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Technical talks, tech reviews and personality interviews from people on their software development or design journey in Africa and across the globe
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Who really is a 10x developer? In this episode we bring on a group of Software developers who get to analyze and share their different perspectives on the concept of a 10x developer. A myth or not?
Show Notes: Meet Tomiwa(02:29)  What is BuyCoins Africa About? (03:29) What brought about the idea for you and your co-founders to take on building BuyCoins Africa? (04:09) How does Cryptocurrency and Blockchain differ? (06:53) How daunting was it at your first trial while building out the startup? (10:30) In January (2019), Your team hit $2M in transaction, how did that feel? (12:24) How has the hiring/recruitment process for your team been? (12:52) How would you describe the Blockchain development culture in Nigeria? (16:11) How does your team mitigate the risks involved in building a startup in your business ecosystem? (18:30) How does your team deal with security and vulnerability in your field? (23:06) What regulatory bodies are your startup governed by? (25:30) What are some of the actions you expect of the regulatory bodies? (27:13) How does your team mitigate Fraud? (28:22) What was the process and experience like for your team, being selected into Ycombinator? (30:34) Would you contribute your investors' network to Ycombinator? (34:16) Are there times you and your co-founders have gotten really frustrated along the line? (35:25) How has it been working with your teammates? (37:58) What's has been the most disapproving feedback you have gotten from users/customers? (41:25) Any available resources for potential Blockchain developers? (43:27) Any advice for potential founders in the blockchain space?(45:16) Extra Notes: Find out more about BuyCoins Africa here Connect with Tomiwa via tomiwa@buycoins.africa Join our slack channel here  intro and outro music: bensound - dubstep Hey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts on it, click on either of the icons below Host: @kolokodess
Show Notes: Meet Anuoluwapo (01:14)  What made you build Yorlang? (02:15) Did you build it all out alone or you had help from people? (03:37) How long did it take to build it? (04:15) How did you react to your announcement about it going viral? (04:55) What technologies and concepts did you build it out with? (06:11) When last did you build with it? (10:39) What are the functionalities of the language? (10:25) What languages was Yorlang modeled after? (11:49) What made you decide on making the code open source? (13:00) What references or resources did you make use of when creating the language? (14:04) How has the acceptance been in the community? (15:26) Has it had any acceptance outside Nigeria? (16:22) What are your future plans for Yorlang? (18:13) Any plans to create for other dialects or languages? (20:26) What else have you been up to asides Yorlang? (21:48) Tips to developers? (23:44) Would you attribute your study in the university as a helping guide to build this?(25:06) Extra Notes: Read up more about Yorlang here Work your way through the Yorlang github repo here Connect with Anuoluwapo via karounwianuoluwapo@gmail.com Join our slack channel here  intro and outro music: bensound - dubstep Hey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts on it, click on either of the icons below Host: @kolokodess
Show Notes: Meet Taslim (01:52)  What is marketing to developers (03:10) Why do developers need to have an understanding of marketing (05:23) How do you introduce marketing skills as a developer for your small scale products? (07:30) What are the right places or platforms to reaching out to potential product users? (09:46)  At what stage of building your product do you have to introduce aspects of marketing? (13:03) How do you create a niche for your product in a competitive market? (16:28) For product user acceptance; how do you approach your target market? (18:38) Is there a disadvantage to starting out product marketing firstly with social media marketing ? (20:20) How does marketing help create nice product pitches when pitching to investors? (21:53) When's the right time to pitch a product? (23:10) Tips, tools and resources to guide developers on gaining marketing skills (24:41) Extra Notes: Connect with Taslim on Twitter www.twitter.com/taslimokunola intro and outro music: bensound - dubstep Hey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts via the icons below Host: @kolokodess
Show Notes: What is depression (04:08)  Symptoms of depression (04:52) What is depression at work? (08:08) Tips to overcoming depression (20:13)   Extra Notes: Join our Slack Channel here  intro and outro music: bensound - dubstep background music: bensound - love Hey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts via the icons below Host: @kolokodess
EP.10 - Botpisodes

