Who are you and what are you doing?
We are James and Uche. Together we founded Yapnak; the lunch app that brings students exclusive lunch deals for £5 and no hassle. Funnily enough, we're not tech guys (background wise) but instead both final year Queen Mary medical students. However, we love food and so Yapnak was born. When we're not being student doctors we're working on Yapnak and trying to create the best possible food service that students can have. With over 500 downloads and 100 claims in a few weeks we're actively trying to fan the flame. We've managed to getsign up some of the trendier restaurants around like Tayyabs, Greedy Cow and even our very own Drapers! If you haven't heard of us or seen the app check it out via our web link www.yapnak.com.
What do you expect from a recent graduate to become a successful member of your team?
That's a good question. Three things spring to mind. Creativity, an infectious personality, and a strong work ethic. At this stage we're looking for people who can buy in to the ambition of our group, but don't need much motivation to get going. It's always nice to have someone who can bring something a little different to the team; of course that can vary from person to person.
How did you learn programming?
The simple answer to that question is we didn't! We have surrounded ourselves with the right people and looked for those with skills that complement us. Enter our CTO, Joshua. We needed a smart and personable tech person on the team and when we identified him we brought him on board.