Daisy Nkwetiyim

Daisy Nkweteyim founded the WAAW (Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women) STEM Cell at University of Buea and was selected as Google Summer of Code intern in 2014, 2015 and 2016 (three consecutive years) with Groovy, Systers and Anita Borg Institute.

Her selection alongside Mpara Faith as the first African lady to participate in the Google Summer of Code software engineering internship with Groovy in 2014 was an achievement which inspired, motivated and prepared other ladies in the University of Buea community to contribute to open source projects and remain remarkable. She also mentored high school students who interned at the Anita Borg Institute during the Google Code-In 2015 while she actively planned and organized events which pushed her female peers to be outstanding. In 2016, she was selected amongst the 9 winners of the Systers Pass-It-On awards which enables female open source contributors to hand over their benefits to other ladies in their local communities.

Upon graduation from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering, she got admitted into Carnegie Mellon University, a platform which she has used to inspire other ladies within the Women TechMakers Buea community in their software engineering careers.