Wendo Joy studied Information Technology(IT) in Kenya at JKUAT and taught it at colleges in Nairobi before moving to Germany in 2013. She recently graduated with a Nano Degree in Data Science with Udacity Online University based in the Silicon Valley. Wendo secured an online scholarship to pursue this particular degree through the Udacity/Bertelsmann Scholarship in July 2017. The call for applications was posted in the Facebook Group (Free Code Camp Earth). She battled through phase one, which had 15,000 participants and managed to be among the 1500 data science scholars that were chosen to go to phase 2.
Wendo is passionate about Computer Science and she believes she can contribute strongly to the Eco-System in Africa to support the current innovations back home. She runs her blog, Wendo Pens on which she talks about making money online, MOOCs and other meaningful stuff one could do online for personal life improvement. Follow the page to learn more about it! She is also very passionate about music and had the chance to perform to the President Uhuru Kenyatta when he had visited Berlin in 2017. She is currently in a band of 7 members and among the lead vocals!
Watch her interview with us to know more about the scholarship programme, requirements and the job prospects with the degree.