For today’s blog post, we have an interview with a Nigerian female developer who happens to be one of our team members, Laura.
Name: Laura Eguda
Role/job title: Frontend Intern (react)
What did you study at university? And where?
I studied public administration at national open university, Nigeria
I find it very intriguing and interesting.
What made you interested in this career path?
Apart from the financial compensation which is very competitive, I just really like software development. To be able to build a website and see its function gives me so much satisfaction.
What do you like most about your role?
The opportunity to grow and garner more experience.
What do you like least?
(challenges etc) Constant errors can be frustrating lol
What are your main responsibilities?
Build reusable components with react and state management with redux. Implementing styles with css and tailwind css
What is your typical day at work like?
Get to the office, open up my system and start coding lol. It’s as straight forward as that.
What’s it like working in a male-dominated industry?
It’s actually very encouraging to be honest. More females are encouraged to venture into tech.
What advice would you give young women or anyone starting out in the technology industry?
My advice would be perseverance. You can’t know it all in one day, but with constant practices, you’ll be able to carve a niche for yourself in tech.
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