Meet Chibugo Illoh, the Heartbeat of the Akwa Ibom Tech Ecosystem

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Fondly called Buggie, Chibugo Illoh, a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, has gradually immersed herself in the tech ecosystem in Akwa Ibom State, making her a highly sought after Tech Connector. 

Her tech journey started during her NYSC days when she was posted to Akwa Ibom for the one year exercise. Having studied Information Management Technology in the university, she decided to fully sink her teeth into the world of tech. 

On getting to Uyo, she found herself working at StartHub, a fast-paced tech hub located at the gigantic E-Library building erected by former Governor of the state, Godswill AkpabioStartHub is one of the pioneering tech hubs in Akwa Ibom State. Founded by Hanson Johnson, the hub has been the epicenter of the tech explosion in the state. 

Chibugo Illoh presenting an Award at BlocFest, Uyo

Buggie started off her career as a Front End Developer learning HTML, JavaScript and CSS. She was at StartHub for the whole period of her service year, picking up vital skills and building her network in the ecosystem.

After her service year, she had a stint at 36Zero, an upscale Marketing Communications brand headed by Iam Etefia who now runs Peniremit.

She led Operations and Administration at 36Zero for a few months before moving on to HTG Tech Academy as a Learning Officer. Over there, she grew to become the head of the Digital Learning arm of the company. 

Buggie has overtime grown to become a force in the Akwa Ibom State Tech Ecosystem. No tech event happens in the state without her prints on it. She is passionate about building a robust ecosystem, helping young people kickstart and grow their career in tech.

She currently leads the online learning efforts at Everest Online Academy in Akwa Ibom State and is also the Programme Manager for Google Developers Group (GDG), Ikot Ekpene chapter.

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