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Story of Ire Aderinokun : The First Female Google Expert in Nigeria

by Ibrahim Dauda
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Ire Aderinokun becomes our Wednesday’s Icon this Week, She is the Founder of BITSOFCODE (a blog platform dedicated to front-End development), Co-Founder of  BuyCoins (a cryptocurrency exchange company for Africa), The First Female Google Expert in Nigeria.

Ire Aderinokun hailed from Ogun State, Nigeria. She was born in Lagos into the family of Mr. Tayo Aderinokun, the late Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB).

After her secondary school education in Nigeria she went to UK for her tertiary at University of Bristol where she studied Experimental Psychology. After that she went for a master’s degree in law in the same school.

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She had interest in computer science which made her take a design course at code Academy. Ire is the first female Google developer expert, specializing in the core frontend technologies HTML, CSS and JavaScript. she is also an author at techcabal


It all started as a Teenager (13 years of Age) when she built her very first website as she loved designing websites. Ire Aderinokun is a Self-taught Frontend Developer and UI Designer, who had built so many websites and worked in some leading tech companies around the Globe, Including Google, TechCabal, Zikoko, Big Cabal Media among others.

The 29 year Old Designer founded BITSOFCODE (a blog platform dedicated to front-End development) in 2015, which was aimed share many articles and breaks down coding tips to other web developers, she also writes weekly articles on HTML, CSS & JAVASCRIPT, with her Blog platform progressing from a mailing list of 1400+ to more than 2500 subscribers.

Miss Ire Aderinokun is the co-founder of  BuyCoins, a cryptocurrency exchange company for Africa, She had previously worked with eye/o, A company known for devoloping open source software to make a unique internet and also structure the website for Studio of Mode; a company that makes space for the voice of creativity with several skills that can be easily comprehended. She also created an App called Formback; a hackable sass-based form reset for forms, designed “Designers News for Pebble”; an application for the pebble smartwatch that displays the top and recent stories from Designer News.

As the number one female and also one of the three Google developer experts in Nigeria, Ire Aderonikun also created InstaChrome, A Google Chrome extension that displays Instagram posts from a tag of your choice which has over 200 dedicated users. She also shares her talent by communicating at various conferences & seminars worldwide, organizes Frontstack, a conference for frontend engineering in Nigeria and also started a small scholarship program to sponsor Nigerian women to take an Udacity Nanodegree in a technology-related field of their choice.

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In 2015, Ire Aderinokun was the Head of Technology at Big Cabal a media company in Lagos that develop content for Africans around the globe, As she round-up her education from Codecademy (an Online education and code learning Platform) in the same year. Ire has designed and worked on different open source side projects at TechCabal as a freelancer and an employee.

Ire Aderinokun has built and develop so many projects, such as Khaleed Bot:  A fun bot for slacks that mimics Dj Khaleed and was also featured on ProductHunt, OpenWriter: a free theme marketplace for ghost blogging platform, which has also been featured in a list of superb Free and Premium Ghost Themes.

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She also designed the unofficial ‘canIuse Embed’; which is an embedded widget to display updates from caniuse.com which displays feature support data for multiple versions of the major browsers such as Chrome, Firefox etc. Her work also includes: works Le Retail, Bode Agusto, and Supper Club among others.

At TechiconNG, we are really amazed with the story of this young Lawyer, who became very successful in Tech, by just starting at a self taught UI Designer. So Join next week, as we present to you the story of another tech personality in Nigeria.

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