Ada Nduka Oyom – Lover of Technical and Non-Technical Challenges

Currently, Ada Oyom is a Software Developer and Developer Relations Ecosystem Community Manager at Google. Ada is a developer with interests in web technologies, and a lover of technical and non-technical challenges. She is strongly passionate about Open Source technologies, and acts as an advocate for open source development in Africa through Open Source Community Africa, her co-funded community for open-source enthusiasts and advocates.

Ada attended University of Nigeria, Nsukka. All through her days in school, she was building and growing in the tech community. Until she graduated, she led the Google developers’ group and Women techmakers chapter for two consecutive years.

After securing her B.Sc, she went on to work with prominent tech teams; she worked as the Community Relations Manager at Findworka, before working as Developer Relations at Interswitch Group, where she worked till just last month when she started her job with Google.

On 14 of August 2019, she took to her Twitter page to announce her new role at Google, saying,

1st day resuming @ Google Nigeria!! Super excited to be coming in as the DevRel Ecosystem CommunityMgr for SubSaharan Africa! Via my role, I would be interfacing w/dev communities, start-ups &tech hubs to grow & manage developer outreach & programs @gdg’s across SSA!

I’m more than excited to take this up & work with the same @gdg’s that facilitated my journey into tech. 5 years ago I was a novice with no experience whatsoever who was spurred to go into tech cause she wanted to make impact & work w/Google. This week it’s becoming a reality!…” She further said.

Oyom is also known for her huge interests in building developer communities and improving developer relations. She writes technical articles and gives speaker talks on technical and non-technical topics.

She participates in matters revolving around Women in technology through her self-founded women in tech organisation: She Code Africa. This platform is committed to improving the Girl tech-education and celebration of code queens in Africa.

It empowers women in tech through the provision of online and offline technical training on web and mobile technologies while offering online mentorship to members looking to improve in various software development and design fields.

Speaking on her motivation, and what started her path into technology, she said, “I have always had a huge interest for all things related to Science and Technology and being the type of person who loves to try out new things and break stereotypes,

 I decided to take it on fully and get my hands dirty with it in my second year in the university through my activities under the Google student club and GDG. The excitement from learning something new, something different, each time, from knowing I could move from being a consumer to a creator with technology  kept propelling me to do more. That was my motivation and still is.

In the days since her tweets, her announcement and tech throwback have attracted over 1,700 retweets and 8,000 likes. She has become an inspiration to many Nigerians, winning their hearts with her inspiring success story.