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LIfe Of A Software Engineer by omoluabiguy: 10:31pm On May 22
It was in 2007, After my first jamb attempt. I was at the cyber cafe to check my result and somehow I scaled thru the hurdles to gain admission to University of Ibadan’s Mathematics department.

My other friend that went with me congratulated me and for a minute, I was totally blank. I knew I wasn’t interested in Mathematics, I had always wanted some kind of Engineering courses and yes my first choice was petroleum engineering. It was at this point I knew my passion and ambition might not go as I have planned and I had made up my mind not to resume at Ibadan.

I started looking for options to either write jamb again or flee the country to go study computer engineering since petroleum engineering is becoming impossible to achieve. It was at this point it dawned on me that not even a single university in Nigeria was offering computer science as of 2007......

While I get back to work, kindly subscribe to my YouTube channel smiley.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwNrlP_X_VV4vg00P2QmDnw
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by myles16(m): 10:37pm On May 22
Are you kidding me, Software engineer at the World bank begging us to subscribe to his channel when you can pay SEO to drive traffic to your channel and subscribe.
Talk the story if you want tell us abeg, which suspense you want put us now
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by omoluabiguy: 10:42pm On May 22
myles16:
Are you kidding me, Software engineer at the World bank begging us to subscribe to his channel when you can pay SEO to drive traffic to your channel and subscribe.
Talk the story if you want tell us abeg, which suspense you want put us now

Why can’t a WB software engineer self-pull traffic to his own channel without SEO. Plus SEO doesn’t work the way you think it is... I am looking at real subscribers and a traffic based on passion. Not a promo traffic

smiley

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Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by myles16(m): 11:14pm On May 22
omoluabiguy:


Why can’t a WB software engineer self-pull traffic to his own channel without SEO. Plus SEO doesn’t work the way you think it is... I am looking at real subscribers and a traffic based on passion. Not a promo traffic

smiley


Would subscribe when I have data, just checked your profile and I saw a thread about C# but it's python that I would love to learn, do you have little knowledge about it cause I saw some kind of similar languages in this C# and python, can you make video about python for we learners too
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by omoluabiguy: 11:23pm On May 22
myles16:



Would subscribe when I have data, just checked your profile and I saw a thread about C# but it's python that I would love to learn, do you have little knowledge about it cause I saw some kind of similar languages in this C# and python, can you make video about python for we learners too

I am a fullstack .Net and Angular developer. I really can’t speak on python yet because I’m still learning python too, but I can lecture, and speak on .Net and angular and SQL. I’ll start a python thread when I’m comfortable enough with python
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by omoluabiguy: 11:25pm On May 22
I started scouting for other options as my passion for computer science was bigger than anything at that point in time. I applied to schools in USA, UK, Canada, Australia and even Malaysia. I got admissions but due to financial constraints, I was set back to my own reality.

The struggle continues....
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by myles16(m): 11:36pm On May 22
omoluabiguy:


I am a fullstack .Net and Angular developer. I really can’t speak on python yet because I’m still learning python too, but I can lecture, and speak on .Net and angular and SQL. I’ll start a python thread when I’m comfortable enough with python


Thanks Sir, would still love to learn that too . Everything is still part of coding and programming
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by omoluabiguy: 11:42pm On May 22
myles16:



Thanks Sir, would still love to learn that too . Everything is still part of coding and programming

Sure, I have a thread here with some video explanations as well,

https://www.nairaland.com/4192729/application-development-using-csharp-c
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by myles16(m): 11:50pm On May 22
omoluabiguy:


Sure, I have a thread here with some video explanations as well,

https://www.nairaland.com/4192729/application-development-using-csharp-c



I read everything there already, that's where I saw the C# stuff, by the way why don't you just put your YouTube page link on your signature then refer people to your signature
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by omoluabiguy: 12:55am On May 23
myles16:




I read everything there already, that's where I saw the C# stuff, by the way why don't you just put your YouTube page link on your signature then refer people to your signature

Sounds like a good idea. I’ll add it to my signature. Thanks for the suggestion tho. C# is fun to learn, trust me.
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by myles16(m): 1:03am On May 23
omoluabiguy:


Sounds like a good idea. I’ll add it to my signature. Thanks for the suggestion tho. C# is fun to learn, trust me.


Don't mention Bro and I am looking forward to learning it
Thanks much
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by myles16(m): 1:38am On May 23
omoluabiguy:


Sounds like a good idea. I’ll add it to my signature. Thanks for the suggestion tho. C# is fun to learn, trust me.



