njeriNjeri Chelimo is a web developer. young and established.

What did you have to do to get to where you are now?

I had to work my butt off and be really persistent. I used to wake up at 3am every morning, and that helped me to get to where I am today. And that’s why I learnt to code within a year, it wasn’t that easy.


What is the most pointless subject you had to do in high school?

Home science, I just could get that sewing stuff! I used to pay people to stitch for me (laughing).


You said you love music, what kind of music do you like?

Rock, reggae and Frank Sinatra stuff. All these have the same message: whether you’re doing crappy stuff, just do your thing. I love the passion.


What’s your philosophy? And how can you use it to advice university students?

When in university, try to gain universal knowledge. Don’t just focus on your course, learn something else. I’m a big campaigner of auto-deductism, that is, self learning/teaching. Because so many people have stopped being curious, they have stopped learning. Just learn something.


Are you a party animal?

I don’t party every weekend, but I definitely know how to have a good time!


What advice can you give too get to students/young people where they want to be?

Get out of your comfort zone, get up early, work had, attend all lessons, etc. pressurize yourself, have deadlines and basically, school like you’re working.


Where do you want to be in the next 10-25 years?

I want to be transforming lives in whatever I’m doing. That’s what I learnt from Bob Collymore.