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  In the heartwarming and awe-inspiring story of young talent, meet Joshua Agboola, a 13-year-old Nigerian programmer who has recently achieved an extraordinary feat – becoming the youngest Certified Amazon Web Services (AWS) Developer Associate in the entire African continent.
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This remarkable accomplishment by Joshua Agboola is a product of dedication and hard work, as he faced a gruelling two-hour examination, testing his skills and knowledge in deploying, troubleshooting, and developing on the highly acclaimed AWS cloud platform. His determination and passion for technology led him to surpass expectations and achieve this prestigious certification at such a tender age. According to Joshua:
“I was initially preparing for the Solutions Architect Associate certification which is the next certification most people take in their AWS cloud journey, but had a change of mind for a tougher developer associate certification due to encouragement from an older friend programmer…The light bulb went up in my head, and I began studying the next day.”

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Rewind to 2020, when Joshua was already making waves in the tech world. As a young programmer and web developer, he was actively offering innovative web and mobile app solutions to address real-world business problems. Beyond his professional endeavours, Joshua Agboola also operated a popular YouTube channel, where he utilized his expertise to teach coding in a fun and easily understandable manner. This unique approach not only attracted children eager to learn but also helped adults overcome their aversion to coding, creating a diverse community of tech enthusiasts.
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Joshua’s story is a true inspiration to aspiring programmers and technology enthusiasts worldwide. With his determination, passion, and drive to learn, he showcases the boundless potential of young minds, proving that age is no barrier to achieving greatness in the ever-evolving tech industry. As he continues on his journey, Joshua’s achievements will undoubtedly serve as a source of motivation for generations to come.
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This article was first published on 2nd August 2023 and updated on August 3rd, 2023 at 5:05 pm


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