EP.10 - Botpisodes

2019-02-2758:21

Show Notes: Meet Shalvah (02:37)  What is Deimos Cloud about? (04:34) How is a typical day at work for you? (06:29) How has the experience in Software Engineering been? (07:37)   What brought about the idea in building your bots ? (11:49) What technologies did you build each with ? (20:13) What languages were they built with ? (22:54) Were there other APIs used in building each or solely Twitter's API?  (23:27) For one looking to build with Twitter's APIs, are there several APIs by Twitter, one can use to achieve specific functions or solely a generic API? (25:16) What are the underlying processes for when a user makes a request to your bots? (26:53) What has been your experience building with Twitter APIs? (31:00) Were you expecting any of your products to gain this much traction? (32:38) How were you able to scale each product as your requests grew? (34:11) What has been the most weirdest/random user feedback you've gotten on your bots? (36:40) How do you get the time to do all that you do while working full time? (38:08) Random Question and Answer time from Twitter followers (39:25) 5 questions in 20 seconds with Shalvah (53:44) Extra Notes: Register for forloop summit here (8th March 2019) Join our Slack Channel here  intro and outro music: bensound - dubstep Hey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts via the icons below Host: @kolokodess
Show Notes: Meet Neo (01:11)  How do you feel relocating to a new country? (04:42) How do you feel joining your new company? (05:32) What made you take the choice to relocate ? (06:53)   What do you think are the reasons for other tech talents leaving the African continent ? (07:42) What made you settle down for Germany as your new country choice ? (08:55) Are there things to consider before making a choice on relocation ? (10:35) As a developer, what are the lacking necessities you feel your government hasn't provided to make people consider relocation?  (12:49) Would you stay back if things were to change? (15:17) How was the process like in getting your new role ? (16:56) How would you advice one who gets a remote job with bigger pay or an offer with lesser pay but includes relocating ? (19:14) How do you intend to continue your contribution to the African tech ecosystem ? (20:32) Would you consider moving back to your country sometime in the future? (22:36) How does the act of Talents leaving Africa affect the narrative of "The Africa Tech ecosystem growing"? (23:09) 5 questions in 20 seconds with Neo (25:00) Extra Notes: Register for forloop summit here (8th March 2019) Be a speaker at forloop summit, sign up here!:  Join CreativityKills as a Technical writer Intern!: Mail Neo@creativitykills.co  Register for forloop Aba here. (22nd,Feb.2019) Join expresspayghana.com!: Mail careers@expresspaygh.com  intro and outro music: bensound - dubstep Hey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts on it, click on either of the icons below Host: @kolokodess
Show Notes: forLoop Pod: Journey so far Regrets from 2018 Goals for 2019 Attend the forLoop Summit ! 2018: State of forLoop Africa Report intro and outro music: bensound - dubstep Hey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts on it, click on either of the icons below Host: @kolokodess
Show Notes: Meet Lenora (01:42)  What is your perspective to User xperience? (05:27) Product design  (07:20) What is bad UX to you ? (09:32)   What are the pointers to help one identify bad UX ? (11:19) Bad User Interface (U.I)  Accessibility  Bad Code  What are the things to consider when de-cluttering bad design (13:49) User data (14:35)  User Accessibility (16:30)   Visual Hierarchy (17:30)  User research and re-iteration (18:20)  How long do you have to give an interval before getting user research on implemented changes (19:07) How do designer propose to their organizations the art of embracing of good UX on its products ? (21:21) How do developers working on teams without a dedicated designer get to influence great design decisions ? (25:28) How does one go about decluttering a bad design in terms of accessibility ? (29:50) Big advice to designers and developers looking to grow in their field (31:29) 5 questions in 20 seconds with Lenora (36:00) Dev Noir (38:20) Extra Notes: Reach out to Lenora on: Twitter , Instagram and via mail: Hi@lenoraporter.com Connect with Dev Noir on Instagram: @dev.noir Coolors.co - Helps breakdown different colors to help improve site accessibility UserOnboard.com - Breaks down different onboarding processes used bu top companies Little UI details -A collections of little tips from @steveschoger to improve your visual design skills Steve Schoger Design tips  intro and outro music: bensound - dubstepHey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts on it, click on either of the icons below Host: @kolokodess
