It is an honor to be a part of this graduation ceremony at Alluvium, and it is a pleasure to share in the emotions filling this room, especially for us who are graduating today. I would like to use this opportunity to give a special welcome to our guests present in this room and watching over the internet from various parts of the world.
Paraphrasing Nelson Mandela’s words “What counts in life is what difference we have made to the lives and of others, not mere living”
Today marks the climax of a 3-month journey. As I reminisce, I am reminded of the need to stay hungry as I move on. The journey at Alluvium HQ has revealed to me that we are similar in many ways. As a cohort, our passion and resilience binds us in ways that cannot be disentangled.
My fears going into the journey was quite real, as someone who can be quite doubtful about a lot of things. I was also very concerned about moving to a new state for three months. However, to my utmost surprise, I have come to enjoy my stay to the extent of considering staying back in Ekiti. When I first started, most of us were quite new to some of the technologies we currently use, But as of now, I can confidently say that we are different. The staff of Alluvium University and also the engineers in Alluvium have made it a point of duty to educate us ceaselessly. Within the last 3 months, my capacity in programming has been stretched to understand cloud engineering processes and tools
Thank you Mr Taiwo and Wale. To our senior engineers, I want to personally thank you all for the openness and the ability to trust us with sensitive tasks. I understand how sensitive Alluvium tasks can be and you all have been patient with us in these past months.Thank you for also accommodating our excesses—our “I too knows”. As we enter into the next journey, please look forward to more disturbances from us. To the team and all leads who have committed themselves to see us grow, I am beyond grateful.
To my fellow graduates, the onus is on us to capitalize on the knowledge that has been passed down to us and, I am quite certain that we are no longer the solution providers of tomorrow but of today.