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Nevertheless, she coded: Joan Nabusoba

Happy International Women's Day!✨💖👯

My name is Joan, but since I was named after my grandmother, my nickname is nyanya which means grandmother.

Where do you work?

I am a trainer on various Pwani Teknowgalz initiatives. I also work as a software dev on a couple of mobile app projects, through SuluhuTex

What do you do?

I code

Who or what inspired you to pursue the career you have today?

My awesome dad

What is your favourite music genre?

Kora, African blues, but I am always open to any

what is your secret talent that no one knows about?

I am good at video games.

My advice for allies to support underrepresented folks who code is...

Learn by doing and not just reading tutorials.

How do you keep yourself up to date in your field?

I create projects a lot, join communities, follow techies who inspire me. Whoa, there's a lot to learn

How would you describe your job to a bunch of 5 year olds

I work with computers

What cool thing are you working on right now?

A service mobile app that will involve asset tracking

What was your first job?

I was a primary school teacher after form 4

What are the toughest challenges you've had at work?

I am constantly overwhelmed with loads of work, but I am finding workarounds :)

What upcoming technological innovation will dramatically impact the industry in the next five years?

I don't know. Things change within seconds. Just ready for anything

What skill do you think everyone should learn?

How to treat people well. Hehe, on a serious note, Python

Have you taken a huge leap of faith at work? Did it pay off?

I took a project that I had no idea of the best backend. I was using Java for Android. With a hell lot of time learning and doing, I managed

How can we follow you?

Insta: joannabusoba,
Fb: @joannabusoba,
Twitter: @joannabusoba

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