Celestine Omin is a software engineer based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently a Senior Technical Consultant at Andela, an elite engineering organization that provides companies with access to the top 1% of tech talent across the African continent.
As Senior Technical Consultant, Celestine manages teams of Andela developers and works with Andela’s partner companies to understand their business goals and product roadmap. He provides technical guidance and oversight to ensure that engineering teams are running in accordance with world-class technical standards.
Prior to Andela, Celestine worked at Konga, the largest online e-commerce marketplace in Nigeria with well over 20,000 merchants and $78.5M in venture funding. While at Konga, Celestine served as the lead engineer for SellerHQ, helped in migrating some of the company’s monolithic applications to micro-services, and led the development of a community forum for Konga’s merchants and customers that greatly shaped the company’s product roadmap and strategy.
Outside of Andela, Celestine speaks regularly at technology conferences across Africa. He organizes and leads Africa Git Meetup, which recently featured GitLab’s Kelvin Mutuma as a guest speaker.
When a good number of people think about the tech industry, the first assumption is there has to be some coding involved. In that light, a great tech idea can come to a nontechnical person, but it can be a bit intimidating to go ahead with the idea if you can’t code. Because of this […]