Aug 26, 2019
Nelly Cheboi is a remarkable person I met while attending StartupWorldCup 2019 at 1871. 1871 is a startup incubator in Chicago that hosts free events that all Illinois Tech students have access to. Cheboi stood out to me from the first time I met her, since it was very rare that I found a woman in backend software development that was passionate about it outside of work. The more I talked to her, I realized her passions were deeper than just software development, she’s a key player in increasing technology accessibility and education in Kenya. I’m going to spend the next few issues covering her story and her non-profit, TechLit Africa (https://techlitafrica.org). This first part introduces her backstory which is essential in establishing what this venture means to her.