About Mr. Kioko aka code_wizard
Born and raised in Kenya. I tend to think of myself as a simple guy who loves what he does.
I’m a dedicated coder, occasional gamer and friendly teammate. I’m always trying to find the best blend of innovation, skills and hard work for the purpose of delivering awesome user experience in products I create.
Apart from my computer life I am a huge fan of traveling. I also like good movies. I can’t live without music, which accompanies me almost all day (hmm… unless I’m on the road). I love going to concerts. There is no better way to relax than spending time with my friends. ooh I play the piano.
The History of Mr. Kioko at a Glance
Lead Android Engineer @ Andela
Andela provides companies with access to the top 1% of global tech talent. We identify high-potential developers on the African continent, shape them into world-class technical leaders, and pair them with companies as full-time, distributed team members. This allows Andela’s partners, which range from startups to Fortune 500s, to accelerate their product roadmaps while minimizing time spent interviewing, on-boarding, and training new hires.
Andela is backed by investors including Spark Capital, Omidyar Network, Susa Ventures, Steve Case, Founder Collective, Rothenberg Ventures, Learn Capital and more.
Learn more about us at Andela.
Udacity Android Nanodegree
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin”
Udacity ensures you don’t forget by making sure you get your hands dirty.
Software Engineer at Cellulant
Cellulant is a leading technology business in the mobile and digital services’ sector in Africa operating as payments ecosystem connecting financial sector customers, Mobile Network Operators and businesses to their increasingly mobile consumers.
My day job is to provide the most connected, one stop digital payments service to merchants, financial services and their consumers.
Everyone, Everything, Everyday.
Android Developer at eLimu
eLimu is engaging Kenyan primary school students in the learning process by shifting the way we think about education. We are using technology as a tool through which information, ideas and passions can grow. By changing the approach to learning, we can improve the quality of education and citizenship.
As the Lead Android Application Developer, I am responsible for understanding the existing code and documentation of technical specifications. I am responsible for the coding and testing of new requirements.
I am not a “Teacher” but an Awakener.
I spare a few hours to share my knowledge at Akirachix on programming and some of life experiences to a group of 28 young ladies at AkiraChix.
“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
― Phil Collins
Power To Read
From 2011 – 2013 I pursued a degree in Business and Information Technology at Kenya Methodist University. This is where my curiosity for Software Development was born.
Birth of NduruApp
Why have Technology if we cannot use it to better peoples lives? NduruApp was born with one main intention, to give road users a voice. Road Accidents have been claiming innocent lives year in year out. Leveraging on Mobile Technology we aim to empower road users to take charge of their safety.
“Safety does not happen by Accident”
M:Lab East Africa Training Program
I believe Technology is only part of the solution. You require entrprenual skills to have a “Double Edged Sword”. m:Lab East Africa Identifies, Nurtures and Equips it’s trainees with relevant knowledge.
“The future of Africa is in Mobile Computing.”