Ambassadors are your local anchors for Africa Code Week event orchestration, questions and support. Feel free to reach out to them to get started on hosting your own coding workshops or simply get introduced to other interested schools / organizations. They are here to help you engage as many children and youth as possible in your community!
Ademola (a.k.a.: ‘Ade’) is a Software Engineer at SAP Ireland. Passionate about Ed-Tech, creativity and innovation, Ade is the founder of CODERINA, an NGO working to promote and strengthen coding and STEM skills acquisition among African students and teachers. He is involved in several STEM /Coding initiatives such as: EU Code week, CoderDojo and FIRST LEGO® League. Ade is a jury on the Ireland FLL Championship panel and coordinates similar activities in Nigeria. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science as well as a PMI membership & Graduate Certificate in Innovation in Social Enterprise from the Dublin City University
Founded in 2013, the Information Technology Developers Entrepreneurship Accelerator (iDEA) is a not for profit organisation whose mission is to shape entrepreneurs who, in turn, will create a positive impact in the form of revenue, shareholder returns, new jobs and social well-being. iDEA helps Nigerian digital entrepreneurs build technical and entrepreneurial capacity to develop innovative and locally appropriate solutions, products, services and business models. These businesses are expected to build locally relevant B2B and B2C solutions, hire people and facilitate wealth creation.
Charles is a service designer with experience working in design, digital technology and research. Charles has worked with CELT in Birmingham and Amazon both in the UK and Paradigm Initiative Nigeria. He is passionate about design-led startups, design thinking, technology and UX. Charles is the founder of PolicyLab Africa, a social enterprise that uses design methods to approach social problems in Africa in areas such as education, poverty, health, jobs and urban innovation.Charles is a Liverpool Fan.
Dimgba is an software developer with Integrated Business Network where he leads the development of swishindex.com, an online information verification and authentication platform. He is the co-founder of LearnCode, an initiative that is teaching young people and school children how to code. Since July, 2014 when LearnCode was birthed, he has partnered with several organizations like Zillion Group, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria and other institutions to teach at least about 60 students and young people how to write codes and develop computer applications. He believes that coding is the literacy of the future and should be taught early to every child. Dimgba is also the founder and team lead of TechNigeria, an African focused technology news aggregator. Dimgba has served as an Innovation Fellow of HalaNigeria/Code4Africa and also as an Ambassador of Hack4Good (A social initiative that bring designers and developers together to develop applications for climate change).
Dimgba is an internet and technology entrepreneur, an ardent lover of codes, interested in UI/UX, mobile technology, startups and technology for development. He has a degree in Computer science
Evelyn is a seasoned web developer and the co-founder & Program co-ordinator of Soparkids ('School of Programming and Robotic for Kids'), an initiative that teaches computer science, coding and robotics to young children. Soparkids clubs can be found in primary and secondary schools as well as in after-school stem programs. Convinced that every child can code, Evelyn has impacted more than 300 children in her community through Soparkids so far. Another huge success was the recent Summer of Code and Robotics , which saw children developing outstanding games, short story animations and the very first SOPARK X15 robot. Evelyn holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and she is currently completing a PGD in Education.