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Madu Kingsley

Manager, Digital Platform
Let's Talk Science
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I manage a diverse team of cross-functional software developers.

About me

I was born/grew up in: I was born in Nigeria.

I now live in: I live in Kitchener, Ontario.

I completed my training/education at:  I have a Bachelors of Engineering from the Federal University of Technology (FUTO). I am a certified Project Manager from Project Management Institute (PMI). I am a certified Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance

What I do at work

At work, I help my team get through the day by identifying hindrances or blockers and removing them. I also conceptualize solutions and lead new projects from inception, through initiation, planning, execution and completion. My core team are mostly software developers. We build both web and mobile applications for teenagers and younger kids. Some of this software help kids and teenagers learn about the fascinating world of science. I am like a glue to the team because I pull all the strings together as needed.

My career path is

I have always had a love of computers and building things! At an early age, I knew I was going to an engineer of some sort. I started by building little apps and websites while in school. As I grew in my career, I realized my skill was helping people. As a result, I learned how best to help people in an agile environment. This led me to being involved in Project Management and scrum master trainings.

I am motivated by

I am excited about solving problems, building new things and helping my team. Working as part of a team is exciting for me.

How I affect peoples’ lives

By helping my team build awesome software, we are helping teenagers and younger kids learn about STEM in a fun way.

Outside of work I

Drone flying!

My advice to others

Look deep into your heart to find what excites you. Then, take that leap!

When I was a student, I enjoyed:
  • Art
  • Business & Economics
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Math
  • Foreign languages
  • Geography
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Industrial Arts
  • Home Economics
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Science
  • Technology
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
  • Brought people together
  • Liked helping people
  • Organized activities for my friends
  • Enjoyed working with my hands
  • Was motivated by success
  • Wanted to be in charge
  • Liked being given free range to explore my ideas
  • Engaged in volunteer activities
  • Liked reading
  • Was really creative
  • Always knew exactly what I wanted to do
  • Felt great satisfaction in getting good grades
  • Played video games
  • Liked to take things apart to see how they worked
  • Liked to design or build things
  • Learned best "by doing"

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