MAN CRUSH MONDAY

PAYPORTE’S MCM

Today we are crushing on some adorable young men, these guys are behind the scene and they are really making things happen. We celebrate the software developers of Payporte Global systems, they work round the clock just to make sure our online platforms are working perfectly well. Our editor Omodara Onome interviewed three of them because of space and time, these guys are intelligent, smart and tech savy.

Enjoy the interview

Meet Uwem

Uwem

Onome: Tell us something about you?

Uwem: I am Michael Uwen Udoh, I am from Akwa-ibom but I was born and bred in Lagos. I studied computer science at the Ebonyi state University.

Onome: What was your childhood dream?

Uwem: My parents wanted me to be a medical doctor, medicine was a bit difficult and it was the course everybody wanted to do so it was a serious war plus you have to a lot of money to be admitted for medicine so I decided to go for Geology. I wasn’t given geology so I decided to go for Industrial physics but my uncle counselled me to go for computer science he said with computer science I could work anywhere, I fell for that trap(Laughs), it is true to an extent though but I’m glad I studied computer science.

Onome: When did you start coding?

Uwem: 2015

Onome: What do you do for payporte?

Uwem: I am a software developer

Onome: What year did you join Payporte?

Uwem: September 2017

Onome: How did you fall in love with programming?

Uwem: I never really wanted to code but while looking for a job I had a friend who was into networking he encouraged me to pick up a skill in IT so I decided to try it out, it wasn’t so easy but I keyed into it and today I’m loving it.

Onome: What languages do you write?

Uwem: HTML, CSS, JavaScript(Nodejs), PHP

Onome: How has payporte helped your dreams and visions as an individual?

Uwem: Working in Payporte has been a very interesting ride, the environment is so interesting. I’ve been exposed to different methods and ideas and I am surrounded with the right team members who opened my eyes, they would gladly correct me and give me fresh ideas so yes it’s been an interesting ride.

Onome: Who is your role model?

Uwem: Ryan Dahl the creator of Node.js

Onome: Your advice for young ones who feel programming is too difficult?

Uwem: Nothing in life is so easy, you have to work to get results, create the time and keep learning.

Meet Olukayode

Kayode

Onome: Tell us something about you

Kayode: I am Odole Olukayode, I am from Ondo state, I studied Electrical Electronics Engineering from the federal University of Technology Akure.

Onome: What was your childhood dream?

Kayode: I’ve always been interested in tech and as the first son Tech was my resort, when I did introductory technology in secondary school, I was excited about it and then I knew Tech was my passion.

Onome: When did you start coding?

Kayode: 2013

Onome: What do you do for payporte?

Kayode: I am a software developer

Onome: What year did you join Payporte?

Kayode: September 2017

Onome: How did you fall in love with programming?

Kayode: I fell in love with codes in my final year in the university when we did a course on C#. I was always wanted to work in the telecommunications so I was advised to go into programming and it has been a great decision.

Onome: What languages do you write?

Kayode: PHP (back end developer), Java script

Onome: How has payporte helped your dreams and visions as an individual?

Kayode: It has been an amazing journey, I’ve been exposed to new technologies and the synergy of the working environment is beautiful

Onome: Who is your role model?

Kayode: Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc. he is very creative and he challenges the norm

Onome: Your advice for young ones who feel programming is too difficult?

Kayode: The whole world will be controlled by software and it’s not so hard. Programming is like mathematics, if you put your mind to it you can achieve it.

Meet Demilade

Demilade

Onome: Tell us something about you

Demilade: I am Oyewusi Demilade, I am from the Kogi state. A graduate of computer science from the university of Benin.

Onome: What was your childhood dream?

Demilade: I wanted to be an astronaut, with the environment I found myself it wasn’t so visible.

Onome: When did you start coding?

Demilade: 2013

Onome: What do you do for payporte?

Demilade: I am a software developer

Onome: What year did you join Payporte?

Demilade: May 2017

Onome: How did you fall in love with programming?

Demilade: I liked creating things, I enjoy moving ideas to realities, I loved putting things together and programming gave me that

Onome: What languages do you write?

Demilade: PHP, Javascript, C++, Java, Frontend developer (HTML and CSS)

Onome: How has payporte helped your dreams and visions as an individual?

Demilade: Payporte has given me opportunities to work with amazing and talented people, the exposure is wonderful and then it is an environment where your mind id trained to solve issues quickly.

Onome: Who is your role model?

Demilade: Yanni Hrisomallis, a musical composer. He brings up new ideas in music, he does it in a different way and he challenges the norm.

Onome: Your advice for young ones who feel programming is too difficult?

Demilade: Have the desire to be a programmee, it is time consuming and you need to have the right set of people around you those who can encourage you.

L-R Demilade and Kayode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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