Some time ago, I found myself ruminating on a pertinent question; one I have asked myself multiple times. I’m pretty sure you might have asked yourself the same question if you’re a thinker like me. What do I really want in life? It’s interesting though. For many people, whenever this question pops up, they can’t really give a straight answer. Not everyone has a clear idea, they don’t really know. The most likely answer you’ll hear is: “Happiness. I just want to be happy”.

But Happiness is a rather broad term, one that covers a range of other things like…

About a few weeks ago, I was mindlessly scrolling twitter when I stumbled on a tweet by Vala Afshar. In the tweet, he mentioned that google came into operation in the late 90s, at a time when there were several search engines already in the market. The tweet also included a nostalgic video clip of the garage in which google started.

Complete nerds crammed in front of computers stationed in disheveled makeshift offices. Somehow, Google managed to become the dominant player in the search engine space. …

As technology has evolved over the years, countless systems have sprung up into existence; each system formed on the basis of the intelligent application of knowledge and design principles. In our line of work, we design and build systems that provide services to our fellow humans.

Think of all the great services we enjoy today: WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, Google Search etc. They are products of engineering aimed at making life more interesting, or should i use the word.. engaging.

Product Engineering itself is a combined effort that includes Development, Quality Assurance and Operations. Indeed, it is highly improbable you will…

There is always that moment when you hear a good song playing on the radio or in public and you just wish you could know the name of the song. If you have ever used the music recognition app, Shazam, then you are very much aware of the service it provides. With Shazam, you can record a short sample of a song, and the app will display the song title and artist and also include a link to buy the song. …

I started writing code when i was Fifteen years old. I remember I started out with ALGOL. For me it was about experimenting with an activity I found oddly satisfying. I stood on the aisle in the University of Lagos Library, looking for something fun to read. Then I stumbled upon a book that caught my attention; can’t even remember the name of the book. The book was about constructing solutions and algorithms to different forms of mathematical problems. So I dived in out of curiosity, wondering what ALGOL was all about.

In those moments, I sat in the library…

Julian Dumebi Duru

passionate about technology and business

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