First wrote code at age 15. Co-founded a tech startup while in his senior year at Strathmore University. John has 6+ years experience professional software development across different tech stacks. He's designed, architected, written and led engineering teams to build robust web and mobile applications. Has always had a soft spot for Linux server administration and it's no surprise that he's currently at peace with DevOps. Other areas of interest include data science, artificial intelligence,astronomy and aviation.
Outside the tech world he enjoys reading, theatre plays, poetry, listening to the diverse music of the world. He believes in an individual's wellbeing and hence voluntarily spends some of his free time mentoring, guiding and teaching students at different levels of studies. Firm believer in human acts such as saying thank you to the cook,whispering a silent prayer and sparing some quality time for family or friends around you.
Has participated in a couple of half marathons, will choose hiking over the gym any day, speaks four languages. Still perfecting his Japanese and intends to learn 2 new languages. On a more broader aspect, John is super passionate about Africa's development and looks forward to using the knowledge he has (and continues to acquire) to drive growth and capacity.
Tony MutaiSr. Backend API Engineer/Trainer (Kenya)
He is a software engineer primarily specializing in designing and building of Web API's aka programming for the internets. His love for working with API’s stems from interest and enjoyment of working
Bekure TamiratDirector of Operations (Ethiopia)
Before joining Gebeya full time, Bekure devoted to building his career around two cornerstones: IT and Education. He has been involved in the education sector as an educator, contributor in IT policies
Amadou DaffeCEO/Co-founder (Senegal)
Back in 2009, Amadou came back to Africa in a quest to locate the best African software developers to kick-start a software outsourcing venture that operated entirely by African citizens but serving
Fiona NjagiOperations Associate (Kenya)
Fiona is an entrepreneurship enthusiast who started her first business at 7 years old baking and selling homemade pastries to vendors in her community. Since then she has dedicated her time to growing
Teka CherenetTraining Manager (Ethiopia)
With encouragement from his family, Teka moved to Awassa, a city 275 km away from the capital city of Ethiopia to study Computer Science at Hawassa University (formerly called Debub University) and
Merkeb MengistuDirector of Marketing (Ethiopia)
Merkeb Mengistu has over 7 years experience in sales & marketing. She has experience in the FMCG, IT training and mobile industry. She first ventured into her professional journey with a law degree,