I first met Mary Job last October when I attended my first ever WordPress meet-up organized by the Lagos WordPress community in October 2017. What drew my attention to her was that she was the only woman coordinator in the midst of about 10 men and she was the lead coordinator (this gave me joy), I love to see women win and in charge, I am a sucker for this. There was another woman in the hall, which made the women in attendance at that particular meet up 3.
At the end of the meet-up, I approached Mary and told her we need to get more women in this ecosystem and more importantly, get more women to attend the WordPress meet-ups, she agreed and then, we made that happen all thanks to her and the WordPress Lagos team (Watch the Women WordPress meet up here).
Mary is the founder of HowDoYouTech, a web consulting agency that connects businesses on online and digital business solutions and Uwani Foundation, a non-profit organization that trains youth and nonprofits on how to build IT solutions using WordPress and other platforms.
Sometimes in July, I interviewed the self-acclaimed digital nomad and convener of WordPress Nigeria, Mary Job at the Do-Action hackathon she organized for nonprofits in conjunction with the WordPress Lagos team. We talked about her journey and love for technology, how she would spend a lot of time and her pocket money researching the web in the early 2000s. We also talked about how she discovered WordPress while studying for her Master’s Degree Program in Ghana and how she has not looked back since then.
Mary lives and works from her village in Ijebu-Musin, located in Ogun state Nigeria. She refers to her ‘small office’ as a hub where she trains young people on ICT tools and connects them to internship opportunities. Mary also leads the Nigerian WordPress community from Ijebu-Musin and travels down to Lagos as often as possible.
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