Understanding JavaScript: Event loops and timers

In this Writer’s Room blog – articles written by Andela Community members – Ebenezer Adjei explores the world of JavaScript, namely how to use event loops and timers internally! Have you wondered how JavaScript – a single-threaded programming language – achieves asynchronous processing? The secret is the event loop! No matter how hard you try, […]

Key skills to look out for when hiring a data steward

A data steward supervises the collection, maintenance, and interpretation of the data within an organization. The role of a data steward can be vast. However, it mainly revolves around managing the data assets and establishing proficiency in the stored data. Recently, the formal position of a data steward is becoming widely accepted and crucial for […]

A journey into the data world

Manuel Durazo is a data scientist and a member of the Andela Community. ​​Let me introduce myself, I’m Manuel, a mid-level data practitioner starting my journey as a remote worker. Even though I have about 5 years in the field, Andela welcomed me into their community recently: this is my fourth month enjoying an advantageous […]

7 steps for a successful career change

In this week’s Writer’s Room – a series of blogs and tutorials written by our community members – Bolajoko Adah delves into her own experiences and explores the seven steps you should follow to guarantee a successful career change! When it comes to careers, I think some people are lucky to have found their career […]

Key skills to look out for when hiring a data architect

What is a data architect? A data architect visualizes and designs an organization’s data architecture and management framework. In this sense, they function as a bridge between business operations and IT, designing the technical and governance architecture that will help the business to make use of their data.  A highly-effective data architect will possess a delicate […]

Lami and Andela: Healthcare coverage for Kenya

Kenya-based techies, do we have an incentive for you! At Andela, we’re committed to the health and well-being of our community. And to ensure we’re providing the right support to our community, Andela Talent Network members now have access to a growing list of benefits to aid their wellbeing and help them to achieve their […]

The Data Science career roadmap

Every organization, in fact, every industry – from healthcare to education and retail – requires the talents of data scientists. Organizations need to stay competitive in the age of Big Data, building and executing data science skills quickly, or risking being left behind. Yes, for every data scientist reading this, you should know – you’re […]

Five tips for implementing complex Salesforce projects

Customer fulfillment is key for a business to be successful in the market. A great CRM, or customer relationship management software, helps you keep tabs on all aspects of your company’s sales and customer contacts, providing the invaluable analytics you need to understand what makes your customers satisfied. As Andela’s Director of Revenue Operations, I’ve […]

10 essential Python skills every Data Scientist needs

Python is arguably one of the most in-demand programming languages in the world. Industries need it, and technologists – particularly Data Scientists – want to learn it. In fact, StackOverflow’s 2022 Developer Survey ranked Python as number 4 on their list of most popular technologies and number 3 on the list of technologies developers want […]

The complete Ruby career roadmap

The first step to growing your career is identifying what you want. Are you a mid-level developer seeking to move to senior level? Do you want a new challenge in your daily role? Or are you looking for a complete career change?  It’s very easy to get too comfortable at work, particularly after a long […]

Utilizing the Power of Garbage Collector

As part of our ongoing mission to connect brilliance with opportunity, we regularly hold webinars and events for our Andela Community. We open up the floor to our technologists to discuss what they’re most passionate about, from building Docker environments to ReactJS dos and don’ts. Recently, our very own Amuda Adeolou Badmus hosted a webinar […]

Product management 101: Everything you need to know

In this week’s Writer’s Room – a series of blogs and tutorials written by experts from our Andela Community – Benjamin Ndovi takes us through the mechanics of being a Product Manager, and offers all the essential tips you need to understand this increasingly popular role and industry. What is product management? Innovation is usually […]

What is a product designer?

A product designer is the sum of a user experience designer, UI/UX designer, and UX researcher. In short, a product designer is a Full-Stack Designer who can perform all designing assignments from scratch to finish. Product designing is an extensive process of creating a product that solves specific problems. It involves conceptualizing a solution, creating […]

What is Salesforce Commerce Cloud?

People who are new to Salesforce often think that it’s a single product: An out-of-the-box customer relationship management (CRM) system. In reality, Salesforce delivers a wide range of tools and services that address countless business challenges and target specific functions. In order to understand how to best leverage Salesforce in your business, the first thing […]

Seven must have skills for UX/UI designers

In the past, user interface design (UI) and user experience design (UX) were considered “nice to have” skills by most organizations. Great additions, but not essential or in demand. While the design industry prized UX and UI technologists, many global organizations dismissed the design medium as frivolous, offering little to no buy-in to invest in […]

What is a UX Researcher?

