I specialize in engineering exceptional mobile experiences for the Android Platform. I’m also building brilliant, human-centered applications and overseeing all aspects of technology development, including product design, engineering, and architecture at Jibu Labs.
My interest in software engineering and coding, in general, began after high school. I wanted to become an Aeronautical Engineer, but over time my passion changed, and I discovered Software Engineering. I was fascinated by how computers worked, which made my interest grow. In 2014 I managed to build my first android application Simple Maths using Java, and it had over five hundred downloads with a 4.5 rating. This motivated me so much, and that's how I got into mobile.
My Learning Curve
As my interest in building android applications grew, I applied for the Grow With Google Scholarship and won. The advanced android development nano degree from Udacity helped shape my second Application, Budgeting Buddy, which now has ten thousand downloads. Budgeting Buddy is a free mobile application that helps manage money and create budgets. Education: Auburn Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.
Jenga Realty Project
Android, iOS & Web
Jenga Realty is a revolutionary mobile and web app that simplifies buying and selling homes. Jenga Realty is designed to help people in the diaspora purchase homes across Africa by providing a secure and transparent platform to facilitate real estate transactions.
With Jenga Realty, users can browse property listings, schedule viewings, make offers directly through the app, and access a wealth of other resources to help them easily navigate the real estate market.Check out Jenga Realty
Public Speaking , Podcasts & Hosting
View some of my tech talks and webinars
Keynote – Mums Who Code Bootcamp Cohort 6 2023
From Mums Who Code – “Over 150 women have embarked on this journey from 23 countries; we are delighted because your address serves as a source of light to guide them as they navigate their way in the space beyond this Bootcamp. Your invaluable contribution has helped to shape their thought and re-engineer the minds of the attendees and all who would watch the video afterward. We are proud of your successes and believe this is the beginning of a fruitful relationship. Thank you, Madona S. Wambua”
Modesto Junior College Developer Festival Talk 2023
I was privileged to deliver a keynote speech on what it means to be an expert in our field. It was a humbling experience to follow the Modesto Mayor’s Sue Zwahlen’s insightful address and share the platform with other notable speakers. Being an expert isn’t just about knowledge; it’s about the relentless pursuit of excellence, continuous learning, and a commitment to making a positive impact in our chosen domains. I also met terrific attendees and am very grateful. Thank you again for the engaging discussion and the event organizers for this opportunity to contribute to such an inspiring and vibrant community.
99 Humans Podcast
A multimedia platform centered on humanizing leadership. As we conduct interviews with a cohort of cross-industry leaders, we seek to tell stories about the human side of leadership. Join us and share your story!
Jetpack Compose -The ins and outs of the new Android UI paradigm and how it compares to Swift.
Google Developer Expert Series
Meet Madona Wambua, an Androidfrom the USA. Madona used her knowledge of Java to build her first app, which led her to the Women Techmakers Academy. Hear Madona’s story on how she became a GDE and what the Android community means to her. Subscribe to Android Developers →
Women On IT – Malta
Android has been a very popular choice among users, and it is also one of the most widely-used mobile operating systems in the world. According to Statista, Android users spend more than 90% of the time engaging with apps and gaming while using their mobile devices. As of Q3 2022, Google Play has the biggest number of apps with around 3.5 million available apps. Creating the best Android applications is a lot like baking a cake.
Women Who Code Podcast
Natalia Daies, Senior Director of Communications and Marketing at Women Who Code, has a conversation with Odette Nemes, Head of Growth at Onramp, Madona Wambua, Founder & CTO Jibu Labs, Author, Keynote Speaker, Senior Android Engineer, and Google Developer Expert for Android, Valarie Regas, DevOps fanatic, accomplished speaker and Melissa Hong, CEO and Owner of OMG Code. This is a group of diverse, exceptional technologists. They discuss their different career paths and how they balance it with parenting.
The Android Show
I got to Host the Android Show, #TheAndroidShow, which was super amazing, you can watch the entire episode here.
The Android Show
I got to Host the Android Show, #TheAndroidShow In this episode, we’re unpacking the latest Android foldables and large screens and the incredible opportunity these open up for you and your users.
The Android Community
I got to Host the Android Show, #TheAndroidShow, The Android Community Segment.
Meet Madona Syombua, a Women Techmakers Ambassador who works as an Android Engineer.
DevFest Montreal, Canada
As engineers, it is good practice to maintain a healthy culture where we write both UI and unit tests. However, the biggest hurdle comes when you have to set up continuous integration; how do you ensure your tests don’t slow down builds from other pull requests, hence slowing down the merge process..? What if I told you we found a tool and now run our UI tests nightly and on specific days? Join me, and let’s talk about how, why, and what tools we use.
Google I/O Extended at Samsung NYC
Transitioning from Individual Contributor to Engineering Manager.
International Women’s Day 2022 @ Betterment NYC
IWD is Women Techmaker’s annual event campaign when our community hosts events in March and April.
Jetpack Compose with Square Workflow
Jetpack Compose with Square Workflow talk by Zach Klippenstein.
New Jetpack register for activity API
Android docs now recommend using this new register ForActivity Result API.
View some of my projects and work
Android App UI/UX