The link on your signature is invalid, subscribed already tho
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by omoluabiguy: 2:35am On May 23
myles16:




The link on your signature is invalid, subscribed already tho

I think it’s Nairaland blocking it but it’s okay! You can always follow up with the programming thread and feel free to ask any questions
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by myles16(m): 4:01am On May 23
omoluabiguy:


I think it’s Nairaland blocking it but it’s okay! You can always follow up with the programming thread and feel free to ask any questions



Following, waiting for updates on that thread
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by DrBrainstorm(m): 4:20pm On May 23
omoluabiguy:
It was in 2007, After my first jamb attempt. I was at the cyber cafe to check my result and somehow I scaled thru the hurdles to gain admission to University of Ibadan’s Mathematics department.

My other friend that went with me congratulated me and for a minute, I was totally blank. I knew I wasn’t interested in Mathematics, I had always wanted some kind of Engineering courses and yes my first choice was petroleum engineering. It was at this point I knew my passion and ambition might not go as I have planned and I had made up my mind not to resume at Ibadan.

I started looking for options to either write jamb again or flee the country to go study computer engineering since petroleum engineering is becoming impossible to achieve. It was at this point it dawned on me that not even a single university in Nigeria was offering computer science as of 2007......

While I get back to work, kindly subscribe to my YouTube channel smiley.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwNrlP_X_VV4vg00P2QmDnw
OP update the thread
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by omoluabiguy: 5:21pm On May 23
After several applications for admissions to several countries, I somehow got admissions to study in USA, Canada and Malaysia.
It would cost a fortune for an undergraduate with little to no financial backbone to study software engineering in the USA so there is no way in the world I can get that considering coming from a regular struggling Nigerian home.
I settled for Malaysia since that seems cheaper compared to other options at hand. All thanks to my Country for not having any university that could offer the program as at back then, but I’m not letting that bother me. My ambition was bigger and too flaming to wait for an unserious country to decide my destiny cool smiley

Luckily for me, I used to have a family friend who was studying the same course in Malaysia, He actually helped in processing my admissions. Having processed all the necessary paperwork to facilitate my entry to Malaysia, without a second taught, I sold everything I could, got whatever I could from my parents, and jetted out of the country for my undergraduate degree.
The first flight touched down Dubai and we continued to Kuala Lumpur after 4 hrs of layover. All through this journey, I was alone in my own world asking myself questions in my own head and hoping I am making the right decision for my own life since there is no turning back at this point.
It was 2:17am local time, I was tapped by one of the air hostesses to fasten my seatbelt as the plane was gravitating to touch down Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I obliged, peep through the window and all I saw was a country full of bright lights.... Indeed, the journey of a million miles, begins with a single move. The struggle had just began...... angry
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by Thenaijaitguy: 5:47pm On May 23
Good to hear your story.
I'm a full stack developer too
And I love angular so much.
I use .net core and node js .
I will like to ask you some few questions about the host you use .
Thank
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by omoluabiguy: 8:51pm On May 23
Thenaijaitguy:
Good to hear your story.
I'm a full stack developer too
And I love angular so much.
I use .net core and node js .
I will like to ask you some few questions about the host you use .
Thank

I deploy applications on azure web service smiley

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Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by omoluabiguy: 10:32pm On May 23
2009 was the year I arrived Malaysia for my bachelors degree.

To my surprise, there were so many Nigerians in Malaysia than I had expected. In fact, most of them were living really large while some of us were living the regular struggling student life. It took a while before it dawned on me how Nigerians in Malaysia make enough money to live large, but then I am always on a constant reminder as to why I was there and I pushed hard to stick to my mission, but It was a very rough and super tough 4 years of my life and I couldn’t wait to complete my studies and return to Nigeria.

It was June 2013. Convocation day, as my name was called on that stage to receive my credentials conferred on me having completed my degree. My stomach was groaning due to hunger, I was flat broke and I looked so disorganized, but I had to push through even tho I had a sense of relief from the college struggle.

It was time to go back to Nigeria since I couldn’t imagine myself staying extra time out there.
I explored the cities for another month and booked my return flight to Nigeria with the hope of going back home to start a better life after earning the degree. angry

It was just all imaginations and fantasies hoping Nigeria would have been better than how I left it. I totally forgot the reality of my home Country, but I learnt that the hard way.

