Fatimat's story

About Erika Brodnock

My Biography


Fatimat Gbajabiamila is an experienced software engineer who specialises in building learning platforms. She is the founder of BridgeMap, an online directory offering free resources, support and opportunities for young people in England and is an advocate for social change. 

After completing Founders & Coders, she worked as a developer for StoryShare, a company building a learning engagement platform undergoing venture capital growth. Currently, she works as a software engineer for Apolitical, building peer-to-peer learning platforms used by government officials and over 100,000 public servants and policymakers across the globe. 

Fatimat has been recognised as one of the most influential women in tech by ComputerWeekly three times, in 2019, 2020 and 2021. She was also listed as one of 25 CodeFirstGirls ones to watch in 2019. 

As the founder of BridgeMap, Fatimat has assembled a team of volunteers working to build a digital catalogue of organisations that offer support and resources for people aged between 10-25 years old, experiencing difficult challenges in their lives. From career advice to homelessness support, BridgeMap links organisations into one central platform, providing advice and services. It’s a nonprofit aiming to give young people a chance to reach their full potential and give back to the communities around them.

Fatimat regularly delivers and talks at technology events for charity, running coding workshops and mentoring young people in the early stages of their career. She mentors for CodeBar, Futureversity and CodeYourFuture, a coding school for refugees.

Passionate about giving back and growing forward, Fatimat’s message is a simple one: “Trust that the dots will somehow connect”

Personal Twitter https://twitter.com/FG_webdev 

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/fatimat-gbajabiamila/