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Madona S. Wambua – Founder & CTO at Jibu Labs, Author, GDE Android, & Speaker

Madona S. Wambua

We are looking for black talent, but we can't find the black talent.

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Founder & CTO
(Author, GDE Android, & Speaker)

A CEO of a big bank said “We are looking for black talent, but we can't find the black talent” and I was like, are you kidding me? Are you sure you're really looking in the right places, or where are you looking?

Madona S. Wambua is a seasoned professional specializing in engineering exceptional mobile experiences for the Android platform. Currently, she serves as a key player at Jibu Labs, where she not only builds brilliant, human-centered applications but also oversees all aspects of technology development, including product design, engineering, and architecture.

Journey in Software Engineering Madona’s journey in software engineering and coding began after high school when her initial interest in becoming an Aeronautical Engineer shifted. Fascinated by how computers worked, she delved into Software Engineering. In 2014, she achieved a significant milestone by building her first Android application, Simple Maths, using Java. The app garnered over five hundred downloads and received a remarkable 4.5 rating, fueling her passion for mobile development.

Learning Curve and Achievements:

Driven by her growing interest in building Android applications, Madona applied for and won the Grow With Google Scholarship. The advanced Android development nano degree from Udacity played a pivotal role in shaping her second application, Budgeting Buddy, which has since accumulated ten thousand downloads. Budgeting Buddy, a free mobile application, aids users in managing money and creating budgets.

Educational Background Madona pursued her education at the Auburn Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, where she honed her skills and knowledge in the field of software engineering. Today, she stands as a testament to the power of continuous learning and passion-driven career pursuits in the dynamic world of technology.

Book: “Modern Android 13 Development Cookbook: Over 70 recipes to solve Android development issues and create better apps with Kotlin and Jetpack Compose”
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