Femi, aged 13, started coding when he was just 8 - hacking Minecraft using Python on the Raspberry Pi. He wanted to share what he'd learnt with his friends from his Tourette Syndrome support group which led to him setting up South London Raspberry which has run inclusive coding and robot workshops both here and abroad. he has won awards and praise from the Prime Minster for the work he has done the community. Femi was named on the Independent's Happy list and was recognised as one of the London Tech Advocates, 25 Under 25s rising talents.
He has his own business and website, hackerfemo.com and has helped develop a Young Coders MeetUp which is hosted at Red Hat's Open Innovation Labs in London. Presently he has partnered with Imran Hassan to develop an App to help Deaf children with literacy. He also presents inspiring Keynote talks on the topics of Young Coders, Cybersecurity and Open Source community.
Talks I've Given
Round Table Session: Youth-Led Inclusion
Featuring Femi Owolade-Coombes
What are the key elements that enables 'Diversity' and 'Inclusion' to become a part of the Young Coders community?diversity young-coders inclusion skills-gap