User Experience (UX) research is about learning what end users want and applying those insights to improve the overall design process for products, services, or software. Learn how you can best leverage a UX researcher on your design team. The role of a UX researcher is to help designers understand their customers by bringing forth […]

Site reliability engineering with Kubernetes

In this week’s Writer’s Room, Andela Community member and Site Reliability Engineer Frank Adu discusses Site Reliability Engineering using Kubernetes, an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. How big is the CLOUD ? There’s no doubt that Microservices and the Cloud have changed in recent years, driven towards Cloud Native […]

Remote work: Andela’s top 9 dos and don’ts!

This article was a collaboration by technologists in The Andela Talent Network. Thanks to: Mazen Raafat, Amuda Adeolu Badmus, Hope Ngerebara, Chesvic Hillary. Remote work is taking the world by storm, and this new work model is here to stay. Almost 48% of the employees surveyed by OWL labs said they would start looking for […]

A Brief Look into .Net Interactive in Visual Studio Code

In this week’s Writer’s Room blog, Andela Community member Haymanot Tamrat explores using .NET interactive in Visual Studio Code. In early 2020, to get started and explore dotNET REPLs, a NET developer had to install Anaconda, Jupyter, and Python. Now, all a developer has to do is install a single Visual Studio Code extension (keeping […]

The UX Designer career roadmap

User experience designers – otherwise known as UX Designers – are an essential part of technical product teams, closely involved in anything from app creation to website builds. A creative, engaging, and fulfilling career choice, UX Design jobs are some of the most sought after across the world. The UX Designer’s role is to make […]

Breaking down the foundations of a design system

Design systems are an organization’s collection of tools, processes, guidelines, and design philosophies.  Combined, they pave the way for a product team to execute and deliver its design experiences. The purpose of a design system is to systematically streamline product development and to establish repeatable, replicable, and scalable processes through which a product team can […]

Our guide to hiring UX designers for your team

User experience (UX) design is a process of designing a digital interaction between a user and a product or service. It’s a broad subject that has many dimensions and disciplines under its scope. For example, UX design includes interaction design, visual design, information architecture, and the usability of human-computer interactions. So, the role of a […]

What is a UI designer?

The role of a UI designer is to bring life to a digital interface’s visual design. In the simplest words, a UI designer designs the screen that a user faces while interacting with a website, application, or software.  In a broader sense, UI is a focused part of the user experience (UX) design process. It […]

Key skills to look out for when hiring UI/UX designers

Under the vast umbrella of experience design, UI and UX are the two elements responsible for designing a digital experience and aesthetically representing it. A UI/UX designer ideally possesses equal capabilities for designing an optimal user experience and a pleasing interface for users to interact with. While UX designers focus on the functionalities and overall […]

How to successfully run remote design research

Whether we’re working remotely from home or in-person at least six feet apart, progress continues to be top-of-mind. Forrester reports that in order to compete in the tech labor market, companies must be open to adopting an anywhere-work culture. This comes with its own set of adjustments, such as making sure the right systems and […]

Using UX design to help agile teams thrive

In this Writer’s Room blog, Andela Community Member and UX researcher Carlos Tay explains how UX design can enable agile teams to thrive! As part of an Agile team, UX professionals need to be closely involved in scrums and other essential meetings to ensure open communication, influence product success, and to contribute to the team’s […]

How to leverage Salesforce Service Cloud

People who are new to Salesforce often think that it’s a single product: An out-of-the-box customer relationship management (CRM) system. In reality, Salesforce delivers a wide range of tools and services that address countless business challenges and target specific functions. In order to understand how to best leverage Salesforce in your business, the first thing […]

Redux Toolkit: State management for the future

In this Writer’s Room blog, Andela Community Member Ebenezer Adjei explores the new and improved Redux – Redux Toolkit – and its capabilities for the future of State Management! Redux Toolkit is a great tool that has finally taken over the core Redux. It encompasses all the features of Redux with extra capabilities. When using […]

What is Salesforce Sales Cloud?

People who are new to Salesforce often think that it’s a single product: An out-of-the-box customer relationship management (CRM) system. In reality, Salesforce delivers a wide range of tools and services that address countless business challenges and target specific functions. In order to understand how to best leverage Salesforce in your business, the first thing […]

What is Salesforce Marketing Cloud?

People who are new to Salesforce often think that it’s a single product: An out-of-the-box customer relationship management (CRM) system. In reality, Salesforce delivers a wide range of tools and services that address countless business challenges and target specific functions. In order to understand how to best leverage Salesforce in your business, the first thing […]

Writer’s Room: 5 tips for technical writing

As a technologist, showcasing your skill set is essential to gaining the attention of potential employers and like-minded developers, engineers, and technical professionals. Whether you’re a Ruby developer or data scientist, UX designer, or product manager, by creating content, particularly technical tutorials and thought leadership articles, you can share your knowledge and center yourself as […]