Wayne Gakuo
Frontend Engineer at Sky.Garden
Nairobi, Kenya

I am a Software Engineer, Photographer, Design Thinking Facilitator, Mentor, and passionate in transforming lives of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds by helping them realize their potential as key players in their communities. I am also passionate in empowering the youth through technology; working with developer communities in growing their skills as problem solvers using Design Thinking & technology.

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Jul 2021 - Present (2 years 11 months)
Nairobi, Kenya Current workspace
Currently Wayne Gakuo supports the Sky.Garden

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Frontend Engineer
In this role, I work as a Frontend Engineer on the Sky.Garden's marketplace to build great user experiences and features for our day-to-day users.

I lead a project that seeks to revamp the current Sky.Garden marketplace by improving the user experience and giving it a new, fresh look.

SkyGarden is an e-commerce platform built for African businesses. Business owners that want to use the platform download the Sky.Garden Merchant App from Google Play or the App Store and set up an account.
Jun 2021 - Jul 2022 (1 year 1 month)
Warsaw, Mazowieckie
Frontend Developer
- Building features for the no-code website builder to enable 350,000 users to bring their business online and make use of the Google Ads feature embedded in the website builder.
- Implementing Cobiro’s UI Design System to provide a consistent User Experience across Cobiro’s products. This has increased the Cobiro developers’ development experience by 50% since they don’t need to write their own CSS code to implement the designs provided.
Mar 2021 - Oct 2021 (7 months)
Stockholm, Sweden
Frontend Developer
-Build and integrate features on the existing Edventures web app for a better user experience.
Tech Stack: Angular, TypeScript, Bulma CSS, Tailwind CSS

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Virtual Retreat
May 2020 - Jun 2020
A website that is used for signing up users and giving them authorized access to content provided by the host. The content is a series of videos from experts with regards to the virtual retreat
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Mentor's Sign Up
Feb 2020 - Apr 2020
Hack Club
Website used to sign up and automatically email mentors upon registration. Hack Club Kenya is a nonprofit network of student-led high school programming clubs to teach beginners to code.
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Web Screenshot App
May 2020 - May 2020
Using screenshot API to take screenshots of sites by using URLs
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Ashesi University
Bachelor, Computer Science
Aug 2015 - Jun 2019
Ashesi is recognised as one of the finest institutions of higher education in Africa, with a curriculum grounded in a multidisciplinary core, that teaches critical thinking, design thinking, entrepreneurship, ethics and leadership. It is recognised for its excellent graduate placement, with almost all of its graduates receiving job offers, starting businesses or entering graduate school within six months of graduation. Ashesi's graduates are considered as some of the most career-ready in Africa, and are ranked among the best educated in the world. Ashesi currently offers degrees in Computer Science, Business Administration, Management Information Systems and Engineering.

Ashesi was the first university in Africa to adopt an examination honour code, which saw students taking exams without invigilators and pledging to hold themselves accountable.

In 2017, Ashesi was awarded the World Innovation Summit in Education Prize, one of the world's biggest prizes in education, for its impact on higher education in Africa. In 2018, Ashesi was also awarded a Charter by the President of Ghana, granting it full independence as a nationally recognised degree-granting institution. It is the youngest university to have been granted a Presidential Charter in Ghana's history.
Africa Rising-African Leadership University
Feb 2015
Google Cloud Platform Big Data and Machine Learning Fundamentals
Mar 2019
Android Basics Nanodegree by Google
Nov 2018

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