Olaide Ojewale (Mattwal)

Hi! Thanks for taking time to get to know me.

I'm a Nigeria-based Software engineer who majors in Ruby on Rails, although I get my hands dirty with other technologies. I’m interested in core backend services. I think I'd deeply engage in Product Management and Machine Learning sometime in the future. I have an entrepreneurial mindset, so I expect to be a full-time entrepreneur @ some point on this journey.

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. I've been working as a remote software engineer since 2015. Prior to that, I'd done a bit of freelancing and also worked as an on-site web developer.

Currently, I'm crafting state-of-the-art software as a backend engineer @ Getro

Previously, I was @ Andela where I helped partners like Khushi Baby, Bark, and Chargeback solve real world problems for their users. Before Andela, I was a PHP web developer @ Xown Solutions.

When I'm not working (officially), I spend time contributing to Open Source, some of which are: Coda Docs gem, Zhishi and Disease Info. I take some time to mentor people. I also enjoy participating in volunteer workshops/sessions, helping people develop. Sometimes, I share my thoughts via articles.

I think extraordinary humans come in many shapes and forms. For me, being an extraordinary person means investment in learning, interest in business, passion for music, enjoyment of soccer, an inclination to joke and smile, and love for Jesus.

My core values? They are SLICK!

  • Support: I choose collaboration over competition.
  • Loyalty: I am committed, I take ownership and stay true to my convictions.
  • Integrity: I earn people’s trust and never attempt to trash it, whether someone is looking or not.
  • Consistency: I regularly do the things I find valuable, so they can become natural to me.
  • Kindness: I am empathetic and I show it to those concerned.

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