Tuesday, October 30, 2018

"I think people don't focus enough on accessibility in tech" - Ire Aderinokun

Ire Aderinokun is a self-taught front-end developer and UI designer based in Lagos, Nigeria.

From software development to web development, from front-end to back-end, the career paths you can choose in the world of development are an endless realm of opportunities.
Aside from the multiple routes you can take, there are also multiple ways to start out on those routes.

Ire Aderinokun started her career working as a freelance developer in 2014.

“After doing that for a few months, I worked at a media company in Nigeria, Big Cabal, for a few years as their head of technology. Then, I went on to work at Eyeo, the company behind products such as Adblock Plus,” she said. “Now, I’m building a start-up called BuyCoins, a cryptocurrency exchange for Africa.”

“A lot of people also seem to think that you can’t have a nicely designed website that is also accessible. Because of this, accessibility isn’t really ingrained in the entire process of building a product, from research to design to implementation. And it leads to people trying to ‘fix’ things when it may be almost too late.” 

For those coming up the career ladder behind her, she wanted to impress upon them the value of continuing, even through the difficult periods. 

“Development can be frustrating, but it is also very rewarding – so, if it is something you are interested in, you should keep at it.”

>> Source: [Silicon Republic]

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