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Catherine Nassimbwa; The Brain Behind the Jaguza App

Catherine Nassimbwa is one of the Ugandan Women In Technology that is proving to other ladies that technology is not only for the male gender and neither is it for the boring ladies. She describes herself as a lover of Technology, Entertainment and Design and yet amidst all this she is her own boss, the  CEO of Jaguza, a web and mobile e-Commerce application designed to connect service providers to clients who seek the services they provide like Online ticket booking, event advertisement.

She pursued an online course in Human Computer Interaction under the instructorship of one Professor Scott Klemmer at Stanford University. Catherine, like any other student received a couple of assignments while pursuing this course and, it was in these that she was tasked with designing an application by her then professor. She saw it fit to design one that impacted her lifestyle in terms of time management and how she went about her daily businesses.

It was out of the necessity to help movie goers access online contents that slowly by slowly the pieces of the Jaguza puzzle fell into place. With a committed team under her umbrella this puzzle is now a reality and the four people who have helped her make this possible are; Allan Muhumuza (A Java Web Application Developer), John Paul Otim, Edward Ssemuwemba, and Timothy Asiimwe (Android and iOS Mobile Application Developers

At 27 years of age, Catherine Nassimbwa is working tirelessly to achieve her goals jumping one huddle at a time. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in

Electrical Engineering, Computer Technology /Computer Systems and a  Masters degree of Science in Electrical Engineering, Remote engineering from Makerere University Kampala.

And what else has this brilliant lady done?! She was on the  International Scientific Advisory Board of the EDULEARN13; an international conference on education and New Learning technologies that took place in Barcelona Spain. Catherine was also a speaker on the TEDxKampalaChange talks. TEDxChange 2013 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED, convened by Melinda French Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson.

There is no stopping Ms Catherine Nassimbwa on her journey, she is leaping forward proudly in the technology field, she is an inspiration to many ladies; young and old. And above all, she is defying the odds

Written By: Viola Nuwaha


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