Yazid Lawal Ahmed

My name is Yazid Lawal Ahmed, I was born in Katsina, but Kaduna has been practically home for me all my life. I graduated from Informatics Academy where I studied Information Technology and Communication, Al-Qalam University Katsina where I obtained my Bsc. Computer Science.

 

I am the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer / Co-Founder for LUMILAB. Also I founded Rento.ng, a web-based platform for property rentals, the platform provides users with the best property search experience both online and offline by connecting them with legitimate and verified real estate agents.

I lead the team of software engineers at FREELENS SYSTEMS LTD. I am serving as a Community Manager for Google Developers Groups Katsina and Katsina Salesforce Developers Group (Nigeria Country Mentor). I am an ambassador to Andela Learning Community, Mozilla Firefox and Ingressive. A mentor for Django Girls Workshops.

I am a firm believer in growing the tech community, supporting and giving back to the ecosystem as a whole. This has put me on a path that has made me lead Google Developers Group Katsina. This is in addition to my role as Organizer for the Salesforce Developers Group in Katsina which happens to be the first Salesforce Developers Group in the country. Through this, I had extensive experience in organising meetups and workshops and engaging several hundreds of developers, graphic designers and technology enthusiasts, both young and old across the entire country.

My experience in IT has cuts across several areas, including developing Web Applications, Android Application, and sometimes iOS Applications. I do Cloud Computing (PaaS), Visual Designs as an add-on to my programming skills.

    LUMILAB is an open living lab and pre-incubation space designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyse creative social tech ventures take place. The HUB is a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Katsina to co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria.

    ADDRESS

    Ring Road, Katsina, Nigeria.

    PHONE

    07083884682

    EMAIL

    hello@lumilab.com.ng