Years in Tech
I started up with Java, then learnt the basic web technology stack, from HTML, CSS, BOOTSTRAP and then PHP. Along the line I fell in love with developing RESTful API’s, thinking through the architecture of a system, modelling the business logic and ensuring it achieves business goals. For database management, MySQL and SQLite. I later went into android development, learning and using some architectures and libraries like retrofit, room amidst others..
14th December, 2018
I am Eniola Ipoola, a graduate of Computer Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University. I am Software Engineer, interested in using technology driven solutions to make an impact on people and the society. I believe greatly in diligence and excellence, getting better each and everyday. I am from Osun State, Ipetumodu to be precise. I like playing volleyball, and I read in my spare time (definitely books outside of tech or academics).
What experiences led you to technology and how did you develop the skills to compete in the industry?
For me, in my year one in
Thanks to the people that volunteered to teach us during the
From here, every other thing
How has your background helped/differentiated you in the tech industry?
A great benefit I have with my background is my network of friends or people. These are the people I always go to when a problem is taking too long to resolve. We stay together while learning, sometimes in classes at nights. Pick up problems to solve, discuss solutions etc.
This way, learning was easier and I wasn’t frustrated at any point because there is always someone to talk to about a problem. Then together we encourage ourselves and when there are opportunities, we get informed. Also I got involved in a couple of tech communities like WIE, IEEE, NACOSS and GDG Ife. I have benefited greatly from conferences organised by these bodies.
What advice would you give to women considering a career in technology? What do you wish you had known?
For women considering a career in technology, I will encourage you to be focused, trust me, consistency cannot be
Don’t ever be shy to ask questions, no matter how stupid you think it is. Then relate with people that can help enhance your growth.
There is really nothing I wish I had known, just something I knew but didn’t do. That’s being consistent from the onset. It took me two years before I became consistent, I never can tell, that time could have made more difference.