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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.


Building a Blockchain Startup
Jun 19 • 49 min
With Blockchain ranking amongst the top tech trends lately, this episode has Tomiwa Lasebikan, a Software Engineer and Co-founder at BuyCoins Africa give insights into the untold story behind running a start up in the blockchain space, from the…
EP.13 - Yorlang : A Programming language in local dialect
Jun 5 • 29 min
It’s like JavaScript but in the Nigerian Yoruba dialect! “YORLANG” was created by Anuoluwapo, a software Engineer at Konga, one of Nigeria’s leading E-commerce companies. A programming language built out of fun and curiosity to help breakdown code…
EP.12 - Marketing for Developers
May 22 • 29 min
For every potential billion-dollar idea, there’s more to it’s product build than having the right design and software architecture, as Developers understanding and utilizing the basic skills and guide to marketing plays a major role in user accumulation…
EP.11 - Dealing with depression at work
Apr 10 • 38 min
Lately lots of emphasis have been placed on improving one’s mental health plus well-being and on this episode, we focus on dealing with depression at the workplace as individuals and tips on how to come out stronger in a healthy way.
EP.10 - Botpisodes
Feb 27 • 58 min
Meet Shalvah, a Software Engineer at Deimos Cloud, and the brain behind viral twitter bots; “This Vid”, “Remind me Of This” and others. Previously a Software Engineer at Konga, we engage in a conversation on his bots, the technical processes involved, his…
EP.9 - Leaving The African Tech Ecosystem; the right thing to do?
Feb 13 • 31 min
A delicate talk on the recent outflux of Tech talents from the African Tech ecosystem with Senior Software Engineer at About You, Neo Ighodaro, also the Founder of CreativityKills and previously Chief Technical Officer at Hotels.ng. We also get exclusive…
EP.8 - Welcome to 2019!
Jan 30 • 18 min
It’s 2019! What other exciting way to start it than a special episode to usher in the new year and let you in on exciting activities through the podcast and the entire forLoop Africa family, for the year!
EP.7 - De-Cluttering and User Xperience in Design
Nov 28, 2018 • 42 min
Insightful talk with Senior product designer at Salesforce Heroku, Lenora Porter on Declustering bad designs and improving User xperience in designs while giving take-home tips to product designers and developers looking to grow and improve in their…
EP.6 - Fighting Imposter Syndrome and BurnOuts
Oct 31, 2018 • 51 min
Imposter syndrome and BurnOut feelings tend to lead to a lot more complicated scenarios with very few people knowing how to tackle either or bounce out back out of them. This episode gives tips and insights on how to tackle the feeling of being an…
EP.5 - My Experience leading software engineering teams
Oct 14, 2018 • 52 min
Software Engineer and Engineering lead at Brainspace Ventures Group, Omolara Adejuwon, who also led and was among the founding engineering team at Gokada , shares her experience and learnings leading engineering teams; the good, the bad and the ugly.
EP.4 - Machine learning in it’s minified glory
Sep 16, 2018 • 47 min
Machine learning enthusiast and Software Engineer at ExpressPay Ghana, Ore Ogundipe, who also heads forLoop cities throws more light on machine learning; getting started, concepts, libraries etc while answering some FAQ’s about machine learning (M.L).
EP.3 - Code Refactoring
Aug 25, 2018 • 40 min
Software developer at Andela, Ikechi Micheal, takes us through the concept and steps of code refactoring while throwing more light and answers to frequently asked questions on refactoring code.
EP.2 - Landing your first job as an entry level developer
Aug 13, 2018 • 32 min
Just started learning to code and looking to get your first job as a full time developer or intern? This episode gives interesting tips and insights to help secure a job or gig as an entry level developer.
EP.1 - Life as a Nigerian techie living in the Nigerian environment
Aug 7, 2018 • 27 min
Our first episode throws some light on the daily challenges Nigerian software developers, designers, project managers, quality assurance analyst etc face while practicing their skills in the Nigerian environment.