Chiemezie – Website Executive

What is your Igbo name? Chiemezie

What is the meaning of your Igbo name? God has done it well

What State are you from? Abia

Do you speak Igbo? Yes – Fluent

Most memorable experience from a visit to Nigeria?                       Nearly choking in Lagos traffic – it was undisappointingly slow, the car needed windows down for ventilation, and we were tailing a Danfo bus… I was ready to see Jesus…

What do you do for a living? Web Developer

How did you get into this line of work?                                                            Got a BSc in Computer Science

Most enjoyable aspect to your work?                                                         Trying to work around the restrictions Infrastructure have in place for the rest of the organisation.

How long have you been a member of ICSN? One month

How did you first hear about ICSN? Word of mouth at smaller Igbo group

Your favourite meeting, event or experience at ICSN? My first – which happened to be an AGM – where I got made Web Exec. (Vain, I know). Really why? Because it feels like it will grant me an opportunity to utilise my Web Dev skills, in a capacity where I can make a strong impact advancing the Igbo agenda.

One thing that you think ICSN is best at? Presenting an image of itself that makes it feel accessible to both the young, middle-aged, and even older Igbos, which to me is incredible

One thing you think ICSN could improve on? More proactive outreach to other Igbos who aren’t yet members – ESPECIALLY the youth

What motivated you to run as an Exec?  Also, no one seemed willing to go for it, the description of it really appealed to me, and I had already seen areas of improvement on the website which I felt certain I could help out on, using my dev skills.

What do you plan to do within your role ver the past year? Mainly to enhance the usability of the website – both for visitors, as well as the admins. Also I’ll be looking at tools which could offer options which help improve the current process of communication/information dissemination to visitors and members, to make ICSN feel even more targeted and inclusive for all parties involved.