She has several apps copyrighted solely to her name, was contracted by the government at the age of 12 and has her own company.

Meet the 20-Year Old Female Tech Genius Coding at Ethiopia's First Artificial Intelligence Lab

Ada Nduka Oyom didn’t set out to build a career in tech. While studying microbiology at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, she attended the Google Student Ambassadors meet-ups and discovered that the ratio of boys to girls was really wide, in favour of the men.

She decided she wants to try out tech, to find out what it is about tech that has more guys than girls. She started attending events and learning everything about tech. It became interesting as she went on and she later led the Google developers group and Women techmakers chapter for two consecutive years until she graduated.

Today, she’s building an amazing career as a software developer and tech evangelist.

She’s the founder of She Code Africa, “an organisation created to celebrate and empower African women in technology.”

The platform empowers women in tech through the provision of online and offline technical training on web and mobile technologies while offering online mentorship to members looking to improve in various software development and design fields.”

Ada is also the co-founder of Open Source Community Africa, “a community of open source advocates and enthusiasts in Africa created with the aim of growing the number of credible contributions and development of open source technologies from African software developers and designers.”

She’s a co-convener of Google Developer Lagos, and currently works in Developer Relations at Interswitch.

We celebrating Ada for blazing the trail and also celebrating the women doing amazing things in tech, who were hitherto unrecognised.

A pre-teen developed an impressive robot to help with one of life’s most tedious tasks.

Many people put off folding their clothes after washing and drying. While you were piling your garments in your closet, 12-year-old Fathia Abdullahi developed a robot with the ability to fold clothes.

“This is the t-shirt folder,” the young Nigerian told Reuters. “I made it because there are too much clothes to fold on Saturdays and Sundays when you wash a lot.”

When someone places a shirt in the middle of the surface, it is folded by the four grey beams on each side. The machine is a prototype, according to India Times, but it already folds t-shirts perfect.

Abdullahi started coding when she was 11 years old and aspires to be a food scientist. Coding is a passion for the young techie.

“When I grow up, I will love to be a food scientist,” she told BBC last month. “I would be able to use this coding to build so many things that would help me.”

Abdullahi’s peer, Oluwatobiloba Nsikakabasi Owolola, is also dabbling in robotics.

“This is the robot grabber,” he said. “I programmed it to identify the object, grab it and take it to another position.”

Owolola started coding when he was only 10 years old and wants to learn everything about it.

“I found Lego robotics interesting,” he said. “I wanted to do it all though.”

Like Abdullahi, he truly enjoys it.

“I love coding, that is why I want to be a robotic engineer,” Owolola declared.

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