Ivy Barley: Woman who taught herself how to code get juicy job at Microsoft

Ivy Barley: Woman who taught herself how to code get juicy job at Microsoft

- Ivy Barley, woman who taught herself how to code and CEO of Developers in Vogue, has got a good job with Microsoft tech company

- The successful woman said joining the company as a program manager is a new phase in her career

- Ivy also added that with the job, she will be able to make an even bigger impact as a woman in tech

An African woman, Ivy Barley, has achieved a great thing on the international scene as she joined Microsoft as a program manager.

In a post she made on Twitter, Ivy said she is very proud to be part of a company that is leading technological advancement all over the globe.

What makes Ivy’s achievement different was that she self-taught herself coding and has thrived doing so in an industry that has been male-dominated for long.

“I believe that I have the potential to make a significant impact in Africa, and this is enough motivation for my work at Developers in Vogue. Aside from being a selfie freak, I enjoy hanging out with my best friend (my phone),” she said.

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She is also the co-founder of Developers in Vogue, an organization that empowers women with technology across Africa.

Ivy has an MPhil in mathematical statistics and got her first degree in actual science. With the new development, she became the second Ghanaian to join the tech company.

She once enjoined every girl on the continent to keep working hard at improving their coding skill in order to remain relevant in the industry.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that there are many Nigerian youths doing humanity a great kindness with their skill and creativity. It is not enough to gather wealth with one’s craft, how it helps others also matters.

A 27-year-old youth who hails from Plateau, Zang Luka Bot, has used technology to empower many who are physically-challenged through a lofty invention called foot mouse.

He has also distributed over 1000 of the gadgets to amputees in the country. Despite the fact that he was sent to the social sciences due to his poor grades, he studied science on his own and thrived.

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The CEO of Zang Technologies, he also created things like power banks with recycled batteries from electronic wastes and sieving machines. In 2019, he was nominated for The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) Prize for Technology.

Though he has the aim to focus on his education in the future, he said that he wants to presently give all his attention to grow his company.

He won the NITDA Award of Excellence in Technology Innovation during the 2nd National Micro SME awards.

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