Adora nwodo is a software engineer who is currently developing mixed reality cloud services at Microsoft. She has a YouTube channel called AdoraHack where she talks about software engineering, productivity, and career growth.
I create brilliant tools that help other people build apps for virtual reality and augmented reality. You can use Instagram filters and play games like Minecraft Earth thanks to the platforms people like me are building.
What would you like to know earlier in your career / life?
I would like to understand the power to believe in yourself and to stand up for yourself. This is something I learned as I got older because I used to misinterpret what humility means. Glad to know it now, because it has helped me a lot in my life and career recently.
What advice do you think every developer should have?
Being proactive, embracing interdependence, and having a growth mindset are valuable soft skills that can help you become a better developer. You never work alone. Even if you are on a one-person team, you build for clients, so in my opinion these three skills are very important.
What (singular) achievement are you most proud of?
My book! I recently wrote a cloud engineering book for beginners and can’t help but talk about it. I didn’t know I had the patience to finish an entire book. This is an achievement that I am very proud of and I hope it will help a lot of people to launch their career as a cloud engineer.
What do you like to do and what are you bad at? And what is it that you really don’t like to do that are good at?
I love to play car racing games with my male friends. I suck at it. I never win, but it’s so much fun for me lol.
I’m good at musical chairs. It’s not that I hate it, but I’m usually very shy at parties so I never want to do that unless a friend calls me.
What is the hardest part of your job and how do you deal with it?
The hard part is figuring out how a bug or technical glitch can affect your plans and productivity for an entire week. I usually deal with this problem by communicating with my manager and finding ways to resolve them. I’m actually a very resourceful person, so I always know where to go for help with a particular problem. I also think communication is important because it helps you manage people’s expectations, and if there is a serious problem, people are in the know and work together on a solution instead of operating in silos.
WHAT HAS CHANGED IN THE YEAR SINCE #ENDSARS?
#EndSARS protests in Nigeria won international recognition as the country’s youth led a nationwide protest against the dishonest actions and extrajudicial operations of the Special Armed Robbery Squad (SARS).
The protests ended abruptly on the evening of October 20, when more than 50 demonstrators were killed and many others injured as Nigerian army officers opened fire on protesters at the Lekki Peninsula toll booth.
This week marks a year since the protests. Has anything changed since then?
Well, in the wake of the protests, more than thirty states in Nigeria have established forensic commissions of inquiry to investigate the actions of the rogue SARS unit and the allegations of extrajudicial actions.
The panels, which recently completed their session, have received over 2,500 petitions and are attribution $ 52 million in victim compensation.
Twitter, which has played an important role in coordination and donations, was banned by the government in June after a tweet from the country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, was deleted for violating community guidelines.
SARS was dissolvedâ¦ But the group continues to reform.
There are still extrajudicial executions. In reality, more than 300 nigerians were killed by security guards in 2021.
Read more in Daniel Adeyemi One year after the #EndSARS protests, what has changed?
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Apple has been very generous this year. And we’re not just talking about giving ourselves two events. We’re talking about what broke out in the second event.
Unlike its September event which opened with drone-captured California landscapes in the company of live music, Apple’s recent event opened in a small garage with instrumental music, made up of a combination of simple sounds from Mac, AirPods and HomePod.
Cool music, cool gadgets, cool clothes
The very first thing Apple revealed was the Music Voice plan, a new subscription category for Apple Music that allows users to seamlessly use Siri with Apple Music.
The tech giant also introduced the AirPods 3 and a few new HomePod mini colors.
And in a move that sounds like a joke but isn’t, Apple wants to sell its users a microfiber cleaning cloth for $ 19.
Apple last year released its first internal chip, the M1. This year he has taken several more steps.
The tech company announced the two biggest surprises of the year: two new M1 chips â the M1 Pro and M1 Max– which will power the new MacBooks and promise huge performance improvements over the silicon chips in previous MacBooks.
Read more highlights from Apple’s event in Here’s everything you need to know about new releases from Apple.
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This week, Nigerian fintech startup, Brass, secured $ 1.7 million in funding to accelerate its expansion.
Interestingly, the investors included the co-founders of two Nigerian fintechs, Olugbenga “GB” Agboola, co-founder and CEO of Flutterwave and Ezra Olubi, co-founder and CTO of Paystack. Other investors in the cycle were Hustle Fund, Acuity Ventures, Uncovered Fund and Ventures Platform.
Here are the other offers of the week:
Egyptian logistics startup ILLA secured $ 2 million in a funding round to stimulate its growth and diversify its offering to the FMCG value chain. The round was co-led by Watheeq Financial Services and Golden Palm Investments, with participation from LoftyInc Capital Management, Kepple Africa Ventures, Cubit Ventures, AUC Angels, Oqal Angel Network and Flat6Labs.
Sendbox, the Nigerian startup that digitizes deliveries for e-commerce and social commerce, has raised a $ 1.8 million funding round led by 4DX Ventures, with backing from Enza Capital, FJLabs, Golden Palm Investments and Flexport.
Fintech based in Kenya, Asante, firm a $ 7.5 million Series A round. This was led by Goodwell Investments with input from other investors including the Sorenson Impact Foundation and Forsage Holdings.