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Welcoming Wambui Kinya, Andela’s New Chief Strategy Officer

As Andela launches into Q3 with incredible momentum, we’re thrilled to announce that Wambui Kinya has joined the Andela team as Chief Strategy Officer.   With over eighteen years’ experience in digital, mobile marketing and technology consulting, Wambui is uniquely positioned to lead Andela’s growth strategy across Africa in the coming years. As Chief Strategy […]

Building Scalable Applications Using Event Sourcing and CQRS

By Okonkwo Vincent Ikem About a year ago, I came across the terms event sourcing and CQRS. I have been fascinated by it ever since. Right now, I am in the middle of building out event-driven microservice infrastructure at Andela using event sourcing. Check out Building Out an Antifragile Microservice Architecture @ Andela — Design Consideration; […]

4 Tips to Build a Distributed Team

So the future of work is distributed, you say? We agree — and this “future” may be much closer than you think. According to recent reports, the number of employees working remotely has more than doubled in the past ten years. If you’re thinking “we don’t do remote,” consider this: Companies that have adapted to the […]

Developer Spotlight: Ladi Adenusi

Meet Ladi Adenusi. Hailing from Lagos, Nigeria, Ladi is a front end developer trained in the MEAN stack. Above all, Ladi is passionate about creating solutions for very challenging problems.

Tech in Pink Kicks Off First All-Women Coding Bootcamp In Nairobi

At Andela, we believe we are going to change the world and act accordingly. Here’s a glimpse of what Andela developers Gertrude and Yetunde are doing to inspire their local communities.   Last week, a group of 15 women with various levels of coding experience gathered at the Andela Kenya campus to begin a coding […]

3 Steps to Onboarding Remote Developers Successfully

What is the secret to building a distributed team of remote developers? Andela onboarding specialist Divya Gunasekaran shares three tips for success. — Organizations that rely on engineers and embrace distributed teams gain a competitive advantage. They can fill essential positions faster, simpler, and with a much more diverse group of candidates. But in order to realize the full […]

Andela at TechDay NYC 2016

This Thursday, April 25th, marks the fifth annual TechDay New York. Over 550 companies and 30,000+ early adopters, investors, job seekers, and journalists will congregate at Pier 94 to once again make TechDay the largest startup event in the United States.   Aside from the free swag you’re bound to rack up upon arriving at the event, here are three other […]

From Skeptical to Satisfied: My Journey of Hiring Developers Through Andela

Meet Viral Bajaria, CTO and co-founder of 6Sense. 6sense is a B2B predictive intelligence engine that is on a mission to empower marketing and sales teams with 100 percent visibility into buyers. Backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Venrock, and Salesforce, 6Sense is based in San Francisco and is leading the charge in predictive analytics. This is a […]

Being a Female Developer

By Yetunde Sanni Meet Yetty Sanni – she joined Andela in February of 2015 and currently works as a full-stack developer at a fast-growing tech startup. She blogs about tech, programming, and artificial intelligence at techinpink.com with fellow Andela developer Gertrude Nyenyeshi. This is a repost of Sanni’s latest Medium post, “Being a Female Developer.” —   […]

Now Accepting: Andela Kenya’s First All-Female Developer Cohort

By Cesar Rufo   Earlier this week, the Andela team celebrated March 8th — International Women’s Day — in Lagos, Nairobi, and NYC.   For us, the celebration of #IWD2016 doesn’t stop there.   We’re excited to announce that Andela Kenya is now accepting applications for its first ever All-Female Developer Cohort in Nairobi, Kenya.   Andela on Twitter Happy International Women’s […]

Mind the Gap: The 100-Year Talent & Education Gap

By the GSV team as published in the GSV blog   This week, IBM announced a partnership with Andelaas part of its Big Data Universityinitiative, which aims to train one million data scientists around the world in the next 10 years.   Whats fascinating is that Andela launched by 2U Co-Founder Jeremy Johnson in 2014 […]

4 Tips To Build A Distributed Team

  So the future of work is distributed, you say? We agree — and this “future” may be much closer than you think.   According to recent reports, the number of employees working remotely has more than doubled in the past ten years. If you’re thinking “we don’t do remote,” consider this: Companies that have adapted […]

How Andela Beat Facebook On GitHub’s Top Trending List

By Christine Magee   On Sunday, Prosper Otemuyiwa, lead trainer and developer at Andela’s Lagos campus, released his latest project on Github — just one of thousands that he’s posted over the past four years. Called “Laravel Hackathon Starter Pack,” it’s a tool to help developers get up-and-running quickly with MVPs.   Within four days […]

The Future of Work Will Be Distributed

By John Melas-Kyriazi   I’m sitting in our San Francisco office. With a few taps on my smartphone, I’m on Facetime with colleagues in Lagos, Nigeria, getting a live update on a new hire for one of our portfolio companies. This is as close as we can get to teleportation in 2016, and it allows […]

Is Africa Hiding the Next Mark Zuckerberg?

By Jeremy Johnson and Iyinoluwa Aboyeji as published on The Wall Street Journal   On May 14th, 1984, Mark Zuckerberg was born in Westchester County, N.Y., to a dentist and a psychiatrist. Twenty years later, he launched the initial version of “Thefacebook” out of his Harvard dorm room. In August, a decade after opening to […]

4 Reasons Africa is the Rising Star of the Tech World

By Jeremy Johnson, CEO & Co-Founder of Andela   With the world’s youngest, fastest-growing population, Africa is also the world’s largest source of untapped talent. But that talent pool is starting to be tapped as tech employers, large and small, turn their attention to the continent’s potential.   There are many economic, cultural, political and […]

Talking Talent with Stack Overflow & The Muse

Last week, in honor of the two Andela developers in town from Lagos, Nigeria, we hosted an event at Fueled with Jon Chan, head developer evangelist from Stack Overflow, and Yusuf Simonson, CTO of The Muse. The evening offered us and others in the ecosystem a chance to peer into the minds of two super […]

Why Udacity Chose Andela to Accelerate their Tech Team

“With Andela…We actually took a project that took 90 days and did it in 45.”   Meet Udacity – creators of the “Nanodegree,” builders of an online university and one of Andela’s latest partner success stories. Udacity needed to quickly scale their tech team to build platforms that supported email marketing and connected graduates with […]

Tech Talent Born in Africa Will Play a Transformational Role in IT

By Gary Beach as published in CIO Journal of The Wall Street Journal   By 2025 I guarantee every chief information officer reading this column will employ staff in Africa in some capacity.   My unorthodox prediction is based on data culled from “The Skills Gap Almanac,” a project I manage on Twitter at #skillsgapalmanac. […]

New Guys- An Orientation For Offshore Colleagues

By Lizzie Widdicombe, New Yorker     It’s tough being the new guy at work. There are protocols to master, computer programs to navigate, desk locations to commit to memory. Then there are the social perils, best encapsulated by an old Onion headline: “INTERN STRIKES UP FRIENDSHIP WITH LEAST-RESPECTED EMPLOYEE.”   When Tolu Komolafe and […]

This is Andela

The journey that led us to start Andela began some time ago. In 2008, I co-founded 2U, an education technology company whose mission is to bring great universities online. By working with universities like Georgetown, Berkeley, and Northwestern, we helped build the first generation of online programs that had better student outcomes – graduation rates, […]