Louise Mercy Jillo

  • Interswitch Group, Senior Product Executive
  • Nairobi
  • Information Technology and Services
machine learning · innovation · Google Cloud Platform · travelling · Software Engineering · Blockchain · Data Analytics · Cooking · Happiness Management · GDG Organizer · Diversity and Inclusion · WTM ambassador · Startups · User Experience · Design Thinking · Developer Relation · Product Manager · Dance · Hackathons · Computer Science · I enjoy learning different programming languages that I could use to uplift others · Algorithms · cryptography · Code Reviews · inclusion and social diversity

About Me

I'm a Senior Product Executive at Interswitch Group. Previously worked as a Developer Community Manager which is part of Developer Relations at Decoded Africa and Africa's Talking. I am passionate about technology, developer communities and innovations. I channel my passion for technology through training developers and working on curriculums to facilitate knowledge sharing. In the spirit of nurturing the youth, I mentor students (Primary,High School and Universities) and young developers and I have served as a Master Trainer at Youth for Technology Foundation, an international non-profit organization that works with youth and women demonstrating the power of appropriate technology in education and entrepreneurship. I led the Google Developer Group (JKUAT chapter 2017) and Developer Students Club (JKUAT chapter 2018/2019) where I organized developer community focused events and oversaw growth of student developers from 500 to 2100. I have organized many local meetups, workshops and hackathons which have created positive impact in the tech ecosystem. I'm currently a member and co-organizer of Google Developer Group and Women Tech Makers Nairobi with the aim of empowering more women to join the tech industry. My greatest accomplishments include graduating with a degree in Computer Science, receiving an award as an outstanding student in Technology and Innovation at JKUAT and attending Google I/O 2019 in California amongst outstanding Developer Student Club leads in Sub-Saharan Africa. My hobbies include travelling , knitting, Latin dancing, baking and recreational reading.