About me

Ayooluwa Isaiah riding his bike

Cycling is one of Ayo's favourite recreational activities. You can follow him on Strava.

Freshman is the tech blog of Ayooluwa Isaiah, a Software Developer based out of Nigeria. This is where he shares articles, tutorials, and tips on several development related topics. If you enjoy the content on this blog, subscribe to the bi-weekly email newsletter and consider supporting the blog financially to keep it going.

You can find Ayo elsewhere on the internet on GitHub and Twitter. Feel free to follow, and send him a message if you want to discuss anything!

With computers

  • Ayo programs mostly in Go and JavaScript (using TypeScript where possible). Writing technical articles also takes a sizeable chunk of his time. Lately, he’s been picking up Java.

  • His primary development machine is a Dell XPS 13 (9360) laptop running Windows 10 and Ubuntu (via WSL).
  • Vim (Neovim) is his text editor of choice.
  • He wrote his first line of code in late 2014.
Ayo's GitHub contribution graph

Ayo’s GitHub contribution graph

Other interests

Aside from his programming work, He has a few other interests:

Sports: He’s a huge football fan and he used to run a football blog many years ago. Specifically, he’s a Chelsea fan, and he loves the Premier League.

Books: He reads a lot of books from a wide range of categories including Science fiction, History and Psychology. These days, he’s become fascinated by many 20th century books and he’s been digging deep into them.

Photography & Filmmaking: He has an interest in becoming a hobbyist photographer/filmmaker and he’s fascinated by how far you can go with just a mobile phone.

He has a second blog where he jots down his non-programming thoughts and ideas. You can check it out here.

Get in touch

You can reach Ayo via the contact page. He’s happy to be emailed about technical inquires, projects and certainly any corrections or suggestions for material. He will usually respond within 24 hours.