Editi Effiong, Optimus Prime at Anakle, has been raving about how the best coding talent in Nigeria these days seem to be coming out of Babcock. That was when I first heard of Ofure.

I don’t know the full details, but it seems he found her sometime during her NYSC, and I remember how he couldn’t stop talking about her. I’d probably do the same, if I’d just hired a first class graduate of computer science…yes, she made a first class. So there. The next voice you’ll hear after now is Ofure Ukpebor’s.

Please give a brief description of yourself

My name is Ofure Amenawon Ukpebor, and I’m 20 years old. I’m a computer programmer and a first class graduate of Computer Science from the prestigious Babcock University, Nigeria.

I strongly believe learning never ends and I try to put in my best in everything I do.

My favorite quote —

If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it!.

ofure ukpebor

What are your code proficiencies/languages/super powers?

JavaScript (jQuery), PHP, Java

How and why did you start/learn to code?

I started learning how to code while in school at Babcock. We had a lot of programming courses and as part of the course work, we had to build applications.

At first, I just had to learn because I needed to pass my courses excellently. But over time, I eventually fell in love with coding. A lot of that has to do with the great joy that comes from seeing my code come alive in complete applications.

I never want to stop coding.

What have you done (projects/places you’ve worked)?

With PHP, I’ve built e-voting, e-recruitment, e-payment, university management applications and some others. Websites and a few games with HTML5, Javascript and Java, mostly for fun. Previously, I’ve interned as a computer programmer at SPDC and NDPR.

What are you working on right now/where are you working?

I currently work at Anakle, Nigeria, where we’re working on a number of projects. I’m particularly excited about an advanced testing center we’re currently building. Sorry, I can’t give all details about this one right now.

What kind of projects would you like to tackle in future?

In the future I want to continue building applications that make life easier for people and can add value to lives. I’m also currently learning to build native mobile applications.

Random fact about you

I’m a girl. I can be very shy.

Ofure Ukpebor hangs out on Twitter as @Aufuray

Ofure is the fifth techie in the girls who code series this week. Previously, we’ve interviewed Bukola AkinfaderinUyoyo EdosioZainab O.A, and Onyeka Aghanenu, be sure to read their stories too.

Bankole Oluwafemi Author

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