I took the flight and headed back to Nigeria.....
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by sammsimm(m): 11:05pm On May 23
Following...
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by Thenaijaitguy: 11:40pm On May 23
omoluabiguy:


I deploy applications on azure web service smiley


Pls if you don't mind i need your assistance with the Azure web service.
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by omoluabiguy: 11:51pm On May 23
Thenaijaitguy:


07068550755
Pls if you don't mind i need your assistance with the Azure web service.

Actually I’m not in Nigeria the moment so I can’t promise a call plus I no longer have access to the email I used in setting up this account and I’m afraid I couldn’t PM on here, but I have a private Facebook community group where I answer people’s questions regarding assignments or if they are stuck at work or for general consultation. I am more active on there. You might want to join the group too smiley
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by myles16(m): 2:36pm On May 25
omoluabiguy:
2009 was the year I arrived Malaysia for my bachelors degree.

To my surprise, there were so many Nigerians in Malaysia than I had expected. In fact, most of them were living really large while some of us were living the regular struggling student life. It took a while before it dawned on me how Nigerians in Malaysia make enough money to live large, but then I am always on a constant reminder as to why I was there and I pushed hard to stick to my mission, but It was a very rough and super tough 4 years of my life and I couldn’t wait to complete my studies and return to Nigeria.

It was June 2013. Convocation day, as my name was called on that stage to receive my credentials conferred on me having completed my degree. My stomach was groaning due to hunger, I was flat broke and I looked so disorganized, but I had to push through even tho I had a sense of relief from the college struggle.

It was time to go back to Nigeria since I couldn’t imagine myself staying extra time out there.
I explored the cities for another month and booked my return flight to Nigeria with the hope of going back home to start a better life after earning the degree. angry

It was just all imaginations and fantasies hoping Nigeria would have been better than how I left it. I totally forgot the reality of my home Country, but I learnt that the hard way.

I took the flight and headed back to Nigeria.....




Baba a nduro de update o.... e update wa
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by omoluabiguy: 4:15am On May 26
myles16:





Baba a nduro de update o.... e update wa

Lol, I’ve just been busy this weekend. I was out of town. I’ll update soon as I settle down
Re: LIfe Of A Software Engineer by omoluabiguy: 5:08am On May 27
After over 22 hours long flight of relief and knowing I’m going back home, we finally touched down MMIA at Ikeja. The landing, gallops, impatience, people and so many unexplainable occurrences quickly tapped me to the reality of being back to Nigeria.
Wow! Not much had changed as I looked around the atmosphere.
The walkway to baggage claims, escalator not working and few things I wouldn’t mention here to save the little dignity left in my home country. Immigration officers at the port of entry still wants me to roger, but I was too tired to even relate with anyone. I moved!!

Finally came outside the airport to look for my people. I quickly bought an MTN line and recharge card, slot it into my phone and called my people to let them know I’m outside. They were at the airport car park so they came to get me... Again, We moved!
After few months in Nigeria with no progress on sight, bunch of job applications actually exposed me to the reality that I would need to get a certificate of service (NYSC) and with no time to waste, I got myself together, braced up and went to Abuja to register for NYSC!
After all process, I left back for Lagos to wait for my posting and to cut the long story short, I got posted to somewhere in the north central. It came off as unbelievable, confusing, stressing, unimaginable, but guess the worst part? It’s reality!!! I’m going for NYSC in a state in the north central. I’m not even going to do what others were doing to get posted to their state of choice because I don’t have any extra resources to play with at that point in time. I’m going to NYSC for real!

I was almost setting into depression, but I dusted off the feelings and look forward to the NYSC adventure! Off to camp.... It’s a journey to a whole new adventure. Whatever happened in the camp, stays at the camp! I initially thought it would be fun, but guess what? Your guess is as good as mine. The most horrible and longest 3 weeks of my life. I somehow, miraculously survived it and to make the matter worst, I got posted to a rural town in the middle of no where. A new reality has dawned on me.
How did I get here? Why the hell did I come back to Nigeria? What was I thinking?
On the other side, I was encouraging myself and going with the adventure, no doubt I met some great friends and really cool people during service. The universe compensated me with a very good “winks” as well. Remember, whatever happened in NYSC, stays at NYSC. Okay I felt better and settled.... I became so calm and started revisiting my coding skills fresh off college, I took advantage of the isolation in the small town to horn my programming skills.
The end of NYSC became the beginning of a new reality of hell..... would I survive this one? Meeehhn Nigeria is bleeped, but still we move!
Completed my NYSC after a year in the middle of no where and made it back to Lagos.
Fresh off NYSC and new to the over saturated, clustered job market.... Its deeper than a market! It’s a different world, it’s the average Nigerian graduates reality!
At this point, It was no longer getting funny.......

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