Check Nyah

As the University of Buea's second Google Student Ambassador, Check Nyah organized events on campus which inspired and motivated students to learn computer programming, participate in Google-funded open source internships, advocated for Google-backed email services for all staff and students - all this earning him the prestigious Star Google Student Ambassador award in Ghana in 2014.

At the same time, he served the developer community in Buea as pioneer organizer of the Google Developer Group Buea and was the first Google Summer of Code software engineering intern with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's BRLCAD project in 2013, an internship which he later replicated across OpenMRS and GNU open source projects in 2015 and 2016 respectively. He eventually founded the GDG Bambili, a community of software developers in the University of Bamenda which advocates the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and has facilitated the grooming of programming prodigies, one of whom won the Google Code-In 2016, making international headlines during the 2017 internet shutdown in the english-speaking regions of Cameroon. He presented his unique experience at the interface of Golang programming and poetry at GopherCon 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

Upon graduation from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology Computer Engineering department with a Bachelor of Engineering, he won a scholarship from Facebook to learn at HackReactor, one of Silicon Valley's elite Software engineering bootcamp programs.