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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to build the ultimate design portfolio

Creating a killer design portfolio is as much a design task as it is a critical part of the process of showcasing your work to potential clients. But what makes a great design portfolio? How do you ensure that anyone looking at your portfolio isn’t just blown away by how amazing it looks, but gets […]

The Senior ReactJS Developer Roadmap

Calling all ReactJS developers! Are you a mid-level ReactJS developer looking to upgrade to a senior-level role? Or, are you already a senior developer, seeking to upskill and perfect your craft? Front-end development is an ever-evolving industry, where programming languages and applications are continuously updated, and new and improved releases hit the market before you’ve […]

The future is WFH: empower your career remotely

Flexible working is here to stay. In the aftermath of the pandemic, many global organizations – including Andela – adopted a remote-first culture, building a business model around the lifestyle and productivity benefits of working from home. As a remote-first company, Andela believes that no matter where you’re based in the world, you should have […]

A sneak peek into React Hooks

Topics Overview of React Hooks Why are Hooks created? Rules to follow useState and useEffect Hooks Hooks API Reference Overview of React HooksReact.js is an open-source JavaScript-based UI library that uses component-based architecture and is widely used for web and mobile app development. A component in React is an isolated and reusable piece of code. […]

Apache Solr Search Engine: What you need to know!

Have you ever been in a situation where you have an enterprise app with data that exists in an SQL Database, and the business team asked you for a text search feature? If you answered yes, most probably your first trial was to conduct a text-based search using the database query. However, it might work, […]

Tech pride: LGBTQIAS2+ allyship in the technology community

The month of June is recognized around the world as Pride Month: a celebration of and reflection on the civil rights movement for LGBTQIAS2+ communities.  As a rapidly evolving industry, technology appeals to a global world of technologists, and it is this far-reaching, diverse community that is enabling the industry to grow quickly and efficiently. […]