- Ekene Ashinze, an African software engineer who started coding on his mobile phone, has gotten a job at Microsoft
- Many congratulated the engineer even though he disclosed the employment three months after he got the position
- Ekene began at a humble level to get to where he is today as his tech dream was almost lost when he lost the phone he started out with
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Ekene Ashinze, has achieved great success despite the trying time caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. On Monday, 3 August, Ekene announced that he got a job with Microsoft as a software engineer, a job he started three months ago.
He said that it was an awesome opportunity working with the company as he has been able to “meet and work with a lot of great minds”.
What made Ekene’s story very inspiring is that his journey as a developer started many years ago when he began coding on his mobile phone.
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In an interview with Plural Sight in 2018, he said that he faced a great challenge when he lost the device and had to stop for a while because of that.
A meeting with a person he called Segun Abisago re-charted his path as he gave him a laptop, a gesture he said stoke up his passion for coding.
During that interview, he added that good time management is key in sharpening one’s skill.
"As a student I know I do not have the same amount of free time as my peers so I tend to plan out my day ahead of time. I do most of my study very early in the morning. That’s the only free, productive time I have. Making time is actually not easy, especially with school and work," he said.
Despite announcing his employment three months late, congratulatory messages still poured in as many marvelled at his achievement.
Below are some of the people's comments:
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that a man with the Twitter handle @taizer_ said he recently got a job as an assistant vice president for one of the largest banks in the United Kingdom.
The 24-year-old man made the disclosure on the microblogging site but did not disclose the name of the bank. @taizer_, who is a graduate of mathematics and finance, wrote:
“Aced my interview, got the job and now you’re looking at the newest assistant vice president in one of the largest UK banks.”
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