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Consume SOAP web service the Node.js way (REST)

In this week’s Writer’s Room – a regular blog series of articles and tutorials written by technologists from within our Andela Community – Chesvic Hillary explains how you can consume the SOAP web service the Node.js way! The word SOAP triggers goosebumps for both junior and experienced developers, yet it’s a web protocol that cannot […]

An introduction to asynchronous programming in Python with Async IO

In this week’s Writer’s Room – a regular blog series of articles and tutorials written by technologists from within our Andela Community – Ezzeddin Abdullah offers an introduction to asynchronous programming in Python using Async IO. Writing sequential (or synchronous) code is familiar to many programmers, even when they’re just getting started. It’s the kind […]

Three remote work insights from building an app from the ground up

Xavier Anguera wears many hats at ELSA, a company creating the world’s leading AI app for English language training. The company’s Speech Scientist, Co-founder, and CTO chatted with Andela at Web Summit about remote work trials and triumphs. Clearly identify your challenges The ELSA team was distributed from day one. Xavier and his co-founder live […]

How to hire and manage a global team

Ismael Mouradi is the Director of Talent Acquisition at Foodics, a company creating end-to-end POS and Restaurant Management solution. He recently had a quick chat with Andela about ways hiring and managing a remote team has increased flexibility, new talent, and weekly ritual. Augment industry tools with unique rituals With operations spread across five countries […]

Tips for technologists: Rewarding greatness in teams

As part of our Writer’s Room blog series – articles and tutorials written by technologists from within our Andela Community – Fullstack Engineer Ewere Ebie discusses how organizations can reward greatness in the teams. In a tech ecosystem that is based around collaboration and team effort, the tendency to overlook individual brilliance cannot be overstated. […]

Three ways to overcome remote work challenges

Albane Bruyas knows one size does not fit all. Bruyas, the COO of Scaleway, a French infrastructure cloud provider, stopped to chat with Andela at Web Summit 2021 about hybrid work, scaling, and how the company conquered COVID challenges.   Let your people form their own hybrid working models  Scaleway has a fully remote policy, but […]

Why do we still need coffee? How to utilize the benefits of Java

In the first of our Writer’s Room blogs – articles and tutorials written by technologists from within our Andela Community – Software Engineer Amuda Adeolu Badmus discusses why you should embrace Java! Programming languages come and go – but Java remains Java’s global popularity can’t be denied. The programming language runs on billions of today’s […]

How African developers are building a world-leading community

In late 2021, Andela commissioned the Africa Developer Survey, designed to shine a spotlight on the often under-represented continent of Africa, and the plethora of talented technologists operating within. From insights into education, remote work, and the start-up culture permeating the industry, the report captured the DNA of Africa’s technologists, emphasizing the untapped potential of […]

Andela’s Brand Evolution

Since our beginning in 2014, Andela has existed to connect skilled technologists around the world with forward-thinking companies. Over the years, we’ve grown from bootcamps and agency models through talent networks into a full-blown marketplace offering a variety of services and a direct connection between talent and clients.  Our most recent $200M Series E announcement […]

How the CEO of Chili Piper overcomes remote work challenges

At Web Summit 2021, we stopped to chat with Nicolas Vandenberghe, CEO at Chili Piper, a meeting lifecycle automation platform built specifically for teams. With 170 people working in 133 cities across 27 countries, Chili Piper is no stranger to remote working successes and challenges. Nicolas shares how he keeps his team engaged and what […]

Key skills to look out for when hiring engineers in the healthcare industry

Over the last ten years or so, the healthcare industry has been transformed by a surge of digital innovation. From virtual appointments to mobile-enabled medical devices, healthcare industry companies are using data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to create personalized, data-driven care.  As a result, demand for engineers to look after all of these […]

Africa Developer Survey: The next frontier for global skills

The shift towards remote work has had a significant impact on IT developers across Africa, opening up new opportunities and enabling them to start working with some of the world’s largest companies.  This is one of the key findings of Andela’s Africa Developer Survey, which polled over 1,000 developers across the continent in September last […]

How Andela built a world-class talent network in Africa

Gartner’s tech predictions for 2022 identify Africa as the next great startup hub—with an estimated 30% increase in tech talent across the continent by 2026. While this signals that the tech world is finally waking up to engineering talent in the region, Andela has been on the ground in Africa since our beginnings in 2014. […]

Expert insights: Kristin Stevens on technical recruiting in a remote landscape

Technological innovation is transforming the nature of healthcare for providers and consumers alike. From virtual appointments to mobile-enabled medical devices, healthcare industry companies are using data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to create personalized, tech-driven care.  So what goes into successful technical recruiting that drives impact? As Lead Technical Recruiter at Andela, I’m finely […]

For women in the workplace, does remote work already need remodeling?

At a Web Summit fireside chat on remote work, Andela CEO Jeremy Johnson notes that office-first cultures are going to find it increasingly difficult to compete with remote-first cultures, and it’s more important than ever to get remote right. Remote work opens up possibilities for wider talent networks and more competitive teams, but it also needs […]

How women in leadership at Andela #BreakTheBias

Every day, women continue to face biases at work that keep them from reaching their true potential. This International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we spoke to leaders at Andela who are women at the helm of great change at our company. They shared their insights on what #BreakTheBias means to them and what […]

Andela’s March to Wellness

Maintaining good health – both mental and physical – is essential for a successful long life. As technologists, we tend to be stationary at our desks, and it is necessary to balance work with physical and mental wellness. It is common to get too caught up in work, and neglect important aspects of self care. […]

#BreakTheBias: Andela and International Women’s Day 2022

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive.  Andela is committed to building workplaces where women thrive, increasing visibility while calling out inequality. This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating women who break boundaries, break the glass ceiling, and break the bias. To #BreakTheBias, […]

Tips for technologists: Innovation through collaboration

As a technologist, collaboration and teamwork are essential parts of daily work life. For Software Developers and Engineers, in particular, collaboration unlocks creativity, inspires innovation, minimizes error, and offers room for growth and experimentation.  A key part of a technologist’s role is to research, understand and gather data to innovate and meet the demands of […]

Blockchain: More than just the new kid on the block

Blockchain, Web 3.0, cryptocurrency, and bitcoin are popular buzzwords that often creep into articles and blogs discussing the latest tech trends. Usually, when people hear terms to do with blockchain technology, it can sound like just another new, shiny technology on the block, added to the long list of things technologists need to work their […]