Prosper Osagie-Amayo
Prosper Osagie-Amayo
CS Senior | Software Developer | VP of KIT

About Me


Education

My name is Obosa Prosper Osagie-Amayo. I'm a Senior at CSUB pursuing a BS in Computer Science. I transferred to CSUB as a Junior from Bakersfield College majoring in Computer Science and receiving a Certificate of General Education.

I don't plan on going to grad school because a career in software engineering doesn't necessarily require a post-grad degree (depending on the specialization). Most of my practical knowledge comes from being self taught and learning from other software engineers.

The lack of quality teaching from professors early in my degree path led me to focus on learning what I needed and wanted to know by myself. This allowed me to build a skillset which landed me my first software developer position at a local startup.

Career

My interests include building innovative software solutions, software automation, and cyber security, specifically penetration testing . My professional software development experience primarily focuses on front-end web/web application development and my core competencies are HTML/CSS, JavaScript/TypeScript/jQuery, Angular 4, C++, and Python.

I'm currently a contractor for FITCLUB Global Inc. building a web app focused on simplifying aspects of an existing iOS app. This is the third startup I have worked for and I am going to continue my career as a software developer striving for the best possible opportunities.

As Vice President of Kern Innovation and Technology Community (KIT, non-profit), I am invested in helping to build Bakersfield's local tech community. KIT was responsible for Bakersfield's, CSUB's, and BC's first public hackathons.

Hobbies

On my free time I generally like to play PC games and work on programming projects. I always try to start new programming projects to keep my skills sharp, learn new things, and collaborate with doers. I also like to research topics that interest me, such as computer science, finance, and weight training.

My weight training methodolgy is modeled closely after the "Power Bodybuilding" training style. I constantly refine my training program through research and experimentation in order to maximize my results.

Feel free to ask for advice on any of these topics.

Recommendations for students pursing a career in software engineering


Programming Languages

Frameworks and Libraries

Extra/Bonus Points

Notes

  • Software Engineering is a subset of CompSci
  • Javascript !== Java
  • Website != Web App
  • Git != Github
  • Good communication and teamwork skills!
  • Greenfield development is mostly dead
  • Don't rely on a certain tech stack
  • Start and complete side projects
  • Make a Github account, don't post homework
  • Always use version control
  • Compete in hackathons
  • GPA >= 3.0
  • Get an internship
  • Make a LinkedIn and keep it up to date
  • Don't put stuff you don't really know on your resume
  • Build and online portfolio
  • It's okay to be wrong
  • Be logical, creative, and versatile
  • Don't repeat yourself
  • Don't work for a startup without being paid
  • Make connections.
  • Seriously... make connections.

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