Ghanaian Architectural Technologist Iddris Sandu Accepts Technology Award At 2019 Culture Creators Awards

Ghanaian architectural technologist and entrepreneur Iddris Sandu has been honoured with the Technology Award at the Culture Creators 2019 Innovators & Leaders Awards Brunch. He was given the award for his immense contribution to Technology globally.

Culture Creators celebrates leaders and innovators in Black Culture.

Sandu was born in Accra, Ghana on May 7 1997. His family moved to the United States when he was 3 years old. He started learning and doing computer programming at the age of ten using a public library. At the age of 13, Sandu was an intern and worked on several Google projects. One of the projects that he worked on was Google Plus. At the age of 15, he created a smartphone app that made it easier for his classmates to find their classrooms. Sandu also advocated for STEM in the high school curriculum. At the age of 19, Sandu was creating his own apps and other software.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama invited him to the White House, where he received the honorary presidential scholar award.

Sandu who is mostly self-taught created the world’s first smart retail store experience along with Nipsey Hussle called “The Marathon Store”. He has also worked with Kanye West and Jaden Smith.

He chose to not seek to attend a higher education institution after high school. He decided to go into interning and consulting; companies such as Boeing, Twitter, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Uber, Snapchat, and Instagram.

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As a technological design consultant and engineer, he has consulted for companies such as; Uber, Twitter, Snapchat. For Uber, he created the software called Autonomous Collision Detection Interface, a software program that detects a driver’s hand motion and position.

Watch his acceptance speech below:

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