I was born and raised in Osun State, Nigeria, West Africa. As a very young boy, even though I grew up in the village and the local streets of Ilesa, I had many fantastic dreams. I was one of the few who luckily got introduced to computers at a very tender age in the late 90s. Around 2002, my Dad bought a computer for his printing press company. He employed a graphics designer, but to my dad and everyone's shock, I replace her in just a few months because I have been spending nights and day hacking my way into the computer without them noticing.
I grew up very poor in Africa, even though I never knew we were poor until I got to high school, but I had a lot of huge dreams. Here are a few…
Growing up, only rich folks can afford milk, one of my childhood dreams was to buy a tin of milk when I grow up and drink everything alone!
No one in our family had a car, so I had a used motorcycle tire as a car, and another imaginary car that I drive in my mind. Today, I have bought many cars.
Airplanes, I told my cousin I will be in one someday. He laughed like crazy and never believed me.
I will build a university in my village - I still have no clue how this will happen, but it will definitely happen.
I started my first IT company in high school, and this developed my strange passion for computers and self-learning. I have spent all my life self-learning, even though I have a Bachelors's and masters in Computer Science, but my quest for knowledge and programming is unsatiable.
I've spent my career in and around web development, mobile app development, startups, advertising, and customer journey transformation. Having worked with startups, B2B, B2C companies, including top Fortune 500s. I have developed a taste of understanding what users want online and how to give it to them easily and quickly.
My current role and tools?
I develop full-stack web applications and re-usable frontend components. I work along with the most talented UI/UX Designers to create web and mobile applications.
I contribute to stakeholders' decision-making to enhance product development and iterate product until we have a market-fit-product.
I was born, raised, and studied in Nigeria, West Africa. I moved to the United States in 2013 after my Bachelor's Degree.
In Nigeria, I was a performing musician until I had a turn around to become a Christian.
In the United States, I have lived in Spokane. - Washington States, Atlanta. - Georga, and Huntsville - Alabama. I have visited a lot of these places and approximately 30 states of the United States.
I am committed to a lot of life-transforming activities for kids, young people, and others going through challenging faces in life.
I currently have an NGO called DaBible Foundation where I provide mobile apps and solar-powered physical devices that people in Africa can use to listen to the Bible.
I am a very interesting personality, I am still evolving, and I will be updating my life's operational system everyday lol.
How I communicate
SILLY QUESTIONS - I am not scared of asking questions, even if it sounds silly. My silly questions light up my imagination and help me to understand your request better.
THE BIG PICTURE - I always love seeing the big picture, tell me the end goal, then tell me what you want us to do.
DOCUMENTATION! Documentation!! Documentation!!! - Please don't assume that I understand you. A simple PowerPoint or Bullet Points is worth more than a thousand calls lol.
I always have a lot of tasks on my hand at the same time. I may forget what you told me on the phone or zoom, that's why I prefer proper comment through issues or slack
My working style
Slack, Slack Slack* I rarely check emails, if either of us has committed to doing something, let's use slack to communicate clearly about expectations.
I work with creative issues, Therefore, work doesn't exist to me without it being in an issue, assigned to a milestone.
I manage my to-do's for quick asynchronous exchanges. I clean to-do's out every week, and I am usually in them multiple times a day.
I will be updating this page more and more.
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