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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. […]

International Women’s Day: Breaking the bias for women in tech – with Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code

The remote world is unlocking for everyone —but specifically software engineers— amazing job opportunities with international companies like never before. Whether it is an opportunity with a hot, VC-backed exploding startup, a tech unicorn, or a rock-solid large corporation, being prepared with insider information is vital to be able to eloquently tell your story in a compelling and desirable way.

#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 […]

Andela Webinars: How to improve your visibility on LinkedIn to attract global companies

At Andela, we’re committed to building remote engineering teams with the world’s top talent, matching technologists with some of tech’s most exciting organizations. And to ensure we’re successful in connecting brilliance with opportunity, we offer insights, advice and learning opportunities to help technologists improve their chances of finding their next dream role. LinkedIn is an […]

The Guide to Rapidly Scaling, Rapidly Hiring in 2022

See what the talent landscape has to offer in 2022 The past two years have completely shifted the talent and recruiting landscape for both companies and candidates. Many companies have considered moving to a fully remote workplace, while more candidates prefer or expect flexible working options. Meanwhile, talent shortages continue to be a major challenge […]

Top tips on managing remote teams from the CTO of AudioMob

At Web Summit 2021, Wilfrid Obeng, Co-Founder and CTO at AudioMob, shared insights on how to best manage a remote team. AudioMob is an in-game audio ad company that helps customers monetize games without interrupting gameplay. In Wilfrid’s experience, the main challenge with remote work is accommodating everyone’s different circumstances, temperaments, and needs. Stay sensitive […]

New Year, New Skills: Andela and Educative

As January comes to an end, it’s time for us to all dive into those new year goals we set for ourselves. The resolutions to eat healthier, exercise more… or even learn a new skill! During January, Andela helped their community members to focus on their 2022 goals by creating the New Year, New Skills […]

Tips for technologists: Adopting change management to thrive

Thriving in the age of disruption In a fast paced industry like technology, it’s essential to be prepared for change. Global organizations are finding new and improved ways of tackling the numerous drivers of change; from the ongoing evolution of technology, crisis response, internal process reviews, customer demand changes, acquisitions and mergers, competitive pressure, and […]

Navigating Remote Work Culture

By now we know that remote work is much more than just a passing trend, and for many innovative tech companies, a distributed workforce model is here to stay. In the last 5 years, the remote workforce saw a 44% increase globally, and at Andela, we embrace it fully. This shift in the work landscape […]

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, bad time keeping can see daily tasks being pushed further into the week, […]

The tools enabling Unlimint’s remote collaboration

At Web Summit 2021 we had a quick chat about remote work flows with Nadia Ivanova, CMO of Unlimint, a FinTech company specializing in alternative payment solutions. She shared top tips and tools for how she manages and scales her remote teams. Why collaborating remotely works for Unlimint For Nadia, the core benefit of working […]

The journey from software developer to founder

Creating your personal sales funnel The startup culture is deeply ingrained in the technology landscape. Many members of the Andela community have either started their own companies or worked for startups. But making the transition from a software developer to a founder isn’t always easy. James Whelton has walked an interesting path, from starting a […]

How to ace a remote technical interview

Preparation is everything Getting an in at a big company is high on the list for many developers, but interviews can be intimidating and you’re never sure what’s going to happen. Preparation is key to making a good impression and helping you get the job.  Recently Andela’s Gabriela De Luca and Maria Rios, along with […]

Andela’s Advent of Code

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and no, we’re not talking about the upcoming holiday season. At Andela, December is all about the Advent of Code! Founded in 2015, Advent of Code is an annual coding event, with a set of Christmas-themed computer programming challenges that follow the format of the Advent calendar. […]