Show Notes: DevFest 2018  (3:20) ForLoop Mentors (5:37) What is Imposter syndrome (10:50) What does Imposter syndrome indicate ? (12:20) Tips to tackle Imposter syndrome:  Admit it / Own up to it (15:10)  Don't push yourself too hard (15:54)  Reach out to others (17:15)  Be Positive (22:37)  Learn to change some rules (25:11)  Visualize your success (26:20)  Reward your little wins (28:19)  Fake it till you make it (29:06)   What does it mean to feel Burnt Out ? (31:00)  How to identify being burnt out (35:48) Tips to tackle Burn Outs:  Admit it / Own up to it (38:40)  Take a break (39:40)  Eat healthy (41:21)  Sleep (42:55)  Exercise (44:00)  Remember why your work doesn't suck (44:50)  Set Goals for yourself (46:23)  Don't Stress (46:58)  Outsource (47:12)  Have FUN! (48:22)  Extra Notes:Get Inspired to tackle Imposter syndrome with this: Twitter thread by Kolokodess and Medium Article by Ore Ogundipe intro and outro music: bensound - dubstepHey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts on it, click on either of the icons below Host: @kolokodess
Show Notes: How did you respond to your first task as an engineering lead? (10:00) What are the expected traits and qualities of a good engineering lead? (12:30) Can a C.T.O also play the role of an engineering lead? (15:53)  How do you determine if a project is at risk to your team and company as an engineering lead?(17:55)  How do you calm a stormy situation in your team? (21:34) Ever experienced any form of insurbodination due to gender or field experience? (26:22) What do you look out for while adding a new member to your team? (28:37) What metrics do you use in measuring your team's performance? (31:14)  Any worse moments as an engineering lead? (37:30) What are the things you know now that you wished you knew before hand? (39:28) Would you advice intending engineering leads to attend bootcamps/trainings on it or learn on the job?(43:44) What are your best practices to leading engineering teams? (46:28)  intro and outro music: bensound - dubstepHey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts on it, click on either of the icons below Host: @kolokodess
Show Notes: What is Machine learning? (07:50) TensorFlow.js application in Machine learning (09:20) Pre-requisites to getting started with M.L (10:35)  How to approach M.L as a beginner(14:58)  Difference between Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (A.I) and Data science (D.S) (17:11) Languages and libraries peculiar to M.L (20:41) Benefits of going into M.L (20:50) Common challenges encountered while getting on with M.L (26:20)  Technologies peculiar to M.L (28:56) Exciting products/platforms/technologies that make use of M.L models (31:28) Future of M.L in Africa (35:05) Get started with a new forLoop chapter in your city with Ore : ore@forloop.africa Extra resources: - Emotion recogniton application with TensorFlow.js - Ore Ogundipe- Facial-Surveillance System for Restricted Zones - Ore Ogundipe- School of AI - Siraj Raval - Machine learning crash course - Google developers- Ai Saturdays Lagos- Women in MachineLearning and Data science, Lagosintro and outro music: bensound - dubstepHey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts on it, click on either of the icons below Host: @kolokodess
Show Notes: What is code refactoring? (05:26) Mob programming (06:26) When to refactor code? (08:00)  Reasons to continually refactor code (11:52)  Methods and approachs to code refactoring (14:20) Follow Styling guides (14:40) Logical seperation of classes and files (15:23)  Repository service pattern (16:40)  Does code refactoring also affect an application's UI design? (21:41) Who should refactor code? (23:41) How does one suggest code refactoring on a particular application to Product / Project manager / Technical heads or engineering team leads? (27:00)  Best practices to code refactoring (29:04) Automated code refactoring with IDE's (31:56) Benefits of code refactoring (35:33) Need to carry out unit tests during code refactoring (37:45) - Cleancoder.com - Extra resource: https://www.openlearning.com/courses/... an excerpt from _Refactoring_ by Martin Fowlerintro and outro music: bensound - dubstepHey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts on it, click on either of the icons below Host: @kolokodess
Show Notes: Episode 1 recap (00:56) Concatenate Conf (2:27) Tips (5:45):  Just Apply  Be different in your application  Know the basics Start building! while growing your online presence  Learn to build your salary negotiation skills  Stop overestimating or underestimating a job / gig  #Goglobal Series by @forloopAfrica (29:30):intro and outro music: bensound - dubstepHey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts on it, click on either of the icons below Host: @kolokodess
Show Notes: Intro (00:21) : Challenges (2:46):  Pay / Value / Renumeration  Data / Internet  Light  Travel (visa)   #Goglobal Series by @forLoopAfrica :Intro and outro music: Fela Kuti - ShakaraHey! Liked this episode? Let us know your thoughts on it, click on either of the icons below Host: @kolokodess
Comments (2)

Kingston Duru

Well Done @kolokodess you're really done a great job here. I noticed the major improvements in the sound quality. I'm yet to listen to the remaining 7 episodes. I'll definitely do that.

Feb 10th
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Adewale Olaoye

Thank You

Aug 26th
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