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Engineering a Global Team Learning Solution

By Dana Jones of Fractured Atlas   "Andela works with companies around the world, scaling their engineering teams with full-time devs - Fractured Atlas is one of those companies. Dana, Software Engineering Lead at Fractured Atlas talks about their experience as a 100% remote team.”   At Fractured Atlas,...

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Queued By The DJ: Rukayat Odukoya’s Developer Journey

At Andela, when the occasion serves us, we know how to put together a party. It’s easy to think that our developer conferences (which occasionally happen at all our locations) are the only fun events we have. After all, we’re an organization comprised mostly of...

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From Cream to Code: Seun Agbeye’s Developer Journey

Seun Agbeye’s journey into software development began where many young people’s dreams begin: a Hollywood blockbuster film. Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible franchise was all the rave, and Seun - like many other teenagers back then - was enthralled by the story.   “I have always been...

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Seamless Collaboration: How Figma Wants To Fix Design

I had a chat with Figma Design’s Head of Global Community, Claire Butler, in Lagos this week. She is visiting Nigeria and Ghana to facilitate the Figma x GitHub Design Hackathon scheduled to hold in Lagos and Accra. While it’s Claire’s first time in Nigeria,...

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Andela Launches Senior Developer Recruitment In Cairo

Today, Andela is launching recruitment for Senior Developers in Cairo as we continue to invest in building an elite, pan-African tech workforce. Senior Developers serve as team leads for Andela’s partner companies around the world, and they’re critical to Andela’s mission of investing in Africa’s...

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Overhaul: The Open Source Tool To Spruce up Nigeria’s Reddit.

When, on July 10th, Chinedu Daniel launched Overhaul, a Google Chrome extension he built, which automatically updates the look and feel of Nairaland.com -  Nigeria's premier online forum, the reception was near euphoric.   Anyone who frequents Nairaland - and millions do so daily,  has probably either...

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An Open Source Culture Pushes Everyone Forward

Over the last half-decade, the number of young people in Africa embarking on a career path in software has been on the rise as a tech renaissance sweeps across the continent. From senior developers working full-time jobs or freelancing from the comfort of their homes,...

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Thinking Outside the Cube: Layer

Layer’s VP of Engineering’s three rules to rock distributed Thinking Outside the Cube is a series of posts that introduce unique insights from CTOs and other tech leaders at companies who have successfully implemented distributed models—a more thorough version of remote work—into their workforce policies.   —   Like many...

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GraphQL: Queries, Mutuations and Subscriptions

In my first article, I talked about GraphQL types and relationships. This time, I’ll be focusing  on queries, mutations and subscriptions. lI’ll also provide an overview of how variables are used. This is all necessary setup for the final piece in this series, where I’ll...

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