Rukayat is a versatile and experienced software engineer who has been avidly interested in solving problems from a tender age. Her interests in solving problems and applying technology to impact the society led her to study engineering and consequently, dive into programming and software development. She is currently making waves as a software engineer with Influitive a Canadian based marketing technology firm. She recently completed the Andela fellowship program where she worked as a Full Stack Software Engineer and Technical Team lead; collaborating with other engineers in varying team sizes to build scalable software solutions. At Andela, she helped co-found and co-lead the Andela’s Ladies-in-Tech group an initiative to support women in tech in and out of Andela. She is also a co-organizer for the Lagos Women in Machine Learning and Data Science Group.
On the side, Rukayat is currently a graduate Student at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia where she is working towards an MSc in Computer Science with specialization in Machine Learning. Between working and studying, she enjoys making out time to participate in community development activities including gives talks at developers’ conferences and particularly mentoring the newer generation of software developers.