Jemima Abu

Hello, I'm Jemima Abu 🙂

I’m a self-taught Front End Developer and school-taught Systems Engineer from Nigeria, currently based in Lithuania. I build websites with a focus on responsiveness, accessibility and pleasing aesthetics.

History

I first started coding sometime in 2017 after taking a C# course in my 2nd year of university. The very first thing I built was a command-line GPA calculator (legacy code here for posterity) and from then, I was hooked.

I knew I enjoyed figuring out the logic behind creating applications but I was more interested in learning how to make it look pretty to users. That's how I started my career in front end development.

I’m constantly trying to learn new technologies and concepts and I try to share my knowledge by writing articles and speaking at conferences.

I enjoy building fun designs on Codepen and time-saving projects on Github. I also publish beginner-friendly articles on Hashnode and freeCodeCamp.

I’m very dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the tech space so I try to volunteer my time and support initiatives targeted towards minorities and provide direct mentorship to people who look like me.

Currently, I’m focused on moving to the next stage of my career and achieving mid-level developer status.

Thanks for reading 😊

Experience

Front End DeveloperTelesoftas

FEB 2020 - PRESENT | Kaunas, Lithuania

  • Responsible for building the user interface and developing frontend architecture on various client projects using several technologies and methodologies.

Front End DeveloperSumosoft

MAY 2018 - MARCH 2019 | United Kingdom (Remote)

  • Developed web pages for shops on Savile Row using an internal content management system. Worked on the team that built the company website.

Front End DeveloperNature’s Own Wonder

FEB 2018 - MAY 2018 | Lagos, Nigeria

  • Responsible for creating wireframes, mockups and prototypes for products and seeing them to deployment.

Front End Developer, UI DesignerOmoelle

SEPT 2017 - FEB 2018 | Lagos, Nigeria

  • Designed and developed a new website layout for an existing e-commerce site.

Volunteering

Workshop TrainerWomen Go Tech

OCT 2020 | Kaunas, Lithuania

  • Taught a one-day workshop on web accessibility.

Web Development TeacherUNILAG CyberCamp

JULY – AUG 2019 | Lagos, Nigeria

  • Taught the basics of web development to children between the ages of 10 to 17 years. Built the CyberCamp website from scratch using HTML and CSS.

Workshop TrainerRaoatech

JUN 2019 | Lagos, Nigeria

  • Taught a one-day workshop on the basics of web design and development to students at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Web Development TeacherGirlCode Academy

FEB - MAR 2019 | Lagos, Nigeria

  • Taught selected female candidates the basics of front end development.

Volunteer TrainerPearls Africa

DEC 2017 - JAN 2018 | Lagos, Nigeria

  • Taught girls from underprivileged backgrounds the fundamentals of programming.

Skills

Languages

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • TypeScript
  • PHP (WordPress)

Libraries

  • React
  • React-Redux
  • Emotion
  • Styled-components

Frameworks

  • Tailwind
  • Svelte
  • NuxtJS

Tools & Systems

  • Git
  • NPM
  • VSCode
  • Trello
  • Redmine
  • Atomic Design