journey and has come really far. To be a player in the big wave coming to Africa, we need to be aware that the Journey is never finished.”

Chimdi had a stint with Andela as the Andela Talent Partnerships Manager and was part of the Google Developers Group programme in Enugu.

His Twitter handle is littered with testimonies of people he has impacted through the #ALCwithGoogle programme, a testimony of his enormous impact.

Most notable is the #ALCwithGoogle meetup 3.0 in Nairobi Mohammed Mohat, a family man and a journalist who travelled for over seven hours from Garissa county to Nairobi to attend #ALCwithGoogle meetup.

Chimdi narrated that Mohammed Mohammed spent 10,000 Kenyan shillings (~$100) bi-weekly in accommodation just to arrive at least day before a meetup. He also wanted to apply this technical knowledge in becoming a better digital journalist and hopefully get into the Andela fellowship.

In case you are wondering how this development might be of use to you. Perhaps, you can take a cue from Chimdi’s aspiration: “I am hopeful that together with developers in the African ecosystem and the rising startups, this journey will bring us closer to building products and deliver services that will be on global demand in the near future.”

Congratulations to Chimdi Aneke!

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