23 October 2017


Rehema Wachira talks with Dave Rael about career rewards, learning to code, new experiences, and being a role model

Rehema Wachira is a software developer with Andela, living and working in Nairobi, Kenya. Rehema studied political and social theory at the University of Virginia before working in arts and education programs for nonprofits. She then spent 3 years working in advertising for a telecommunications company, an experience which sparked her interest in technology products and the influence they can have on communities. She found the right combination of creativity, challenge and impact in software development. Rehema’s technical experience includes building web apps with Ruby on Rails and Python. When she is not coding, Rehema can be found reading about product design, binge-watching sci-fi shows, and learning how to play her Ukulele.

Rehema's book recommendation:
Rehema's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Understand who is your target end user and build for them
  2. Technology is a creative tool - use it to express yourself and understand the diversity of your audience
  3. Communicate with an actual curiosity about other people and seek diverse experiences

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