StudentBuild AMA: Ask Zubair Abubakar on Building a Software Development Career



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Ask Zubair anything on building a successful software development career

Zubair is a software engineer, technology entrepreneur and TED Fellow. A two-time Future Awards nominee and a member of the exclusive 100 ‘Guardian of Future’ group conferred by President Goodluck Jonathan. He is a passionate believer in the power of technology to promote positive change and create wealth. In 2011, he started an initiative now known as Constitution for All that has enabled over a million Nigerians have access to the constitution anytime, anywhere, on their mobile phones. He has also served through Pledge51 as a consultant to WorldBank’s infoDev in Washington D.C.

Zubair co-founded ChopUP, a mobile social gaming company building locally relevant games for mobile Africa. Alongside pioneering Africa’s first mobile eSports platform (, they have released titles such as Monkey Post-Street Soccer, Danfo Reloaded II, Table Soccer, Sambisa Assault, Oya Run with Friends and Jagun – Clash of Kingdoms amongst others. In addition to designing and producing web and mobile apps, he also helped build one of Nigeria’s biggest information portals- He previously worked at Chevron Nigeria and IZY Brand.

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