The ultimate guide to NumPy for Machine Learning

In this Writer’s Room blog, Andela Community member Adam Labaran explores the value and benefits of using NumPy, a library for Python supporting large, multi-dimensional arrays and matrices, in this ultimate guide to NumPy. Introduction to NumPy NumPy (Numerical Python) is a linear Algebra Library for Python programming. It helps with scientific computation with Python and […]

How AI is solving the biggest design challenge

In this Writer’s Room blog, Andela Community member Tamer Okail offers his experiences as a product designer to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can simplify design research to help designers deliver exceptional products and applications. As a designer, I often encounter the challenge of limited resources for research, which can manifest as restricted budgets, time […]

Personal Branding For Technology Professionals

In this Writer’s Room blog, Andela Community member Saheed ‘Debo Badru shares his personal experiences and offers insights into building your brand as a technology professional, to help you make your mark in the industry – and succeed! As a technology professional, your personal brand is critical to your career development. Whether you’re a software […]

How to Create, Attach, and Detach IAM Roles in AWS

In this Writer’s Room blog, Andela Community member Chinedu Ikechi explains what IAM roles are, how they enable applications to make secure API requests, and how to create, attach, and detach IAM roles . Imagine that you have to manage and distribute security credentials to all the instances your application runs on, including those created […]

Using Loki for Logging

In this Writer’s Room blog, Andela Community member Isaac Kiptanui explains how you can use Loki – an open-source log aggregation system built on Prometheus – for logging, and creating fast queries and indexing, even at a large scale! Loki is an open-source log aggregation system that is designed to be easy to operate, highly […]

Talent Wins Games; Teamwork Wins Championships

Thanks to Wendy Francois for her incredible insights during her Women Lift Women session, Talent Wins Games; Teamwork Wins Championships. Watch Wendy’s webinar here. Many of us may be working remotely, but we’re all still part of a team. The move to remote and hybrid working actually makes teamwork even more important and as the […]

All Things Managed Services with Andela’s Sung Ahn

Sung Ahn knows a thing or two about tech. He’s worked in and around the industry for a quarter of a century. Most recently, Sung held senior roles at notable VC firms with prototypical portfolios: Google, Facebook, SpaceX, and Tesla.  Before his Silicon Valley stint, Sung was a love-struck management consultant. The object of his […]

Why empathy is essential for good UI/UX design

In our latest Writer’s Room blog – articles created by Andela Community members – Stephanie Kabi offers her insights as a UX/UI designer into how empathy separates good design from great design, and why it is necessary for creativity and success in UI/UX design. As a UI/UX designer, it’s my job to create digital products […]

Time management 101: Boost your productivity

In a fast-paced and evolving industry like technology, it’s easy to get left behind. Managing your time effectively can be a daily struggle, with productivity being the first casualty of procrastination.  Sometimes you can work around deadlines. But most of the time, lousy timekeeping can see daily tasks being pushed further into the week, throwing […]

Understanding and optimizing React Render

In our latest Writer’s Room blog – articles created by Andela Community members – Sheriff Olowolagba discusses “React Render”, the rendering/re-rendering process for Javascript’s popular library React. From virtual DOM to chess board comparisons, Sheriff explores the render and commit phases of React, and much more. React is a popular Javascript library that builds user […]

Containers: Deploy with Ease

In our latest Writer’s Room blog – articles created by Andela Community members – Michael Mekuleyi shares his thoughts in “a short article with a couple of puns about containers and why you should use them!” Every time I see a picture of Spongebob, I always remember containers! I’m sure you have heard of containers […]

How to remain resilient during layoffs

Are you a technologist wondering how you can stand out from the crowd and retain your job during these tough economic times? If the answer is yes, then this article is for you! US today reported that the tech industry added 1.3 million workers in the years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is […]

Overcoming imposter syndrome in the workplace

Imposter syndrome and how to overcome it Do you ever feel like a fraud, as if you don’t deserve the success that you’re achieving? Have you ever scored a big promotion, only to write it off in your mind as good luck, or good timing? If this is sounding familiar, you may be experiencing something […]

Women in Tech: Missed opportunities and challenges

Technologists have been one of the most in-demand workforces across the world for the last 20 years; top organizations and exciting start-ups are still in need of more talented people to cover well-paid and motivating jobs. Yet, women still need to take advantage of these opportunities. Why? What’s needed to get global female tech experts […]

Build your career in cloud: Join the Andela Skills Race!

