About Me


I am AbdulFattah Popoola; an engineering leader with over 15 years of software development experience across multiple business domains and technical stacks. I have successfully worked on V1 enterprise SaaS products, scaled software to increased customer demand and sunsetted products at end of life while working across multiple teams: Azure Dev Ops, PowerBI, Dynamics 365 for Talent, Dynamics for Marketing and OneNote.

I am skilled at defining and improving observability, live site and engineering practices. Furthermore, I have successfully led remote international teams and have exhibited leadership in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) environments.

My software odyssey, which started in 2006, spans several problems and multiple domains. I am very passionate about software development processes, engineering systems and web engineering.

I hold a Master’s degree in Computing and Information Science from the Masdar Institute and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University.

I am deeply passionate about software development and spend a lot of my time on it (at and outside work). In addition, areas like engineering systems, software development processes, machine learning and network analysis pique my interest.

My favourite programming language is JavaScript; I am also proficient in Python, TypeScript and Scheme. I am familiar with Java, C#, PHP, Matlab/Octave, R, C and SQL.

I also love learning and read a lot; my curiosity pushes me to keep searching for information.


When I am not at work or spending time with my family; you’ll probably find me honing my programming skills, learning Taekwondo or reading a good book.

I am passionate about education, health and social welfare; in my spare time I try to contribute to these domains using my skills.

I can converse in English, Arabic, Yoruba, Hausa, Pidgin English and understand very minimal French (I have forgotten nearly all I learnt).

I am Muslim and try my best to contribute to noble initiatives for human good.

Contact me

Feel free to drop me an email at abdulapopoola@gmail.com.


My posts on this blog are my own views and not my employer’s.

36 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Interesting blog u’v got.. U got alot of ideas in ur head, which is cool. Funny, how i never came to know u, while u were in Ife.. I’m pretty sure, I’d still get tolearn alot from u..

    Keep it up, brother.


  2. BaarakAllaahu feek akhee. You’ve got some good work going on hear alhamdulillaah. May Allaah make it a source of much good.


  3. Hey i can also “speak” java, c ,html, css ,js, jquery etc etc :D
    i guess after a lot of time i have found another “creature” of my species :D :D :D lol kidding :)
    if you get time, contact me :)


  4. Dear ed, it’s an IT blog. And it’s also GOOD to share right thing at right place.You can’t imagine his contribution.


  5. Every one who knows you in the real world can attest the truthful coincided blog. You are one; exception in hundreds of friends i ever made. I discussed how my met with you served me a turning point to light of leaning passionately day in day out and Alhamdulillah, one is also coming up with my little work with artificial languages


  6. salam alaykum dear bro. First came to know about u from akhee teslim and ilyas of IT Colony. May Allaah increase u more in goodness. Aameen

    just needed ur advice if u have any on the fields of networking. Actually, i’ve started the journey but along the way some problems occur which rally round finances. Was thinking of giving up despite the passions i have for it. Any advice please as I say jazakumuLlohu khaeran in advance.


  7. Found your blog while searching information about PubSub/Observer-Pattern in JavaScript and really have to say that your blog is one of the few reliable ones. I share your passion about development – I’m developing for 12 years now – and spend a lot time of my time on it, too :D
    I’m a huge fan of JavaScript, too (learned to love it during the past three years), but I’m highly addicted to PHP! :D
    Have a nice day and keep going on,
    greetings from Germany


    1. Thanks a lot codeFareith; glad to hear my writings helped in some way.

      Very great to hear from you and glad to hear about your passion for JS. It’s a beautiful language (albeit with a few flaws ;) ).

      Have an awesome week too!


  8. i found your blog while i was searching how skype works and i really found it on your blog thank you for sharing more great importatnt things jazaka allah khayr. i just like the way you said “I am Muslim and try my best to contribute to noble initiatives for human good.” alwys see the good things in goodness. shukren

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  9. Great work you are doing boss. I have been reading your blog for about 3 years now. I must confess your experience has helped me grow as a young Software Engineer. I am surprised I didn’t know you in Ife too. I do hope one day I will eventually put a face to the name.


  10. Great work you are doing boss. I have been reading your blog for about 3 years now. I must confess your experience has helped me grow as a young Software Engineer. I am surprised I didn’t know you in Ife too. I do hope one day I will eventually put a face to the name.


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