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The Young Technology Guru from Africa

Iddris Sandu, born May 7, 1997 was raised in Harbor City, Los Angeles, California. He is a Ghanaian architectural technologist. He was born in Accra, Ghana, and raised in Compton in Los Angeles, California. He created the world’s first smart retail store experience along with Nipsey Hussle. The store is called “The Marathon Store”. He codes and creates algorithms.

He chose to not seek attending 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. At the age of 19, Sandu was creating his own apps and other software.

As a technological design consultant and engineer, he has consulted for companies such as Twitter and Snapchat. For Uber, he created the software called Autonomous Collision Detection Interface, a software program that detects a driver’s hand motion and position.  Sandu is mostly self-taught. He has worked with Kanye West and Jaden Smith.

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