The Cloud industry is thriving, and as business booms, the world’s top companies are seeking the talents of experienced, skilled cloud experts to join their ranks. Gartner predicts that by 2027, cloud will not only be a technological approach for delivering applications, but it will also serve as the key driver of all business innovation. […]

How to build your self-confidence as a woman in tech

The first real-life project I programmed was a children’s book stand with sound and LED lights triggered by a motion sensor. I built everything from scratch, including molding the plastic stand, but the programmable parts and design were the things I was most proud of. I was a teenager looking for an idea for a […]

Women Lift Women: Your resume, your brand

Want to build your personal brand? Start with your resume When you’re looking for a job – whether it’s your first job or you’re looking for a new challenge – how you present yourself makes a big difference. We often speak about this as being your ‘personal brand’. And just like you remember the first […]

Acacia and Andela: Healthcare coverage for Ghana

Based in Ghana? We’ve got your health covered! Watch the Andela/Acacia webinar now! At Andela, our tech experts are at the heart of everything we do. As a result, we’re continually focused on building a better environment for technologists and providing the right guidance and support 24/7 to all our network members, irrespective of geography. […]

Building the future of work at Andela

Andela’s mission is to connect brilliance with opportunity. I believe the key to achieving that is through excellence in remote work. I joined Andela to lead workplace design and remote experience, but there was something else pulling me in: a once-in-a-career opportunity to create a workplace revolution.  The future of work will be defined by […]

How to own your own learning

Owning your own learning is a key driver to future career success, empowering you to increase your ambitions, engagement, and self-direction, offering you a sense of autonomy, and responsibility in your educational choices and actions.  Ultimately, all learners have a fundamental need to feel autonomy in what they do. When students are autonomous, they have […]

SafetyWing and Andela: Healthcare coverage for Latin America

Andela and SafetyWing: Prepare for every eventuality  As a remote worker, unforeseen healthcare emergencies can leave you feeling powerless. Without adequate coverage for you and your dependents,  an unexpected health treatment or hospital trip could create financial difficulties and instability. For technologists in the remote workplace, the fast-paced tech industry demands hard work and dedication, […]

AXA Mansard and Andela: Healthcare coverage for Nigeria

Nigeria-based techies, we’ve got you covered! At Andela, people are at the heart of everything we do. This ethos underpins our business practices, ensuring we offer guidance and support 24/7 to all our technologists, no matter where they are based around the world. We’re especially committed to the health and well-being of our community, and […]

Join Andela’s EPIC Tournament

Solve the problems of the future of work with Andela’s EPIC Tournament Applications are now open for the techie challenge, with a $10,000 prize pot, swag, and much more! Calling all coders! It’s official; the future of work is remote. According to Owl Labs, 56% of global companies currently allow remote work, while 16% of […]

Tips for technologists: The power of mind maps

In this week’s Writer’s Room – a series of blogs and thought leadership articles written by Andela Community members – Danilo Barion Nogueira explores the importance of mind mapping for technologists, from creation to execution. Danilo is a Senior Software Engineer based in São Caetano do Sul, Brazil. He has over twelve years of experience […]

Six community tips to stay cyber secure

Cybersecurity Awareness month, which is celebrated annually across the world in October, aims to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity at home and at work and helps to equip you with the resources you need to stay safe and secure online. This year’s theme, “See yourself in cyber,” highlights the actions we can take […]

Lead the future: Join the Andela Technical Leadership Program

The future of technology depends on leaders.  Steve Jobs. Bill Gates. Anne Wojcicki. Daniel Ek. When you think of contemporary, groundbreaking entrepreneurs, the most prominent are strongly connected to the tech industry. Today, technical leadership is a goal for many technologists as they ascend the career ladder. Bill Gates kickstarted his illustrious career almost fifty […]

My journey into the remote workplace

In this Writer’s Room blog – articles written by Andela Community members – JavaScript Developer Dambi Stuart, based in Uganda, describes his first venture into remote work, detailing the pros (and cons!) of working from home. For three years, I’d been working as an on-site Software Engineer, experiencing various challenges including motorbike accidents, “boda-boda” as […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 well-being and help them to achieve their […]