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About me:

Ilo Calistus is a Software engineer and Technical project manager.

With Experience working with Small, Medium and Large Organizations like Grandilo, Tunga, Anita Borg, KWGSoftworks and Google; Calistus has what it takes to move a project from 'idea phase' to 'ready for market phase'. 
 

Education:

I hold a Bachelors degree in Computer science from the University of Nigeria. 

While in school I participated in a coding competitions and internships in the US where I usually emerged as one of the top. Some of this programs include: Google Summer of Code, Google Student Ambassadors program, Google Code-In Mentorship, Google Code Jam

Experience:

06/2021 - Present: Technical Project Manager, KWG Softworks ~United States

I am in charge of project planning, scoping and execution of projects within the company in collaboration with Software Engineers across Africa

05/2020 - Present: Lead Mobile developer HaveMyRoom ~ Ireland
I rebuilt the mobile version of a hotel booking app(HaveMyRoom) using Flutter which now exposes users to over 700,000 hotels around the world. Technologies used are: Flutter, NodeJS, Firebase cloud Functions, Java, Kotlin and Swift

05/2021 - Present: Lead Mobile developer iLinkOn ~Nigeria
I rebuilt the mobile version of an EduSocial app(iLinkOn) using Flutter which is now available in 8 countries around the world. Technologies used are: Flutter, NodeJS, Firebase cloud Functions, Java, Kotlin and Swift

06/2019 - 08/2020: Technical Recruiter: Zero to One Search ~ Germany
I identified, screened, presented and recruited world class developers for tech companies in Germany. Also collaborated with hiring managers to set realistic technical requirements.

09/2017 - Present: Lead Mobile developer ParishBulletin ~ Nigeria
Lead the team of 4 developers working on ParishBulletin. A mobile app that connects Catholics to the nearest Catholic church within their vicinity. The app currently has 335 Parishes in US, Nigeria, Kenya, India, South Africa and Philippines) registered on it and over 7,000 users. Technologies used are Firebase, Firebase cloud Functions, Java, Kotlin, NodeJS, Flutter

02/2019 - 09/2020: Lead developer, Releaf~United States
Executed a communication and farm product supply chain tracking tool for the company from scratch. This system makes use of Geolocations API and 2 way SMS technology for tracking and communication respectively.
Technologies used are: Flutter NodeJS, VueJS, Google and Geolocations API.

09/2017 - 09/2018: Technical Project manager & Country Lead, Tunga~Netherland I lead the execution of over 12 technical projects for different companies in Europe and East Africa over a 1 year period with a cumulative budget of about €200,000 amidst retaining most clients and developers' happiness.

In a period of 1 year, I grew Tunga’s development workforce from 120 developers to 300 senior software developers. Successfully helped the company to break even that same year.

12/2016 - 09/2017: Senior Software Engineer(Mobile), Tunga~Netherland

I developed about 2 different applications from scratch for 2 different companies and participated in maintaining 3 other codebases for an ongoing project. The companies were located in the Netherlands and Uganda

05/2015 - 08/2015: Android Engineer, Google Summer of Code with Systers, An Anita Borg Institute ~United States
Represented Nigeria in Google Summer of code 2015. I contributed to 50 million lines of code written so far.Built a mobile app that helps to reduce the rate of sexual assault on Peace Corp volunteers and staff in their various countries of service

03/2016 - 08/2016: Google Summer of Code Mentor with Systers, An Anita Borg Institute ~United States

I mentored University students from around the world on how to write open source code. These students contributed to the 50 million lines of code written so far.

05/2014 - 08/2015: Google Student Ambassador, University of Nigeria ~ Nigeria Acted as liaison between Google and my school for over 1 year. During this period, I trained over 2000 students in Google technologies and about 100 in Android development. Then I later emerged as the star Ambassador(Best) of Google in Sub Saharan Africa

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