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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. […]

Key skills to look out for when hiring Golang developers

Go—often referred to as Golang—is an open source programming language that was designed by Google in 2007 with a focus on simplicity, reliability and efficiency. The project became open source and was released publicly in 2012. It quickly gained popularity and has become a leading modern programming language.  According to the Developer Ecosystem Survey 2020, […]

Meet Andela at Evanta’s CIO Executive Summit

Tech salaries increased by 3.6% in 2020 and quit rates for companies without a flexible work model are predicted to rise as high as 2.5% in 2022. Local engineers working from home have more options now than ever before. If remote is here to stay, is the current status quo still working for everyone? The […]

Three ways to build a successful remote onboarding

Having trained countless new hires over the past seven years, I’ve seen first-hand what it takes to run a successful onboarding program that inspires, enables, and engages new hires. A new employee’s first few interactions with a company can set the tone for their entire time in the role, including how empowered they feel to […]

Key skills to look out for when hiring DevOps engineers

Over the last ten years, DevOps has grown from a niche endeavor to a fundamental pillar of high-performing engineering teams. Hiring DevOps engineers has become tricker, however, as demand has skyrocketed, with all kinds of different roles and responsibilities trying to lay claim to ‘DevOps’ status. So how do you know if your candidate is […]

Key skills to look out for when hiring Java developers

Java is a cross-platform, object-oriented programming language designed to be used in the distributed environment of the internet.  Created in 1995, it has become one of the most popular programming languages in history. The Popularity of Programming Languages Index ranks Java as the second most popular language in 2021. Known for its simplicity, security, versatility […]