A Nigerian has been certified a Google Developer Expert for Android.
Moyinoluwa Adeyemi shared the news of her certification in a tweet on November 6. According to Adeyemi, this is the first time the certification will be awarded to a Nigerian.
An ardent tech enthusiast, Moyinoluwa Adeyemi obtained a degree in Computer Science with Mathematics from the Obafemi Awolowo University in Osun state, Nigeria.
After gathering experience in her early days, mentoring junior developers and planning tech events and conferences as the Admissions Manager of the Google Developers Group in OAU, she went on to work with Swifta Systems and Services as a software engineer.
She joined Zola Electric in April 2017 and became a senior android developer in April 2019.
Adeyemi is also a public speaker. She has given talks at local and international conferences, where she shares her knowledge of android development.
She is credited with co-organising a number of Lagos Google Developers Group conferences and events. In keeping with her firm believe in getting more tech exposure, she is constantly on the lookout for events that will add to her skill and knowledge.
As tech companies create more learning and accelerator opportunities for women in tech, the tech ecosystem has seen more participation and contribution from women.
Recently, we reported that Microsoft onboarded 10 female developers into its Microsoft LEAP program with prospective employment for the ladies.
Last year, Omowale David-Ashiru became the first female Andela Nigeria Country Director.
With the increasing number of opportunities and resources being made available to women in tech, and the dedication shown by these women, more progressive strides like Adeyemi’s certification are just the beginning.
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