TechHer Spotlight

Lisa Katusiime

Lisa has a degree in Software Engineering from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. She was funded by the Network Start up resource Center to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference in Minneapolis, United States of America.

She is proficient with Java, CSS, HTML and Shell scripting. She has won several awards such as: the first prize of the Orange Community Innovation Awards in 2013, by building an agricultural App called AgroMarketday with Isaac Omiat. It features details of agricultural markets, market days, and farmers in district of Uganda.

Her Work:

  • Between October 2011 – October 2012, she worked as an End user support Intern at Directorate of ICT support and training for Makerere University, Kampala.
  • In 2012, Lisa volunteered for Afchix African Women in Technology. As a volunteer, she facilitated networking opportunities amongst women studying computer science and those working around the Information and Communication Technology field. She didn’t stop there, a platform for mentoring upcoming young women in the field of computer sciences was also established by her.
  •  From November 2013 – August 2014, she was an Intern at Orange Uganda where she managed the social media presence. She also presented weekly reports, including organizing and facilitating the annual Orange community Innovation Awards for the year 2014.
  • In 2014, she organized a Unix system administration and networking workshop for female engineers in East Africa called AFNOG chix.
  • Lisa currently works as a business developer at Likamis Software Limited; a digital company she co-founded with Isaac Omiat. The goal for establishing Likamis was to bridge the gap between farmers and consumers in Uganda.

Why TechHer Loves Her:

At TechHer, we believe in collaboration and support. Miss Katusiime agrees with us as she reiterates the essence of women networking. She says, “It is so great when women come together to network and share brilliant ideas because through such networks great ideas are formed that lead to greater things”

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