Years in Tech
Engineering Manager, Brainspace Venture Group
Engineering Android and iOS apps, Managing engineering teams.
14th December, 2018
Omolara Adejuwon by profession is a Software Engineer. She currently leads the technology team at Brainspace Venture Group (BVG), a company building global solutions for local problems. Omolara is also an Android Engineer at Kudi.ai. Prior to her engagements at BVG and Kudi.ai, she co-founded Gokada Inc., a ride hailing company where she also led the Engineering team until recently. She delights in transferring knowledge and encouraging the younger generation.
She delights in transferring knowledge and encouraging the younger generation. Her time off coding is mostly spent flipping through Instagram stories. She has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University and trained with Koenig Solution (Dubai), the world’s leading offshore IT training company HQ-ed in India.
What experiences led you to technology and how did you develop the skills to compete in the industry?
My love for technology was triggered by my love for Mathematics and backed up with my parents purchasing our first family computer when I was in secondary school. I was curious to know how these things work. So I started by learning how to repair computers. My love for software engineering was activated when some of classmates in the university built and demonstrated an amazing product in my presence.
I don’t think there is competition, so to say. It’s just people collaborating and empowering other people. Staying relevant and hungry for knowledge has really helped me become a better person in my career.
How has your background helped/differentiated you in the tech industry?
Meeting the right people early in this chosen field has helped me a lot. It has helped me get some opportunities that I didn’t have to struggle for. When I have a blocker, I may not to do too much talking to get someone to help me out. I don’t take this for granted.
What advice would you give to women considering a career in technology? What do you wish you had known?
Focus. Collaborate. Ask for help. Grow. Don’t stop learning. Don’t ever use being a woman as an excuse to be a mediocre.
Any other thoughts on women in technology?
I love to see everyone become really successful. It can only happen if we are open to share struggles, success or failure stories. I may be guilty of this.