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).
I am excited to have joined Facebook as the Developer and Startup Programs Manager, in which I would be responsible for the growth and success of startups and developers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The journey is only 1% finished…Let's do this together 💪https://t.co/NfRdA4JZxZ
— Chimdi Aneke (@chimdinduaneke) July 23, 2018
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.”
Expect some updates soon. Keynote starts in 2 minutes time. 😎 pic.twitter.com/Ed8hvgkd8t
— Chimdi Aneke (@chimdinduaneke) May 8, 2018
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.
Had an awesome time today. ALC2.0 meetup was 🔥.Enjoyed myself with the participants 🤓, made some mischief 🤪 and got some inspiration from these great guys🤩@chimdinduaneke. It was a blast! Looking forward to the next. #ALCwithGoogle #ALCAbuja pic.twitter.com/knGdtZdyt3
— Ada Orajiaku (@droidada) January 13, 2018
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 Aneke (@chimdinduaneke) January 27, 2018
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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