Chidiebere Ekennia
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Chidiebere Ekennia

Software Developer

Love building things that matter.

10 months ago

About

Accomplished Fullstack Developer with over 6 yrs of working experience. Skilled in TypeScript, React, Nextjs, Angular, Node, Solidity, Framer motion & much more. Passionate about scalable solutions. Won local and international hackathons. Excited to join your team!

Work Experience

2022 — Now
United Kingdom

A Fintech startup building cross border payments infrastructures for businesses.
Key Achievements:

  1. Increased performance benchmarks for company website by 500%
  2. Built component library to reduce bundle size by 1000%
  3. Revamping the businesses onboarding processes
2021 — 2022
Enugu, Nigeria

A startup building amazing products, partnerships and a large community for Web3 in Africa.
Key Achievements:

  1. Developed all development systems and technical processes for carrying out project development.
  2. Brokered partnerships with 3 international Web3 Companies - Bunzz, Buildspace and Ethereum Foundation
  3. Led the team to win two (2) international Web3 Hackathons
2020 — 2022
USA

A freelancing platform that connects developers to clients in need of their services.

2021 — 2021
Dubai, U.A.E.

A private investment holding company that deals in Real Estate, Robotics and more.
Key Achievements:

  1. Optimized SEO extensively and raised their Google search rankings.
  2. Got the website a 100% score in performance, Accessibility and other benchmark.
2020 — 2021
Enugu, Nigeria

A company that develops talent, businesses and technical capacity in Nigeria.

2018 — 2020
Owerri, Nigeria

A software institute that aims to empower youths with ICT skills.

Projects

2023

The official website for Rollover LTD, a dog breeding platform based in New zealand and owned by new zealand artist Mike Walker.

2023

A luxury thrift store for the Rome XVIII Brand.

2023

The new and improved company website for VertoFx, a cross-border fintech platform based in the United Kingdom.

2022

The official website for a startup that aims to drive blockchain and web3 adoption by building talents and solutions across africa.

2022

The Eager Beaver NFT collections are amazing projects I worked on with Snoop Dogg’s team in New Zealand.
Key Achievements:

  1. I designed the NFT smart contracts on Ethereum, implemented a reveal, whitelisting and verification using merkle trees, initial minting and royalties payment to a turnstile wallet.
  2. The techniques I used drastically reduced gas fees even in the competitive minting periods so much so that users openly complimented the team for the cheaper than usual gas fees. The project made $100k in the first 6hours during pre-mint.
2022

Dexplore brings all available tools for proper market analysis on one simplified and yet efficient user interface for a surface to in-depth analysis of assets on the Cardano Blockchain and Ecosystem by leveraging AI.
Key Achievements:

  1. I was the development lead on this project
2022

Beima is a smart contract development suite that easily lets you document and test your smart contracts without a single line of code.
Key Achievements:

  1. Came third place in an international Polygon hackathon under the developer tooling category
  2. Top 50 out of 500 projects in the Buildspace Nights and Weekends programme.
2022
Zeus at Zeus

Zeus is a crypto exchange platform where users can trade fiat for crypto and vice versa. I led the team that built this project.
Key Achievements:

  1. I managed the internal workings of the crypto side of things as well as security.
  2. I also handled key architectural setups on the frontend.
2021

The official company website for a Multi-national Holding Company based in Dubai, UAE - Mojay Global Holding Limited.

Awards

2022

Winner in 3rd Place for the Polygon sponsor's prize at the 1, 2, Web3 Hackathon - Moralis x Filecoin 2022

2022

I led my team to 3rd place in the international XEND DEFI Hackathon, sponsored by Binance, Polygon, Google and more. I was given $10,000.

2022

CodeJam is a state-wide hackathon, with participants from all parts of the region that focuses on Data structures and Algorithms and is organized by the Google Developer Group, Enugu and its co-sponsors like Xend Finance.

2021

I was privileged to be awarded Backend Developer of the Year, while interning for the biggest tech hub in Eastern Nigeria, Genesys Tech Hub.

Speaking

2023
Enugu, Nigeria

Polygon Guild Enugu is a community for anyone in and around Enugu and southeast at large looking to learn more about Web 3 or get up to speed

2022
Enugu, Nigeria

BCAT is a blockchain and cryptocurrency awareness campaign with the goal of empowering millions of people across the continent through blockchain and cryptocurrency networks and education across Africa.

Side Projects

2023

I built a poker game and wrote smart contracts for it on the Aurora blockchain

Certifications

2021
Mastering React from Code with Mosh

Certification of graduation from a course that teaches react fundamentals as well as advanced concepts like higher-order components, pure components, rendering optimisation, state management, routing and so much more.

2020
Certification of Graduation for the Complete Nodejs Course from Code with Mosh

Graduated from code with mosh after taking their complete Nodejs course that covered, nodejs fundamentals, advanced concepts, unit and integration testing and much more.

2019
Microsoft Certified, Azure Fundamentals from Microsoft

Id no: H363-7340

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