Madona S. Wambua
"We are looking for black talent, but we can't find the black talent”
Queens of Tech Podcast
60+ questions with female tech influencers about their journey into STEM
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?
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Founder & CTO
(Author, GDE Android, & Speaker)
Madona S. Wambua is specializes in engineering exceptional mobile experiences for the Android Platform and is also building brilliant, human-centered applications and overseeing all aspects of technology development, including product design, engineering, and architecture at Jibu Labs.
My interest in software engineering and coding, in general, began after high school. I wanted to become an Aeronautical Engineer, but over time my passion changed, and I discovered Software Engineering. I was fascinated by how computers worked, which made my interest grow. In 2014 I managed to build my first android application Simple Maths using Java, and it had over five hundred downloads with a 4.5 rating. This motivated me so much, and that’s how I got into mobile.
My Learning Curve
As my interest in building android applications grew, I applied for the Grow With Google Scholarship and won. The advanced android development nano degree from Udacity helped shape my second Application, Budgeting Buddy, which now has ten thousand downloads. Budgeting Buddy is a free mobile application that helps manage money and create budgets. Education: Auburn Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.