Whisper To Humanity’s Feminist Wednesday Crush for the week is Ire Aderinokun.

Published on Wed, 10 Mar 2021

Ire Aderinokun is a Nigerian front end developer and Google Developer Expert. She is Nigeria's first female Google Developer Expert. Ire is from Ogun state, Nigeria. She was born into the family of Tayo and Mrs. Olunfunlola Aderinokun.

After her secondary school education in Nigeria she got a bachelor's degree in Experimental Psychology from University of Bristol. While pursuing her master's degree in law at University of Bristol, her interests for computer science made her take a design course at CodeAcademy.
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Ire is a self-taught frontend developer and user interface designer. She wrote built her first website at 13 as a fansite for Neopets where she had learned her first basic HTML codes.  Ire also runs a blog called bitsofcode, where she breaks down coding tips to other developers. She started the blog in 2015.

Ire is a Google Developer Expert, specializing in the core front-end technologies HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Ire is also an author at techcabal. She organizes Frontstack, a conference for front-end engineering in Nigeria and started a small scholarship program to sponsor Nigerian women to take a audacity Nanodegree in a technology-related field of their choice. 

She is the co-founder and VP Engineering of BuyCoins. Ire is also one of the founding members of the Feminist Coalition, a group of women with a mission to champion equality for women in Nigerian society.

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Samuel Unachukwu

Fri, 19 Mar 2021

Great writeup!

Maryjacob Okwuosa

Thu, 1 Apr 2021

Ire have been wonderful and so have so many young Nigerian women. We will keep celebrating these women to been seen and to inspire younger Nigerian women.

Ella Jordan

Mon, 23 May 2022