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These set of people constitute the great men and women that made life easy in the internet arena as far as google.com is concerned. I was opportune to meet them one-on-one in the just concluded Google International Conference #gNigeria 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria. Thus I wish to share the profile of some of them with you, as a way of inspiring you to work harder in anything you do to achieve whatever makes you happy.
The typical Igbo man will say “Bia ka M tunye gi Azu na esi M Oru”. lol
“Oru” is known as a place that people go to either buy or catch fish (Azu) in the olden days, so whoever goes there invites friends and families to give (tunye) them pieces of fish. That’s the intuitive meaning of the Igbo saying above..lol. I guess I’m right
I will not write a lot about these guys (men and women) but will shortly give you a hint of their peculiarities, then I will make their profile available for view below.
Simplicity: The “Googlers” as they are called are the most simplest set of people I have ever met! They are simple to the core both in speech, dressing, approach, etc. I expected to see them all dressed in expensive suits, shoes etc, but found out they all came in simple T-shirts and Jeans! See more from the pix below.
They are very open: The typical African man will never be open to share knowledge with you, but these guys will tell you everything you ever need to know!
Objectivity: They are so objective! They set to achieve a goal at a time. No clumsiness!
Time conscious: A meeting with them is not the usual “African time” thing. They work with time, eat with time,smile with time, laugh with time, …everything with time!
A lot more: There are a lot more about them, they are very educated set of people. Before you think, they have thought! I will leave the rest for you to discover!
Pictures & Profiles of some Google Engineers/workers from around the world that featured the event of #gNigeria 2012
Toki is a Software Engineer based in London and currently works on Google Offers. Before joining Google, he worked at MTech, Digital Jewels, and Yahoo. Toki is excited about software engineering efforts from Africa. He has a bachelors degree in Computer Engineering, a masters in Software Systems Engineering, and a Diploma in Character Animation.
Senior User Experience Designer: Benedict Davies is a user experience designer working on mobile products. During his 5 years at Google he has worked on products including Google Mobile App, Google Voice, Chrome to Phone, YouTube Remote and mobile syndication with OEMs and ODMs. Following a background in electronic publishing and web design Ben has been working on mobile UX issues for the last 12 years. Prior to Google he worked for Hutchison 3G on the launch of the first 3G network in the UK and for Samsung Design Europe on a range of wireless projects.
+Jeremiah Kamau: Geographic Specialist
Ego Obi is a Program Manager in Google Ghana. She currently leads the Google Apps Supporting Programs in Sub-Sahara Africa, an initiative designed to drive internet adoption at SSA Universities using Google Apps whilst bolstering their campus network infrastructure.